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A Quote by George Satayana on friends

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One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Contributed by: Dragon Dancer

A Quote by Darina S Stoyanova on health, wellness, healing, flexitarian, flexible, eating, indulgence, occasional, company, friends, ingredients, food, enjoyment, feeling, choice, decisions, darina, and darina stoyanova

Be a Flexitarian – try to be flexible when it comes to eating.
Eat healthy, but enjoy the occasional indulgence and meals in the
company of friends without scrutinizing ingredients or feeling guilty.

~ Darina Stoyanova ~

Darina Stoyanova

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Charlie Smith on love, home, friends, poets, and nostalgia

I was filled with longing
for joyful permanent fixations, and insight,
for play and a secular individualism,
a spiritual life and some unnameable
opportunity like a right I vaguely
remembered and couldn't get purchase on.
It was no good.
It took me years and one mistake
after another to realize this
and even then I simply got washed out,
put aside
I didn't really learn a lesson.
I know it's not so much the mistakes
not the divisions, or cultural impediments,
the threats and isolation techniques
we run on each other
it's the heart.
My father went to his grave unchanged.
So did Poe.
And beautiful Anna Karenina.
And Ovid. Consuela Concepcion, too, my piano teacher.
They say in the end
Mussolini was so terrified his mind seized and he couldn't speak.
He sat there swelled-up and bug-eyed. This is not it.
Or anyone drowning or
lurching from the fire shrieking he didn't want this to happen.
There is so much gibberish. And imprecision.
No wonder we lock in.
Like you, I get scared.
I used to go to my friend's house,
sink into the old sofa on his back porch
and read all day. His family
and the ducks and dogs would pass by, let me be - discreet love-  I'd feel safe

Charlie Smith

Source: "Honesty" - see http://www.nortonpoets.com/ex/smithcheroin.htm

Contributed by: Anna

A Quote by J.K. Rowling on love, honesty, and friends

"It takes a lot of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends."
- Albus Dumbledore

J.K. Rowling

Source: Harry Potter

Contributed by: Merlijn

A Quote by Catherine Whitmire on superfluities, simplicity, clear-seeing, friends, quakers, and society of friends

It may surprise some of us to hear that the first generation of Friends did not have a testimony for simplicity. They came upon a faith which cut to the root of the way they saw life, radically reorienting it. They saw that all they did must flow directly from what they experienced as true, and that if it did not, both the knowing and the doing became false. In order to keep the knowledge clear and the doing true, they stripped away anything which seemed to get in the way. They called those things superfluities, and it is this radical process of stripping for clear-seeing which we now term simplicity. - Frances Irene Tober, 1985

Catherine Whitmire

Source: Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity, Pages: 21

Contributed by: Richard

A Quote by Martha Nibley Beck on joy, love, north star, life, purpose, relationship, journey, potential, business, happiness, realization, friends, opportunities, essence, meaning, and purpose

Connecting with the people who are meant to be part of your own North Star is much more important than any aspect of business. It's the essence of happiness, the full realization of your potential for joy.

By the end of your incredibly arduous, disappointing, stressful journey, you will be your true self, in a place where you belong, with friends who truly understand you and bring all sorts of opportunities your way.

Every aspect of your life, whether it's a task or relationship, personal or professional, will be based on love and joy. And when you get right down to it, nothing else really matters.

Martha Beck

Source: Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live, Pages: 338

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik on friends, comfort, safety, friendship, and words

Oh, the comfort -
the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person -
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but pouring them all right out,
just as they are,
chaff and grain together;
certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping,
and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on friendship, good, life, time, weather, together, pleasant, cloudy, metaphor, friends, sigh, tear, leaving, and farewell

Life! we've been long together, Through pleasant and through cloudy weather; 'Tis hard to part when friends are dear, Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear; Then steal away, give little warning; Choose thine own time; Say not 'Good-night'; but in some brighter clime Bid me 'Good-morning'.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

Source: Ode to Life

Contributed by: Zaady

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