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Quotes of the Day for 4 December 2000 – Friendship

Several readers wanted another Friendship theme, and I have plenty of quotes on that subject that we haven't used in the past so I'm happy to oblige. Besides, it's Monday and we're going to need our friends to another busy week!

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The quotes:

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
     - George Washington

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
     - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.
     - Clive Staples Lewis

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
     - Randolph Silliman Bourne

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