Quotations About / On: FRIEND

  • 21.
    A friend whose hopes we cannot satisfy is a friend we would rather have as an enemy.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 226, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Fourth Book," aphorism 313, "A Friend We no Longer Want," (1881).)
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  • 22.
    Men have sometimes exchanged names with their friends, as if they would signify that in their friend each loved his own soul.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Friendship," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
  • 23.
    But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.
    (Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618), British author, soldier, explorer. repr. In The Works of Sir Walter Raleigh, vol. 2 (1751), also in Advice to a Son (1962). "Wisest Men Have Been Abused by Flatterers," ch. 3, Instructions to His Son and to Posterity (1632).)
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  • 24.
    A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. For every friend whom he loses for truth, he gains a better.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Circles," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 25.
    'Be a friend of the society and Earth first before you become a friend to your friends. It's like choosing to fight for your nation first before risking yourself for your child.'
    (Abby Bilan)
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  • 26.
    Ladies and gentleman are permitted to have friends in the kennel, but not in the kitchen.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "Maxims for Revolutionists: Servants," Man and Superman (1903).)
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  • 27.
    We should not talk about our friends: otherwise we will talk away the feeling of friendship.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 489, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 252, "Silentium," (1879). The Latin word silentium in the title means "silence.")
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  • 28.
    A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.
    (Martin Tupper (1810-1889), British author, poet, inventor. Proverbial Philosophy, "Of Reading," First Series (1838).)
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  • 29.
    Sometimes we can't avoid giving pain, even to friends.
    (Kenneth Langtry. Herbert L. Strock. Margaret (Phyllis Coates), Teenage Frankenstein, apologizing to the monster for hurting him with an injection (1957).)
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  • 30.
    Only my friends call me wop.
    (Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Maggio (Frank Sinatra), From Here To Eternity, to Fatso (Ernest Borgnine) (1953).)
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