Thought for the day, Saturday 30th July – International Day of Friendship

“I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know.. A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.. The other element of friendship is tenderness.. When a man becomes dear to me, I have touched the goal of fortune.. Friendship is for aid and comfort through all the relations and passages of life and death. It is fit for serene days, and graceful gifts, and country rambles, but also for rough roads and hard fare, shipwreck, poverty, and persecution… We are to dignify to each other the daily needs and offices of man’s life, and embellish it by courage, wisdom and unity.. The essence of friendship is entireness, a total magnanimity and trust.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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