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Thoughts on Brass

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Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Friends are like bras:
close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

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May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our opportunity is always to make the choice for Joy.
To see the world with new eyes - open eyes - loving eyes.
To choose compassion and understanding -
for ourselves, our family, our friends,
our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

True friends are those who lift you up
when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
- Anonymous

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Appeasement" is the policy of feeding your friends to a crocodile,
one at a time, in hopes that the crocodile will eat you last.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

True friends are appreciative and never demanding.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

Life is partly what we make it,
and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
- Tehyi Hsieh

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

Tell me about a person's family, friends, and community,
and I'll tell you what his opinions are.
- Mark Twain
(paraphrase)

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me
and remind them of all the promise I see in them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine


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