A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring
True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.
Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like;Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Great Spirit, grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins.
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.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
Make books your companions; let your bookshelves be your gardens; bask in their beauty, gather their fruit, pluck their roses, take their spices and myrrh.
We need not think alike to love alike.
There is no such thing as eternal friendship or eternal hostility-only eternal interests.
Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate
Better to have one friend of great value, than many friends who were good for nothing.
No man is wise enough by himself.
We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.
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.
In a friends company everything is finer and more delightful, and every evil is smaller and less annoying.
Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing
The good man is the friend of all living things.
Doubtful circumstances disclose undoubted friends.
Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?
Being sociable and affable with people brings kindness and friendship.
Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
He that is a friend to himself, know; he is a friend to all.
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.
He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.
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 needs no words it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?
Good friends have a way of bringing out the best in youBy their caring and the interest that they take in all you do.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Alone, all aloneNobody, but nobodyCan make it out here alone.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.
Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners. Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command.
I think the best friendships are those that can stand the test of time, where the friendship is based more on who you are than on what you do or what you have.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
A single rose can be my garden. a single friend, my world.