Mr Wickham isblessedwith suchhappymanners asmay ensure his making friendswhether he may be equally capable of retaining them, is less certain.jane austen: 1813 Pride and Prejudice, ch.18.
Just foraword'neutrality'aword which inwartimehas so often been disregardedjust for a scrap of paper Great Britain isgoing to make war on a kindred nation who desires nothing better than to be friends with her.Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg: 1914 On Britain's reaction to the German invasion of neutral Belgium, 4 Aug. Quoted in British Documents on the Origins of the War1898-1914 (1926), vol.11.
Future, n.That periodoftimeinwhichouraffairsprosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce: 1906 The Cynic's Word Book. Retitled The Devil's Dictionary (1911).
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'.
Weil ich ihm nicht traue, sind wir befreundet. Because I don't trust him, we are friends.Bertolt Eugen Friedrich Brecht: 1939 Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder ('Mother Courage and her Children'), sc.3.
All the friends that I loved and wanted to reward are dead, and all the enemies that I hated and I had marked out for punishment are turned to my friends.james buchanan: 1857 Onfinally achieving his country's highest politicaloffice at the age of 65.
I've inherited100 percent of his enemies and only50 per cent of his friends.1994 Of the influence of his father, former President George Bush, on his campaign for governor. In the Washington Times, 12 Oct.
Adieu, mes amis. Je vais a' la gloire! Farewell, my friends. I am going to glory!1927 Last words, shortly before she broke her neck when her long scarf caught in the wheels of her open-topped Bugatti sportscar. Quoted in Mary Desti Isadora Duncan's End (1929), ch.25.
When you've reached myage, and your friends are beginning to worry about you, blind dates are a way of life.JuliusJ Epstein: 1972 Pete'n Tillie.
An quicquam melius amicas divinitas mortalibus concesserit nescio. I do not know if the divinity has provided mortals with anything better than friends.Gerbert later Pope Sylvester II: 0985 Letter to Abbot Gerald of Aurillac.
With rue my heart is laden For golden friends I had, For manya rose-lipt maiden And many a lightfoot lad.A(lfred) E(dward) Housman: 1896 A Shropshire Lad, no.54.
Les livres sont des amis froids et s u" rs. Books are cold and certain friends.Victor Marie Hugo: 1862 Les Mise rables, vol.1, bk.5, ch.3.
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he isgrowing old.washington irving: 1822 Bracebridge Hall,'Bachelors'.
How few of his friends' houses would a man choose to be at when he is sick.Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson: 1783 Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.4.
'But do care a bit for flattery, my lady,'said De Craye.''Tis the finest of the Arts; we might call it moral sculpture. Adepts in it can cut their friends to any shape they like.'George Meredith: 1879 De Craye to Lady Busshe. The Egoist, ch.36.
My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends It gives a lovely light.edna st. vincent millay: 1920 A Few Figs From Thistles,'First Fig'.
All other parts remaining as they were, And they, so perfect in their misery, Not once perceive their foul disfigurement, But boast themselves more comely than before And all their friends, and native home forget To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty.john milton: 1634 Of Odysseus's men changed to beasts by Circe. Comus, A Mask, l.72-7.
In politics, madame, you need two things: friends, but above all an enemy.1990 Remark made to a journalist following the by-election victory of Liberal leader Jean Chre tien,10 Dec, quoted two days later by Graham Fraser in The Globe and Mail.
They have spoken lightly of my deathless friends, (Lamps for my gloom, handsguiding where I stumble,) Quoting, for shallow conversational ends, What Shelley shrilled, what Blake once wildly muttered How can they use such names and be not humble?Siegfried Louvain Sassoon: 1928 The Heart'sJourney, pt.15,'Grandeur of Ghosts'.
Have you not heard When a man marries, dies, or turns Hindoo, His best friends hear no more of him?Percy Bysshe Shelley: 1820 'Letter to Maria Gisborne' l.235-7.
I cannot remember things I once read A few friends, but theyare in cities. Drinking cold snow-water from a tin cup Looking down for miles Through high still air.Gary Sherman Snyder: 1959 Riprap,'Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout'.
A Child will make two Dishes at an Entertainment for Friends; and when the Family dines alone, the fore or hind Quarter will makea reasonable Dish; and seasoned with a little Pepper or Salt, will be very good Boiled on the fourth Day, especially in Winter.jonathan swift: 1729 A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Ireland from being a Burden to their Parents or Country.
There was a poor poet named Clough, Whom his friends all united to puff, But the public, though dull, Had not such a skull As belonged to believers in Clough.algernon charles swinburne: 1875 Essays and Studies,'MatthewArnold'.
Mr Bernard Shaw has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by all his friends.Oscar Fingal O'FlahertieWills Wilde: Quoted inW B Yeats Autobiographies (1955).
Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title.(Adeline) Virginia ne e Stephen Woolf: 1922 Jacob's Room, ch.5.