Quotations About / On:
As for us, my little friend, wee entered [the Communist Party] because we were tired of dying of hunger.
(Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Methuen (1963). Dirty Hands, act 3, sc. 2, Gallimard (1948).)
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.
(Martin Tupper (1810-1889), British author, poet, inventor. Proverbial Philosophy, "Of Reading," First Series (1838).)
Fail, and your friends feel superior. Succeed, and they feel resentful.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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.")
Ladies and gentleman are permitted to have friends in the kennel, but not in the kitchen.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "Maxims for Revolutionists: Servants," Man and Superman (1903).)
You think you can marry for your own pleasure, friend?
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Mascarille, in The Amorous Quarrel (Le Dépit Amoureux), act 5, sc. 8 (1656).)
Since we hate the same people, we should be friends.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
It is more shameful for a man to distrust his friends than to be deceived by them.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 85 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
Exercise and application produce order in our affairs, health of body, cheerfulness of mind, and these make us precious to our friends.
(Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, March 28, 1787, to his daughter, Martha Jefferson. The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson, p. 34, eds. E.M. Betts and J.A. Bear, Jr. (1966).)
I just wanted to tell youeven in hell the devil has his friends.
(Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 185, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)