On Friendship


From the Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

And the astromer said, Master what of Time? And he answered: You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons. Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.

Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness, And knows that yesterday is but today’s dream, And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.  Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless?

And yet who does not feel the very love,  though boundless, encompassed within the centre of his being, and moving not from love thought to love thought, nor from love deeds to other love deeds?

And is not time even as love is, undivided and spaceless?

But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.



  1. Dalai Lama

    Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  2. Old Saying

    There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle
  3. Anon

    Wrinkles - the service stripes of life.
  4. Juan Montalvo

    Old age is an island surrounded by death
  5. Satchell Paige

    How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
  6. Victor Hugo

    Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
  7. Bernand Baruch

    To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
  8. Aeschylus

    It is always in season for old men to learn.
  9. Plato

    The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.
  10. Earl Warren

    I'm very pleased with each advancing year.  It stems back to when I was forty.  I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me.  'Don't complain about growing old - many people don't have that privilege.

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