Love is friendship set on fire....Jeremy Taylor.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in
friendship, never....Charles Caleb Colton.
The miracle of friendship can be spoken without words...hearing
unspoken needs, recognizing secret dreams, understanding
the silent things that only true friends know....Unknown.
Friendship, said Pooh, is a very comforting thing....A. A. Milne.
Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult
to leave, and impossible to forget....G. Randolf.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend forever....George Fox.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the
kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual
inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else
believes in him and is willing to trust him....Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves
us anyway....Fr. Jerome Cummings.
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks....St. Jerome.
Friendship, sweet-resting place of the soul, the gloaming
wherein our hearts find peace....Alphonse De Lamartine.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to
make us entirely happy, much the greatest
is the possession of friendship....Epicurus.
A friend is someone who knows the song in
your heart, and can sing it back to you when
you have forgotten the words....Donna Roberts.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than
true friendship....Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.
The only way to have a friend is
to be one....Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures,
and without friends even the most agreeable
pursuits become tedious....St. Thomas Aquinas.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a
belief on the part of one friend that he
is superior to the other....Honore De Balzac.
Friendship is love with understanding....Ancient Proverb.
Though friendship is not quick to burn,
it is explosive stuff....May Sarton.
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen
the friendship of those who are throughout
persuaded of each other's worth....Robert Southey.
True friendship comes when silence between two
people is comfortable....David Tyson Gentry.
If you should die before me ask if you can
take a friend....Stone Temple Pilots.
A friend is someone who doesn't like
the same people you do....Proverb.
A true friend walks in when the rest
of the world walks out....Unknown.
A guy and a girl can be just friends but at one
point or another one of them will fall for the other,
maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe
too late or maybe, just maybe...forever....Unknown.
Friends are God's way of taking care of us....Unknown.
Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say....Unknown.
Friendship is love minus sex plus reason:
Love is friendship plus sex minus reason....Unknown.
There are small ships and big ships but
the best ships are friendships....Unknown.
Don't tell your friends their social
faults; they will cure the fault and
never forgive you....Logan Pearsall Smith.
A benevolent man should allow a few
faults in himself, to keep his friends
in countenance....Benjamin Franklin.
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness....Richard Bach.
I get by with a little help from my friends....John Lennon.
Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is slow-ripening fruit....Aristotle.
Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful
things of life....James Francis Byrnes.
There can be no friendship without confidence,
and no confidence without integrity....Dr. Samuel Johnson.
If we judge of love by its usual effects,
it resembles hatred more than
friendship....Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.
Friendship with oneself is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends
with anyone else in the world....Eleanor Roosevelt.
The more we love our friends, the less we
flatter them; it is by excusing nothing
that pure love shows itself....Moliere.
Giving us a friend is the simple way God
tells us that He really cares....Unknown.
Friendship is not always the sequel
of obligation....Samuel Johnson.
The first time I read an excellent work, it is to
me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read
over a book I have perused before, it resembles
the meeting of an old one....James Goldsmith.
A friend is one who walks in when
others walk out....Walter Winchell.
Your friend is the man who knows all about
you, and still likes you....Elbert Hubbard.
I do then with my friends, as I do with my books.
I would have them where I can find them,
but I seldom use them....Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A true friend bosoms freely, assists readily, adventures
boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously
and continues a friend unchangeably....William Penn.
It is my friends who have made the story of my life.
In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into
beautiful privileges, and enabled me to walk serene and
happy through the shadow cast by my deprivation....Helen Keller.
So long as we are loved by others I should say
that we are almost indispensable; and no man is
useless while he has a friend....Robert Louis Stevenson.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell
your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot
bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth
through loving words, that is friendship....Henry Ward Beecher.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
It is an intelligence about language....Henry David Thoreau.
Some of the most rewarding and beautiful moments
of a friendship happen in the unforeseen open spaces
between planned activities. It is important that you
allow these spaces to exist....Christine Leefeldt.
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one
individual can display to another is telling him gently
of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening
to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending
the error....Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton.
Real friendship is shown in times of trouble;
prosperity is full of friends....Euripedes.
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised.
