“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”

”A friend in need is a friend indeed.”

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”

“A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.”

“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”

“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.”

“A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.”

“A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.”

“A joy shared is a joy doubled.”

“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.”

“A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.”

“A single rose can be my garden … a single friend, my world.”

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked”

“A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.”

“A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.”

“Ah, how good it feels!  The hand of an old friend.”

“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends with them?”

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.”

“But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.”

“Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.”

“Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship.”

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’”

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.”

“Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.”

“Friends are born, not made.”

“Friends are relatives you make for yourself.”

“Friends can be said to “fall in like” with as profound a thud as romantic partners fall in love.”

“Friendship and money: oil and water.”

“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.”

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.”

“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

“Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.”

“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.”

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”

“Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.”

“Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

“Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it”.

“Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anybody else in the world.”

“Friendship’s the wine of life.”

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”

“He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.”

“How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we might go and meet their ideal cousins.”

“I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.”

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”

“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.”

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.”

“If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone.  A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.”

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.”

“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.”

“If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends – you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.”

“If one is estranged from oneself, then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.”

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

“In my friend, I find a second self.”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.”

“It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.”

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”

“It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”

“It is virtue, virtue, which both creates and preserves the friendship. On it depends harmony of interest, permanence, fidelity.”

“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.”

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

“Life is nothing without friendship.”

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”

“Life is slippery. Here, take my hand.”

“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.”

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

“Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.”

“Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.”

“Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.”

“Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.”

“Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.”

“Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.”

“Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.”

“Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other”.

“One doesn’t know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one’s friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one.”

“One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.”

“One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.”

“One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.”

“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”

“Only a life lived for others is worth living.”

“Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don’t understand.”

“Say what you want about aging, it’s still the only way to have old friends.”

“She is a friend of mind. She gathers me, man. The pieces I am, she gathers them and gives them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.”

“Silence is the true friend that never betrays.”

“Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.”

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”

“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.”

“Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.”

“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.”

“The best mirror in the world is an old friend.”

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.”

“The difference between friendship and love is how much you can hurt each other.”

“The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.”

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.”

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”

“The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, ‘What are you going through?’”

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”

“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.”

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.”

“The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?”

“The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.”

“The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.”

“The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.”

“There’s nothing more precious in this world than the feeling of being wanted.”

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”

“Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.”

“Those truly linked don’t need correspondence. When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.”

“’Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.”

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

“True friends stab you in the front.”

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.”

“True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not.”

“Truth springs from argument amongst friends.”

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”

“We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn’t mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often.”

“We are keenly aware of the faults of our friends, but if they like us enough it doesn’t matter.”

“We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of a stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they don’t hesitate to be a lighthouse.”

“We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.”

“We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.”

“What do we ask of friendship except to be taken for what we pretend to be – and without having to pretend.”

“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”

“What is a friend?  A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

“What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.”

“When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”

“When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.”

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”

“Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.”

“You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.”

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