F. Scott Fitzgerald quote about showing from The Great Gatsby - Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead
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Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925). copy citation

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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source The Great Gatsby
Topic showing friendship
Date 1925
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200041.txt

Context

“I saw that for some reason of his own he was determined not to come, so I stood up.
«Are you a college man?» he inquired suddenly.
For a moment I thought he was going to suggest a «gonnegtion,» but he only nodded and shook my hand.
«Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead,» he suggested. «After that my own rule is to let everything alone.»
When I left his office the sky had turned dark and I got back to West Egg in a drizzle. After changing my clothes I went next door and found Mr Gatz walking up and down excitedly in the hall.” source

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