Quotations About / On: FRIEND

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    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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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    Your vanity and my vanity will never be friends.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 80.
    What we want to tell, we wish our friend to have curiosity to hear.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Harriet Byron, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 1, letter 11, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)
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