07 November 2005 ~ 0 Comments

Some Nice Quotes for Friends

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When we talk about Friends, I believe the following:

  • The only way to have a friend is to be one
  • 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.
  • Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
  • Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
  • A simple friend opens a conversation with a full news bulletin on his life. Real friend says, What’s new with you?
  • A simple friend doesn’t know your parents’ first names. A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book
  • I get by with a little help from my friends.
  • Friends are God’s way of taking care of us. If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend.
  • If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them, I’d be at the bottom to catch them.
  • Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.
  • He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
  • Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
  • Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.
  • 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.
  • Everyone is a friend, until they prove otherwise.
  • Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
  • Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.
  • Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.
  • I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine, encourage me to grow.
  • The best mirror is an old friend.
  • The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
  • 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?
  • Gems may be precious, but friends are priceless.
  • Never explain-your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
  • Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
  • Choose your friends like your books, few but choice.
  • A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud
  • If you were somebody else, would you want to be friends with you?
  • We really don’t have enemies. It’s just that some of our best friends are trying to kill us.
  • The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
  • Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance: they make the latitudes and longitudes.
  • A friend is a gift you give yourself.
  • If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
  • A friend is one who walks in when others walk out.
  • Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
  • True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
  • My friends are my estate.
  • Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.
  • Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.
  • I might give my life for my friend, but he had better not ask me to do up a parcel.
  • The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.
  • The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own.
  • Though our communication wanes at times of absence, I’m aware of a strength that emanates in the background.
  • Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.
  • If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
  • I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.
  • Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
  • Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
  • Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship.
  • Friends are born, not made.
  • When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance.
  • Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
  • True friendship’s laws are by this rule expressed, Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
  • Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
  • The friendship that can cease has never been real.
  • I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul remembering my good friends.
  • My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
  • It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm, A happy and auspicious bird of calm…
  • I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial.
  • No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
  • The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
  • There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
  • The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man’s success in life.
  • Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.
  • One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
  • Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
  • There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.
  • I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
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