Quotations About / On:
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).)
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Spanish Gypsy, bk. 3 (1868).
Pseudonym of Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
Only my friends call me wop.
(Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Maggio (Frank Sinatra), From Here To Eternity, to Fatso (Ernest Borgnine) (1953).)
An ardent lover often makes a cold friend.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
A good friend on the net,
We all live within the words,
We don't feel ourselves beyond the borders,
Your friend is your idea, and thought,
The letters t, s that you cross
And the I, s that you dot,
The real friend in meat that you really meet,
Is your smart mind, your kind heart.
(Moez Ben Meftah)
'Be a friend of the society and Earth first before you become a friend to your friends. It's like choosing to fight for your nation first before risking yourself for your child.'
The dead being the majority it is a natural thing that we should have more friends among these than among the living.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 221, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Wednesday," A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849).)
Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.
(Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Mrs. Doonan, in Puckoon, ch. 6 (1963).)
Health, south wind, books, old trees, a boat, a friend.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Emerson in His Journals, March 1847, ed. Joel Porte (1982).)