Friendship

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.
- Buddha
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.
- Oprah Winfrey
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.
- Henri Nouwen
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasow
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
True friends stab you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Marcel Proust
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington
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
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
- Jim Morrison
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
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
- Helen Keller
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
- Henri Nouwen
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
- William Penn
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 single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle
A friend to all is a friend to none.
- Aristotle
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln
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.
- Thomas Jefferson
Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams
It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
- Euripides
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.
- Khalil Gibran
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
- Anais Nin
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
- Aristotle
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
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
- Thomas Aquinas
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
- Jean de La Fontaine
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
- Bil Keane
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
- Oscar Wilde
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
- Henry David Thoreau
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
- Chanakya
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle
The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
- Henry David Thoreau
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
- Henry Ford
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
- Henry David Thoreau
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
- John D. Rockefeller
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.
- Paramahansa Yogananda
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
- Chanakya
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