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an unlovely gaggle of contrary old codgers". -- Bill Rowe
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The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many. -- James Whistler
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Scientists - the crowd that for dash and style make the general public look like the Bloomsbury set. -- Fran Lebowitz
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I don't look at the work of my contemporaries very much; I tend to look at pictures by dead artists. It's much easier to get near their paintings. -- Howard Hodgkin
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Acquaintances are always abundant; friends are always scarce! -- Mehmet Murat Ildan
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Friends are not made, but recognized. -- Carl Rakosi
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All men are my friends. I have only to meet them.' In these hills, where life still moves at a leisurely and civilized pace, one is constantly meeting them. The -- Ruskin Bond
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It could be a meeting on the street, or a party or a lecture, or just a simple, banal introduction, then suddenly there is a flash of recognition and the embers of kinship glow. There is an awakening between you, a sense of ancient knowing. -- John O'donohue
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Who you associate with makes a difference in how far you go in life. -- Joel Osteen
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I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces. -- Charles Lamb
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Those who put you in difficult times are enemies.
Those who forsook you in difficult times are acquaintances.
Those who stood by you in difficult times are friends.
Those who fought for you in difficult times are family. -- Matshona Dhliwayo
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Nothing is more common than to find men, whose works are now totally neglected, mentioned with praises by their contemporaries as the oracles of their age, and the legislators of science. -- Samuel Johnson
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From the time we're born, our brothers and sisters are our collaborators and coconspirators, our role models and our cautionary tales, -- Jeffrey Kluger
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Acquaintances give us moments; friends give us hours; good friends give us days. -- Harry Beckwith
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My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it. -- Georg Brandes
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Scholars, street knowledge, Carter kids stuck in the projects. -- Big Pun
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I don't see any of my colleagues as rivals. I don't think our generation needs to do that. We are a chilled out lot, and we should all be happy. -- Shahid Kapoor
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Friends are the pulse of life. -- Pierce Brown
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However deep our devotion may be to parents or to children, it is our contemporaries alone with whom understanding is instinctive and entire. -- Vera Brittain
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At every stage of my career I have had interesting and cordial colleagues, some of whom are close friends. -- Daniel Nathans
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Reading brings us unknown friends -- Honore De Balzac
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Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference. -- Emil Ludwig
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It is equally impossible to forget our Friends, and to make them answer to our ideal. When they say farewell, then indeed we beginto keep them company. How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual Friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins. -- Henry David Thoreau
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A human being lives out not only his personal life as an individual, but also, consciously or subconsciously, the lives of his epoch and his contemporaries -- Thomas Mann
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among the country's senior -- Richard Lloyd Parry
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Mates such as they must stand by one another -- Mary Grant Bruce
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Neighbours: the strangers who live next door. -- Richard Bayan
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These people were the first to master a new kind of late twentieth-century life. They thrived on the rapid turnover of acquaintances, the lack of involvement with others, and the total self-sufficiency of lives which, needing nothing, were never disappointed. -- J.g. Ballard
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History resembles a guest list in that sense of the invited and the gatecrashers: the people for whom we have been waiting, and those whose presence takes us unawares. -- Sarah Churchwell
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In times of conflict, we're all peers. -- Michael Holbrook
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Every individual, from the highest to the lowest degree, has his place in the ladder of social life, and around him swirls a little world of interests, composed of stormy passions and conflicting atoms -- Alexandre Dumas
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Biking through New York's boroughs in 2005, I thought about some old friends, Joe and Eileen Bailey. Though they are imaginary, I frequently talk to them. -- Charles Schumer
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Don't be so quick to count out the teenagers. Some of the world's greatest changes, brilliant poetry, and innovations have come from the teenage mind. -- Steve Maraboli
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Young men and young women, full of courage, originality, and genius, are everywhere to be met with. -- Frank Crowninshield
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My peers and colleagues inspire me. -- Robin Chase
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There seems to be hardly any one among my acquaintance from whom I have not learned. -- C.s. Lewis
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Friends are thieves of time -- Sajjad Ali Noor
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The people which are hypocrites and the people which you rought and hard you deal with them, -- Deyth Banger
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Friends are an intersection. A route back to the world. -- Gail Jones
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My Mom and Dad and brother have grown through the years into my closest friends, the people who tell me the most searing truth, who give me soft places to rest and present to me a bright future when the only one I can see from my vantage point is dim and breaking before my eyes. -- Shauna Niequist
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Brothers all In honour, as in one community, Scholars and gentlemen. -- William Wordsworth
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Friends of my youth, a last adieu! Haply some day we meet again:
Ye ne'er the self-same men shall meet; the years shall make us other men. -- Richard Francis Burton
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For these two were old friends, old mates both at school and college, both thorough respecters of themselves and each other, and, what does not always follow, men who thoroughly enjoyed each other's company. -- Robert Louis Stevenson
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I have lots of friends. I mix with all sorts of people, of all generations. -- Jonathan King
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Thousands of individuals unknowingly contribute to the creation of our lives. Over the years, these serendipitous exchanges made imprints on my mind and heart and served as catalysts for my ongoing growth and development. -- Kristin S. Kaufman
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constant friends nor -- Walter G. Andrews
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People seek the society of others who are exciting, disconcerting and volatile, who are never the same from one moment to the next and usually change complexion completely. -- Thomas Bernhard
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(T)here are friendships in this world that seem incomprehensible to ordinary people, but are in fact conduits to deeper wisdom and insight. -- Elif Shafak
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I'm related to people I don't relate to. -- Bill Watterson
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Their lot in life, their station, became a part of their personalities and helped to for my worldview. -- John Kasich
