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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on friend, friendship, loyal, loyalty, blessed, blessing, grateful, and grattitude

A friend is one with whom you are comfortable, to whom you are loyal, through whom you are blessed, and for whom you are grateful.

William Arthur Ward

Contributed by: Z

A Quote by Alfredo Karras on friends and friend

 

Instead of surrounding yourself with two hundred smarmy people, surround yourself with two friends who appreciate you for who you are, independently of what you own. Two hundred smarmy people will abandon you when you most need them, but two friends will be your legitimate army.

Alfredo Karras

Source: Be

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A Quote by Vanna Bonta on friend, friendship, enemy, and goodwill

Because I had goodwill for all, I thought all were my friends, and then I learned of treachery, that some preferred my end. A glorious day, the one I learned the meaning of the word. It's good to know my enemies, though their reasons are absurd.

Vanna Bonta

Source: Degrees: Thought Capsules (Poems and Micro Tales on Life, Death, Man, Woman, & Art)

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on duty, justice, simple, pure, and friend

Keep yourself simple, good, pure, serious, and unassuming; the friend of justice and godliness; kindly, affectionate, and resolute in your devotion to duty.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Coleman Barks on friend, friendship, enlightenment, kismet, compassion, grace, rumi, and freedom

One of the startling prospects that Rumi and Shams bring to the world of mystical awareness, which turns out to be ordinary consciousness as well, is the suggestion that we "fall in love in such a way that it frees us from any connecting." what that means is that we become friendship. "When living itself becomes the Friend, lovers disappear." That is, a human being can become a field of love (compassion, generosity, playfulness), rather than being identified with any particular synapse of lover and beloved. The love-ache widens to a plain of longing at the core of everything: the absence-presence center of awareness. Rumi went in search of the missing Shams. The story is that he was on a street in Damascus when the realization came that he *was* their Friendship. No separation, no union, just he was that at the silent core. I'd have to say that's the *baraka* (a blessing, the particular grace of taking in presence), the mystery of the ecstatic life.

Coleman Barks

Source: The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on friendship, dialogue, universe, alone, and friend

Every one must bear his own universe, and most persons are moderately interested in learning how their neighbors have managed to carry theirs.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Hasdai ibn Crescas on son, child, young, youth, master, servant, double, friend, foe, and enemy

Your son is at five your master, at ten your servant, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or foe, depending on his bringing up.

Hasdai ibn Crescas

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Dalai Lama on friend and stranger

I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend [with dignity, with honor].

Dalai Lama

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by Maya Angelou on friend, ear, listen, talk, and love

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by William Shakespeare on friend and growth

A friend is one that knows who you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently, allows you to grow.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Contributed by: Lainie

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