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Wed, Jan. 7th, 2004 06:42 pm
A Few Quotes of Interest: Thoughts About Relationships

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you will help them to become what they are capable of being." -Goethe

"A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." -Len Wein

"You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality." -Woodrow Wilson

"I shall pass through life but once. Let me show kindness now, as I shall not pass this way again." -William Penn

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty." -Mother Teresa

"Laugh at yourself first, before anybody else can." -Elsa Maxwell, quoting death-bed advice of her father

"Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent." -Goethe

"If you join little cliques, you will be self-satisfied; if you make friends widely, you will be interesting." -Sydney Smith

"Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life." -Dr. Joyce Brothers

"It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave." -Homer, The Odyssey

"In expressing love we belong among the underdeveloped countries." -Saul Bellow

"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom." -Thomas Fuller

"A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend." -Henry David Thoreau

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." -Mark Twain

"The first general rule for friendship is to be a friend, to be open, natural, interested; the second rule is to take time for friendship. Friendship, after all, is what life is finally about. Everything material and professional exists in the end for persons." -Nels F. S. Ferre

"The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman - any woman - with beautiful legs." -Marlene Dietrich

"The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money." -Mark Twain

"God bears with imperfect beings... even when they resist His goodness. We ought to imitate this merciful patience and endurance. It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of other people." -Francois de Fenelon

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krikketgirl
krikketgirl
Kat
Thu, Jan. 8th, 2004 02:55 am (UTC)

I like particularly the Goethe quotes here, especially the one about being generous with kindly words about those who are absent. We could save ourselves so many problems if we just wouldn't say bad things about other people.


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Thu, Jan. 8th, 2004 02:19 pm (UTC)

Yeah, definitely. I liked pretty much every quote that he had. I actually went on a bit of a quest to figure out who he was, and I came up with this link to a biography.

Here's the full URL if the above link doesn't work:
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/goethe.htm


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