You have not realized how I have developed. I was a schoolboy when you knew me. I am a man now. I have new passions new thoughts new ideas. I am different but you must not like me less. I am changed but you must always be my friend.
Your mysterious young friend, whose name you have never told me, but whose picture really fascinates me, never thinks.
It is quite true that I have worshipped you with far more romance of feeling than a man usually gives to a friend. Somehow, I had never loved a woman. I suppose I never had time. Perhaps, as Harry says, a really grande passion is the privilege of those who have nothing to do, and that is the use of the idle classes in a country
Laughter is not at all a bad beginnig for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.
Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature it requires, in fact, that nature of a true Individualist to sympathize with a friend's success.
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
I seem to have heard that observation before. . . . It has all the vitality of error and all the tediousness of an old friend.
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
But what is the good of friendship if one cannot say exactly what one means Anybody can say charming things and try to please and to flatter, but a true friend always says unpleasant things, and does not mind giving pain. Indeed, if he is a really true friend he prefers it, for he knows that then he is doing good.
To have friends, you know, one need only be good-natured but when a man has no enemy left there must be something mean about him.
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