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Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.

Tags: Else, Thinking  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.

Tags: May, Time  ✍ Author: George Ade

I would come, many years later, to understand why 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is considered 'an important novel', but when I first read it at 11, I was simply absorbed by the way it evoked the mysteries of childhood, of treasures discovered in trees, and games played with an exotic summer friend.

Tags: Understand, Why  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.

Tags: Few, Good  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.

Tags: Enemy, Him  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

A friend of my mom's was a casting director so, really as kind of a lark, I had a couple of acting jobs that had just enough exposure to give me the option to continue if I wanted to. I followed through with it.

Tags: Give, Mom  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

To answer the question, though: I didn't always want to direct. I just liked the idea of it. If a friend was making a short and needed someone who knew screen direction, I would jump in. It would be horrible, but it led to a short, then another, and another. It was like student films.

Tags: Short, Someone  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

I feel as if I go to Africa, I may never come back. I'm just going to live with the animals and adopt an elephant, and it's going to be my friend.

Tags: Africa, May  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.

Tags: Human, Power  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Tags: Friendship, Single  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

Tags: Best, Wishes  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

A friend to all is a friend to none.

Tags: Friendship, None  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

Tags: Best, Friendship  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

A true friend is one soul in two bodies.

Tags: Soul, True  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.

Tags: Him, Miss  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

If two friends ask you to judge 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.

Tags: Friends, Judge  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

Tags: Best, Education  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

Tags: Best, Enemy  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.

Tags: End, Lost  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

 ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Tags: Friends, Morning  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

Tags: Alone, Friendship  ✍ Author: Helen Keller
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Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

Tags: Patriotism, Success  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Your friend is your needs answered.

Tags: Answered, Needs  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?

Tags: Away, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions.

Tags: Enough, Fire  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

There are many times when a woman will ask another girl friend how she likes her new hat. She will reply, 'Fine,' but slap her hand to her forehead the minute the girl leaves to yipe, 'What a horror!'

Tags: Girl, Woman  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

Tags: Enemy, Love  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Tags: God, Nature  ✍ Author: Mother Teresa

I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

Tags: Energetic, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.

Tags: Foes, Injured  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

Tags: Politics, Religion  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Boldness be my friend.

Tags: Boldness  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.

Tags: Happiness, Wish  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.

Tags: Between, Self  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Critics can be your most important friend. I don't read criticism of my stuff only because when it's bad, it's rough-and when it's good, it's not good enough.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

To get a hold on boys you must be their friend.

Tags: Hold  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you.

Tags: Life, Power  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

A man writing a letter is a man in the act of thinking, and it was an exercise Reagan obviously enjoyed. After his first meeting with Gorbachev, for example, he sent a 'Dear Murph' letter about it to his old friend George Murphy, a former senator and actor who had once played Reagan's father in a film.

Tags: Father, Writing  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being.

Tags: Full, Life  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

Well, when I was a kid, I grew up in San Diego next to the ocean. The ocean was my friend - my best friend.

Tags: Best, Ocean  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

Tags: Enemy, Happiness  ✍ Author: Hosea Ballou

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

Tags: Belief, Friendship  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Whenever people say they didn't like the main character of a book, they mean they didn't like the book. The main character has to be a friend? I don't get that.

Tags: Book, Character  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

Tags: Enemy, Forgiveness  ✍ Author: William Blake

I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.

Tags: Angry, End  ✍ Author: William Blake

When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.

Tags: Enemy, Trying  ✍ Author: William Blake

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend - and he's a priest.

Tags: Old, Tell  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.

Tags: Diet, Funny  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.

Tags: Enemy, Rather  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.

Tags: Enemy, Time  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

Tags: Friendship, Single  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.

Tags: Bad, Forget  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.

Tags: Life, Poor  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.

Tags: Friends, While  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Saving a letter from an old friend doesn't exist anymore. Everything is texted or emailed.

Tags: Exist, Old  ✍ Author: James Caan

Many people believe that introversion is about being antisocial, and that's really a misperception. Because actually it's just that introverts are differently social. So they would prefer to have a glass of wine with a close friend as opposed to going to a loud party full of strangers.

Tags: Social, Wine  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

You are beginning to see that any man to whom you can do favor is your friend, and that you can do a favor to almost anyone.

Tags: Anyone, Beginning  ✍ Author: Hall Caine

My closest friend, who died not long ago, is buried near Marx's grave in Highgate cemetery, so I see the gaggle of admirers laying roses at the foot of his tombstone regularly. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself. Great theories, shame about the practice. Marx did many things. But inventing class was not one of them.

Tags: Great, Leave  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood - never.

Tags: Between, Used  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tags: Friendship, May  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country but his own.

Tags: Alone, Country  ✍ Author: George Canning

But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend!

