It is much easier to earn a lot of money than to find a bosom friend.

http://www.hanban.com/chinese-culture/chinese-proverbs/chinese-proverbs-friendship.html

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MEMBER’S POEM: A FRIEND

A faithful friend is hard to find’

Who’ll stand through thick and thin, ]

But  my ‘ ‘dog, ‘Dutch,

‘ is just ‘the kind

Who’d do that sort of thing.

She’s just a ‘Cairn terrier pup,

‘ As full of mischief as can, be.

With ears and tail cocked up so bold

As straight as one can see.

Two gleaming eyes, a cold, ‘wet ‘nose,

She stands there all agog,

A tiny bark, a wagging- tail

And that is ‘Dutch,’ my dog.

 

Even the well-trained wolf won’t become a lamb.

ARMENIAN

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MARY’S LITTLE LAMB.

(New version).

Mary had a little lamb,

And a little indiscretion :

When asked to have some more she did.

And suffered indigestion.

1913 ‘MARYS LITTLE LAMB.’, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 – 1939), 6 December, p. 57, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22219055

Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”

― Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina

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DAWN 1888The Dawn (Sydney, NSW : 1888 – 1905) , Tuesday 15 May 1888,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76418343