Tag Archives: Friendship

Trust: Anonymous Prisoner In The Doge’s Palace, Venice

From the man I trust, may God defend me. From the man I trust not, I will defend myself. These bitter lines were found carved on a dungeon wall in the Doge’s Palace in Venice. ‘Put not your trust in … Continue reading

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Friendship: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

There is no man so friendless but what he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths. Lord Lytton 1803-1873 The image is copyright: Lisa F. Young via Shutterstock

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Love: W H Auden

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. W H Auden The image is copyright: Javier Brosch via Shutterstock

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Friendship: Mary Dixon Thayer

It is not what you give your friend, but what  you are willing to give him, that determines the quality of friendship. Mary Dixon Thayer Things to Live By The illustration is copyright: Elena Ray via Shutterstock

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Friendship: Saint Augustine (as approved by the Ladies’ Home Journal)

If two friends ask you to be judge in a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept, because you will gain one friend. Saint Augustine … Continue reading

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Friendship: Agnes Repplier

It is the steady and merciless increase of occupations, the augmented speed at which we are always trying to live, the crowding of each day with more work than it can profitably hold, which has cost us, among other good … Continue reading

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Friendship: Cicero

In whatever direction you turn, friendship still remains yours. No barrier can shut it out. It can never be untimely: it can never be in the way. We need friendship all the time, just as much as we need the … Continue reading

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What Is A Friend?: C Raymond Beran

What is a friend? I will tell you. It is a person with whom you dare to be yourself. Your soul can be naked with him. He seems to ask of you to put on nothing, only to be what … Continue reading

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Friendship: Alban Goodier

Even from the best of human friends, I must not ask for more than he can give. Alban Goodier 1869-1939 The School of Love The illustration is from Wikimedia

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Friendship

If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair. Dr Samuel Johnson The illustration is by © Lightspring | … Continue reading

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