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Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love. Options
Daemon
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Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Daemon wrote:
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

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And Claudio goes on to say' "Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues.
Let every eye nogetiate for itself
And trust no agent, for beauty is a witch
Against whose charms faith melteth into blood.
This is an accident of hourly proof,
Which I mistrusted not. Farewell, therefore, Hero."

Once a man see beauty or wealth, let no other try to disturb.
Westley Payne
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I don't know if I agree with Shakespeare on that.
Panos
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Let's Stay Friends
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He must have had better friends than I've had.
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Just a thought: how many of your previous love interests have you remained friends with? I can't name one. Why? How can you say you love someone and then later you are not even friends. What does that reality say about the nature of love?
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Friendship that is not constant in love?
I might be wrong, and tell me if I am, but that doesn't sound like friendship at all to me.
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Daemon wrote:
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Love often wins in struggle with a friendship, but as always there's exceptions. In love you are the One for each other and thereafter - nobody at all, either above or under par with friendships.
jcbarros
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"All other things" don't bring together anxiety, lack of trust, desire to possess and instinct. How could you be friends with a loved one?
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Daemon wrote:
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


If I understand this quote, it appears to be an observation and, IMHO, one much more often true than not.

I'll define "office and affairs of love" as marriage or similar.

The problem is that people get married for different reasons and it is pretty rare that they are up front an honest about it. This causes problems later when each has expectations of the other that aren't going to bear out.

This can often stress the friendship aspect of a relationship that should, in an ideal world, be the cornerstone of such a relationship.

In short, I think Shakespeare is mostly correct in his observation, although, I think he would admit that he was regrettably correct.
GreenBanana
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Yeah, Shakespeare coined the terms "cubicle" AND "high-rise". Yep.
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So true. My ex friend proved it with my ex girlfriend.
Leen Mohamad
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Actually I didn't get it! can anyone explain it to me plz. d'oh! Anxious
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Shakespeare did not necessarily believe this, for it is the opinion of his character Claudio in the play 'Much Ado About nothing' who niavely places to high a premium of the constancy of friendship per se.

While undying friendship is a rare thing of beauty, and undoubtedly exists... one calls to mind David's bond of friendship with Jonathon which was stronger than the love of a woman... one can think of many instances where it takes to wings and fly's off into the sunset. War... for instance. There are examples too numerous to recount.

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