Quote of the Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
“But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold” (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., BrainyQuote).
Oliver Holmes was a Supreme Court associate justice from 1902 to 1932. Even though he is not a literary writer, he is still one of the most influential jurists today and was the oldest justice in Supreme Court history, retiring at 90 years old. I thought this quote was absolutely beautiful and could have easily been written by a literary mind. It takes quotes like this to remind me that people in the legal, business, and political world can be creative. It is wrong of me to assume they are not, but I guess those are my presumptions about the people in those fields.
I agree with Holmes that friendship is a beautiful thing. As friendships continue to develop the bond grows stronger and continues to grow. In my opinion, Holmes could be saying as a friendship continues to grow more things are shared and new memories are created. Every part of the friendship is beautiful and every moment that is shared is sweet.
Q:Have your friends had an impact on your life? How would you describe friendship?
Thanks for reading!
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