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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.
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Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
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Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
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The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
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The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
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Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
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A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
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Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
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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.
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Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.
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Without friends no one would choose to live.
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Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
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A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
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To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
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Friendship is essentially a partnership.
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Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
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What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
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If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
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I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.
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Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness...
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Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
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Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
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Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his grieves to his friend, but he grieveth the less.
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The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
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Friends, both the imaginary ones you build for yourself out of phrases taken from a living writer, or real ones from college, and relatives, despite all the waste of ceremony and fakery and the fact that out of an hour of conversation you may have only five minutes in which the old entente reappears, are the only real means for foreign ideas to enter your brain.
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Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
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The best time to make friends is before you need them.
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Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
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Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
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When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
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From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
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It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
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Faithful are the wounds of a friend.
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A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found one hath found a treasure.
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Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]
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Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
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A friend loveth at all times. [Proverbs 17:17]
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A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. [Proverbs 27:19]
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A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
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Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake.
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Friends come and go but enemies accumulate.
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We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.
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Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
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False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
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Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
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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.
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Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.
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How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
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If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
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Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?
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Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
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Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.
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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.
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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
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Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
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The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
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A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
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Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -
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That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.
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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.
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Love is only chatter, friends are all that matter.
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Win hearts, and you have hands and purses.
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False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
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A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
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Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
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A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage -- but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
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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.
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Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
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A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
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Friendship is Love without his wings!
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I have always laid it down as a maxim --and found it justified by experience --that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex --but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
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I have had, and may have still, a thousand friends, as they are called, in life, who are like one's partners in the waltz of this world --not much remembered when the ball is over.
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Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
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Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe, bold I can meet, perhaps may turn his blow! But of all plagues, good Heavens, thy wrath can send, save, save, oh save me from the candid friend!
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Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
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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.
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Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family --but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
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A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend, before he knows him.
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The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
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I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.
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My friends, there are no friends.
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The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
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Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
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Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
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Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
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Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
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Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
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What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
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A friend is, as it were, a second self.
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Life is nothing without friendship.
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Friends are proved by adversity.
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Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
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Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties.
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Give me one friend, just one, who meets The needs of all my varying moods.
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Friendship is a sheltering tree.
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And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were.
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And what a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised.
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But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.
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My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
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Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
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True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
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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.
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Have no friends not equal to yourself.
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In America every woman has her set of girl-friends; some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other's affairs, who come out together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude.
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The man that hails you Tom or Jack, and proves by thumps upon your back how he esteems your merit, is such a friend, that one had need be very much his friend indeed to pardon or to bear it.
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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.
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Friendship is the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts or measure words, but pouring all right out just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful friendly hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and, with a breath of comfort, blow the rest away.
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What is a friend? I will tell you it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
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A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
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A good motto is: Use friendliness but do not use your friends.
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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.
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A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
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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.
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Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow.
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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.
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A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
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Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
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Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.
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Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us.
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A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
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The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
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To find a friend one must close one eye -- to keep him, two.
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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!
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Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another.
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Never exaggerate your faults, your friends will attend to that.
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Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
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Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
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Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
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Friendship should be more than biting time can sever.
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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.
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Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
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The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
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We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected
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He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
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Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.
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A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.
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A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.
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It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
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The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
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A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
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A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.
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The only way to have a friend is to be one.
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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.
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I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me.
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Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.
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Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
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One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
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Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
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Friends show their love in times of trouble...
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I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.
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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.
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... 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.
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Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.
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My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
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Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.
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Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.
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There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
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Friends and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing abatement.
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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.
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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.
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Friends make pretence of following to the grave but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand.
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If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
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There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.
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Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
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A good friend is my nearest relation.
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My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.
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The good man is the friend of all living things.
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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.
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An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
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True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
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Your friend is your needs answered.
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Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
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Let your best be for your friend...
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Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
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In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
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Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
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A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
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Everybody needs one essential friend.
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Friendship is to have the latchkey of another's mind.
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In comradeship is danger countered best.
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Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
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Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
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Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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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.
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Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode: it is rather a life.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Every deed and every relationship is surrounded by an atmosphere of silence. Friendship needs no words -- it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
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Friendship needs no words...
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There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
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Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
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Friends are the sunshine of life.
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Friendship is a horizon -- which expands whenever we approach it.
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I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.
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Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.
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The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
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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.
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There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
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There are persons who cannot make friends. Who are they? Those who cannot be friends. It is not the want of understanding or good nature, of entertaining or useful qualities, that you complain of: on the contrary, they have probably many points of attraction; but they have one that neutralizes all these --they care nothing about you, and are neither the better nor worse for what you think of them. They manifest no joy at your approach; and when you leave them, it is with a feeling that they can do just as well without you. This is not sullenness, nor indifference, nor absence of mind; but they are intent solely on their own thoughts, and you are merely one of the subjects they exercise them upon. They live in society as in a solitude.
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There is no friend as loyal as a book
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Never deceive a friend.
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The mind is lowered through association with inferiors. With equals it attains equality; and with superiors, superiority.
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Friendship Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway. A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down. A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it. However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
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However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
  View quote | Hoffer, Eric quotes

