Now, to reiterate my title, this is what is wrong. This is the huge modern heresy of altering the human soul to fit its conditions, instead of altering human conditions to fit the human soul…it is the huge heresy of Precedent.
There are times when I am on the outs with everyone in our home, but that little dog of ours will come and remind me that she still cares. If you had a million dollars and a dog, you would have a million so-called friends and a dog.
If you lose the million dollars and have nothing left, those million friends would also be gone, but you would still have the dog. All he asks is for the privilege of being near his master. If you speak his name, you make his day. If you pet him on the head, he thinks he is in dog heaven. His love is unselfish and undying.
He is as constant in his love as the sun is in its course across he heavens. Sadly, most men do not experience that kind of devotion in their human friendships. Here is what some have said regarding human friendships: Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others.
Our own share of miseries is sufficient: Thomas JeffersonU. Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Oliver GoldsmithAnglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful.
The stomach turns against them. William HazlittEnglish essayist. The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.
Samuel JohnsonEnglish author, lexicographer. It seems evident from these quotes that these men think friendship to be a brittle and weak thing.
Thankfully not everyone agrees with this interpretation. The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover. Joseph AddisonEnglish essayist. To the query, "What is a friend?
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature. Ralph Waldo EmersonU. Essays, "Friendship" First Series, As you journey through life, you will make and lose friends. It is just the way things are! He was called, "A friend of sinners" by His enemies.
I think in all the Bible, there is no sweeter name to given to the Lord Jesus Christ than this. To think that those who are called the enemies of God have, for themselves, a Friend of such noble stature and quality as Jesus. He is the Friend of the friendless!
When we look into the Word of God, we are met with this word "friend" many times. In several of these places, the Bible gives us a definition of just what a friend really is. Notice some traits that prove this truth. Perhaps you have had a friend for which you would do anything.
Or, perhaps you have been fortunate enough to have a friend that would do anything for you. If so, then be glad, for a friend of that degree is a rare thing! These verses teach us the truth that Jesus loved us so much that He was willing to die in our place on the cross.
Even when were His enemies and lost in sin, He still willingly died for us, Rom. Many think they need a friend with money, or power, or prestige, or influence, or a million other things the world places its hopes on.Troy enjoyed growing up on the family farm near Hitterdal and the peace that came with country living.
He loved to roller skate when he was younger and was very good at it. Plutarch's How to Tell a Flatterer from a Friend.
English Translated from the Greek by Mr. Tullie of Queen's College. Edition by William W. Goodwin, Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and past recipient of the Jersusalem Prize, the Frankfurt Peace Prize, and the Neustadt Prize, Octavio Paz is the author of .
No claims of absolute originality are made for this material. As one man said, "I milk a lot of cows, but I churn my own butter.". Wood engraving by William Blake, –21, for Robert John Thornton's Pastorals of Virgil.
× cm. Courtesy of the trustees of the British Museum; photograph, J.R. Freeman & Co. Ltd. Russia, America, and the Courage to Converse A conference explores one of our thorniest questions: how to get beyond the impasse between Washington and Moscow.