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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: W. B. Yeats (1865–1939)
QUOTATION: Think where man’s glory most begins and ends,
And say my glory was I had such friends.
ATTRIBUTION: WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, “The Municipal Gallery Revisited,” lines 54–55, The Variorum Edition of the Poems of W. B. Yeats, ed. Peter Allt and Russell K. Alspach, p. 604 (1957).

Senator George McGovern quoted these words of Yeats’s in his concession speech following the 1972 presidential election.
SUBJECTS: Friendship