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Randolph Bourne Quotes





A man with few friends is only half-developed; there are whole sides of his nature which are locked up and have never been expressed. He cannot unlock them himself, he cannot even discover them; friends alone can stimulate him and open him.
[Friendship]
 

Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
[Experience]
 

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
[Family]
 

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
 

Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.
[Friendship]
 

Our real duty is always found running in the direction of our worthiest desires.
[Instincts]
 

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
[Society]
 

We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear.
[Courage]
 

We may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.
[Risks]