It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends.Terence, Adelphoe (The Brothers), Act V, scene 3, line 18 (803).
We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade.Caroline E. S. Norton We Have Been Friends.
friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find one good, you must a hundred try.fr:Claude Mermet, Epigram on Friends.
Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est. Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over. SeeAugustus 42:48.1827 Quoted in Ian Crofton and Donald Fraser A Dictionary of Musical Quotations (1985), quoting the last words of Augustus as he lay dying.
A slender acquaintance with the world, must convince every man, that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are far from being the surest marks of it.George Washington, attributed in John Frederick Schroeder, ed. Maxims of Washington (1855).
I get by with a little help from my friends.The Beatles, in With a Little Help from My Friends.
But remember, when it comes to friends, it's not how much time you spend with them, just how you spend it!Eiichiro Oda, "Mr. 2 Bon Clay" in One Piece.
When you come to the end of a perfect day, And you sit alone with your thought, While the chimes ring out with a carol gay For the joy that the day has brought, Do you think what the end of a perfect day Can mean to a tired heart, When the sun goes down with a flaming ray, And the dear friends have to part?1910 'A Perfect Day'.
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and sacrifices of his friends.Speech at Guildhall, London (12 June 1945)
Hundreds of other cult leaders have gathered far more followers than Jones by promising new psychological and spiritual utopias. They have succeeded by combining various ages-old psychological and social persuasion techniques in an atmosphere os Madison Avenue soft-sell approaches. Because most of the followers have been youthful or poor, little attention and credence has been given to reports from ex-members, families and friends who report the effects of the techniques of manipulation used by the groups.margaret singer
When thy friend asks, let there be no to-morrow. (Ward, 1842 p. 51)With friends like that, who needs enemies?Meaning: "Treacherous or disloyal friends are worse than enemies"
I speak "with absolute certainty" only so far as my own personal belief is concerned. Those who have not the same warrant for their belief as I have, would be very credulous and foolish to accept it on blind faith. Nor does the writer believe any more than her correspondent and his friends in any "authority" let alone "divine revelation"!Helena Petrovna Blavatsky