No friend to love like a long voyage at sea.aphra behn
For whoever knows how to return a kindness he has received must be a friend above all price.Sophocles, Philoctetes. Oxford translation. Revised by Buckley
Gentlemen of the Jury: The one, absolute, unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.Senator George Graham Vest, Eulogy on the Dog. Found in Elbert Hubbard's Pig-Pen Pete, p. 178.
Keep thy friend under thy own life's key.william shakespeare
A friend is worth all hazards we can run.Edward Young
Chaos is a friend of mine.bob dylan
Let us burn one from end to end, and pass it over to me my friend. Burn it long, we'll burn it slow, to light me up before I go.Ben Harper, "Burn One Down" from Fight for your Mind (1995).
The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his teeth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator. And how many loves have perished because, from pride, or spite, or diffidence, or that unmanly shame which withholds a man from daring to betray emotion, a lover, at the critical point of the relation, has but hung his head and held his tongue?Robert Louis Stevenson
A friend loves at all times, and kinsfolk are born to share adversity.The Bible, Proverbs 17:17 (NRSV).
I am truly happy that I am able to travel from time to time to the USSR the country I love above all. I always have been, I am now and will always be a loyal friend of the Soviet Union.Paul Robeson
He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.diogenes laërtius
My friend Mercedes Pena made me get in touch with my emotions just before I had a breast cut off. Just as I suspected, they were awful. "How do you Latinas do this all the time in touch with your emotions?" I asked her. "That's why we take siestas," she replied.molly ivins
And choose an author as you choose a friend.dillon, wentworth, 4th earl of roscommon
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
Wisdom and intellect is every man's friend, ignorance and illiteracy are his enemies.Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.467
I am inclined to follow the course suggested by a friend of mine who says that he has always followed the rule never to murder a man who is committing suicide, and clearly this misdirected gentleman is committing suicide slowly but sureley.(thomas) woodrow wilson
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.joseph roux
Crops failed; wealth took a flight; house, treasure, land,Slipped from my hold—thus plenty comes and goes.One friend I had, but he too loosed his hand(Or was it I?) the year I met with Rose.edmund clarence stedman
To all who mourn a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a friend — I can only offer you the gratitude of a nation, for your loved one served his country with distinction and honor." ... "Your men are under a different command now, one that knows no rank, only love; knows no danger, only peace, May God bless them all.george h. w. bush
Let the price fixed with a friend be sufficient, and even dealing with a brother call in witnesses, but laughingly.hesiod
And it is said that when he took his seat for the first time under the golden canopy on the royal throne, Demaratus the Corinthian, a well-meaning man and a friend of Alexander's, as he had been of Alexander's father, burst into tears, as old men will, and declared that those Hellenes were deprived of great pleasure who had died before seeing Alexander seated on the throne of Dareius.Alexander, 37, 7 (Loeb). (Parallel Lives)
Do whatcha gotta do I fucked your friend this afternooneamon
Tell the Trustees I think it is a very good Sickert but the question is whether he is important enough for the Tate. I think not; but as an old friend of the artist perhaps I am a prejudiced judge.james bolivar manson
it's love by whom (my beautiful friend) the gift to live is without until: …love was and shall be this only truth (a dream of a deed, born not to die)e. e. cummings
Miss Flora McFlimsey of Madison Square, Has made three separate journeys to Paris, And her father assures me each time she was there That she and her friend Mrs. Harris * * * * * * Spent six consecutive weeks, without stopping In one continuous round of shopping, * * * * * * And yet, though scarce three months have passed since the day This merchandise went on twelve carts, up Broadway, This same Miss McFlimsey of Madison Square The last time we met was in utter despair Because she had nothing whatever to wear.william allen butler
Better to have one friend of great value, than many friends who were good for nothing.anacharsis
Of writing many books there is no end; And I who have written much in prose and verse For others' uses, will write now for mine, Will write my story for my better self, As when you paint your portrait for a friend, Who keeps it in a drawer and looks at it Long after he has ceased to love you, just To hold together what he was and is.elizabeth barrett browning
Another old friend gone!jesse owens
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.Bible (Old Testament)
Who's your fat friend?c.1813 Of the Prince Regent. Remark addressed to his companion, whom the Prince had acknowledged while studiously ignoring Brummell. Quoted in Jesse Life of George Brummell (1844), vol.1.