No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet,
gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me
without embarrassment or awkwardness....Helen Adams Keller.
Friendship is a horizon -- which expands
whenever we approach it....E. R. Hazlip.
Friendship improves happiness, and
abates misery, by doubling our joys,
and dividing our grief....Joseph Addison.
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling
safe with a person, having neither to weigh
thoughts nor measure words....George Eliot.
There is an important difference between love and friendship.
While the former delights in extremes and opposites,
the latter demands equality....Francoise d'Aubigné Maintenon.
Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of
our passions, the discharge of our oppressions,
the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of
our doubts, the clarity of our minds....Jeremy Taylor.
The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and
loyal and enduring in nature that it will last through a
whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money....Mark Twain.
Good friends must not always be together
It is the feeling of oneness when distant
That proves a lasting friendship....Susan P. Schultz.
The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes
strangers of people who would be friends....Shirley Maclaine.
A friend may well be reckoned the
masterpiece of nature....Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Every friend is to the other a sun,
and a sunflower also....Richter.
It's all love or sex these days. Friendship is almost
as quaint and outdated a notion as chastity. Soon friends
will be like the elves and the pixies -- fabulous
mythical creatures from a distant past....C. S. Lewis.
A friend is a close companion on the rainy days,
someone to share with through every phase.
Forgiving and helping to bring the best,
believing the good and forgetting the rest....1 Corinthians 13:7.
Friendships are fragile things, and require
as much handling as any other fragile
and precious thing....Randolph S. Bourne.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't
believe I deserved my friends....Walt Whitman.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not
depend on darkness and ignorance....Henry David Thoreau.
Hold a true friend with both
your hands....Nigerian Proverb.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the
worst, but the best of our nature....Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The best thing about friendship is that it just keeps
on getting better with the passing of time....Unknown.
I can trust my friends. These people force
me to examine, encourage me to grow....Cher.
The most beautiful discovery that true
friends can make is that they can grow
separately without growing apart....Elizabeth Foley.
A friend is someone who reaches for your hand,
but touches your heart....Kathleen Grove.
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative
force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we
move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us,
makes us unfold and expand....Dr. Karl Augustus Menninger.
Forsake not an old friend, for a new one does not
compare with him....Apocrypha -- Ecclesiasticus 9:10.
The steady discipline of intimate
friendship with Jesus results in men
becoming like Him....Harry Emerson Fosdick.
"Stay" is a charming word in a
a friend's vocabulary....Louisa May Alcott.
The proper office of a friend is to side with you
when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side
with you when you are in the right....Mark Twain.
Go through your phone book, call people and ask them
to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive
you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad
people; they're just acquaintances....Jay Leno.
Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some
say, but in melody....Henry David Thoreau.
Friendships come and go,
but families are forever....Kenny Rogers.
Friendship is a sheltering tree....Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Friendship is a strong and habitual
inclination in two persons to promote the
good and happiness of one another....Proverbs 17:17.
True friendship is never serene....Marie De Rabutin-Chantal.
Friends are like rainbows, they're
bright, beautiful, and you feel
a smile when they appear....Unknown.
Friendship is like a jewel.
Precious and rare....Unknown.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility,
never an opportunity....Kahlil Gibran.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change
and who nods when I nod; my
shadow does that much better....Plutarch.
Gems may be precious, but friends are priceless....Unknown.
You just remind me of what's really important
in life, friends, best friends...."Fried Green Tomatoes."
Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less
you can catch a new one that's fit to
make an old one out of....Sarah Orne Jewett.
Friend derives from a word meaning
"free." A friend is someone who
allows us the space and freedom to be....Unknown.
My best friend is the one who brings
out the best in me....Henry Ford.
Friends are like pillars on your porch.
Sometimes they hold you up and
sometimes they lean on you....Unknown.
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best, they are merely
the people who got there first....Peter Ustinov.
The way I look at it, you only make a once in a
lifetime friend once in a while...."The Little Rascals."
You can never lose a true friend....Sable.
A true friend is someone you can trust
with all your secrets.....Unknown.
Friendship is born at that moment when one
person says to another, What! You, too?
I thought I was the only one....C.S. Lewis.
