„We do not wish to become subordinate to any power. We will be friends with the powers of the world. We will be sincere friends to the powers that are sincere in their intentions and their friendship to us.“
— Abd al-Karim Qasim Prime Minister of Iraq 1914 - 1963
Principles of the 14th July Revolution (1959), Speech delivered at the officers' club (June 16, 1959).
„HAST thou a Friend, as heart may wish at will?
Then use him so, to have his friendship still.
Would'st have a Friend, would'st know what friend is best?
Have God thy friend who passeth all the rest.“
— Thomas Tusser English poet 1524 - 1580
Posies for a Parlour, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„The philosophers who wished us to have the gods for our friends rank the friendship of the holy angels in the fourth circle of society, advancing now from the three circles of society on earth to the universe, and embracing heaven itself.“
— Aurelius Augustinus, book The City of God
The City of God (early 400s), Context: The philosophers who wished us to have the gods for our friends rank the friendship of the holy angels in the fourth circle of society, advancing now from the three circles of society on earth to the universe, and embracing heaven itself. And in this friendship we have indeed no fear that the angels will grieve us by their death or deterioration. But as we cannot mingle with them as familiarly as with men (which itself is one of the grievances of this life), and as Satan, as we read, sometimes transforms himself into an angel of light, to tempt those whom it is necessary to discipline, or just to deceive, there is great need of God’s mercy to preserve us from making friends of demons in disguise, while we fancy we have good angels for our friends; for the astuteness and deceitfulness of these wicked spirits is equalled by their hurtfulness. XIX, 9
— Myles Munroe, Waiting and Dating
„Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
" On The Conduct of Life" http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/Hazlitt/ConductLife.htm (1822), reprinted in The Collected Works of William Hazlitt (1902-1904)
— Robin Sloan American writer 1979
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (2012), Chapter 31 “Epilogue” (p. 288)