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Ponder Points

A Ponder Point is a significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument or suggestion that needs to be weighed in the mind with thoroughness and care.

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Friendship



No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
~Alice Walker~

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
~Aristotle~

Those truly linked don't need correspondence. When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.
~Deng Ming-Dao~

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
~Edgar Watson Howe~

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
~Elie Wiesel~

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
~Friedrich Nietzsche~

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
~Henri Nouwen~

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