best friend

A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on best friend, friendship, illness, sanity, statistics, and suffering

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

Rita Mae Brown (1944 -)

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A Quote by unknown on best friend, bitterness, blindness, chance, children, day, defense, dependence, effort, failure, family, friendship, funny, good, gossip, happiness, heart, ideas, justice, laughter, life, love, mortality, pain, quiet, schools, shyne

Life wounds all of us. At best there is sorrow enough to go round. Yet because the deepest wounds are those of the soul and hidden to mortal sight, we keep hurting each other day by day, inflicting wounds that time mercifully scars over. But the scars remain, ready at a touch to throb angrily and ache again with the old gnawing wild pain. You remember that day in school when the teacher laughed? You were only a little fellow, shy and silent, sitting in the shadow of the big boys, wistfully looking toward the day when you would shine as they did. That day you were sure your chance had come. You were sure that you had just what the teacher wanted on the tip of your tongue, and you jumped up and shouted it out loudly and eagerly, triumphantly - and you were very, very wrong. There followed a flash of astonishment, an instant of dreadful silence, and then the room rang with mirth. You heard only the teacher's laughter, and it drowned your heart. Many years have gone over head since that day, but the sight of a little lad trudging along to school brings it back, and the old pain stirs and beats against the scar. You cover it over, hush it to quiet once more with a smile. "I must have been funny. She couldn't help it." But you wish she had. And there was that time when your best friend failed you. When the loose-tongued gossips started the damaging story and he was pressed for a single word in your defense, he said, "Oh, he's all right. Of course, he's all right, but I don't want to get mixed up in this thing. Can't afford it. Have to think of my own name and my own family, you understand. Good fellow, but I have to keep out of this." You felt forsaken. For weeks and weeks you carried the pain in your heart. The story was bad enough but would right itself. The idea that he should fail you, that he had not, rushed to your side at the first hint of trouble was bad enough, was unbearable. He came back again after it was all over, but the sight of him renewed the ache in your breast and the throb of pain in your throat. The scar was thin, and the hurt beneath it quivered. We all bear scars. Life is a struggle, and hurts must come. But why the unnecessary ones? Why hurt the souls of little children? Why say things to them that they must remember with pain all their lives? Why say the smart, tart thing that goes straight to the heart of someone we love because we would relieve ourselves of the day's tension and throw off a grain of the soul's bitterness? Who are we to inflict wounds and suffering and scars on those about us? Staggering, blind mortals, groping our way from somewhere "here" to somewhere "there" conscious of little but the effort to stay "here" a little longer! It behooves us to travel softly, regardful of one another's happiness, particularly where our path crosses that of those dependent upon us for comfort or enters into the heart of little children.

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A Quote by unknown on best friend, friendship, and listening

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.

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Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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A Quote by unknown on best friend, dogs, friendship, and sex

They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend, and a dog is a man's best friend. What does that tell us about which sex is smarter.

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A Quote by unknown on best friend and friendship

Think about best friends: What you do for them. What they do for you.

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A Quote by Ronald Bailey on agriculture, audiences, best friend, economics, enemies, environment, food, friendship, future, growth, humanity, nature, plants, power, progress, promotion, prosperity, radicals, seriousness, society, students, technology, an

"Even though it will disappoint many of you, the evidence is that you have a very bright future." This is how I finished my presentation at American University, eliciting a few chuckles from the audience. On a more serious note, I asked the students to consider a radical proposition: Economic growth and technological progress are not enemies of the environment but are perhaps its best friends, since they allow us to reduce humanity's footprint on the natural world. High tech agriculture boosts farm productivity, which means a cheaper food supply and more land spared for nature. Better sewage treatment means that our rivers and streams can run freer of pollutants. Catalytic converters on cars and better filters on power-plant smokestacks have greatly reduced smog, smoke and soot in the air. But only rich societies can afford to pay for these. In the end, the best environmental program of all is the promotion of prosperity.

Ronald Bailey

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A Quote by Roderick Thorp on best friend, enemies, friendship, and learning

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our worst enemies.

Roderick Thorp

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on best friend and friendship

Have you not heard When a man marries, dies, or turns Hindoo, His best friends hear no more of him?

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Letter to Maria Gisborne

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on best friend, books, and friendship

Books are the best friends you can have; they inform you, and entertain you, and they don't talk back.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

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A Quote by J. D. Salinger on best friend, children, facts, and friendship

Some of my best friedns are children. In fact, all of my best friends are children.

J. D. Salinger

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