Shakespeare says:


“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”  


12 thoughts on “Shakespeare says:

  1. Wonderful! I am thinking now of my sweet friend 🙂

  2. Lesia says:

    And it’s so hard to find a real friend (who would satisfy this definition)… Since we often do not see people but see what we want (or what we make up instead of them), and there’s good reason people wear these masks so often – to hide their real selves… Since they’re afraid we won’t accept them the way they are (and that fear is justified in so many cases, since we all experience a terrible lack of mercy… we’re merciless to others’ shortcomings, yet want them to treat us just the other way round)…
    Sorry for such a long comment, but, what a great quotation from a great person! inspires thoughts…

    • Yes, I always find Wm Shakespeare inspiring as well — and we can learn much from such thoughts. 🙂
      As to your comment about friends…
      most people of my acquaintance fit your description to a tee. Being judgmental is just not a good attribute for friends.

      My feeling is that one must be willing to accept shortcomings in others if they are to be expected to do the same for us. Rare as that is, it can be done. 🙂

  3. Just as one has done for the same friend, many, many times before…do marriages function like good friendships? Some will say, Yes.

  4. I’ve always loved this quote! It’s so true.
    I read it a million years ago, and it still holds true.
    I sure do appreciate my friends!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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