Where you find true friendship,
you find true love....Unknown.
I've learned that true friendship
continues to grow, even over the longest
distance. Same goes for true love....Unknown.
You have been my friend. That in itself is a
tremendous thing. After all, what's life anyway?
We're born, we live, we die. By helping you,
perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle.
Heaven knows, anyone's life can stand a
little of that....E.B. White's Charlotte's Web.
The secret to friendship is being
a good listener....Unknown.
Friends are like diamonds, because
diamonds are forever!....Unknown.
One does not make friends. One
recognizes them....Garth Henrichs.
Friendship is what gets you through the bad
times and helps you enjoy the good times....Unknown.
I am a friend, I sense that something is
wrong and I am going to keep reaching out
until you reach back...."Home Improvement."
Friends are angels following you through life....Unknown.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like
art...It has no survival value; rather is one of
those things that give value to survival....C. S. Lewis.
Friends are those who nourish the spirit....Unknown.
It is said that love is blind.
Friendship, on the other hand,
is clairvoyant....Philippe Soupault.
True friendship, unlike love,
always lasts forever....Unknown.
If I should disappear today yet continue
to exist...a true friend would hear my
silence, mourn my silence...and anxiously
anticipate my reappearance....Unknown.
A friend is one who knows who you are, understands
where you have been, accepts what you have become,
and still gently allows you to grow....William Shakespeare.
The greatest challenge in being a friend is not
listening when words are spoken but hearing and
feeling even though there is nothing but silence....Unknown.
A friend will break your heart, a friend will mend it,
a friend will provide you with every feeling in the world,
good and bad. A friend is emotion incarnate....Unknown.
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer....Ed Cunningham.
A friend is someone who sees through you
and still enjoys the view....Wilma Askinas.
The feeling of friendship is like that of being
comfortably filled with roast beef, love,
like being enlivened with champagne....Samuel Johnson.
Friendship is a union of spirits, a marriage of hearts,
and the bond there of virtue....Samuel Johnson.
There can be no friendship when there is no freedom.
Friendship loves the free air, and will not be fenced
up in straight and narrow enclosures....William Penn.
A true friend is one who is there for you
when he'd rather be anywhere else....Len Wein.
I didn't find my friends, the good God
gave them to me....Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I've noticed your hostility towards him...I ought
to have guessed you were friends....Malcom Bradbury.
I don't trust him. We're friends....Bertolt Brecht.
Friend - a person known well to another and regarded with
liking, affection and loyalty....Collins English Dictionary.
A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a
friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason,
and indeed, all the sweets of life....Joseph Addison.
What is a friend? I will tell you...it is someone
with whom you dare to be yourself....Frank Crane.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better
than walking alone in the light....Helen Keller.
The friendship that can cease has
never been real....Saint Jerome.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love,
are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness
of heart, but of strength of mind....Paul Aubuchon.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good
deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,
and he who plants kindness gathers love....Saint Basil.
If we would build on a sure foundation in
friendship, we must love friends for their
sake rather than for our own....Charlotte Bronte.
Friends aren't jumper cables. You don't
throw them into the trunk and pull them
out for emergencies....Charlie Krueger.
A true friend never gets in your way unless
you happen to be going down....Robert Edwards.
A FRIEND IS A PERSON...
Who will help you in the hour of sickness;
Who will lend you a dollar without deducting the interest;
Who will help you uphill when you are sliding down;
Who will defend you in the hour when others speak evil of you;
Who will believe in your innocence until you admit your guilt;
Who will say behind your back what he says to your face;
Who will shake hands with you wherever
he meets you, even though you wear patches; and
Who will do all these things without expecting any return....Dorothy C. Retsloff.
A good friend is someone we can count on, as well as being
so much more. A friend is someone with whom we can relax
and just hang out, have fun and share our innermost thoughts
-- deep dark secrets, lofty and noble goals, or our hopes,
joys, and fears. A good friend allows you a safe space
to share your deepest thoughts and needs -- without worry
of being judged, criticized or made to feel silly for feeling
the way you do. Friends cheer each other on, laugh and cry
together, and just plain commiserate and listen to each other.
