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Friendship is a precious gift. To give at Christmas time. A Cherished gift, a treasured gift that lasts through all time. - Source Unknown

Friendship should be a responsibility, never an opportunity. - Source Unknown

He whose hand is clasped in friendship cannot throw mud. - Source Unknown

Make friends before you need them - Source Unknown

Man strives for glory, honor, fame, so that all the world may know his name. Amasses wealth by brain and hand. Becomes a power in the land. But when he nears the end of life and looks back over the years of strife. He finds that happiness depends on none of these but love of friends. - Source Unknown

Precious gifts of friendship... knowing the heart of another, sharing one's heart with another. - Source Unknown

The miracle of friendship can be spoken without words... hearing unspoken needs, recognizing secret dreams, understanding the silent things that only true friend know. - Source Unknown

To each one of us friendship has a different meaning. For all of us it is a gift. Friendship needs to be cherished and nurtured. It needs to be cultivated on a daily basis. Then shall it germinate and yield its fruit. - Source Unknown

Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies. - Leon Uris

The book is closed, the year is done, The pages full of tasks begun. A little joy, a little care, Along with dreams, are written there. This new day brings another year, Renewing hope, dispelling fear. And we may find before the end, A deep content, another friend. - Arch Ward

The wise man does not permit himself to set up even in his own mind any comparisons of his friends. His friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people, evoked as it is by many qualities. - Charles Dudley Warner

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else. - Len Wein

Money can't buy you friends; but you do get a better class of enemies. - Somers White

An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship. - Oscar Wilde

Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own. - Thomas Wilson

You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality. - Woodrow T. Wilson

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives. - Dumas The Younger

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim. - Henry Brooks Adams

The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures. - Joseph Addison

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. - St. Thomas Aquinas

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship. - Pietro Aretino

A true friend is one soul in two bodies. - Aristotle

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. - Aristotle

Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods. - Aristotle

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other. - Honore De Balzac

Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends. - Henry Ward Beecher

Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours. - Ludwig Van Beethoven

It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality. - Arnold Bennett

A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found one hath found a treasure. - Bible

Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing. - Randolph S. Bourne

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports. - Kenneth Branagh

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. - Robert Brault

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own. - Charlotte Bronte

Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe. - John Mason Brown

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil -- but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small silly presents every so often -- just to save it from drying out completely - Pam Brown

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. - - Eustace Budgell

Love is only chatter, friends are all that matter. - (Frank) Gelett Burgess

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. - Leo Buscaglia

A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget. - Samuel Butler

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life. - James F. Byrnes

Friendship is Love without his wings! - Lord Byron

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends. - Lord Chesterfield

Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity. - Chilo

A friend is, as it were, a second self. - Marcus T. Cicero

Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed. - Marcus T. Cicero

Give me one friend, just one, who meets The needs of all my varying moods. - Esther M. Clark

My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. - Charles Caleb Colton

A friend is someone you can be alone with and have nothing to do and not be able to think of anything to say and be comfortable in the silence. - Sheryl Condie

A good motto is: Use friendliness but do not use your friends. - Frank Crane

Thank You Friend I never came to you, my friend, and went away without some new enrichment of the heart; More faith and less of doubt, more courage in the days ahead. And often in great need coming to you, I went away comforted indeed. How can I find the shining word, the glowing phrase that tells all that your love has meant to me, all that your friendship spells? There is no word, no phrase for you on whom I so depend. All I can say to you is this, God bless you precious friend. - Grace Noll Crowell

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. - Fr. Jerome Cummings

Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead. Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead. - Anna Cummins

Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow. - Simon Dach

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

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. - Readers Digest

To find a friend one must close one eye -- to keep him, two. - Norman Douglas

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. Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man! - Charles Alexander Eastman

Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another. - George Ebers

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up. - George Eliot

Friendship should be more than biting time can sever. - T. S. Eliot

To act the part of a true friend requires more conscientious feeling than to fill with credit and complacency any other station or capacity in social life. - Sarah Ellis

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need. - Epicurus

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend. - Euripides

My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia. - Dame Edna Everage

... I remember you and recall you without effort, without exercise of will; that is, by natural impulse, indicated by a sense of duty, or of obligation. And that, I take it, is the only sort of remembering worth the having. When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory, and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that friendship is a Reality, and not a Fancy -- that it is built upon a rock, and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them. - Douglas Fairbanks

Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man. - Sam Walter Foss

Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off. - St. Francis De Sales

When all is said and done, friendship is the only trustworthy fabric of the affections. So-called love is a delirious inhuman state of mind: when hot it substitutes indulgence for fair play; when cold it is cruel, but friendship is warmth in cold, firm ground in a bog. - Miles Franklin

Give me work to do, Give me health, Give me joy in simple things, Give me an eye for beauty, A tongue for truth, A heart that loves, A mind that reasons, A sympathy that understands. Give me neither malice nor envy, But a true kindness And a noble common sense. At the close of each day Give me a book And a friend with whom I can be silent. - S. M. Frazier

There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends. - Thomas Fuller

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business. - Mahatma Gandhi

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. - David Tyson Gentry

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. - Kahlil Gibran

Everybody needs one essential friend. - Dr. William Glasser

Friendship is to have the latchkey of another's mind. - Edgar Godospeed

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

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. GREELEY - Andrew M. Greeley

