Tag Archives: Friendship

Thought For the Day: A Real Friend Knows You Instantly

“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”  – Richard Bach, in  Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977) The text of this work is … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Tact And Courtesy Keep Our Friendships Close

“Don’t flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: True Friendship Rests On Understanding and Being Understood

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca The more that things change; the more they stay the same.  This is just as true today as it was … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honest Friendship With All, Entanglements With None

“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations…entangling alliances with none”  – Thomas Jefferson Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address can be read in its entirety here: http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres16.html

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Thought For the Day: A True Friend Is More Esteemed Than Family

“What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun.  A true friend is to be more esteemed than kinship.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero You can read … Continue reading

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