I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
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- Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?
- We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.
- I have a great deal of company in my house; especially in the morning, when nobody calls.
- If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
- The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
- To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.