“Remember friends as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I.
As low as I you once must be,
Prepare yourself and follow me.”
-Gravestone from the 1800s

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. — Ali ibn-Abi-Talib

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

“I do not want a friend
Who smiles when I smile
Who weeps when I weep
For my shadow in the pool
Can do better than that.” — Confucius

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. — Samuel Johnson

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. — Anais Nin

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. — Charles Caleb Colton

We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere — — Tim McGraw

Hold a true friend with both your hands. — Nigerian Proverb

A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities. — William Shakespeare

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. — Marlene Dietrich

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

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself. — Frances Ward Weller

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. — John Churton Collins

It isn’t kind to cultivate a friendship just so one will have an audience. — Lawana Blackwell

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. — Moshe Dayan

Don’t flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. 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. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

All love as you mortals define it must fade and perish. Your so-called love comes and goes. It transfers from one object of desire to the next. Ot quickly turns into hate if your desires are thwarted. Real love cannot change, it has nothing to do with the object and it cannot become another emotion because it isn’t an emotion to begin with. — Merlin

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. — Len Wein

You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. — Dale Carnegie

Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes. -unknown

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. — Albert Camus

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. -Spanish Proverb

Friends are born, not made.” -Henry Adams

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

My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life. -Lee Iacocca

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? -Abraham Lincoln

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

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same. -Unknown

A friend is a gift you give yourself. -Robert Louis Stevenson

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed ~ That can make life a garden. -Goethe



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