A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
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.
A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.
A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow
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.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with
few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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.
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.
Friendship and money: oil and water.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
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
Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison
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.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends – you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.
Alice Duer Miller
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.