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Allan Pinkerton Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Allan Pinkerton.

A friend to honesty and a foe to crime.
- Allan Pinkerton

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
- Maya Angelou

The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

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

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

The proper office of a friend is to side with you
when you are in the wrong.
Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
- Mark Twain

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Time is my friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
- Thomas Fuller

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

A true friend is one who believes in you
when you have ceased to believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

A true friend sees the good in everything,
and brings out the best in the worst of things.
- Sasha Azevedo

A friend is one before whom I can think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
- Jerome Cummings

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out
- Walter Winchell

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

A true friend is a source of strength and hope.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

I'm a very loyal and unreliable friend.
- Bono

The walls we build around us to
keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
- Jim Rohn

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
- Euripides

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

Go oft to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
- Anais Nin

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes
when they're not so good,
and sympathizes with your problems
when they're not so bad.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A single rose can be my garden...
a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

A friend is someone who won't stop
until he finds you and brings you home.
- Fraser Sr. in the movie Due South

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar,
but I cherish the friend who for me
does not consult his calendar.
- Robert Brault

A friend is someone who understands my past,
believes in my future,
and accepts me just the way I am.
- Anonymous

A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Donna Roberts

A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- Latin Proverb

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte


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