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.
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).
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.john f. kennedy
Rory's death is a tragic loss of a great musician and a very good friend...rory gallagher
The only way to have a friend is to be one.ralph waldo emerson
But thou, lorn stream, whose sullen tideNo sedge-crown'd sister now attend,Now waft me from the green hill's sideWhose cold turf hides the buried friend!william collins
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
I dare say you marvel sometimes at my independent way of walking through the world just as if nature had made me of your sex instead of poor Eve's. Trust me, my beloved friend, the mind has no sex but what habit and education give it, and I who was thrown in infancy upon the world like a wreck upon the waters have learned, as well to struggle with the elements as any male child of Adam.frances wright
Norman was a splendid, surprising American writer, a good friend, a true New Yorker, and a man we will all miss. To me, it's like a thousand people just left the room. As a novelist, he never repeated himself, never succumbed to the temptation to write 'The Naked and the Dead Go to Japan,' and always made us imagine other lives, other choices, other varieties of human folly, grandeur and capacity for evil.norman mailer
A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.jerome
/.../I would never shake the hand of a person like the German foreign minister, nor would I let him in my house. He is the prototype of a shameful politician; the one who makes a career as a protester and a friend of the peace, in order to use his official ideals to get a well paid position as a war mongering foreign minister. A political scum.joschka fischer
One must not fear truth, because it is a friend of man and of his freedomIn General Audience, General Audience 30 September 2009 (30 September 2009)
The only reward of virtueisvirtue; theonly way tohavea friend is to be one.RalphWaldo Emerson
Good night, sweet friend: thy love ne'er alter, till thy sweet life endAct ii, Scene 3.
And as for that low, velvety voice of hers, if she asked me to murder my best friend I should have to do it on the spot.Edmund Clerihew Bentley
He has no enemy, you say; My friend your boast is poor, He who hath mingled in the fray Of duty that the brave endure Must have made foes. If he has none Small is the work that he has done. He has hit no traitor on the hip; Has cast no cup from perjured lip; Has never turned the wrong to right; Has been a coward in the fight.Anastasius Grün (Free Translation)
The trend is your friend except at the end where it bends.ed seykota
Therefore I say again, I utterly abhor, yea from my soul Refuse you for my judge; whom, yet once more, I hold my most malicious foe, and think not At all a friend to truth.william shakespeare
The danger of asteroid or comet impact is one of the best reasons for getting into space … I'm very fond of quoting my friend Larry Niven: "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right!"arthur c. clarke
He is my friend that succoreth me, not he that pitieth me.Specified as a proverb in "112". Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and Arranged Alphabetically. G. P. Putnam's sons. 1887. p. 407.
When the Dead do walk, seek water’s run, For this the Dead will always shun. Swift river’s best or broadest lake To ward the Dead and haven make. If water fails thee, fire’s thy friend; If neither guards, it will be thy end.garth nix
The dead lay unburied, and each man as he recognized a friend among them shuddered with grief and horror; while the living whom they were leaving behind, wounded or sick, were to the living far more shocking than the dead, and more to be pitied than those who had perished.Thucydides
“There’s a right thing to do,” Holden said. “You don’t have a right thing, friend,” Miller said. “You’ve got a whole plateful of maybe a little less wrong.”daniel abraham
Here everybody has a neighbor Everybody has a friend Everybody has a reason to begin again.Bruce Springsteen
Who would have thought it would come to this? Stevens, my friend, my sentimental friend, my friiieeeEEEEE--Who: BOSS (John Dearth)