Homer, Odyssey 17.218



“God always bring like men together.”


αἰεί τοι τὸν ὁμοῖον ἄγει θεὸς ὡς τὸν ὁμοῖον


This, of course, is not necessarily a positive thing (in the Odyssey the wicked cowherd Melantheus says this to insult Odysseus and Eumaeus) or true: as Socrates points out (drawing on Hesiod), like often competes with like

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