Quotations on Friends

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It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: Life, Friends, Usefulness, Youth)

For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Trust, Disease, Friends, Tyranny)

My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Experience, Fate, Force, Friends, Man, Will)

It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Work, Dream, Friends, Hard work, Will)

I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Art, History, Love, Movies, Friends, Museums, Reading, Relaxation, Writing)

I am just like 99% of my friends in France, who say on their resume they can speak fluent English. In reality, they can't even count up to three.
- Greg Akcelrod
(Keywords: English, France, Friends, Reality)

I lived in England to learn English. When I went to England for the first time, it was like being on the Moon. I had no friends, I couldn't speak the language. I was very isolated.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Time, Being, EnglEnglish, First, Friends, Language, Moon)

You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you.
- Charles M. Allen
(Keywords: Being, Friends, Trying, Years)

Eventually you love people - friends or lovers - because of their flaws.
- Karen Allen
(Keywords: Love, People, Flaws, Friends, Lovers)

Certainly, the Bush Administration will rely in the first instance on its friends, since it would be both illogical and counterproductive to reward its adversaries.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: First, Friends, Reward, Will)

'Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress from the incoming President's party.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Congress, Friends, Party, President, Pressure)

What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Country, Debt, Friends, Interest, Republican)

It's amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined life for my parents, my sister and all my friends.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Life, Sister, Friends, Parents)

That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Change, Poetry, Friends, Today)

Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Nature, Attitude, Friends, Light, Nothing)

Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed.
- Prince Andrew
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Friends, Queen, Question)

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Travel, Idea, Bigotry, Friends, May, Worry)

Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Family, People, Friend, Friends, Nothing)

More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: History, Destiny, Friends, Nations, United)

Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Family, Women, Life, Children, Friends, Jobs, Victims)

I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they're all important.
- Christina Applegate
(Keywords: Manager, Mother, Friends, Relationships)

The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Life, Family, Being, Events, Friends, Losing)

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: Men, War, Building, Cities, Enemies, Friends, Sense, Ships)

Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: Travel, Friends, Road)

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Truth, Friends, Honor, Piety)

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Love, Truth, First, Friends, Honor, Piety)

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Life, Comfort, Deeds, Friends, Old, Poverty, Weakness)

Hillary Clinton bothers me a lot. I realized the other day that her thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx. She hangs around a lot of Marxists. All her friends are Marxists.
- Dick Armey
(Keywords: Thoughts, Day, Friends, Sound)

Fundamentalists are not friends of democracy. And that includes your fundamentalists in the United States.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Democracy, Friends, states, United)

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- Athenaeus
(Keywords: Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business.
- Rene Auberjonois
(Keywords: Business, Actors, End, Friends, Theater)

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.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Friend, Friends, Gain, Strangers, Will)

Some people really trip on success or popularity. My friends would talk to me about that, about tripping on all this stuff, but you know what I tripped on? I started buying property.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Success, People, Buying, Friends, Popularity, Property, Talk)

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: First, Friends, Will, Years)

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Love, Friends, Want)

They have had such a crazy life living with me as their dad. Not crazy but different from their friends.
- Sebastian Bach
(Keywords: Life, Dad, Friends, Living)

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Age, Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Business, Life, Fortune, Friends, Man)

My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Change, Medical, Friends, Now, Proof, Remarkable)

Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage. Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered me a feature role in a movie. My television career opened other doors for me.
- Christine Baranski
(Keywords: Career, Friends, Television)

But whether it be dream or truth, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth's sake. If not, then to gain friends for the time when we awaken.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: Time, Truth, Dream, Friends, Gain)

We love to be with our family and friends and I can tell you that lots of eating will be involved.
- Julia Barr
(Keywords: Family, Love, Eating, Friends, Will)

In life it wasn't what you know, but who you know. I had people who were trying to buy teams and had they bought the teams, I would have gotten to coach because they wanted me to coach. But the people who have the teams hire their friends.
- Rick Barry
(Keywords: Life, People, Coach, Friends, Trying)

I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Life, Success, Power, Fame, Fortune, Friends, Job, Want)

I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective.
- Joe Barton
(Keywords: Environmental, Energy, Friends, Now, Perspective)

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Books, Friends, Old, Pleasure, Service)

When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans.
- Mario Batali
(Keywords: Poetry, College, Day, Friends, Hair, Writing)

I'm in a little bit of a different situation, because working in the business that I do and living in the city that I live in, I haven't had a problem with people who are gay. Since I was 10 I've been working alongside them, and some of my best friends are gay.
- Jason Bateman
(Keywords: Business, People, Friends, Gay, Living)

To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: War, Policy, Enemies, Fighting, Foreign policy, Friends, Terror, Terrorism)

I think that in some ways everybody is like Roger. Everybody thinks that when their friends have a problem, that they know the answer and that it's much easier to analyze the problems of other people than your own.
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: People, Friends, Problems)



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