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Samuel Johnson Quotes about Friendship
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If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

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The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

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The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

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

 

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

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

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

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

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody
- John Churton Collins

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates


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