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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.

Life withougt a friend is death without a witness
Spanish Proverb

Hold a true friend with both your hands.
Nigerian Proverb

There are no such things as strangers, only friends we haven't met yet.

Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away - and leaves behind only silence.
Pam Brown

Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.

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

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow ~ Don't walk behind me, I may not lead ~ Just walk beside me and be my friend.

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

In times of prosperity friends will be plenty; in time of adversity not one in twenty.
English Proverb

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
Mark Twain

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

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

There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
Rusty Berkus

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

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

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

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

You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can easily offend one in an hour
Chinese Proverb

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
E. M. Forster

God save me from my friends - I can protect myself from my enemies

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend
Robert Lewis Stevenson

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.
Henry David Thoreau

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

It is the friends that you can call at 4 A.M. that matter.
Marlene Dietrich

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Albert Schweitzer

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.

Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth
Horace Walpole

What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind--the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
George Eliot

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

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

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

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

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

Friends are born, not made.
Henry Adams

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
Francis Bacon

Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it--to that end a slight physical antipathy must probably help.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Hold a true friend with both your hands.
Nigerian Proverb

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

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

A friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyway.
Christi Mary Warner

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

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship--never.
Charles Caleb Colton

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble;
prosperity is full of friends.

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

To me, fair friend, you never can be old
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still.
William Shakespeare

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness ofone another.
Eustace Budgell

Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
Albert Camus

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Elbert Hubbard

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

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
W. Somerset Maugham

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

Friendship is constant in all other things
Save in the office and affairs of love.
William Shakespeare

We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.
W. Somerset Maugham

If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I.
Michel de Montaigne