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Quotations About / On: FRIEND

  • 71.
    It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.
    (Douglas Hurd (b. 1930), British Conservative politician. Quoted in Observer (London, June 9, 1991). On aid to Russia.)
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  • 72.
    The falling out of faithful friends, renewing is of love.
    (Richard Edwards (c.1523-1566), British poet. "Amantium Irae," The Paradise of Dainty Devices (1576). This last line of each of the poem's stanzas is an echo of an older line, from which the poem's Latin title is taken: see Terence.)
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  • 73.
    Sometimes we can't avoid giving pain, even to friends.
    (Kenneth Langtry. Herbert L. Strock. Margaret (Phyllis Coates), Teenage Frankenstein, apologizing to the monster for hurting him with an injection (1957).)
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  • 74.
    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).)
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  • 75.
    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).)
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  • 76.
    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).)
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  • 77.
    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.")
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  • 78.
    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).)
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  • 79.
    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).)
  • 80.
    Since we hate the same people, we should be friends.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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