Letter to Joseph Gillespie (July 13, 1849).
Though our own hearts break, we cannot flinch; these are new times, sir. There is a misty plot afoot so subtle we should be criminal to cling to old respect and ancient friendships. I have seen too many frightful proofs in court the Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points!Arthur Miller
Cultivate friendships. If you don’t have time to cultivate all of them, plow under every fifth one and collect your bonus.gracie allen
A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage.1903 The Way of All Flesh, ch.75.
Le temps, qui fortifie les amitie s, affaiblit l'amour. Time, which strengthens friendships, weakens love.1688 Les Caracte' res ou les m½urs de ce sie' cle,'Du c½ur', no.4.
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.p. 14 (Cakes and Ale: Or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1930))
Many a time,… from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.terence
How much of our literature, our political life, our friendships and love affairs, depend on being able to talk peacefully in a bar!john wain
Time for work,—yet takeMuch holiday for arts and friendships sake.George James de Wilde, Sonnet, On the Arrival of Spring.
[Speaking about women’s friendships] If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as… it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody.jennifer beals
Childhood in large parts of modern Britain, at any rate, has been replaced by premature adulthood, or rather adolescence. Children grow up very fast but not very far. That is why it is possible for 14 year olds now to establish friendships with 26 year olds - because they know by the age of 14 all they are ever going to know.anthony daniels
At some point in my life I realized I knew only celebrities, I didn't know any real people. I think it was a master stroke of Fate that in researching the greatest celebrity of them all, I would at last be meeting real people, finding them more extraordinary than celebrities; fascinated by them all and enjoying enduring friendships with some.elaine dundy
I think that it is a fallacy to suppose that helpful cooperation in the future will be assured by the attempted compulsion of an inflexible rule. Rather will such cooperation depend upon the fostering of firm friendships springing from an appreciation of community ideals, interests, and purposes, and such friendships are more likely to be promoted by freedom of conference than by the effort to create hard and fast engagements.charles evans hughes
I can truly say with Shelley I have been fortunate in friendships: that I have been no less fortunate in my enemies than in my friends.algernon charles swinburne
Kipps was unprepared for the unpleasant truth; that the path of social advancement is and must be strewn with broken friendships.Kipps the Story of a Simple Soul (1905) Bk. 2, ch. 5
When you spend so much time together in class talking about the important questions of life…you can’t help developing the kind of friendships that will hopefully last for the rest of your lives.Heather Lakemacher (2009 graduate), commencement address, quoted in "Congratulations Class of 2009", Fall 2009 Symposium.
I can remember laughter and a lot of it, and the warmth of friendships and a lot of it, and it never went away.Paul Coverdell, from YouTube video
My chapter house was a place where deep friendships were formed. The bond of brotherhood within the chapters was always a sustaining force and an urge to do a better job scholastically and otherwise in campus life. The traits of character which were nurtured there ripened and increased my sense of being useful in later life.D. William Brosnon, Phi Sigma Kappa; Former President, Southern Railway System (p. 16)
I took a great deal more from my fraternity than I gave but what I took was a very great deal companionship of the highest order, self-confidence born of belonging to a group of which I was proud, enrichment of my personal life, which gave all my college career added dimension, and even an extra bond to several life-long friendships that already existed.Walter Cronkite, Chi Phi; CBS News Analyst (p. 18)
There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distanceDodinsky
The finest friendships are between those who can do without each other.Elbert Hubbard, in 'Exclusive Friendships', Love, Life & Work (1906).
Many a time, from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.terence
It is, therefore, with the sincerest pleasure I have observed on the part of the British government various manifestations of a just and friendly disposition towards us; we wish to cultivate peace and friendship with all nations, believing that course most conducive to the welfare of our own; it is natural that these friendships should bear some proportion to the common interests of the parties.Thomas Jefferson, letter to Sir John Sinclair, July 31, 1816.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 15, p. 54 (1904).
And so it is that I carry with me from this State to that high and lonely office to which I now succeed more than fond memories and fast friendships. The enduring qualities of Massachusetts the common threads woven by the Pilgrim and the Puritan, the fisherman and the farmer, the Yankee and the immigrant will not be and could not be forgotten in the Nation's Executive Mansion. They are an indelible part of my life, my convictions, my view of the past, my hopes for the future.John F. Kennedy, address to the Massachusetts legislature (January 9, 1961); reported in Congressional Record (January 10, 1961), vol. 107, Appendix, p. A169.
Many a time,… from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.Act V, scene 2, 34, line 873.
There is an old saying which, from its truth, has become proverbial, that friendships should be immortal, enmities mortal.Book XL, sec. 46 (History of Rome)
friendships begin with liking or gratituderoots that can be pulled up.1876 Daniel Deronda, bk.4, ch.32.
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