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Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used. ...
by Elbert Hubbard

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

Genius may have its limitations,
but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
- Elbert Hubbard

A conservative is a man who is
too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
- Elbert Hubbard

Do not take life too seriously.
You will never get out of it alive.
- Elbert Hubbard


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Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard (Philistine - A Periodical of Protest, 1896)

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard


 

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

From wine what sudden friendship springs.
- John Gay

The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

Nothing is more cheerful than talking
about our friends' shortcomings.
- Mason Cooley

No man is truly married until he understands
every word his wife is NOT saying.
- Anonymous

Nothing echoes like an empty mailbox.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail.
A best friend is the one sitting next
to you saying "boy was that fun."
- The Maugles

Everyone should have at least two friends -
one to talk to and one to talk about.
- Anonymous

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

A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
- Erma Bombeck

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious
as to have friends at a distance;
they make the latitudes and the longitudes.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have lost friends, some by death ...
others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf

A man's friendships are, like his will,
invalidated by marriage -
but they are also no less invalidated
by the marriage of his friends.
- Samuel Butler

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends
is that three out of four murders
are committed by people who know the victim.
- George Carlin

The worst part of success is to try to find
someone who is happy for you.
- Bette Midler

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Money can't buy friends
but it can get you a better class of enemy.
- Spike Milligan

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A true friend is one who
overlooks your failures
and tolerates your success.
- Doug Larson

I'm a very loyal and unreliable friend.
- Bono

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A lifelong friend is someone
you haven't borrowed money from yet.
- Anonymous

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

A true friend stabs you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
- Anonymous

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

"Appeasement" is the policy of feeding your friends to a crocodile,
one at a time, in hopes that the crocodile will eat you last.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Do not use a hatchet to remove
a fly from your friend's forehead.
- Chinese Proverb

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes
when they're not so good,
and sympathizes with your problems
when they're not so bad.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache;
do be my enemy - for friendship's sake.
- William Blake

True friendship is never serene.
- Marquise de Sevigne

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire


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