The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
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 friend to all is a friend to none.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
Henry David Thoreau
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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.
Friends are born, not made.
Henry B. Adams
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.
Charles Alexander Eastman
Friendship and money: oil and water.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Friends show their love in times of trouble.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
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
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
Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
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.
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
W. Somerset Maugham
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
True friends stab you in the front.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
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.
Edward W. Howe
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.
Sarah Orne Jewett
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac
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.
Laurence J. Peter
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison
One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
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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