Perhaps it was some law of opposites, and she needed some one of lighter nature than her own.
France and Germany appear to us as opposites and irreconcilables.
And to the class of opposites belong assent and dissent, desire and avoidance.
Then we are to say that the greatest friendship is of opposites?
But, consider:—Are not the absolute same, and the absolute other, opposites to one another?
There may be an evolution by degrees as well as by opposites.
And all other opposites might without difficulty be shown to unite in them.
Observe that Plato is preparing the way for his doctrine of the alternation of opposites.
Are not all things which have opposites generated out of their opposites?
And we admitted also that what was done in opposite ways was done by opposites?