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Rather than following a [genealogical] 'line', I find myself drawn to all the people I encounter, including those who, only by the most obtuse reckoning, can be thought of as relatives. Every life deserves telling; none is without drama and change. -- Alison Light
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Respectable Professors of the Dismal Science. -- Thomas Carlyle
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Friendship is identification and difference -- Hermann Hesse
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History: a collection of epitaphs. -- Elbert Hubbard
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My closest friends are Roger Moore, who is an actor, Sean Connery, who is an actor, Terry O'Neill, who is a photographer, Johnny Gold, who was the boss of Tramp, and Leslie Bricusse, who is a composer. -- Michael Caine
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Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life. -- Laurence Fishburne
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Great talents have some admirers, but few friends. -- Reinhold Niebuhr
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It is easy to make acquaintances, but very difficult to shake them off, however irksome and unprofitable they are found, after we have once committed ourselves to them. -- George Washington
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It used to be that you knew your neighbors and maybe your coworkers - the people in your physical vicinity. -- Will Wright
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We are sometimes made aware of a kindness long passed, and realize that there have been times when our friends' thoughts of us were of so pure and lofty a character that they passed over us like the winds of heaven unnoticed; when they treated us not as what we were, but as what we aspired to be. -- Henry David Thoreau
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an unbroken line of unrelated people -- Cathleen Schine
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[While writing history], I've kept the most interesting company imaginable with people long gone. Some I've come to know better than many I know in real life, since in real life we don't get to read other people's mail. -- David Mccullough
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All my friends I've known since I was really little. -- Leona Lewis
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To converse with historians is to keep good company; many of them were excellent men, and those who were not, have taken care to appear such in their writings. -- Henry St John, 1St Viscount Bolingbroke
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wife and children; I've met some -- Jill Morrow
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have friends among the Tangents.' -- James Dashner
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The generation that had information, but no context. Butter, but no bread. Craving, but no longing. -- Meg Wolitzer
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24There are "friends" who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. -- Anonymous
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I love the acquaintance of young people; because, in the first place, I do not like to think myself growing old. In the next place, young acquaintances must last longest, if they do last; and then, sir, young men have more virtue than old men; they have more generous sentiments in every respect. -- Samuel Johnson
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I look at my contemporaries, and we're all at different stages and levels, and all choosing different routes, different ways to do things. -- Jamie Bell
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Brothers in Art: a friendship so complete -- Alfred Tennyson
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Who, last time I'd checked, was still on our official archenemy list. (Yes, we have to keep a list. It's kind of sad.) -- James Patterson
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We have fewer friends than we imagine, but more than we know. -- Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
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Acquaintances come and go, friends are here to stay, but enemies accumulate. -- Matshona Dhliwayo
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They were the sisterhood: their mothers at a younger age. -- Ann Brashares
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Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds. -- Aristotle.
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Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust. -- Jesse Owens
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To be contemporary is to rise through the stack of the past, like the fire through the mountain. Only a heat so deeply and intelligently born can carry a new idea into the air. -- Mary Oliver
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Friendship is evanescent in every man's experience, and remembered like heat lightning in past summers. -- Henry David Thoreau
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Your friends today attach themselves not to you but to your purse or to some advantage they can gain through your father's kindness. When your purse is empty or when your father is no longer in power, they bid you good-bye. -- Sathya Sai Baba
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Friends are the thermometer by which we may judge the temperature of our fortunes. -- Marguerite Gardiner, Countess Of Blessington
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My generation were all careerists. -- Zaha Hadid
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Many things change with time, but certain basic human traits remain eternal: curiosity and empathy, the urge to know and the urge to connect. -- Azar Nafisi
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There is a group of entrepreneurs pushing the envelope, government officials that are making significant changes despite the odds, and visionary writers, academics, and colleagues whose work confirms, amplifies, and stretches my own thinking. -- Robin Chase
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They're my best friends, I'm going to know them until the day I die. -- Melina Marchetta
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The brave unfortunate are our best acquaintance. -- Francis Of Assisi
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We are known to our friends by a look in our eyes that we never see in a mirror. -- Robert Breault
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Good friends walk in when the old ones walk out. -- Helen Keller
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The most underused, under-appreciated group of people in the world is our youth. -- Ian Somerhalder
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As friends they knew each other's history, knew the twists and turns that had brought them to this place in the world. And they understood each other's fears and frailties; nothing had to be explained. Now, -- Jacqueline Winspear
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What are acquaintance for, if not to supply the pleasures of gossip? -- Zen Cho
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Many are the friendships that have found an unforseeen and sudden end on a journey, and few are those that survive it. -- Elizabeth Von Arnim
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My days among the dead are passed; Around me I behold, Where'er these casual eyes are cast, The mighty minds of old; My never-failing friends are they, With whom I converse day by day. -- Robert Southey
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The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity. -- Benjamin Disraeli
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We know one another's faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws. -- Rose Macaulay
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To the Ancients, Friendship seemed the happiest and most fully human of all loves; the crown of life and the school of virtue. The modern world, in comparison, ignores it. -- C.s. Lewis
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An elite confederacy of nerds. My peeps -- Kathy Reichs
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They were all famous and fantastic fellows. -- Peter Scott
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..fresh friends from completely different worlds faced with the hard shapings of truth and deceit, of right and wrong, and of the equivalent damage when high expectations and low expectations are devastatingly unmet. -- Christopher Scotton
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Many people consider me an old friend. -- Shirley Temple