A friendship that can be ended didn't ever start.
An ideological movement is a collection of people many of whom could hardly bake a cake, fix a car, sustain a Friendship or a marriage, or even do a quadratic equation, yet they believe they know how to rule the world. The university, in which it is possible to combine theoretical pretension with comprehensive ineptitude, has become the natural habitat of the ideological enthusiast. A kind of adventure playground, carefully insulated from reality in order to prevent absent-minded professors from bumping into things as they explore transcendental realms, has become the institutional base for civilizational self-hatred.kenneth minogue
Ghosts of melodious prophesyings rave Round every spot where trod Apollo's foot; Bronze clarions awake, and faintly bruit, Where long ago a giant battle was; And, from the turf, a lullaby doth pass In every place where infant Orpheus slept. Feel we these things? that moment have we stept Into a sort of oneness, and our state Is like a floating spirit's. But there are Richer entanglements, enthralments far More self-destroying, leading, by degrees, To the chief intensity: the crown of these Is made of love and Friendship, and sits high Upon the forehead of humanity.john keats
Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon's door, and told him that he, being a stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a Friendship with him; and Solon replying, "It is better to make friends at home," Anacharsis replied, "Then you that are at home make Friendship with me."Life of Solon.
[Christ of Revelation] comes forth as one who no longer seeks either Friendship or love … His garments are dipped in blood, the blood of others. He descends that he may shed the blood of men.Isaac Haldemann, quoted by Karen Armstrong (2007) in The Bible: A Biography, p. 209.
Conformity to the world has in all ages proved the ruin of the church. It is utterly impossible to live in nearness to God, and in Friendship with the world.Rowland Hill, p. 621. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Being sociable and affable with people brings kindness and Friendship.Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.306
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