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114. Friendliness

1. Friendliness or affability is a virtue subordinate tojustice which seeks the balance and order of all things, includinghuman relations. Friendliness thus has a special aspect of good toachieve, and is therefore a special virtue.

2. A virtue annexed to another is called a partor a potential part of that other. In this sense,friendliness or affability is a part of justice. It does not coverthe whole ground of justice, and therefore is not identical withjustice; it is annexed to justice, but is distinct from thatvirtue.

"Let persons in the world sanctify themselves in their own houses, for neither the court, professions, or labour, are any hindrance to the service of God."
St Philip Neri

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"The supreme perfection of man in this life is to be so united to God that all his soul with all its faculties and powers are so gathered into the Lord God that he becomes one spirit with him, and remembers nothing except God, is aware of and recognises nothing but God, but with all his desires unified by the joy of love, he rests contentedly in the enjoyment of his Maker alone."
St Albert the Great

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"To think of oneself as nothing, and always to think well and highly of others is the best and most perfect wisdom. Wherefore, if you see another sin openly or commit a serious crime, do not consider yourself better, for you do not know how long you can remain in good estate. All men are frail, but you must admit that none is more frail than yourself. "
Thomas á Kempis

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