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A Quote by Adam Murphy on friends

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Friends hold both the power to excel your life, or destroy it.

Adam Murphy

Contributed by: James Brown

A Quote by Ali ibn-Abi-Talib on friends and enemy

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

Ali ibn-Abi-Talib

Source: A Hundred Sayings

Contributed by: James Brown

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on friends, friendship, honesty, and buddy

Maintain one good friend who revels in telling you that you're full of hooey. When you get to the top of the heap, nothing you hear is true (or, at least the whole truth). Keeping things in perspective is very, very difficult. The difficulty is directly proportional to the size of the heap you're sitting atop.

The best defense is one good, no-bullshit buddy. It can be a spouse. It can be a college roommate you talk to three times a year. But somewhere, somehow, you've got to keep in touch with reality. A person who can laugh at you -- and making you laugh at yourself. When Roman senators addressed the masses, they'd have an underling stand behind them whose sole job it was to lean over and repeat: "Remember you're mortal."

Quite simply, no matter how hard you try, no matter how "open" you are, you'll end up surrounded by "yes people." It's hard not to believe people who are repeating your own ideas. Resist the temptation.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: The Pursuit of Wow!, Pages: 47

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Fred Small on life, love, friends, friendship, and community

"You can be anybody you want to be
you can love whomever you will
you can travel any country where your heart leads
and know (we) will love you still.

You can live by yourself,
you can gather friends around
you can choose one special one.
And the only measure of your words and your deeds
will be the love you leave behind when you're done."

Fred Small

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Peter H. Rosen on creativity cafe, strangers, friends, meeting, discovery, healing, friendship, love, community, venue, networking, and network

In Creativity Cafe, "Strangers are just friends who haven't yet met!"

Peter Rosen

Source: From the marketing materials of Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media)

Contributed by: Peter

A Quote by Florence R. Krall on opinions, relationships, understanding, communication, love, friends, complexity, critical, viewpoint, and silence

When we try to explain the complexity of what we see to others who demand that things be laid out in straight paths, they often become resistent and critical... when our viewpoint repeatedly falls on deaf ears, we become silent - avoid confrontation. One source of human suffering arises when our words and actions are perceived, by those we serve or love, in a light of being different from that intended.

Florence R. Krall

Source: unknown

Contributed by: Peggy J

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on smile, peace, gift, community, friends, awareness, and happiness

Our smile will bring happiness to us and to those around us. Even if we spend a lot of money on gifts for everyone in our family, nothing we buy could give them as much happiness as the gift of our awareness, our smile. And this precious gift costs nothing. At the end of a retreat in California, a friend wrote this poem:

I have lost my smile,
but don't worry.
The dandelion has it.

If you have lost your smile and yet are still capable of seeing that a dandelion is keeping it for you, the situation is not too bad. You still have enough mindfulness to see that the smile is there.

You only need to breathe consciously one or two times and you will recover your smile. The dandelion is one member of your community of friends. It is there, quite faithful, keeping your smile for you.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Richard David Bach on friends

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Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by unknown on slinkies and friends

Friends are a lot like slinkies. They're lots of fun to play with, and you just can't help laughing when they fall down the stairs.

unknown

Contributed by: Rei

A Quote by Oscar Levant on war, murder, and friends

When I appeared before the draft board examiner during World War II, he asked me if I thought I could kill. "I don't know about strangers," I replied, "but friends, certainly."

Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)

Contributed by: Dr. Ron

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