Do not choose for your friends and familiar acquaintance those that are of an estate or quality too much above yours...You will hereby accustom yourselves to live after their rate in clothes, in habit, and in expenses, whereby you will learn a fashion and rank of life above your degree and estate, which will in the end be your undoing. - Matthew Hale

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity. - Robert Hall

Friendship needs no words... - Dag Hammarskjold

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. - Katherine Hathaway

Friendship is a horizon -- which expands whenever we approach it. - E.R. Hazlip

I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about. - William Hazlitt

There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our friends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please --that is, as they please or displease us. - William Hazlitt

There is no friend as loyal as a book - Ernest Hemingway

Never deceive a friend. - Hipparchus

The only way not to break a friendship is not to drop it. - Julie Holz

Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired. - Homer

Instead of loving your enemies -- treat your friends a little better. - Edgar Watson Howe

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. - Tehyi Hsieh

If you have no enemies you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends. - Elbert Hubbard

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine. - Thomas Jefferson

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks. - St. Jerome

I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance. - Samuel Johnson

To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of the weary pilgrimage. - Samuel Johnson

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. - Thomas Jones

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness. - Lois L. Kaufman

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 looks back on at the end of life and number as their most sacred experiences. - Eugene Kennedy

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life. - Charles Lamb

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one. - Robert E. Lee

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. - John Leonard

He is a fine friend. He stabs you in the front. - Leonard Louis Levinson

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. - Cindy Lew

Show me a friend in need and I'll show you a pest. - Joe E. Lewis

I desire to so conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me. - Abraham Lincoln

Your friendship is a glowing ember Through the year; and each December From its warm and living spark We kindle flame against the dark And with its shining radiance light Our tree of faith on Christmas night. - Thelma J. Lund

The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn't exist. - Aaron Machado

I'm treating you as a friend asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses - Katherine Mansfield

The richer your friends, the more they will cost you. - Marbury

All things being equal, people will do business with a friend; all things being unequal, people will still do business with a friend. - Mark Mccormack

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. - Mencius (Mengzi Meng-tse)

Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find one good you must one hundred try. - Claude Mermet

If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself. - Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones. - Charles De Montesquieu

We will win the world when we realize that fellowship, not evangelism, must be our primary emphasis. When we demonstrate the Big Miracle of Love, it won't be necessary for us to go out -- they will come in. - Jess Moody

Love demands infinitely less than friendship. - George Jean Nathan

The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters. - Friedrich Nietzsche

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. - Anais Nin

In a friend you find a second self. - Isabelle Norton

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. - Notebook

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces. - Austin O'Malley

Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust. - Jesse Owens

Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow. - Samuel Paterson

Keep out of the suction caused by those who drift backwards. - E. K. Piper

Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need. - Titus Maccius Plautus

Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate. - David Pratt

A friend is someone who doesn't like the same people you do. - Proverb

The time to make friends is before you need them. - Proverb

A friend is known when needed. - Arabian Proverb

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. - Czech. Proverb

No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor. - Danish Proverb

These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller. - Indian Proverb

Hold a true friend with both your hands. - Nigerian Proverb

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. - Sicilian Proverb

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life. - Pythagoras

True friendship is never serene. - Marie De Rabutin-Chantal

Real friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel that you've done a permanent job. - Erwin T. Randall

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection. - Jean Paul Richter

Friendship is a very simple word, very commonly used. The word friend is almost used on a daily basis. Yet, the depth and meaning of friendship certainly go beyond the simple and the common. Throughout history friendship has been a favorite theme for many writers. The following passages highlight what others have said about friendship in the past. - Dorothy Riera

How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend. - William E. Rothschild

Good friends are good for your health. - Irwin Sarason

One who looks for a friend without faults will have none. - Hasidic Saying

Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure. - Jewish Saying

You can't eat your friends and have them too. - Budd Schulberg

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures. - Seneca

Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love. - William Shakespeare

But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. - George Bernard Shaw

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. - Socrates

A friend is a present you give to yourself. - Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a friend who tells a tale With statements parenthetical; To start at the beginning must To her seem quite heretical; For her accounts of happenings Are full of disconnection s; She starts them in the middle, And proceeds in all directions. - Erica H. Stux

Your notions of friendship are new to me; I believe every man is born with his quantum, and he cannot give to one without robbing another. I very well know to whom I would give the first place in my friendship, but they are not in the way, I am condemned to another scene, and therefore I distribute it in pennyworths to those about me, and who displease me least, and should do the same to my fellow prisoners if I were condemned to a jail. - Jonathan Swift

Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes. - The Talmud

Friendship's the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial. - Nahum Tate

Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up. - Terence

Those who forgets their friends to follow those of a higher status are truly snobs. - William M. Thackeray

It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship. - Mary Dixon Thayer

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. - Henry David Thoreau

We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend. - Henry David Thoreau

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want. - Irish Toast

The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. - Mark Twain

A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. - Source Unknown

Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how. - Source Unknown

Faithful friends are gifts from heaven: Whoever finds one has found a treasure. - Source Unknown 


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