Tags: Good, Heaven  ✍ Author: George Canning

If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since there is nothing in the world so valuable that it can be compared to a real friend.

Tags: Real, Single  ✍ Author: Karel Capek

I never get recognized for 'Mean Girls.' I can be walking around with Daniel Franzese, who's in the movie and a friend of mine, and people will come up to him and start freaking out and have no idea who I am.

Tags: Him, Mean  ✍ Author: Lizzy Caplan

Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another any more till at the right hand of Christ.

Tags: Another, Farewell  ✍ Author: William Carey

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.

Tags: Adversity, Wife  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.

Tags: Help, Time  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

Never injure a friend, even in jest.

Tags: Injure, Jest  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A friend is, as it were, a second self.

Tags: Friendship, Self  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A friend is nothing but a known enemy.

Tags: Enemy, Known  ✍ Author: Kurt Cobain

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

Tags: Silence, True  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Kids need to remember that when you put something on Twitter, it's not like whispering to your friend, you've put it on a billboard that the whole world, including your own kids someday, can see.

Tags: Put, Remember  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I used to do the beat box. A friend of mine, he was the rapper and after, we'd be doing a block party or something or a house party, and he's gettin' all the attention and I'd end up with a handful of spit, you know, from doing the beats.

Tags: After, End  ✍ Author: DMX

A strong foe is better than a weak friend.

Tags: Strong, Weak  ✍ Author: Edward Dahlberg

A friend of mine - a cameraman at MTV - lost a lot of weight from cycling, and I thought I'd try it, too, thinking whenever you look at a cyclist they all look super-skinny, so hey, why not? But then it turned into such a psychologically satisfying thing.

Tags: Lost, Thinking  ✍ Author: Carson Daly

My go-to gifts are scarves from my friend Matin Maulawizada's nonprofit organization, Afghan Hands, which supports disenfranchised women in Afghanistan. In exchange for their beautiful embroidery, the women are given financial aid and classes in math and literacy. The scarves are all stunning and one of a kind.

Tags: Beautiful, Women  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

My mother never breast fed me, she told me she only liked me as a friend.

Tags: Mother, She  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

At the breakfast table we are footnoting everything that we read. We don't recognise it as such but we encounter an article in the newspaper and then suddenly we recall that a friend had a certain comment on that particular story, a certain bit of news that we saw on the television applies to that and we immediately assemble an idea of a story.

Tags: Idea, Read  ✍ Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

I had been on the road for a long time and was not really getting anywhere. Bob Johnston, a friend of mine, had taken over Columbia in Nashville. He asked me if I wanted to come down. I did - thank God I did.

Tags: God, Time  ✍ Author: Charlie Daniels

I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.

Tags: Rather, Working  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

I'm not a great shopper but I do buy a lot of books. I'm the publishers' friend - I buy a hundred books a year and read four.

Tags: Great, Year  ✍ Author: Alan Davies

Then I got together with my brother and a friend and we decided to play dates. The more we played, the more we wanted to do it. And it got to a stage where we wanted to do it all the time.

Tags: Time, Together  ✍ Author: Ray Davies

It's good to know you're working for someone you're familiar with, who's a friend and he has your back and you have his back also.

Tags: Good, Someone  ✍ Author: Chili Davis

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.

Tags: Secret, Twice  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.

Tags: Heart, Time  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

Chaos is a friend of mine.

Tags: Chaos, Mine  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

But to have a friend, and to be true under any and all trials, is the mark of a man!

Tags: Trials, True  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

Though Lexington is not a small town, it sometimes feels like one, with circles of acquaintance overlapping once, then again; the person you meet by chance at the library or the pool may turn out to be the best friend of your down-the-street neighbor. Maybe that's why people are so friendly here, so willing to be unhurried.

Tags: Best, Friendly  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

I don't mind being an only child; never have. I am lucky, though, that I have my friend Emily, who grew-up very close to me and so, there is someone I have shared memories with. I would miss that if I didn't have it, I think.

Tags: Mind, Someone  ✍ Author: Jennifer Ehle

I didn't know I was Jewish until I encountered anti-Semitism at the age of 10, when my best friend told me I couldn't come to their house because I was a Jew.

Tags: Age, Best  ✍ Author: Peter Eisenman

Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company.

Tags: Minds, Opinions  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

My friend, I am going to tell you the story of my life, as you wish; and if it were only the story of my life I think I would not tell it; for what is one man that he should make much of his winters, even when they bend him like a heavy snow?

Tags: Life, Snow  ✍ Author: Hector Elizondo

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Tags: Friendship, Nature  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Tags: Friendship  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?

Tags: Misfortune, Remains  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.

Tags: Time, Word  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

Tags: Relationship, Worth  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.

Tags: Friendship, Life  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher
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