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A friend is one who walks in when others walk out
“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. ”
Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. ”
–Charles Caleb Colton
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
My friends are my estate.
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. ”
“Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. ”
“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
“I might give my life for my friend, but he had better not ask me to do up a parcel. ”
–Logan Pearsall Smith
The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.
–Abraham Lincoln, (sent by Heather Myers)
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own. ”
“Though our communication wanes at times of absence, I’m aware of a strength that emanates in the background. ”
“I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine, encourage me to grow. ”
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. ”
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
True friendship is never serene.
It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
–Robert Louis Stevenson
“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success. ”
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with. ”
“Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship. ”
“Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. ”
–Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The best mirror is an old friend.
What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
“I count myselt in nothing else so happy As in a soul rememb’ring my good friends. ”
“I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial. ”
“Sir, more than kisses, letters, mingle souls; For, thus friends absent speak. ”
“Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end. ”
–John Boyle O’Reilly
Friends have all things in common.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
“No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. ”
“It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm, A happy and auspicious bird of calm… ”
The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
“The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters. ”
There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
“The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man’s success in life. ”
–Edward Everett Hale
“Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes
“The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this? ”
–Henry David Thoreau
“Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter. ”
–James Fenimore Cooper
“Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life. ”
–James Francis Byrnes
True friendship’s laws are by this rule express’d, Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.”
“One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter. ”
Friendship is always a sweet responsibilty, never an oppourtunity.
“There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart. ”
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
True friendship is never serene.
–Marquise de Sevigne
“When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance. ”
Friends are born, not made.
“This communicating of a man’s self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joy, and cutteth griefs in half. ”
“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what is made by the friends whom we choose. ” –Tehyi Hsieh