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Shakespeare, William

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

 

"I will give thrice so much land to any well-deserving friend; but in the way of bargain, mark me, I will cavil on the ninth part of a hair."

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Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams

 

"One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.''

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The Talmud

The Talmud

The Talmud

 

Man has three friends on whose company he relies.

  • First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts.
  • Second, his relatives; they go only as far as the grave, leave him there.
  • The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave.
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Titus Maccius Plautus

Titus Maccius Plautus

Titus Maccius Plautus

 

No guest is so welcome in a friend's house that he will not become a nuisance after three days. Continue reading Titus Maccius Plautus