— Hubert H. Humphrey Vice-President of the USA under Lyndon B. Johnson 1911 - 1978
„In real life, help is given out of friendship, or it is not valued; it is received from the hand of friendship, or it is resented.“
Fuente: Across the Plains (1892), Ch. IX, Beggars.
Contexto: We should wipe two words from our vocabulary: gratitude and charity. In real life, help is given out of friendship, or it is not valued; it is received from the hand of friendship, or it is resented.
„Friendship … receives its real sustenance from an equality that, to proceed without a limp, must have its two limbs equal.“
— Étienne de La Boétie, libro Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Discourse on Voluntary Servitude (1548)
„[Sheltering the shah and his family] was completely out of [President Sadat's] friendship and good human nature as he had no personal gain from it. Egyptians had not forgotten the help they received from Iran during their troubled times of war.“
— Farah Pahlavi Empress of Iran 1938
Interview: Farah Pahlavi Recalls 30 Years In Exile http://www.rferl.org/content/Interview_Farah_Pahlavi_Recalls_30_Years_In_Exile/2111354.html, Radio Free Europe, (July 27, 2010).
„One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.“
— Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986
As quoted in Successful Aging : A Conference Report (1974) by Eric Pfeiffer, p. 142
— Barbara Bush former First Lady of the United States 1925 - 2018
— T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral
Fuente: Murder in the Cathedral
„To desire friendship is a great fault. Friendship should be a gratuitous joy like those afforded by art or life. We must refuse it so that we may be worthy to receive it; it is of the order of grace.“
— Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
Fuente: Simone Weil : An Anthology (1986), Love (1947), p. 274
„Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.“
— John O'Donohue Irish writer, priest and philosopher 1956 - 2008
Fuente: Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
— Edward Young, Night-Thoughts
Fuente: Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night II, Line 582.
„I do not believe that friendship today can flower out — can come out — of political life. I do believe that if there is something like a political life to be — to remain for us, in this world of technology — then it begins with friendship.“
— Ivan Illich austrian philosopher and theologist 1926 - 2002
We the People interview (1996)
Contexto: I do not believe that friendship today can flower out — can come out — of political life. I do believe that if there is something like a political life to be — to remain for us, in this world of technology — then it begins with friendship.
Therefore my task is to cultivate disciplined, self-denying, careful, tasteful friendships. Mutual friendships always. I-and-you and, I hope, a third one, out of which perhaps community can grow. Because perhaps here we can find what the good is.
— Anne Brontë, libro La inquilina de Wildfell Hall
Fuente: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), Ch. XXIX : The Neighbour; Helen to Walter
— Jerome Catholic saint and Doctor of the Church 345 - 420
Original: (la) Amicitia quae desinere potest vera numquam fuit.
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2014, Statement on Cuban policy (December 2014)
Contexto: To the Cuban people, America extends a hand of friendship. Some of you have looked to us as a source of hope, and we will continue to shine a light of freedom. Others have seen us as a former colonizer intent on controlling your future. José Martí once said, “Liberty is the right of every man to be honest.” Today, I am being honest with you. We can never erase the history between us, but we believe that you should be empowered to live with dignity and self-determination. Cubans have a saying about daily life: “No es facil” –- it’s not easy. Today, the United States wants to be a partner in making the lives of ordinary Cubans a little bit easier, more free, more prosperous.
To those who have supported these measures, I thank you for being partners in our efforts. In particular, I want to thank His Holiness Pope Francis, whose moral example shows us the importance of pursuing the world as it should be, rather than simply settling for the world as it is; the government of Canada, which hosted our discussions with the Cuban government; and a bipartisan group of congressmen who have worked tirelessly for Alan Gross’s release, and for a new approach to advancing our interests and values in Cuba.
— Charles Caleb Colton British priest and writer 1777 - 1832
„Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work but the solidest things we know.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
— Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 a.C.
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter XXXV
Original: (la) Amicitia semper prodest, amor aliquando etiam nocet
„The friendships of the world are oft
Confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure;
Ours has severest virtue for its basis,
And such a friendship ends not but with life.“
— Joseph Addison, libro Cato
Act III, scene i.
Cato, A Tragedy (1713)