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Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

George Eliot (1819-1880)
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Maybe called love resulting in life time marriage
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Perhaps.
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Yeah, for most people, all human relationships essentially boil down to the ultimate pair - liking vs. disliking... How do you like my hat, darling?
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so true...
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If at all,separate like friends!
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So very true
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I totally agree. For what it's worth friendship is an irreplaceable and priceless feeling and bond among people.
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friendships are very sacred to me
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Daemon wrote:
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

George Eliot (1819-1880)

Great saying my Lady! The forgotten language of our animal past conveys the necessity for challenges. Not to be challenged is to atrophy. But we must be careful to predict any gradual decline into disorder. The real ultimate challenge is to overcome entropy, to break through those barriers which enclose and isolate life, limiting the energy for work and joy.


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a rare thing these days
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The quote in context from "FELIX HOLT,the Radical (1866)

CHAPTER X.

"He made love neither with roses, nor with apples, nor with locks of hair."—Theocritus.

One Sunday afternoon Felix Holt rapped at the door of Mr. Lyon's house, although he could hear the voice of the minister preaching in the chapel. He stood with a book under his arm, apparently confident that there was someone in the house to open the door for him. In fact, Esther never went to chapel in the afternoon: that "exercise" made her head ache.

In these September weeks Felix had got rather intimate with Mr. Lyon. They shared the same political sympathies; and though, to Liberals who had neither freehold nor copyhold nor leasehold, the share in a county election consisted chiefly of that prescriptive amusement of the majority known as "looking on," there was still something to be said on the occasion, if not to be done. Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking; and the advent of the public-spirited,[109] contradictory, yet affectionate Felix, into Treby life, had made a welcome epoch to the minister. To talk with this young man, who, though hopeful, had a singularity which some might at once have pronounced heresy, but which Mr. Lyon persisted in regarding as orthodoxy "in the making," was like a good bite to strong teeth after a too plentiful allowance of spoon meat. To cultivate his society with a view to checking his erratic tendencies was a laudable purpose; but perhaps if Felix had been rapidly subdued and reduced to conformity, little Mr. Lyon would have found the conversation much flatter.

Read the book :http://www.gutenberg.org/files/40882/40882-h/40882-h.htm#CHAPTER_X
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I love a friend I can have a really heated debate with and still be friends when it's over.

On a side note: If George Elliot was a pen name used because women couldn't get published, isn't it about time we started celebrating the fantastic quotes from Mary Anne Evans. I think this is different than some authors choosing pseudonyms. This was an intentional change to bypass discrimination.
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She is so smooth.
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excellent.....
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The earliest friendship I had was with a girl named Rita. It lasted from kindergarten through seventh grade. Daily we walked to school together, were both cheerleaders for our neighborhood little league, attended the same church, etc. Once her grandmother made her a doll out of an ear of corn, and I liked it so much that she gave it to me. So we definitely had the agreement part well developed. The disputation part was just focused on one issue: which of us had the longest hair. We challenged each other daily about this! But we did genuinely like each other, so the hair dispute never caused a rift between us. Recently I was in her company again, after not having been so for at least 40 years. And at this time I fessed up about her really being the one with the longest hair. But as I did, I secretly smiled to myself as I thought, well, even though her hair was the longest then; mine is thicker and less receding nowSick Thank God, I’ve grown, so I didn’t have even the slightest urge to tell her that!
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