That's why friends are friends....Bettie and Jennifer Leigh Youngs.
A true friend overlooks your broken fence
to admire your flowers....Unknown.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens
adversity by dividing and sharing it....Cicero.
The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do
nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy together
those moments of life that are utterly simple? They are
the moments people look back on at the end of life
and number as their most sacred experiences....Eugene Kennedy.
I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with the roughest courage. When they are real,
they are not glass threads or frost-work, but
the solidest thing we know....Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of
despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour
of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing,
not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our
powerlessness. That is the friend who cares....Henri Nouwen.
There are those who pass like ships in the night
Who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight
With never a backwards glance of regret
Folks we know briefly then quickly forget
Then there are those friends who sail together
through quiet waters and stormy weather
Helping each other through joy and through strife
And they are the kind that give meaning to life....Unknown.
Friendship is never established as an understood
relation. It is a miracle which requires constant
proofs. It is an exercise of the purest imagination
and of the rarest faith!....Henry David Thoreau.
A friend is someone who dances with you in the sunlight,
And walks with you in the shadows....Heather Kowalski.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends....Martin Luther King Jr.
The best things in life are never rationed.
Friendship, loyalty, love, do not require coupons....G.T. Hewitt.
Remember that the most valuable antiques
are dear old friends....H. Jackson Brown.
God saw a tear, and wiped it away with
a smile from a friend....Unknown.
When you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful if He sends,
Not diamonds, pearls or riches,
but the love of real true friends....Helen Steiner Rice.
If you had a friend who talked to you, like you
sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue
to hang around with that person?....Rob Bremer.
No birth certificate is issued when friendship is born.
There is nothing tangible. There is just a feeling that
your life is different and that your capacity to love and
care has miraculously been enlarged without any effort on
your part. It's like having a tiny apartment and somebody
moves in with you. But instead of becoming cramped and crowded,
the space expands, and you discover rooms you never knew you had
until your friend moved in with you....Steve Tesich.
Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it
is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above
all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating
whatever is noble and loving in another....Thomas Hughes.
When it hurts to look back & you're
scared to look ahead, you can look beside
you & your best friend will be there....Unknown.
The difference between a friend and an
acquaintance is that a friend helps; an
acquaintance merely advises....Bob Edwards.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this
world, and the best that we find in our
travels is an honest friend....Robert Louis Stevenson.
A real friend is one who helps us to
think our best thoughts, do our noblest
deeds, and be our finest selves....Unknown.
Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world
as a real friend. Such a one is as it were another self, to
whom we impart our most secret thoughts, who partakes of our
joy, and comforts us in our affliction; add to this, that his
company is an everlasting pleasure to us....Pilpay.
Who is a mighty person? One who can control their
emotions, and make of an enemy a friend....Talmud.
A good friend will encourage friends with their
love, hugs, prayers and e-mail notes!....Evelyn Heinz.
Love is like a hunter, who cares not for the game
when once caught, which he may have pursued with the
most intense and breathless eagerness. Love is strongest
in pursuit; friendship in possession....Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Two may talk together under the same roof
for many years, yet never really meet, and two
others at first speech are old friends....Unknown.
Friendships begin because, even without words,
we understand how someone feels....Joan Walsh Anglund.
Friendship is love without His wings....G.G. Byron.
Treat your friends as you do your pictures and place
them in their best light....Jennie Jerome Churchill.
Give me one friend, just one, who meets the needs
of all my varying moods....Esther M. Clark.
Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode:
it is rather a life....David Grayson.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances
through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one
should keep his friendships in constant repair....Samuel Johnson.
Friendship is one mind in two bodies....Mencius.
The best way to keep your friends is
not to give them away....Wilson Mizner.
Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say
my glory was I had such friends....William Butler Yeats.
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make
every day a holiday and celebrate just living!....Amanda Bradley.
I am a big believer that you have to nourish
any relationship. I am still very much a part
of my friends' lives and they are very much
a part of my life. A First Lady who does not
have this source of strength and comfort can
lose perspective and become isolated....Nancy Reagan.
The best mirror is an old friend....George Herbert.
