The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality.
Toni Cade Bambera
The finest kind of friendship is between people who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.
The only way to have
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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?
The road to a friend's house is never long.
The trebling of the population in this small and impoverished country, flowing with milk and honey but not with sufficient water, rich in rocks and sand dunes but poor in natural resources and vital raw materials, has been no easy task: Indeed, practical men, with their eyes fixed upon things as they are, regarded it as an empty and insubstantial utopian dream.
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
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.
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.
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The best mirror is an old friend.
What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
I count myselt in nothing else so happy As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends.
I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial.
Sir, more than kisses, letters, mingle souls; For, thus friends absent speak.
Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end.
John Boyle O'Reilly
Friends have all things in common.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm, A happy and auspicious bird of calm...
The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
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.
Edward Everett Hale
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
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
Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter.
James Fenimore Cooper
Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
James Francis Byrnes
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