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Quotations About / On: FRIEND

  • 21.
    '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.'
    (Abby Bilan)
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  • 22.
    You send a boy to school in order to make friends—the right sort.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 2, entry for Nov. 16, 1921, ed. Anne O. Bell (1978). Woolf was here quoting the reaction of Maurice Baring and his wife to Lady Cromer sending her son to Winchester, which was not considered elite enough.)
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  • 23.
    I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner.
    (Ted Tally, U.S. screenwriter, and Jonathan Demme. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), Silence of the Lambs, on the telephone to Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) at the end of the film as Lecter watches his nemesis, Dr. Frederick Chilton (Anthony Heald), disembark from an airplane (1991). Lecter (spelled "Lechtor") was also a featured character in Manhunter. The film was adapted from the novel Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris.)
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  • 24.
    The best friend will probably get the best spouse, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 265, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 378, "Friendship and Marriage," (1878).)
  • 25.
    A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage—but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. The Way of All Flesh, ch. 75 (1903).)
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  • 26.
    If there could be such a thing as the Mammon of Righteousness Christina would have assuredly made friends with it.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1903. Ernest Pontifex, or The Way of All Flesh, ch. 12, p. 48, Houghton Mifflin (1964).)
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  • 27.
    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).)
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  • 28.
    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).)
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  • 29.
    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).)
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  • 30.
    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).)
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