Competition is easier to accept if you realize it is not an act of oppression or abrasion - I've worked with my best friends in direct competition
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
He that wants money, means, and content is without three good friends.
A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell 'em to get a life.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, "It's a girl."
In America every woman has her set of girl-friends; some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other's affairs, who 'come out' together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude
Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven, And veils the farmhouse at the garden's end. The sled and traveller stopped, the courier's feet Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed In a tumultuous privacy of storm.
We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray.
Friends are the sunshine of life.
People can only live fully by helping others to live. When you give life to friends you truly live. Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions. And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
You send a boy to school in order to make friends - the right sort.
You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.
Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
I am kind of a dork. I do not have much game. I am not particularly comfortable in bars or clubs. I much prefer being home playing Scrabble, having dinner with a couple friends, going to see a movie, or losing a whole weekend to Season 14 of Law and Order or The Simpsons.
HIV infection and AIDS is growing - but so too is public apathy. We have already lost too many friends and colleagues.
I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will be continued in the hereafter.
Make not thy friends too cheap to thee, nor thyself to thy friend.
It is not expedient or wise to examine our friends too closely; few persons are raised in our esteem by a close examination.
Today, we must look to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada as a metaphor of our national character and aspiration, its symbol a thirty-foot high cardboard picture of a slot machine and a chorus girl. For Las Vegas is a city entirely devoted to the idea of entertainment, and as such proclaims the spirit of a culture in which all public discourse increasingly takes the form of entertainment. Our politics, our religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice.
My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
Most friends sicken us of friendship, most devotees of devotion.