Quotations About / On: FRIEND

  • 71.
    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).)
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  • 72.
    Short accounts make long friends.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Mrs. Tappitt, in Rachel Ray, vol. 2, ch. xxx, London, Chapman and Hall (1863).)
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  • 73.
    Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
    (Agatha Christie (1890-1976), British mystery writer. Hercule Poirot, in The Mysterious Affair at Styles, ch. 11 (1920).)
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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    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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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    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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