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Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.

There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.

Cultivate friendships. If you dont have time to cultivate all of them, plow under every fifth one and collect your bonus.

He that is a friend to himself, know; he is a friend to all.

A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship.

A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring

No man is wise enough by himself.

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

Better to have one friend of great value, than many friends who were good for nothing.

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

[W]e all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.

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

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.

I have found yet another friend here. And with such a friend we will together form a team, like a soccer team. This will be a fighting team.

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

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

It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best

A vice in common can be the ground of a friendship but not a virtue in common. X and Y may be friends because they are both drunkards or womanizers but, if they are both sober and chaste, they are friends for some other reason.

Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is notworth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be.

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

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.

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.

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.

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.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends

The bird a nestthe spider a webthe human friendship.

Be a friend to thyself and others will too.

A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

A mans friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriagebut they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.

Doubtful circumstances disclose undoubted friends.

Friendship needs no words it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peace-maker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

The light of friendship is like the light of phosphorus, even plainest when all around is dark.

Alone, all aloneNobody, but nobodyCan make it out here alone.

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any affection. Keep your solitude. The day, if it ever comes, when you are given true affection there will be no opposition between interior solitude and friendship, quite the reverse. It is even by this infallible sign that you will recognize it.

Good friends have a way of bringing out the best in youBy their caring and the interest that they take in all you do.

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

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