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The Most Daring Thing: Quotes on The Importance of Relationship


Another post full of relevant quotes from Social Circles Canada:

Here is a small collection of quotes in regard to companionship and friendship. I am indebted to Michael Picard, Ph.D, who runs the Cafe Philosophy here in Victoria, for collecting these.
While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. ~ Sir Francis Bacon

Without other people’s companionship, even paradise would be an unlikable place.
~ Russian Proverb

An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage. ~ Syrus

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

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. ~ Mother Theresa

In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbors. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves; modern society acknowledges no neighbor. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
~ Aristotole

Not romance but companionship makes the happiness of daily life. ~ Mason Cooley

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. ~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


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