Only great pain is, as the teacher of great suspicion, the ultimate liberator of the spirit…. It is only great pain, that slow protracted pain which takes its time and in which we are as it were burned with green wood, that compels us philosophers to descend into our ultimate depths and to put from us all trust, all that is good-hearted, palliated, gentle, average, wherein perhaps our humanity previously reposed. I doubt whether such pain “improves” but I do know it deepens us.-Friedrich Nietzsche
“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”
It really hurts that we are not friends anymore. We walk pass each other in the hall, and it didn’t used to be like that.
Love is blind[, and] friendship closes its eyes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same. – Elbert Hubbard
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
A friendship that can cease has never been real.
Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
Friendship is like a glass ornament; once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.
We all lose friends… We lose them in death, to distance and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home when you leave the light on.”
“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.” — Friedrich Nietzsche