Quotations About / On:
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. For every friend whom he loses for truth, he gains a better.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Circles," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
'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.'
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.)
Since we hate the same people, we should be friends.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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).)
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).)
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.")
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).)
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).)
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).)