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Be careful the friends you choose -
by W. Clement Stone

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Related topics: Friendship Relationship Cute Whimsey Cynical

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

 

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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We are what we pretend to be,
so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

There are three rules for dating:
1) Don't;
2) If you must, just be careful;
3) Forget the rules, your hormones will win anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

To state the facts frankly
is not to despair the future nor indict the past.
The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies
and gives a faithful accounting
to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
- John F. Kennedy

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses,
a telescope and a microscope.
And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance
through the tender hearts of my friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

Life is partly what we make it,
and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
- Tehyi Hsieh

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

Your friends love you anyway.
- Dave Barry

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
- Jacques Delille

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Choose your friends carefully.
Your enemies will choose you.
- Yasser Arafat

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with.
Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson Sr.

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

True friends are appreciative and never demanding.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams

I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me
and remind them of all the promise I see in them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb


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