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    George MacDonald

    If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

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    Joseph Roux

    We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.

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    Hubert H. Humphrey

    The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.

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    Ulysses S. Grant

    The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.

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    Honore de Balzac

    Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

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    Shirley MacLaine

    Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.

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    Oscar Wilde

    An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.

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    Eugene Kennedy

    The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?

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    Saint Francis de Sales

    A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

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    Jim Morrison

    A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

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    Katherine Mansfield

    I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

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    Pam Brown

    A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.

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    Jane Austen

    Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

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    George Jean Nathan

    Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

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    Marcel Proust

    Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

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    W. Somerset Maugham

    When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

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    Henry B. Adams

    Friends are born, not made.

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    Plutarch

    I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

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    Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

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    Anais Nin

    Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

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    William Butler Yeats

    Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.

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    Robert Brault

    I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.

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    Emil Ludwig

    Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.

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    Thomas Aquinas

    There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

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    George Santayana

    One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.

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    Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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    Len Wein

    A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.

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    Amos Bronson Alcott

    Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.

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    Helen Keller

    Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

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    Edward W. Howe

    When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

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    Judy Holliday

    Lovers have a right to betray you... friends don't.

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    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

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    Laurence J. Peter

    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.

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    Albert Camus

    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.

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    Samuel Pepys

    Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.

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    Baltasar Gracian

    Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.

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    Elbert Hubbard

    Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

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    Albert Schweitzer

    In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

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    Bil Keane

    A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.

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    Baltasar Gracian

    Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

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    Khalil Gibran

    Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

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    Thomas Fuller

    If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

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    Oscar Wilde

    True friends stab you in the front.

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    John Leonard

    It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

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    Francesco Guicciardini

    Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.

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    C. S. Lewis

    Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

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    William Blake

    The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

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    Joseph Brodsky

    Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.

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    Arnold H. Glasow

    A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

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    Taylor Swift

    All you need to do to be my friend is like me.

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    Confucius

    Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.

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    Aristotle

    Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

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    Jean de La Fontaine

    Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The only way to have a friend is to be one.

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    Aristotle

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

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

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    Alice Duer Miller

    If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.

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    Aristotle

    A friend to all is a friend to none.

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    Thomas Jefferson

    But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

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    Sarah Orne Jewett

    Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    A friend is, as it were, a second self.

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    Mencius

    Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

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    Dag Hammarskjold

    Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

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    Oscar Wilde

    He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.

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    Oprah Winfrey

    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.

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    Chanakya

    Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.

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    Walter Winchell

    A friend is one who walks in when others walk out.

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    Oliver Wendell Holmes

    But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

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    Khalil Gibran

    In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

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    Euripides

    Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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    William Penn

    A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

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    Buddha

    An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

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    Henry Ford

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

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    Margaret Lee Runbeck

    Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.

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    Aristotle

    He who hath many friends hath none.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.

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    Virginia Woolf

    Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.

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    Margaret Walker

    Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.

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    Socrates

    Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

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    Muhammad Ali

    Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

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    Charles Alexander Eastman

    Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

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    Mario Puzo

    Friendship and money: oil and water.

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    Henri Nouwen

    When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

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    Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.

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    Robert Hall

    A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.

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    Henri Nouwen

    The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.

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    Charles Darwin

    A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.

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    Giotto di Bondone

    The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.

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    Euripides

    Friends show their love in times of trouble.

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    Abraham Lincoln

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

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    Oscar Wilde

    Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

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    Aristotle

    Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

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    Epicurus

    It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

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    Aristotle

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

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    Benjamin Franklin

    Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

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    John D. Rockefeller

    A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

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    Charles R. Swindoll

    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.

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    Toni Morrison

    She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.

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    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

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    Alice Walker

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

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    Edward W. Howe

    Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.

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    Leo Buscaglia

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

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    Elbert Hubbard

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

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    Helen Keller

    So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

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    Confucius

    It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.

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    Mignon McLaughlin

    It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

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    George Washington

    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

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    King Solomon

    As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

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    Logan P. Smith

    A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.

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    Plautus

    Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

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    Thomas A. Edison

    I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

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    Elbert Hubbard

    The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

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    Marlene Dietrich

    It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

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