Quotations About / On: FRIEND

  • 61.
    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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  • 62.
    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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  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    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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  • 65.
    My noble friend, chew upon this.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Brutus, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 2, l. 171. To Cassius; "chew" means ruminate, reflect.)
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  • 66.
    He was my friend, faithful and just to me.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Julius Caesar, act 3, sc. 2, l. 85.)
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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    Friends am I with you all, and love you all.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Julius Caesar, act 3, sc. 1, l. 220. To Cassius and the conspirators who killed Caesar.)
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  • 69.
    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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  • 70.
    My friends were poor, but honest, so's my love.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Helena, in All's Well That Ends Well, act 1, sc. 3, l. 195. On her love for Bertram, nobly born; "friends" here means relations.)
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