A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.— Chinese Proverbs
Delicious Few Friends quotations
Famous people are deceptive. Deep down, they're just regular people. Like Larry King. We've been friends for forty years. He's one of the few guys I know who's really famous. One minute he's talking to the president on his cell phone, and then the next minute he's saying to me, Do you think we ought to give the waiter another dollar?
Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on.
The older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
After 4 years on NYPD Blue it has been nice to have the summer off and spend time with family and friends. There are a few projects I am interested in and plan to be working this fall.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
Be civil to all; serviceable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Oh, how few find time for prayer! There is time for everything else, time to sleep and time to eat, time to read the newspaper and the novel, time to visit friends, time for everything else under the sun, but-no time for prayer, the most important of all things, the one great essential!
At noon, on the Fourth of July, 1826, while the Liberty Bell was again sounding its old message to the people of Philadelphia, the soul of Thomas Jefferson passed on; and a few hours later John Adams entered into rest, with the name of his old friend upon his lips.
Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.
Some people standby you in your darkest hour while others walk away;
only a select few march towards you and become even closer friends.
I dislike organized games, swimming pools, fashionable resorts, night clubs, music in restaurants, and political manifestoes; I enjoy driving from coast to coast, good food and drink, a few friends, dogs, the theatre, long walks, music and free conversation.
A female friend, amiable, clever, and devoted, is a possession more valuable than parks and palaces; and without such a muse, few men can succeed in life, none be contented.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few.
What you are is a complicated girl with simple needs.
You need your books and time to read, and you need a few friends and you need someone-not to take care of you, but to care for you. If you have all those things, you'll always be alright.
Books are the most wonderful friends in the world.
When you meet them and pick them up, they are always ready to give you a few ideas. When you put them down, they never get mad; when you take them up again, they seem to enrich you all the more.
Few men have the natural strength to honor a friend's success without envy.
A man's needs are few. The simpler the life, therefore, the better. Indeed, only three things are truly necessary in order to make life happy: the blessing of God, the benefit of books, and the benevolence of friends.
He who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
There will be but few people who, when at a loss for topics of conversation, will not reveal the more secret affairs of their friends.
I'm greedy; I'd like to keep most of it for myself and a few others, a few of my friends . . . to keep that superlative high, just on the cusp of each day . . . so that I'd radiate sunshine.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
I was born in Copenhagen, and when I was a year old, we moved to Bangalore.
I was always a shy person and was happy with just a few friends and that came from my own social awkwardness. I did not know how to make conversations.
I think if you look at the friends, the kinds of relationships I have, I am not the kind of guy who has many shallow relationships. I think you could say I am the kind of guy who has a few relationships, but those are very deep.
Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world.
This is another thing about the world which is upsidedown: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities.
The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
Only my books anoint me, and a few friends, those who reach into my veins.
At times I think I actually hate Hollywood. I have many acquaintances there, but few friends.
It was my friend Frank, a writer in San Francisco, who finally set me straight.
When asked about my new look he put down his fork and stared at me for a few moments. "A bow tie announces to the world you can no longer get an erection."
I thought I would try to be gay for a while, but I'm just more sexually attracted to women. But I'm really glad that I found a few gay friends, because it totally saved me from becoming a monk or something.
In spite of a heavy disguise, a few days' growth on my face, dark glasses, a beret and one of William's jackets that fitted me not at all, as I emerged from a hotel in Lecce, a young fisherman pointed me out to his friends and said "Lavrenche Olivaire." It was not all that amazing; if you're not known in Italy, you're not known anywhere.
I do not concern myself with my inability to feel such comfort amidst humans (other than with very few friends and family), but, rather, am simply thankful that at least dogs exist, and I’m humbly aware of how much less a person I’d be – how less a human – if they did not exist.
[On being shown an apartment by a real estate agent:] Oh, dear, that's much too big. All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.
There are very few honest friends--the demand is not particularly great.