Friday, June 19, 2009

Saint Augustine on Friendship

It is refreshing to be reminded but also mildly jarring that they got it so right so long ago.

To talk and to laugh with mutual concessions; to read pleasant books; to jest and to be solemn, to dissent from each other without offence, to teach each other somewhat, or somewhat to learn - to expect those absent with impatience and to embrace their return with joy.

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