Here the best way to represent to life the manifold use of friendship, is to cast and see how many things there are, which a man cannot do himself; and then it will appear, that it was a sparing speech of the ancients, to say, that a friend
is another himself; for that a friend
is far more than himself.
And instead of saying simply as we did at first, that it is just to do good to our friends and harm to our enemies, we should further say: It is just to do good to our friends when they are good and harm to our enemies when they are evil?
Then if a man says that justice consists in the repayment of debts, and that good is the debt which a man owes to his friends, and evil the debt which he owes to his enemies,--to say this is not wise; for it is not true, if, as has been clearly shown, the injuring of another can be in no case just.
All that, my dear friend, is strikingly true," replied Athos.
Well, strikingly true as it may be, it is not less true, my friend, that I shall return -- greatly beloved by M.
Consider, then, Anselmo my friend, that Camilla is a diamond of the finest quality as well in thy estimation as in that of others, and that it is contrary to reason to expose her to the risk of being broken; for if she remains intact she cannot rise to a higher value than she now possesses; and if she give way and be unable to resist, bethink thee now how thou wilt be deprived of her, and with what good reason thou wilt complain of thyself for having been the cause of her ruin and thine own.
Thou dost reckon me thy friend, and thou wouldst rob me of honour, a thing wholly inconsistent with friendship; and not only dost thou aim at this, but thou wouldst have me rob thee of it also.
Egad," said D'Artagnan, "the park is like everything else and there are as many fish in your pond as rabbits in your warren; you are a happy man, my friend
since you have not only retained your love of the chase, but acquired that of fishing.
Let the soul be assured that somewhere in the universe it should rejoin its friend
, and it would be content and cheerful alone for a thousand years.
Or put it, my juvenile friends
," said Chadband, stimulated by the sound, "that the unnatural parents of this slumbering heathen--for parents he had, my juvenile friends
, beyond a doubt--after casting him forth to the wolves and the vultures, and the wild dogs and the young gazelles, and the serpents, went back to their dwellings and had their pipes, and their pots, and their flutings and their dancings, and their malt liquors, and their butcher's meat and poultry, would THAT be Terewth?
Winkle's astonishment was too real, and too evident, to escape the observation of Doctor Slammer's friend
; he therefore proceeded--'My friend
, Doctor Slammer, requested me to add, that he was firmly persuaded you were intoxicated during a portion of the evening, and possibly unconscious of the extent of the insult you were guilty of.
I say,' resumed his friend
, 'suppose he lives, and I persuaded, or if the word sounds more feasible, forced Nell to a secret marriage with you.
Sawest thou ever thy friend
asleep--to know how he looketh?
Jimmie Rogers ses I'll have t' fight him after th' battle t'-day," announced the friend
as he again seated himself.
My good friend
, it is the very glass in which the king is used to look to see himself.