"The highest compact we can make with our fellow is --
'Let there be truth between us two forevermore.' "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803-1882) American essayist, lecturer, and poet
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Individuals can dislike one another, can have differing experiences and mental perceptions while the highest compact between fellows remains truth.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    At my age, I have a handful of people I call friends and I'm grateful for them. The rest were eliminated over time because eventually their dishonesty came through. I know who's got my 6. ;-)
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Carlton, I'm not quite sure who to attribute this to but a friend of mine says; "I'm grateful for the friends I have and the enemies I've made." (-; I resemble that remark ;-)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    I honor anyone who endeavors to be truthful, not just with others but especially with themselves. That is a person worthy of respect no matter what conclusions they may have come to. We all have a lot to learn. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    I've heard that too Mike. I can relate.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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