Sunday, February 04, 2018

Friendship

"The fountainhead of friendship is love,
for love can exist without friendship,
but friendship without love, never.  

The perfecting and extending of true friendship
is the great and wondrous happiness
that we look for in the life to come."

-Aelred of Rievaulx (1110 - 1167) from The Way of Simplicity (Esther De Waal)

2 comments:

Rain said...

That's really nice TB. So true that love can exist without friendship.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Yes. But I never really thought that friendship cannot exist without love - really, I had never really considered it that way before. But it is true.