friendship

Friendship should be a responsibility,
never an opportunity.

~ Source Unknown ~


Don’t wait for people to be friendly,
show them how.

~ Source Unknown ~


In a friend you find a second self.

~ Isabelle Norton ~


Friendship is a horizon
which expands whenever we approach it.

~ E.R. Hazlip ~


True friendship ought never
to conceal what it thinks.

~ St. Jerome ~


The language of friendship is not
words but meanings.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~


It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

~ John Leonard ~


I do then with my friends as I do with my books.
I would have them where I can find them,
but I seldom use them.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives,
and remembering what one receives.

~ Dumas The Younger ~


There is a scarcity of friendship,
but not of friends.

~ Thomas Fuller ~


He whose hand is clasped in friendship
cannot throw mud.

~ Source Unknown ~


Make friends before you need them

~ Source Unknown ~


A true friend is one soul in two bodies.

~ Aristotle ~


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

~ Mary Dixon Thayer ~


A friend is a present you give to yourself.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~


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

~ Joseph Addison ~


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

~ St. Thomas Aquinas ~


The imaginary friends I had as a kid
dropped me because their friends
thought I didn’t exist.

~ Aaron Machado ~


Money can’t buy you friends;
but you do get a better class of enemies.

~ Somers White ~


A true friend is someone
who is there for you
when he’d rather be anywhere else.

~ Len Wein ~


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

~ Leon Uris ~


Friendship always benefits;
love sometimes injures.

~ Seneca ~


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

~ Socrates ~


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

~ Hasidic Saying ~


Real friends are those who,
when you’ve made a fool of yourself,
don’t feel that you’ve done a permanent job.

~ Erwin T. Randall ~


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

~ Arnold Bennett ~


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

~ Kenneth Branagh ~


Love is only chatter,
friends are all that matter.

~ Frank Gelett Burgess ~


A single rose can be my garden
… a single friend, my world.

~ Leo Buscaglia ~


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

~ Samuel Butler ~


Friendship is Love without his wings!

~ Lord Byron ~


Most people enjoy the inferiority
of their best friends.

~ Lord Chesterfield ~


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

~ Chilo ~


A friend is, as it were, a second self.

~ Marcus T. Cicero ~


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

~ Marcus T. Cicero ~


Keep out of the suction caused by
those who drift backwards.

~ E. K. Piper ~


Nothing is there more friendly
to a man than a friend in need.

~ Titus Maccius Plautus ~


Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

~ George Jean Nathan ~


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

~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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

~ Frank Crane ~


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

~ Sheryl Condie ~


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

~ Katherine Mansfield ~


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

~ Marbury ~


Friends are needed both
for joy and for sorrow.

~ Samuel Paterson ~


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

~ David Pratt ~


Go oft to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


A friend is known when needed.

~ Arabian Proverb ~


Hold a true friend with both your hands.

~ Nigerian Proverb ~


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

~ Sicilian Proverb ~


A friend is one who knows us,
but loves us anyway.

~ Fr. Jerome Cummings ~


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

~ Readers Digest ~


To find a friend one must close one eye
— to keep him, two.

~ Norman Douglas ~


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

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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

~ Kahlil Gibran ~


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

~ Tehyi Hsieh ~


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

~ Thomas Jefferson ~


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

~ S. M. Frazier ~


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

~ Source Unknown ~


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

~ Source Unknown ~


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

~ Jean Paul Richter ~


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

~ Arch Ward ~


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

~ Source Unknown ~