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
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The only way not to break a friendship is not to drop it.
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The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.
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A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
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Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.
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Instead of loving your enemies -- treat your friends a little better.
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Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
  View quote | Howe, Edgar Watson quotes

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
  View quote | Howe, Edgar Watson quotes

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.
  View quote | Howe, Edgar Watson quotes

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
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If you have no enemies you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends.
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Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
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The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
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My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
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Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to keep by force of inertia.
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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.
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To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.
  View quote | Jefferson, Thomas quotes

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
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A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
  View quote | Jerome, St. quotes

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
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The friendship that can cease has never been real.
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When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.
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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.
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I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
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Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not love you; you may settle yourself in full confidence both of my love and my esteem; I love you as a kind man, I value you as a worthy man, and hope in time to reverence you as a man of exemplary piety.
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The endearing elegance of female friendship.
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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.
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The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.
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Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
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In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving --instead of actually getting up and leaving.
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He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
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Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
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Love Him, and keep Him for thy Friend, who, when all go away, will not forsake thee, nor suffer thee to perish at the last.
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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.
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The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.
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Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
  View quote | La Fontaine, Jean De quotes

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
  View quote | La Fontaine, Jean De quotes

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
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What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
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In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
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However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
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A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire.
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Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life.
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'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
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A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes.
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Be not the fourth friend of him who had three before and lost them.
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If you want to make a dangerous man your friend, let him do you a favor.
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Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
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It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
  View quote | Leonard, John quotes

He is a fine friend. He stabs you in the front.
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Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
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Show me a friend in need and I'll show you a pest.
  View quote | Lewis, Joe E. quotes

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.
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I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better.
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A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal. So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.
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Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
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I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, who has sight so keen and strong That it can follow the flight of song? Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroken; And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.
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Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship Let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
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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.
  View quote | Lund, Thelma J. quotes

To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
  View quote | Luther, Martin quotes

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
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The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn't exist.
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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
  View quote | Mansfield, Katherine quotes

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
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The richer your friends, the more they will cost you.
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No young man starting in life could have better capital than plenty of friends. They will strengthen his credit, support him in every great effort, and make him what, unaided, he could never be. Friends of the right sort will help him more -- to be happy and successful -- than much money...
  View quote | Marden, Orison Swett quotes

We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.
  View quote | Maugham, W. Somerset quotes

All things being equal, people will do business with a friend; all things being unequal, people will still do business with a friend.
  View quote | Mccormack, Mark quotes

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
  View quote | McLaughlin, Mignon quotes

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
  View quote | Meltzer, Bernard quotes

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
  View quote | Mencius (Mengzi Meng-tse) quotes

Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find one good you must one hundred try.
  View quote | Mermet, Claude quotes

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
  View quote | Mizner, Wilson quotes

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.
  View quote | Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De quotes

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
  View quote | Montesquieu, Charles De quotes

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.
  View quote | Moody, Jess quotes

God gives us our relatives -- thank God we can choose our friends.
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The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
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Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
  View quote | Nathan, George Jean quotes

The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
  View quote | Newman, John Henry quotes

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
  View quote | Nietzsche, Friedrich quotes

The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
  View quote | Nietzsche, Friedrich quotes

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.
  View quote | Nin, Anais quotes

In a friend you find a second self.
  View quote | Norton, Isabelle quotes

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.
  View quote | Notebook quotes

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

A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
  View quote | O'Malley, Austin quotes

As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.
  View quote | Ovid quotes

Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
  View quote | Owens, Jesse quotes

Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow.
  View quote | Paterson, Samuel quotes

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
  View quote | Penn, William quotes

There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.
  View quote | Penn, William quotes

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
  View quote | Pepys, Samuel quotes

Wherever you are it is your own friends who make your world.
  View quote | Perry, Ralph B. quotes

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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Keep out of the suction caused by those who drift backwards.
  View quote | Piper, E. K. quotes

Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need.
  View quote | Plautus, Titus Maccius quotes

Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.
  View quote | Plautus, Titus Maccius quotes

Ones oldest friend is the best.
  View quote | Plautus, Titus Maccius quotes

What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.
  View quote | Plautus, Titus Maccius quotes

If I cannot understand my friend's silence, I will never get to understand his words.
  View quote | Powell, John Enoch quotes

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

A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him.
  View quote | Prentice, George D. quotes

The time to make friends is before you need them.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

Short judgments make long friends.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

A friend is someone who doesn't like the same people you do.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in changing him.
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Broken friendships can be soldered, but never sound.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
  View quote | Proverb, Arabian quotes

A friend is known when needed.
  View quote | Proverb, Arabian quotes

Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy.
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With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.
  View quote | Proverb, Chinese quotes

A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.
  View quote | Proverb, Chinese quotes

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
  View quote | Proverb, Czech. quotes

No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.
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Your friendship is your needs answered.
  View quote | Proverb, Danish quotes

The road to a friend's house is never long.
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You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years.
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Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.
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Who ceases to be a friend never was one.
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These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller.
  View quote | Proverb, Indian quotes

For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.
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The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to no one.
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A friend you have to buy; enemies you get for nothing.
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Hold a true friend with both your hands.
  View quote | Proverb, Nigerian quotes

To keep a new friend, never break with the old.
  View quote | Proverb, Russian quotes

Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are.
  View quote | Proverb, Russian quotes

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
  View quote | Proverb, Sicilian quotes

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
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Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless.
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Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
  View quote | Pythagoras quotes

It's funny, isn't it? How your best friend can just blow up like that?
  View quote | Python, Monty quotes

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
  View quote | Quarles, Francis quotes

True friendship is never serene.
  View quote | Rabutin-Chantal, Marie De quotes

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

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
  View quote | Randolf, G. quotes

Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.
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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.
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I would rather have a million friends than a million dollars.
  View quote | Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon quotes

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.
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Strangers are just friends I haven't met yet.
  View quote | Rogers, Will quotes

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
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How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.
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Men are more evanescent than pictures, yet one sorrows for lost friends, and pictures are my friends. I have none others. I am never long enough with men to attach myself to them; and whatever feelings of attachment I have are to material things.
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To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
  View quote | Sallust quotes

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.
  View quote | Santayana, George quotes

Good friends are good for your health.
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One who looks for a friend without faults will have none.
  View quote | Saying, Hasidic quotes

Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.
  View quote | Saying, Jewish quotes

Friends show me what I can do, foes teach me what I should do.
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Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
  View quote | Schopenhauer, Arthur quotes

You can't eat your friends and have them too.
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If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life -- if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.
  View quote | Scott, Sir Walter quotes

Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet.
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Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
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Those that are a friend to themselves are sure to be a friend to all.
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Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

A friend should bear a friend's infirmities, But Brutus makes mine greater than they are.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel, but do not dull thy palm with entertainment of each new-hatched unfledged comrade.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
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But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
  View quote | Shaw, George Bernard quotes

I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
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Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
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Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
  View quote | Socrates quotes

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
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Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.
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A friend is a present you give to yourself.
  View quote | Stevenson, Robert Louis quotes

No man is useless while he has a friend.
  View quote | Stevenson, Robert Louis quotes

The very flexibility and ease which make men's friendships so agreeable while they endure, make them the easier to destroy and forget. And a man who has a few friends, or one who has a dozen (if there be any one so wealthy on this earth), cannot forget on how precarious a base his happiness reposes; and how by a stroke or two of fate --a death, a few light words, a piece of stamped paper, a woman's bright eyes --he may be left, in a month, destitute of all.
  View quote | Stevenson, Robert Louis quotes

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.
  View quote | Stevenson, Robert Louis quotes

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses.
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I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred --that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
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Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.
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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.
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The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.
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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.
  View quote | Swift, Jonathan quotes

Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.
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Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.
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We die as often as we lose a friend.
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Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
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Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.
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Man has three friends on whose company he relies. First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives; they go only as far as the grave, leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave.
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Friendship's the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.
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He makes no friends who never made a foe.
  View quote | Tennyson, Lord Alfred quotes

Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.
  View quote | Terence quotes

Those who forgets their friends to follow those of a higher status are truly snobs.
  View quote | Thackeray, William M. quotes

