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Books and Friends---
1) why they are similar ?
2) when they sometimes act in so dissimilar ways ???
good morning friend --ur opinion makes me learned ,,so please please answer--

Asked by Wife Supreme, 08 May '09 05:58 am
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"Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen" said, Samuel Paterson This is not the only similarity I see between Books and friends. Too many friends who will not be friend indeed in the time of need will encroach upon your time. I have few friends and they all are well chosen ones. Only dissimilarity between my books and my friend is that books do not share my joys and sorrows as my friends do. My boodk like a single rose can be my garden, but my single friend, I know would be my world.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 08 May '09 03:57 pm

 
  
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Both can be companions...so there lies the similiarity and both get better with time. Books aren't guided by emotions related to humans whereas friends are guided by human emotions herewith lies their dissimiliarity..superb question indeed..thank U!
Answered by inquisitive, 08 May '09 06:37 am

 
  
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1. We have the liberty to choose a friend in life or a book to read. That way they appear to be in a siimilar platform.
2. We can understand the content of the book from its title. But cannot understand a person, be it a friend, from the face. That way they appear to be dissimilar.
Answered by sankaran subbiah, 09 May '09 09:45 am

 
  
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Books and friends are similar in the sense there are good and bad friends ..it depends on the kind of book that one reads to determine whether that book is a friend or a foe in the guise of a friend.... a person can be judged both by the friends he keeps and the books he reads.

.the good ones guide u, teach u, help u, take us on a journey with them to an unexplored world,inspire u, motivate, laugh with u, make u cry...sometimes annoy u but they are always around to offer unconditional and non-judgemental comfort. Reading a good book which matches our wavelength is like talking to another person ...a friend who does not talk back...but only listens... in short they help us grow into better human being.

There are other kinds of books which are trashy...they can mislead us and make us wayward in our ways and take us into a spiral journey into the depts of depravity from where we may never return. ...just like some so called friends who misguide us and make us irresponsible.

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Answered by sumitha, 08 May '09 06:42 pm

 
  
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Books and friends are similar because they both can give courage, moral boost up; Whenever you need a supporting hand, they are there. They both share knowledge, guide you in straight path, if you are wrong in your viewpoints. You are free as a cloud to float in your own interest, world, with both of them. They both will make you happy, smile or cry; console you, by a tender touch. Because of the similarity I always gift my friends books only. They both make my life lively with inspirations and encouragements...without them my life is void ...
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil, so is book.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen
The language of friendship is not words but meanings, which is true with books also.
Count your age with friends but not with years - so is the case with good books you have read.
But book can give you company even in your loneliness, wherever you are without any space and time constraint...when you just want some time ...more
Answered by Muktha Radhakrishnan, 08 May '09 04:55 pm

 
  
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Dost air kitab hume har pal kuch sikhata hai
1 gyan to doosra hath / rah dikhata hai
Achcha dost jivan bhar sath nibhata hai
Achchi book jivan ka gyan de jata hai
To mere dost khayal rakhna yeh dono ko chunne ka pehle
Ki jinadgi bhar sath chahiye hai kese
Answered by Ashish jain, 08 May '09 08:02 pm

 
  
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WS, lovely to see your driving the cart from terrain of beauty, love, mate, pyaar. eyes; and so many dear things of many. Now you are on lush green pasture where there are nothing other than books and books only; and I would love to put a long pause for your journey as I wish you to erect your tent around the books only. Though you have joined friends with books, but books are man`s true friends, at least to me. I am sure GEM is smiling now while reading this write up from one of her ardent disciples; but she does know mine would be a definite answer to this question, because I ran away from other slices of your questions. Beauty love, eyes, pyaarwaar are certainly not a taboo to me, but since there is a studious crowd already gathered with their equally beautiful lovely answers, I thought better not to stand in rank to see a glimpse of your smile. But when I check this very question penned down from your heart, I was so joyous to take a dive in the lovely singing stream.
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Answered by Indra Pawar, 08 May '09 02:49 pm

 
  
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Books never bias the people. The don't have enimy and friends. They are neutral. They stimulate to those who r in their contact.
Answered by Harish Kulkarni, 08 May '09 06:39 am

 
  
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Books , like friends, shd be few and well chosen.
A friend may flatter / betray ;but books wud never.
Answered by Mrinalendra Banerjee, 09 May '09 08:13 am

 
  
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Books are like friends who comfort you. friends can also be dissimilar in so many ways or have different view points - just like friends!
Answered by nargis bhambi, 08 May '09 01:49 pm

 
  
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