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    Friends tell such lovely lies

    December 1st, 2011

    On my 50th birthday, my older daughter gave me a pin that Read the rest of this entry »


    Friends help us see ourselves

    November 22nd, 2011

    The brevity of life gives a subconscious urgency to our desire to know ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »


    Why you should lie to your friends

    October 23rd, 2011

    Do not mistake friendship for a license to tell the truth. More pain has been inflicted by indiscriminate truth-telling than by lies. Honesty too often means being hurtful and wounding. As long as you keep true counsel with yourself, it doesn’t hurt if you dissembled with a friend. Read the rest of this entry »


    How to treat your friends

    October 7th, 2011

    Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better. Edgar Howe (1853-1937), U.S. novelist. Country Town Sayings (1911).

    A man always remembers his enemies, but he sometimes forgets his friends. Bob (Robert Chambers) Edwards (1864-1922). Calgary Eye Opener, December 11, 1915.

    Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light. Jennie Jerome Churchill (1854-1921), mother of Winston Churchill, and Anglo-American society figure. Small Talk on Big Subjects (1916).


    Friends are like snowflakes

    October 5th, 2011

    “Friends are like snowflakes: beautiful and different,” read the sign at the Starbucks coffee shop on Forty-Second and Sixth in New York City, writer Adam Gopnik reported in the New Yorker, January 3, 2011. But Gopnik wondered, “Are snowflakes really different?” Read the rest of this entry »


    A dog’s best friend

    October 3rd, 2011

    Properly trained, a man can be a dog’s best friend. Corey Ford (1902-69), U.S. magazine writer and author. Quoted by Jim Dratfield and Paul Coughlin in The Quotable Canine (1997). Read the rest of this entry »