Quotations About / On:
A friend in power is a friend lost.
(Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry Adams, ch. 7 (1907).
Referring to the rupture with Senator Charles Sumner.)
"Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving youbut my friends never leave me."
(Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Letter, May 1, 1834, from R.H. Wilde to Gulian C. Verplanck, Verplanck Papers, New York Historical Society.)
No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
(Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Lysis, 212 D....)
A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 2, p. 15, AMS Press (1990).)
True friends are like diamonds precious but rare. Fake friends are autumn leaves found everywhere.
'A friend of mine is convinced he's not a devil. Anyone who has a friend like this is a devil himself'.
(- Nathan Coppedge, Jan 2015.)
'If fear is your True Friend then success can't be your Best friend. As they both hate each other'
One should still honor the enemy in his friend. Can you go up close to your friend without going over to him?
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 71, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On the Friend," (1883).)
It pays to know who your friends are but it also pays to know you ain't got any friends.
(Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. "Prelude to the Flatpick," Tarantula (1970).)
I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Alceste, in The Misanthrope, act 1, sc. 1 (1666).)