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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 on

Source Unknown

Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet.

John Selden

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 g

Horace Walpole

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.

Dalai Lama

Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.

William Hazlitt

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.

Henry Adams

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.


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

Henry David Thoreau

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.

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

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


Ones oldest friend is the best.


Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

George Eliot

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.

Lois L. Kaufman

Precious gifts of friendship... knowing the heart of another, sharing one's heart with another.

Source Unknown

Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.

Thomas Fuller

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Jean De La Fontaine

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

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.

Cindy Lew

Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.

Publilius Syrus

Seek the friend who's hand helped you and tell them what they mean to you.

Source Unknown

Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life.

Charles Lamb

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind

Toni Morrison

Short judgments make long friends.


Show me a friend in need and I'll show you a pest.

Joe E. Lewis

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.

Austin O'Malley

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 m

Source Unknown

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.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. Proverbs 18:24


Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.

Virginia Woolf

Some people would rather lose the relationship than the argument.

Michael Lipsey

Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.

Louisa May Alcott

Strangers are just friends I haven't met yet.

Will Rogers

Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are.


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

Grace Noll Crowell

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.

Francis Quarles

That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.

Charles Bukowski

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

George Eliot

The best time to make friends is before you need them.

Ethel Barrymore

The best vitamin for making friends, B-1.

Source Unknown

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.

Wilson Mizner

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, anoth

Arch Ward

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.

Oswald Chambers

The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.

Henry Home

The endearing elegance of female friendship.

Samuel Johnson

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Arabic Proverb

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses

David Storey

The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.

Jean De La Bruyere

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 Simpson Grant

The friends I made have slipped and strayed. And who's the one that cares A trifling lot and best forgot - And that's my tale, and theirs. Then if my 'friendships break and bend There's little need to cry The while I know that every foe Is faithful

Dorothy Parker, The Leal

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.

William Shakespeare

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

St. Jerome

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

Joseph Addison

The gift of friendship is a wondrous thing with the joys and happiness good friends bring.

Source Unknown

The gift of friendship... a willingness to listen... a pair of helping hands... a whisper from the heart. That someone cares and understands.

Source Unknown

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to no one.

Yiddish Proverb

The good man is the friend of all living things.

Mahatma Gandhi

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

Hubert Humphrey

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

Joseph Addison

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.

Mark Twain

The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.

Madame Swetchine

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

Aaron Machado

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.

John Henry Newman

The making of friends who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life.

Edward Everett Hale

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.

William Cowper

The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.

Logan Pearsall Smith

The mind is lowered through association with inferiors. With equals it attains equality; and with superiors, superiority.


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

The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.

Samuel Johnson

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

Henry David Thoreau

The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.

William Hazlitt

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.

George Bernard Shaw

The only way not to break a friendship is not to drop it.

Julie Holz

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?

Eugene Kennedy

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


The road to a friend's house is never long.

Danish proverb

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.


The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.

Hector Hugh Munro

The time to make friends is before you need them.


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

Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

Charles Dudley Warner

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.

Francis Bacon

Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow.

Simon Dach

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.

William Hazlitt

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.

William Hazlitt

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 attract

William Hazlitt

There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Benjamin Franklin

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.

William Penn

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

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

Thomas Fuller

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

Andrew M. Greeley

There is no friend as loyal as a book

Ernest Hemingway

There is no greater treasure than the respect and love of a true friend.

Source Unknown

There is no more sure tie between friends than when they are united in their objects and wishes.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Oratio Pro Cnoeo Plancio (II)

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.

Katherine Hathaway

There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.

Edith Wharton

These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller.


Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.

William Butler Yeats

Those that are a friend to themselves are sure to be a friend to all.

Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

Those we hold most dear never truly leave us ... they live on in the kindnesses they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives

Isabel Norton

Those who forgets their friends to follow those of a higher status are truly snobs.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.

Nicholas Breton

Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake.

William Blake

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Charles Lamb

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.

Sarah Ellis

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.

Source Unknown

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

Norman Douglas

To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.

Martin Luther

To keep a new friend, never break with the old.


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.

Samuel Johnson

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.


To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Henry David Thoreau

To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.


Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Publilius Syrus

Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.

Jennie Jerome Churchill

True friends stab you in the front.

Oscar Wilde

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Henry David Thoreau

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.

David Tyson Gentry

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

Charles Caleb Colton

True friendship is never serene.

Marie De Rabutin-Chantal

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

St. Jerome

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.

G. Randolf

Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.


Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.

Jonathan Swift

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.

Jean De La Bruyere

Verily, great grace may go with a little gift; and precious are all things that come from a friend.


We all lose friends.. we lose them in death, to distance and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the los

Amy Marie Walz, quotation submitted to

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

Joseph Roux

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for our ability to amuse them.

Evelyn Waugh

We die as often as we lose a friend.

Publilius Syrus

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.


We have been friends together, In sunshine and in shade; Since first beneath the chestnut-trees In infancy we played. But coldness dwells within thy heart, A cloud is on thy brow; We have been friends together

Caroline Norton, We Have Been Friends Together

We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend.

Henry David Thoreau

We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.

W. Somerset Maugham

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

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.

Logan Pearsall Smith

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.

Fay Weldon

We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Jess Moody

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.


What is a friend? I will tell you it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.

Frank Crane

What is so great as friendship, let us carry with what grandeur of spirit we can. Let us be silent, -- so we may hear the whisper of the gods. Let us not interfere. Who set you to cast about what you should say to the select souls, or how to say any thing

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays Friendship, 1841

What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.


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-


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.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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 gr

Miles Franklin

When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy.


When the righteous man truth away from his righteousness that he hath committed and doeth that which is neither quite lawful nor quite right, he will generally be found to have gained in amiability what he has lost in holiness.

Samuel Butler

When twilight drops her curtain down And pins it with a star Remember that you have a friend Though she may wander far.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of the Green Gables: Chapter XVII -- A New Interest in Life

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean 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. The fri

Henri Nouwen

When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.

Earvin ''Magic'' Johnson

When you need someone to comfort you, a friend is near

Source Unknown

Wherever you are it is your own friends who make your world.

Ralph B. Perry

Who ceases to be a friend never was one.


Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless.


Win hearts, and you have hands and purses.

Lord Burleigh

Win new friends but keep the old. The first are silver; the latter gold.

Source Unknown

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.


With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.

Chinese Proverb

Without friends no one would choose to live.


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.

Francis Bacon

Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.


Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.

William Shakespeare

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!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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.

Dale Carnegie

You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.

Woodrow Wilson

You can't eat your friends and have them too.

Budd Schulberg

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what

E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White, Charlotte, in

You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years.

English Proverb

Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Elbert Hubbard

Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

Kahlil Gibran

Your friend is your needs answered.

Kahlil Gibran

Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

Richard Bach

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.

Thelma J. Lund

Your friendship is your needs answered.

Danish proverb

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

Jonathan Swift

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