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A Maxim. A Continuation. Of Friendship. Of Self-Knowing.

The hardest work in friendship is not showing our flaws to the friend but disclosing his to him.

—La Rochefoucauld, Maxim 410

In the end, the genuine and full friendship should engender self-knowing in the two friends, not merely reciprocal acknowledgement of what each chooses to say from the storehouse of opinions he has about himself.

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