Aristotle with a Bust of Homer - Rembrandt (1653).
My Mother insists that she needs a copy of Nicomachean Ethics with her as she moves in to a retirement community. I like that.
I read this book many years ago at Georgetown. Aristotle covered the importance of friendship, saying that our feelings for our friends should reflect our feelings for ourselves. Self-love is more important than friendship, since only people who treat themselves with appropriate care and respect can achieve proper virtue and happiness. Though a happy person is theoretically self-sufficient, friendship is an important and essential aspect of the good life.
I can vouch for that. Thanks, Polly, for the late night bowl of Cheetos and the chat last week. It helped.