Remember, the greatest gift is not
found in a store nor under a tree,
but in the hearts of true friends....Cindy Lew.
They cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams....Henry David Thoreau.
Do not make friends who are comfortable to
be with. Make friends who will force you
to lever yourself up....Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish
most. Sometimes being a friend means mastering the
art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time
to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into
their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick
up the pieces when it's all over....Octavia Butler.
There is an electricity about a friendship relationship. We are
both more relaxed and more sensitive, more creative and more
reflective, more energetic and more casual, more excited and
more serene. It is as though when we come in contact with our
friend we enter into a different environment....Andrew M. Greely.
So shall a friendship fill each heart
With perfume sweet as roses are,
That even though we be apart,
We'll scent the fragrance from afar....Georgia McCoy.
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives
and remembering what one receives....Dumas.
The Making of Friends
Life is sweet because of the friends we have made
And the things which in common we share;
We want to live on, not because of ourselves,
But because of the ones who would care.
It's living and doing for somebody else
On that all of life's splendor depends,
And the joy of it all, when we count it all up,
Is found in the making of friends....Edgar A. Guest.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you
are a good egg even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked....Bernard Meltzer.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming
interested in other people than you can in two years by
trying to get other people interested in you....Dale Carnegie.
A friend is a gift you give yourself....Robert Louis Stevenson.
Friendship is like a bank account; you cannot continue
to draw on it without making a deposit....Nicole Beale.
In loneliness, in sickness, in confusion -- the mere
knowledge of friendship makes it possible to endure,
even if the friend is powerless to help. It is enough
that they exist. Friendship is not diminished by distance
or time, by imprisonment or war, by suffering or silence.
It is in these things that it roots most deeply.
It is from these things that it flowers....Pam Brown.
Love is rarer than genius itself.
And friendship is rarer than love....Charles Peguy.
A friend loves at all times....Proverbs 17:17.
A friend should be a master at guessing and
keeping still....Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
A good book is the best of friends, the
same today and forever....Martin Tupper.
Be slow in choosing a friend,
slower in changing....Benjamin Franklin.
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most.
I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom
of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy
with me the sunshine of my prosperity....Ulysses S. Grant.
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in
marriage or in friendship, is conversation....Oscar Wilde.
But every memory of friendship shared, even for a
short time, is a treasure, like sunshine and warmth
in our lives, like a cool breeze on a humid day,
like a shower of rain refreshing the earth....Unknown.
Friendships are different from all other relationships. Unlike
acquaintanceship, friendship is based on love. Unlike lovers
and married couples, it is free of jealousy. Unlike children
and parents, it knows neither criticism nor resentment. Friendship
has no status in law. Business partnerships are based on a contract.
So is marriage. Parents are bound by law. But friendships are freely
entered into, freely given, and freely exercised....Stephen Ambrose.
Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in
the honoring of differences, not simply in the
enjoyment of similarities....James Fredericks.
It is hard to have a true friend,
and it is harder to be the one....Nghia.
Friends are like stars, you can't always see
them but you know that they're there....Unknown.
Friendship warms like a sunbeam; charms like a good story;
inspires like a brave leader; binds like a golden chain;
guides like a heavenly vision....Newell Dwight Hillis.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just
like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful: a
meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day....Dalai Lama.
Nothing opens the heart like a true friend, to whom
you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes...and
whatever lies upon the heart....Francis Bacon.
Friendship is usually treated...as a tough...thing
which will survive all manner of bad treatment.
But this is an exceedingly great and foolish error;
it may die in an hour of a single unwise word....Ouida.
A good friend remembers what we were
and sees what we can be....Janette Oake.
A friend is one with whom you are comfortable,
to whom you are loyal, through whom you are blessed,
and for whom you are grateful....William Arthur Ward.
An honest answer is the sign of true friendship....Proverbs 24:26.
Friends are an extension of yourself
to those looking on....Unknown.
Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary
before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments
or lifetimes is certain for those who are friends....Richard Bach.
When being together is more important than
what you do, you are a true friend....Unknown.
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual
adversity, as iron is most strongly united by
the fiercest flame....Charles Caleb Colton.
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