Quotations About / On: FRIEND

  • 51.
    The dead being the majority it is a natural thing that we should have more friends among these than among the living.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 221, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
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  • 52.
    We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Wednesday," A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849).)
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  • 53.
    Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.
    (Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Mrs. Doonan, in Puckoon, ch. 6 (1963).)
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  • 54.
    Health, south wind, books, old trees, a boat, a friend.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Emerson in His Journals, March 1847, ed. Joel Porte (1982).)
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  • 55.
    In a multitude of acquaintances is less security, than in one faithful friend.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 61, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970).)
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  • 56.
    Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company.
    (Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 11, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).)
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  • 57.
    Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 361, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 58.
    A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
    (Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Autobiography, ch. 6 (written 1771-1790, publ. 1868).)
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  • 59.
    A Friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 283, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 60.
    There are times when we have had enough even of our Friends.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 288, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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