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.
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.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
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.
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.
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
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.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
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.
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.
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.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller
True friends stab you in the front.
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
William Butler Yeats
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
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.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Friends are born, not made.
Henry B. Adams
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friends show their love in times of trouble.
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 healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
Henry David Thoreau
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
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