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Quotations About / On: FRIEND

  • 1.
    A friend in power is a friend lost.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry Adams, ch. 7 (1907). Referring to the rupture with Senator Charles Sumner.)
  • 2.
    It pays to know who your friends are but it also pays to know you ain't got any friends.
    (Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. "Prelude to the Flatpick," Tarantula (1970).)
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    "Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you—but my friends never leave me."
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Letter, May 1, 1834, from R.H. Wilde to Gulian C. Verplanck, Verplanck Papers, New York Historical Society.)
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  • 4.
    A friend whose hopes we cannot satisfy is a friend we would rather have as an enemy.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 226, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Fourth Book," aphorism 313, "A Friend We no Longer Want," (1881).)
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  • 5.
    No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Lysis, 212 D....)
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  • 6.
    A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 2, p. 15, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 7.
    Men have sometimes exchanged names with their friends, as if they would signify that in their friend each loved his own soul.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Friendship," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
  • 8.
    Hatred destroys best friends.
    (Hatred.)
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  • 9.
    Drunks do not have friends, but accomplices.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 10.
    Even the strongest man needs friends.
    (Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Don Lucase, The Godfather III, advice given to Vincent (Andy Garcia) when Vincent goes undercover to infiltrate his uncle Michael Corleone's Mafia rivals (1990).)
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