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We are both great men, but I have succeeded better in keeping it a profound secret than he has.

We are fonder of visiting our friends in health than in sickness. We judge less favorably of their characters when any misfortune happens to them; and a lucky hit, either in business or reputation, improves even their personal appearance in our eyes.

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower, that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known that immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language holds its peace in impotence.

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindnesses there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.

We challenge one another to be funnier and smarter. ... It's the way friends make love to one another.

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.

We die as often as we lose a friend.

We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best.

We learn our virtues from the friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. - We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.

We love ourselves notwithstanding our faults, and we ought to love our friends in like manner.

We need new friends. Some of us are cannibals who have eaten their old friends up; others must have ever-renewed audiences before whom to re-enact an ideal version of their lives.

We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while we boast to the others. -Logan Pearsall Smith No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress, for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.

We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault.

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.

We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our roof tight and our clothing sufficient, but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting in the best property of all-friends.

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.


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