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Quotes of the Day for 23 June 2003 – Friendship

It was on this day in 1683 that Tammamend, a village sachem of the Lenni Lenape Indian tribe, and William Penn, proprietor and governor of Pennsylvania, signed a treaty of friendship at the "new" Friends' Meeting House at Philadelphia. It was the first treaty between natives and the European immigrants, and captured the attention of many, referred to as the one treaty "neither sworn or broken." It certainly was faithfully observed during the life of the signers, but the Lenape tribe suffered greatly and were later driven from their land. In fact, a new treaty between the Lenape and officials in their ancestral home was signed less than two years ago, a second attempt at friendship.

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The quotes:

Friendship is a thing neccessary to life since without friends no one would choose to live, though possessed of all other advantages.
     - Aristotle, 384 - 322 BC

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
     - Basil

True friendship is like sound health, the value is seldom known until it be lost.
     - Charles Caleb Colton, 1780 - 1832

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
     - James Boswell, 1740 - 1795

Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
     - William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
     - Ann Morrow Lindbergh, 1906 - 2001


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