Monday, January 31, 2011

Friendship quotes:Historic

"Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache: do be my enemy for friendship's sake."
- William Blake, sent in by Lauren

"Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art."
- Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616) Spanish novelist.

"Have no friends not equal to yourself."
- Confucious (551 - 497 BC) Chinese philosopher.

"Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends."
- Jacques Delille (1738 - 1813) French poet.

"A Friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) US poet & essayist.

"Keep your friendships in repair."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (as above)

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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."
- Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) British lexiographer.