— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
„It is time to realize that neither socialism, nor friendship, nor good-neighborliness, nor respect can be produced by bayonets, tanks or blood.“
— Eduard Shevardnadze Georgian politician and diplomat 1928 - 2014
As quoted in North Atlantic Assembly Political Committee Report (1990), p. 7.
„This is indeed a maxim of general application…Nations cannot be governed by the obligations of friendship which prevail among individuals in private life…There can be, in the eyes of a philosophical statesman neither national enmities, nor national friendships.“
— Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 1764 - 1845
Letter to Lord Palmerston (9 October 1833), quoted in E. A. Smith, Lord Grey. 1764-1845 (Alan Sutton, 1996), p. 284.
— Charles Dickens, kniha The Old Curiosity Shop
Zdroj: The Old Curiosity Shop (1841), Ch. 7
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
Letter to Joseph Gillespie http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/lincoln2/1:88.1?rgn=div2;view=fulltext (13 July 1849)
„Friendship is often outgrown; and his former child’s clothes will no more fit a man than some of his former friendships.“
— Arthur Helps British writer 1813 - 1875
‘Unreasonable Claims in Social Affections and Relations’, Chapter IX.
Friends in Council (First Series), (1847),
— Sallust Roman historian, politician -86 - -34 pred n. l.
Originál: (la) Nam idem velle atque idem nolle, ea demum firma amicitia est.
Zdroj: Bellum Catilinae (c. 44 BC), Chapter XX, 4; quoting Catiline
„The pleasures of friendship, of unreserved conversation, of similarity of taste and opinions will make good amends for orange wine.“
— Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817
Letter to Cassandra (1808-06-20) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]
„Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.“
— Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
— Tennessee Williams American playwright 1911 - 1983
„Many old friendships and acquaintances fall away; new friendships, even a whole new support network, take their place. Based as they are on shared values and a shared journey, these new relationships are perhaps more intense.“
— Marilyn Ferguson American writer 1938 - 2008
The Aquarian Conspiracy (1980), Chapter Twelve, Human Connections: Relationships Changing
„In real life, help is given out of friendship, or it is not valued; it is received from the hand of friendship, or it is resented.“
— Robert Louis Stevenson, kniha Across the Plains
Zdroj: Across the Plains (1892), Ch. IX, Beggars.
Kontext: We should wipe two words from our vocabulary: gratitude and charity. In real life, help is given out of friendship, or it is not valued; it is received from the hand of friendship, or it is resented.
„The friendships of the world are oft
Confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure;
Ours has severest virtue for its basis,
And such a friendship ends not but with life.“
— Joseph Addison, kniha Cato
Act III, scene i.
Cato, A Tragedy (1713)
„In Aryans' Discipline, to build a friendship is to build wealth, to maintain a friendship is to maintain wealth and to end a friendship is to end wealth.“
— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -563 - -483 pred n. l.
Gautama Buddha, Cakkavatti Sutta, Patika Vagga, Digha Nikaya
— Charles Caleb Colton British priest and writer 1780 - 1832
Vol. II; LXXXIII
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
This phrase was used as the title of a work published in 1931, but was originally used in Ch. LXII of A Novel of Thank You, written in 1925-1926, but not published until 1958 by the Yale University Press
— Graham Greene, kniha The Comedians
Zdroj: The Comedians