A friend in power is a friend lost.Henry Brooks Adams: 1907 The Education of Henry Adams, ch.7.
I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.william blake: 1794 Songs of Experience,'A Poison Tree'.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.Bible (Old Testament): Proverbs17:17.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.Bible (Old Testament): Proverbs18:24.
Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemyare deceitful.Bible (Old Testament): Proverbs 27:5-6.
A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him.Bible (Apocrypha): Ecclesiasticus 6:16.
Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.Bible (Apocrypha): Ecclesiasticus 9:10.
A woman can become a man's friend only in the following stagesfirst an acquaintance, next a mistress, and only then a friend.Anton Chekhov: 1897 Uncle Vanya, act 2.
O thou, the friend of man assigned, With balmy hands his wounds to bind, And charm his frantic woe: When first Distress with dagger keen Broke forth to waste his destined scene, His wild unsated foe!william collins: 1747 Odes on Several Descriptive and Allegoric Subjects,'Ode to Pity', no.1.
Choose an author as you choose a friend.Wentworth Dillon: 1684 Essay on Translated Verse, l.96.
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my countryand betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.E(dward) M(organ) Forster: 1951Two Cheers for Democracy,'What I Believe'.
Asthe friend of the negro assumes that one man cannot, by right, hold another in bondage, should the friend of woman assume that man cannot, by right, lay even well- meant restrictions on woman.Fuller, (Sarah) Margaret, Marchioness Ossoli: 1843 'The Great Lawsuit', in Dial, vol.4, Jul.
England is a great and powerful nation, foremost in human progress, enemy to despotism, the only safe refuge for the exile, friend of the oppressed. If ever England should be so circumstanced as to require the help of anyally, cursed be the Italian who would not step forward with me in her defence.Giuseppe Garibaldi: 1854 Letter,12 Apr.
Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy.Sir William (Gerald) Golding: 1954 Lord of the Flies, ch.12.
A favourite has no friend!thomas gray: 1747 Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes, l.36.
The monster was indeed the best friend I could ever have.On his success as Frankenstein's monster. Quoted in Connoisseur, Jan1991.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.king, martin luther, jr.: Attributed, collected in The Words of Martin Luther King.
Chacun se dit ami; mais fol qui s'y repose: Rien n'est plus commun que ce nom, Rien n'est plus rare que la chose. Everyone calls himself a friend; foolish is he who believes it: Nothing is more common than the name friend, And nothing is more rare than the real thing.jean de la fontaine: 1668 Fables, pt.4, no.17,'Parole de Socrate'.
If the husband be a man with whom you have lived on a friendly footing before marriage,if you did not come inonthewife'sside,if youdid not sneak intothehouse in her train, but were an old friend in first habits of intimacy before their courtship was so much as thought on,look about you Every long friendship, every old authentic intimacy, must be brought into their office to be new stamped with their currency, as a sovereign Prince calls in the good old money that was coined in some reign before he was born or thought of, to be new marked and minted with the stamp of his authority, before he will let it pass current in the world.Charles Lamb: 1823 Essays of Elia,'A Bachelor's Complaint of the Behaviour of Married People'.
I remember summing up what I took to be ourdestiny, in conversation with my best friend at Chartres, by the formula,'Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.'C(live) S(taples) Lewis: 1955 Surprised by Joy, ch.4.
L'ami du genre humain n'est point du tout mon fait. I have no use at all for the friend of mankind.Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molie' re: 1666 Le misanthrope, act1, sc.1.
Thus our twin souls in one shall grow, And teach the world new love, Redeem the age and sex, and show A flame fate dares not move: And courting death to be our friend, Our lives, together too, shall end.Katherine ne e Fowler Philips: 1664 'To Mrs. M. A. at Parting'.
How often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? Inevery friend we losea part ofourselves, and the best part.Alexander Pope: 1732 Letter to Swift, 5 Dec.
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog cryin'all the time. You ain't nothin' but a hound dog cryin'all the time. Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine.Elvis Aaron Presley: 1956 'Hound Dog' (written byJerry Leiber and Mike Stoller).
It takes yourenemyand your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.Mark pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens Twain: 1897 Following the Equator, ch.45.