A Quote by Allen Lacy on best friend, friendship, health, kindness, people, prejudice, and virtue

Show me a person without prejudice of any kind on any subject and I'll show you someone who may be admirably virtuous but is surely no gardener. Prejudice against people is reprehensible, but a healthy set of prejudices is a gardener's best friend. Gardening is complicated, and prejudice simplifies it enormously.

Allen Lacy

Source: Home Ground, 1984

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A Quote by Allan Pinkerton on crime, friendship, and honesty

A friend to honesty and a foe to crime

Allan Pinkerton

Source: (Graceland Cemetery; Chicago, Illinois)

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A Quote by Alice Malsenior Walker on friendship and silence

No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.

Alice Walker (1944 -)

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A Quote by Alice Duer Miller on criticism, friendship, pain, pleasure, and time

If it's painful for you to criticize your friends, you're safe in doing it; if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.

Alice Duer Miller (1874 - 1942)

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on friendship

Stately, kindly, lordly friend Condescend Here to sit by me.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: To a Cat.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on friendship and poets

There was a poor poet named Clough, Whom his friends all united to puff, But the public, though dull, Had not such a skull As belonged to believers in Clough.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Essays and Studies

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A Quote by Alfred Nobel on contentment, enemies, family, friendship, future, illusions, kindness, laws, life, love, memory, sister, survival, and vanity

To his sister-in-law: What a contrast between us! You live a warm and glowing life, surrounded by loved ones whom you care for and who care for you; you are anchored in contentment. I drift about without rudder or compass, a wreck on the sea of life; I have no memories to cheer me, no pleasant illusions of the future to comfort me, or about me to satisfy my vanity. I have no family to furnish the only kind of survival that concerns us, no friends for the wholesome development of my affections, or enemies for my malice.

Alfred Nobel

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on absence, betrayal, confidence, fear, friendship, needs, sincerity, and present

A FRIEND IS A PERSON . . . With whom you can be sincere. . . . To whom you never need to defend yourself. . . . On whom you can depend whether present or absent. . . . With whom you never need pretend. . . . To whom you can reveal yourself without fear of betrayal. . . . Who does not feel she owns you because you are her friend. . . . Who will not selfishly use you because she has your confidence. I WOULD HAVE SUCH A FRIEND. . . AND I WOULD BE SUCH A FRIEND. I DO HAVE SUCH A FRIEND! ~ Y-O-U ~

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on books, company, economics, friendship, lawyers, mathematics, work, and writers

In the company of friends, writers can discuss their books, economists the state of the economy, lawyers their latest cases, and businessmen their latest acquisitions, but mathematicians cannot discuss their mathematics at all. And the more profound their work, the less understandable it is.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

Source: Reflections: mathematics and creativity, New Yorker, 47(1972), no. 53, 39 - 45.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on action, clarity, faith, friendship, honor, losing, privacy, promises, sincerity, soul, and truth

Statesman, yet friend to truth! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear; Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Epistle to Mr. Addison. Line 67.

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