Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fake Friends...Real Friends

FAKE FRIENDS: Never ask for food
REAL FRIENDS: is the reason you have no food

FAKE FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr / Mrs
REAL FRIENDS: Call your parents DAD/MOM

FAKE FRIENDS: bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong
REAL FRIENDS: Would sit next to you saying 'Dawg ... we screwed up... but that was fun!'

FAKE FRIENDS: never seen you cry
REAL FRIENDS: cry with you

FAKE FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back
REAL FRIENDS: keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours

FAKE FRIENDS: know a few things about you
REAL FRIENDS: Could write a book about you with direct quotes from you

FAKE FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing
REAL FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds butt that left you

FAKE FRIENDS: will talk bad to the person who talks bad about you
REAL FRIENDS: Will knock the person out that talked bad about you

FAKE FRIENDS: Would knock on your front door
REAL FRIENDS: Walk right in and say ‘I’m home!'

FAKE FRIENDS: Are for awhile
REAL FRIENDS: Are for life!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Oaths of Friendship

This is so nice and touching!


If you were riding in a coach
And I were wearing a li (peasant's straw hat),
And one day we met in the road,
You would get down and bow.

If you were carrying a teng (hawker's umbrella)
And I were riding on a horse,
And one day we met in the road
I would get down for you.

I want to be your friend
Forever and ever without break or decay.
When the hills are all flat
And the rivers are all dry,
When it lightens and thunders in winter,
When it rains and snows in summer,
When Heaven and Earth mingle -
Not till then will I part from you.

~ Chinese 1st Century AD, tr. Arthur Waley ~

Friendship Poem

My favorite friendship poem. Dedicated to all my friends.


"Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.
New-made friendships, like new wine.
Age will mellow and refine.
Friendships that have stood the test -
Time and change - are surely best.
Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray;
Friendship never knows decay.
For 'mid old friends, tried and true,
Once more our youth renew.
But old friends, alas! may die;
New friends must their place supply.
Cherish friendship in your breast -
New is good, but old is best;
Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold."

~ by Joseph Parry ~

Friendship Quotes

My favorite friendship quotes. Dedicated to all my friends.


"Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts." - Margaret Lee Runbeck
"For what do my friends stand? Not for the clever things they say: I do not remember them half an hour after they are spoken. It is always the unspoken, the unconsciuos, which is their reality to me." - Mark Rutherford
"There's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends." - Hilaire Belloc
"Wherever you are it is your own friends who make your world." - William James
"It is not so much our friend's help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us." - Epicurus (341-270 BC)
"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 real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." - Walter Winchell