"Love is the desire for the everlasting possession of the good and the beautiful." -Socrates Love is the fairest and rarest himself, and makes men fair and rare. By him none is harmed, but all are charmed. When he finds men together, he binds them together in festivals, in dances, and at sacrifices. He is sought by those who have not found him, and cherished by those who have. At time of toil or danger, in every wish or word, he is the best pilot, helper, defender, savior, the glory of gods and men, the fairest and noblest leader whom everyone should follow, joining in the song with which he delights divinities and magnifies mortals.