Quotations About / On: FRIEND
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)
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.)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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.)