Friendship is the golden thread that ties all hearts together

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Mother Teresa

A friend is someone who will walk the long way when you don’t want to hop the fence.

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.

Money and power only last the hour, but friendship and love withstand the sky above.

I can give, I can receive, but I can not take.
I loved him like no other man; I did not love his laugh. I did not love his smile. I did not need his touch. But, the one thing I needed from him was for him to always be there.
If I was blind, you would make me see. If I was deaf, you would make me hear; and if I was dumb, a word would come out of the boundaries of my lips.
Though miles may lie between us, we’re never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count the miles, it’s measured by the heart.

A true friend walks in when the whole world walks out.
Stars are like friends; there’s always some around, you just need to find your favorite one.

The Mile: People come into our lives and walk with us a mile, and then because of circumstance they only stay a while. They serve a need within the days that move so quickly by, and then are gone beyond our reach, we often wonder why. God only knows the reason that we meet and share a smile, why people come into our lives and walk with us a mile.

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, Nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

To the world you might be one person; but to one person you might be the world.

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

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Love is friendship set on fire.
Jeremy Taylor

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own selflove might impair your judgment.

There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and a flatterer.
Francis Bacon

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
Thomas Jones

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller

Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.
Madame de Tencin

Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.
Spike Milligan

We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
P.D. James

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Oscar Wilde

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

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

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
Benjamin Franklin

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

Friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own.
William Lamb Melbourne

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

Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.

It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
Mary Renault

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.
Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
Jesse Owens

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Oprah Winfrey

And say my glory was I had such friends.
William Butler Yeats

When you are down and out, something always turns up usually the noses of your friends.
Orson Welles

Never explainyour friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

A friend is worth all hazards we can run.
Edward Young

I want to be your friend, for ever and ever without break of decay. When the hills are all flat and the river are all dry, When it lightens and thunders in winter, when it rains and snows in summer, when Heaven and Earth mingle not till then will I part from you.
Arthur Waley

Friends always show their love. What are brothers for if not to share troubles? Proverbs 17:17

Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers.
Proverbs 18:24

An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.
Proverbs 24:26

A friend means well, even when he hurts you. But when an enemy puts his hand round your shoulder watch out!
Proverbs 27:6

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them. They tell me those who were poor early have different views of gold. I don’t know how that is. God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him.
Emily Dickinson

The greatest love a person can have for his friends is to give his life for them. J ohn 15:13

A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.
Proverbs 27:19

NB: Brendan Johnston notes that this passage usually reads: As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.

A friend loveth at all times.
Proverbs 17:17

Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend’s countenance.
Proverbs 27:17

Friends are friends forever, if the Lord is the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never, cause the welcome will not end
Though it’s hard to let you go
In the Father’s hands I know
That a lifetime’s not too long… to live as friends.
Michael W Smith
A cheerful friend is like a sunny day spreading brightness all around.
John Lubcock ( English Astronomer )

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow; don’t walk behind me, I may not lead; walk beside me, and just be my friend. Albert Camus

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

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! Amanda Bradley

Each friend represents a world in us; a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only in meeting them that a new world is born. Anais Nin

A friend is known when needed. Arabian proverb

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

Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds. Aristotle

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle

Winning has always meant much to me, but winning friends has meant the most. Babe Didrikson Zaharias

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun. Charles R. Swindoll

When we hurt each other we should write it down in the sand, so the winds of forgiveness can make it go away for good. When we help each other we should chisel it in stone, lest we never forget the love of a friend. Christian H. Godefroy

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. Czech proverb

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

If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking him if there’s anything you can do. Think of something appropriate and do it. E. W. Howe

It’s the little things that matter, that add up in the end, with the priceless thrilling magic found only in a friend. Elizabeth Dunphy

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. Euripides

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

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

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller

Friends are born, not made. Henry Adams

Every man should have a fairsized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. Henry Brooks Adams

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. Henry David Thoreau

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? Henry David Thoreau

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. Henry Ford

Friends are treasures. Horace Burns

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. John Leonard

The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality. John Quincy Adams

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

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Kahlil Gibran

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

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Latin Proverb

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

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness. Lois L. Kaufman

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences. M. Scott Peck

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with. Mark Twainhip

Hold a true friend with both your hands. Nigerian Proverb

Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success. Oscar Wilde

I keep my friends as misers do their treasures, because, of all things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship. Pietro Aretino

Friends have all things in common. Plato

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life. Pythagoras

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Readers Digest
A friend is a present you give yourself. Robert Louis Stevenson

We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something. Sandra Day O’Connor

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say to him, What are you going through? Simone Weil

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. Sophocles

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

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. Stephen Covey

True friendship brings sunshine to the shade, and shade to the sunshine. Thomas Burke

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy. Thomas Fuller

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

I have never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friendship.
Thomas Jefferson

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. Thomas Jefferson
Where there are friends, there is wealth. Titus Muccius Plautus
A friendship is one soul living in two bodies. Unknown Author

A good friend remembers what we were and sees what we can be. Unknown author

Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other’s gold. Unknown Author

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. Unknown

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together. Vesta Kelly

When you choose your friends, don’t be shortchanged by choosing personality over character. W. Somerset Maugham

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Walter Winchell

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind. William Hazlitt

Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night’s sleep, a house but not a home, a companion but not a friend.
Zig Ziglar

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