„A visitor is a friend, he brings news, good or bad, which is bread to the hungry minds in lonely places. A real friend who comes to the house is a heavenly messenger, who brings the panis angelorum.“

—  Tania Blixen, buch Jenseits von Afrika

Quelle: Out of Africa

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Tania Blixen4
dänische Schriftstellerin 1885 - 1962

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„No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart.“

—  Stephen King, buch Es

Quelle: It (1986), Ch. 16 : Eddie's Bad Break, §8
Kontext: Maybe, he thought, there aren't any such things as good friends or bad friends — maybe there are just friends, people who stand by you when you're hurt and who help you feel not so lonely. Maybe they're always worth being scared for, and hoping for, and living for. Maybe worth dying for, too, if that's what has to be. No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.

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„Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.“

—  Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian -496 - -406 v.Chr

Quelle: Antigone, Line 277; cf. "Don’t shoot the messenger."

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„My best friend is one who brings out the best in me“

—  Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947

Actually due to Harris Weinstock: "My best friend is the man who can bring out of me my best, and your best friend is the one who tends to bring out the best in you" (May 1914) Attributed to Henry Ford as early as 1948.
Misattributed

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„I have good news and bad news for you, my friend.“

—  Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987

Quelle: One Minute Nonsense (1992), p. 152
Kontext: "What can I do to see Reality as it is?"
The master smiled and said, "I have good news and bad news for you, my friend."
"What's the bad news?"
"There's nothing you can do to see — it is a gift."
"And what's the good news?"
"There's nothing you can do to see — it is a gift."

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„The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Domestic Life
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„Lord, give bread to the hungry, and hunger for you to those who have bread.“

—  Catherine Doherty Religious order founder; Servant of God 1896 - 1985

Dearly Beloved, Vol. III (1990)

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„In our university [of Virginia] you know there is no Professorship of Divinity. A handle has been made of this, to disseminate an idea that this is an institution, not merely of no religion, but against all religion. Occasion was taken at the last meeting of the Visitors, to bring forward an idea that might silence this calumny, which weighed on the minds of some honest friends to the institution.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Letter to Thomas Cooper (3 November 1822), published in The Works of Thomas Jefferson in Twelve Volumes http://oll.libertyfund.org/ToC/0054.php, Federal Edition, Paul Leicester Ford, ed., New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904, Vol. 12 http://oll.libertyfund.org/Texts/Jefferson0136/Works/0054-12_Bk.pdf, p. 272
1820s

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„H-he is a messenger for you. H-h-he brings a message.“

—  Jonathan Stroud, buch Das Amulett von Samarkand

"You stagger me, Simpkin! A messenger with a message! Extraordinary."
The Amulet of Samarkand (2003)

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„He used to say that it was better to have one friend of great value than many friends who were good for nothing.“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

Anarcharsis, 5.
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 2: Socrates, his predecessors and followers

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„Load up on guns, bring your friends.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Song lyrics, Nevermind (1991)

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