Quotations About / On: FRIEND

  • 71.
    Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his life.
    (Jeremy Thorpe (b. 1929), British Liberal politician. Remark, 1962. Quoted in D.E. Butler and Anthony King, The General Election of 1964, ch. 1 (1965). In response to a Cabinet "reorganization" in which many members of the Cabinet were sacked by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. The remark is a play on the words of Jesus in St. Mark 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.")
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  • 72.
    Nothing more cheerful than talking about our friends' shortcomings.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 73.
    As friends go it is less important to live.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. IV, p. 330, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (July 8, 1887).)
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  • 74.
    Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. (repr. 1943). Bernard, in The Waves, p. 189 (1931).)
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  • 75.
    A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 10, Conard (1915).)
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  • 76.
    Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
    (Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 5.42.)
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  • 77.
    An imprudent enemy is less dangerous than an imprudent friend.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 78.
    Farewell, my friends. I go to glory.
    (Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), U.S. dancer. Quoted in Isadora Duncan's End, ch. 25, Mary Desti (1929). Duncan was accidentally strangled when her long scarf caught in the wheel of her car; her parting words were spoken in French.)
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  • 79.
    Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
    (Jennie Jerome Churchill (1854-1921), Anglo-American mother of Winston Churchill. "Friendship," Small Talk on Big Subjects (1916).)
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  • 80.
    Friends are sometimes boring, but enemies—never.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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