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.")
The falling out of faithful friends, renewing is of love.
(Richard Edwards (c.1523-1566), British poet. "Amantium Irae," The Paradise of Dainty Devices (1576).
This last line of each of the poem's stanzas is an echo of an older line, from which the poem's Latin title is taken: see Terence.)