"Excess in all things is the undoing of men. That´s why we Greeks are superior. We practice control of our senses. Moderation, we hope.
When men lie together in lust, it is a surrender to the passions and does nothing for
the excellence in us. Nor does any other excess, jelousy among them. But when men lie together, and knowledge and virtue are passed between them that is pure and excellent.
When they compete to bring out the good, the best in each other this is the love between men that can build a city-state and lift us from our frog pond."