It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship.
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Verily, great grace may go with a little gift; and precious are all things that come from a friend.
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A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us. The friend asks no return but that his friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other's hopes. They are kind to each other's dreams.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.
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Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.
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Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
  View quote | Twain, Mark quotes

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.
  View quote | Twain, Mark quotes

A Friend is a treasure. More precious than Gold, For love shared is priceless And never grows old.
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And the joy of it all; when we count it all up; is found in the making of friends.
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A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
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A ray of sunshine, a balmy breeze Are a gift from God above, And He also gives us faithful friends. To warm our hearts with love.
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Build bridges instead of walls and you will have a friend.
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A friend once wrote: Give me your faith, not your doubts.
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A friend walks in when everyone else walks out
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A Friendship that's sincere are true. Gives joy like nothing else will do; That's why glad hearts look up and send A prayer of thanks for faithful friends.
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A man is known by the company he avoids.
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Among Life's precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond compare.
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Friendship should be a responsibility, never an opportunity.
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Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other's gold.
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Make friends before you need them
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Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
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Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.
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It takes two people to ruin a perfectly good day. First a person who says something downright nasty about you, and second, a dear friend who makes sure you hear about it immediately.
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It can never be bought or borrowed or sold A gift to be cherished, True friendship is a treasure beyond compare.
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Hopes are planted in friendship's garden where dreams blossom into priceless treasures.
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Friendships that have stood the test of time and chance are surely best, Brows may wrinkle, hair grow gray, Friendship never knows decay.
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Often, I look out the window and wait. I see her as she comes and goes, to visit with everyone-it seems but me. I know that sometimes I'm not as friendly as I should be. But I'm scared- that people won't like me. So I hide in my shell. And talk to know one. But still... I wish they would notice that I am here. I need them. Please, somebody talk to me. I need a friend.
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Friendship is love with understanding.
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He whose hand is clasped in friendship cannot throw mud.
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There is no greater treasure than the respect and love of a true friend.
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Win new friends but keep the old. The first are silver; the latter gold.
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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.
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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.
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May I always be worth of my friends.
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The miracle of friendship can be spoken without words... hearing unspoken needs, recognizing secret dreams, understanding the silent things that only true friend know.
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The gift of friendship... a willingness to listen... a pair of helping hands... a whisper from the heart. That someone cares and understands.
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The gift of friendship is a wondrous thing with the joys and happiness good friends bring.
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The best vitamin for making friends, B-1.
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Since it has been my lot to find, at every parting of the road, the helping hand of comrade kind to help me with my heavy load, And since I have no gold to give and love alone must make amends, my humble prayer is, while I live -- God, make me worthy of my friends.
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Seek the friend who's hand helped you and tell them what they mean to you.
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Precious gifts of friendship... knowing the heart of another, sharing one's heart with another.
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When you need someone to comfort you, a friend is near
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Friendship is a priceless treasure never to be bought or sold -- it can only be cherished.
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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.
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Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait to hear the answer.
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Friendship is a comforting smile, A familiar voice that warms the heart, and the freedom to be the person God intended.
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Friend -- One who knows all about you and likes you just the same
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Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.
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Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how.
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Faithful friends are gifts from heaven: Whoever finds one has found a treasure.
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Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits.
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Friendship is like vitamins, we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements
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Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies.
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I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
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In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.
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May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
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No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
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Old friends are the great blessings of one's later years. Half a word conveys one's meaning. They have a memory of the same events, have the same mode of thinking. I have young relations that may grow upon me, for my nature is affectionate, but can they grow [To Be] old friends?
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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
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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.
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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.
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A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
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Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
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True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
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Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
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We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for our ability to amuse them.
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Learn to reject friendship, or rather the dream of friendship. To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art, or life (like aesthetic joys). I must refuse it in order to be worthy to receive it
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For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation.
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A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
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We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men; and that is all. We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing. I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends.
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You have been my friends, replied Charlotte, that in itself is a tremendous thing...
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Money can't buy you friends; but you do get a better class of enemies.
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Camerado, I give you my hand, I give you my love more precious than money, I give you myself before preaching or law; Will you give me yourself?
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All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
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An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
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Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
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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.
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Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
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You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
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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.
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Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
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I am already kindly disposed towards you. My friendship it is not in my power to give: this is a gift which no man can make, it is not in our own power: a sound and healthy friendship is the growth of time and circumstance, it will spring up and thrive li
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Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
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Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.
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And say my glory was I had such friends.
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There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first... when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
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In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.
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Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.
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If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
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