friendship

A Quote by Mark Twain on friendship and enemies

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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 Lord on love and friendship

Frienship is eros...without wings

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Contributed by: chakra

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 Emo Ranger on friendship and love

I Just want you to remember.....
I dont want you to remember me as nobody.....
I want you to remember me as a friend that will protect and care for you till the end..... >_<

Emo Ranger

Contributed by: Emo_Ranger

A Quote by Kare Anderson on conflict, connection, likeability, affection, friendship, say it better, and acceptance

Look to their positive intent, especially when they appear to have none.

Kare Anderson

Source: Say it Better blog

Contributed by: KareAnderson

A Quote by Kare Anderson on equanimity, calm gratefulness, friendship, power, and clarity

Act as if the world is going to treat you well.

Kare Anderson

Source: Say it Better blog - Kare Anderson

Contributed by: KareAnderson

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

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