The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Symposium by Xenophon:|
insight to discern two natures made to be of service to each other,
and with power to make these same two people mutually enamoured! That
is the sort of man, I take it, who should weld together states in
friendship; cement alliances with gain to the contracting
parties; and, in general, be found an acquisition to those
several states; to friends and intimates, and partisans in war, a
treasure worth possessing. But you, my friend, you got quite
angry. One would suppose I had given you an evil name in calling you a
 Al. "and cement desirable matrimonial connections." Cf. Aristot.
"Pol." iii. 9, 13. 1280 B; v. 4, 5-8. 1303 B.