Wednesday, April 20, 2005

friends

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
- Henry Ford

Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus (1913 - 1960), (attributed)

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,
And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
Ali ibn-Abi-Talib (602 AD - 661 AD), A Hundred Sayings

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Eudemian Ethics

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Nichomachean Ethics

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), On Friendship, 44 B.C.

The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), De Amicitia


Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Czech Proverb

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie


Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his.
Franklin P. Jones, Saturday Evening Post, November 29, 1953

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986)


Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Northanger Abbey

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Japanese Proverb

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins


Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999

If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.
Lois McMaster Bujold, Diplomatic Immunity, 2002

Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.
Madame de Tencin

It’s the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter.
Marlene Dietrich (1901 - 1992)

I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.
-Miles Franklin

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home