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Quotes of the Day for 22 November 2000 – Friendship

"Thanksgiving Week" at Quotes of the Day continues for our US readers, "Gentle Virtues Week" for readers in the rest of the world. Today's focus is Friendship.

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The quotes:

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
     - Henry David Thoreau

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island...to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
     - Baltasar Gracian

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
     - Sir Rabindranath Tagore

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility; never an opportunity.
     - Khalil Gibran

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
     - Marlene Dietrich


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