Friendship

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If there ever is a tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always believe. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.
Winnie the Pooh

Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

Don’t think that you can just walk out and me forget about what we had…I won’t. Those times that we spent together meant so much to me … there’s no way to forget that…
Erin Michelle

Some birds aren’t meant to be caged, their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up, does rejoice. I guess I just miss my friend.
The Shawshank Redemption

And you help each other to realize that all the things you want to be, you already are. And it’s fun.
Dawson’s Creek

We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn’t mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you, and think of you very often.
Jeanette Winterson

In a thousand years, and a thousand tears,
I’ll come finding my original crew
Cause to me throughout eternity there is somewhere
we are welcome to go
I said it’s something free that means a lot to me,
when I’m with my friends I feel home.
O.A.R.

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W. Buechner

A friend is one who takes me for what I am.
Henry David Thoreau

Never shall I forget the time I have spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Ludwig Van Beethoven

I don’t want a friend that I know I’ll never trust again.
The Hills

Let’s face it… we’ve changed. We all changed. Somewhere between summer ending and school starting, we’ve all gone in our own directions. Hearts were broken, friends diminished, new love started and new people came into our lives. We no longer spend all of our time in our circle of friends, we no longer talk for hours about nothing at all. We’ve changed – some for the better, some for the worse. Some of us are finding love and others are trying to let go. Even though we’ve changed, we all know that even though we’re all finding our own place in the world, that when we find out love, when we let go of a love, when the tears fall, or the happy smile spreads across our face… We’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, and no matter what happens, nothing will ever change so much to the point that we’re not all friends forever.

Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
Albert Camus

Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.
Someone Like You

We could only wonder how she would be able to dust herself off and start over again. And yet we knew we couldn’t bear for her not to, and felt ever more optimistic that after all her struggles, she would someday meet her man, her equal a man with the same charisma, love of life, and humanity she possessed. In the meantime, she’d have her friends. And the knowledge that she deserved the world.
Sex &The City

I feel home when I see the faces that remember my own; I feel home when I’m chilling outside with the people I know. I feel home, and that’s just what I feel. ‘Cause home to me is reality and all I need is something real.
O.A.R.

You can tell everything about a person by who their friends are.
Sex and the City

There are people who take the heart out of you,
And those who put it back in.

Man, I screwed up. I hurt the one person in the world who would never dream of hurting me.
Michelle Burns

Lay all your troubles down, I am with you now. I’m here for the hard times, the straight to your heart times, when the living ain’t easy, you can stand up against me. Whatever may fall on you, call on me.
Matchbox 20

Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with.
Sex &The City

Out of all I learned in life, you always keep your friends close to your heart ‘cause they will help you if you are falling down.
The Ataris

If there’s an upside to freefalling, it’s the chance you give your friends to catch you.
Grey’s Anatomy

We’re not perfect. We laugh too hard. We’re way too loud and we make complete fools of ourselves. We’re much too comfortable with each other, and a little too close for comfort. Our smiles are genuine, and we make our drinks too strong. But somehow we know that being together is what’s gonna make us last forever.

Once upon a time, you and I were best friends. And that means that whenever you need me, I’m here. Any time, anywhere, any place. Forever.
Dawson’s Creek

You lifted me up when I could not life myself. You made me smile when I forgot how to. You were there for me in my times of need and you were there for me when I needed nothing at all.
Rebecca Carbon

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The best memories come from the best of times, which can only come from the best of friends.

Break his heart,
I’ll break your face.
Some Kind Of Wonderful

I love you every minute. I love you more than marching bands and cookie-making.
The Other Sister

Hey you, don’t tell me there’s no hope at all. Together we stand, divided we fall.
Pink Floyd

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on the porch with, never say a word to each other, and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation of your life.
Unknown

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.
Gloria Naylor

We look at each other wondering what the other is thinking but we never say a thing.
Dave Matthews Band

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.
Pam Brown

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers.
Larry Flynt

After all, things change, so do cities, people come into your life and they go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart.
Grey’s Anatomy

Because once upon a time, we were best friends. And, yes, there’s been a lot of bad stuff in between. But none of that matters right now, okay? You need me, I’m there. Any time, any place, anywhere.
Dawson’s Creek

She is my friend. She’s my family. My insides. She will be fine because she has to be fine. That’s how important she is to me
Sex & the City.

Over the course of the average lifetime you meet a lot of people. Some of them stick with you through thick and thin. Some weave their way through your life and disappear forever. But once in a while someone comes along who earns a permanent place in your heart.
The Wonder Years

I’m glad you’re in love. Just remember, no matter how many guys come and go we’ll always be together. Friends last longer than lovers.
Judy Blume

When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy.
Anon

It’s safe to fall if you just trust the ground that you stand on — I swear I would never let you down.
Midtown

Every now and then we find a special friend who never lets us down… who understands it all, reaches out each time we fall… you’re the best friend that I’ve found.
Casper

I hope when people look back on high school they think those two were always with each other. Because that is how I remember it. Me and you.
Hollie Seals

A friend loveth at all times.
Proverbs 17:17

Sometimes me think, “What is friend?” And then me think… “Friend is what last chocolate chip cookie is for.”
Cookie Monster

I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.
Dr. Seuss

Here’s to the nights we felt alive, here’s to the tears you knew you’d cry, here’s to goodbye, tomorrow’s gonna come too soon
Eve 6

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

Times were tough, but the memories still remain. Situations rough, but we overcame. Side by side, one for all we grew…cause when it’s all said and done, I’ll look back on friends like you
in a friend, you find a second self
Isabelle Norton

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Everybody will be your friend with you’re doing the right thing. Your true best friend will stick with you and support you, even if you are doing the wrong

a girl only needs three things in her life: love to make her weak, alcohol to make her strong, and friends to pick her up when the first two make her hit the ground.

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

You can always tell when two people are best friends because they’re always having way more fun than it makes sense for them to be having

Best friends in a pickup truck, we were Panama City bound
Eight hours in the back, wind blowin with the sun beatin down
Makin plans to raise some hell
Corey Smith

this is the way I see it, good friends offer to help in a crisis, great friends don’t take no for an answer.
desperate housewives

A friend is one who takes me for what i am.
Henry David Thoreau

we’re NOT perfect. we laugh too hard.
we’re way too loud and we make complete
fools of ourselves. we’re much too comfortable
with each other, and a little too close for comfort.
our smiles are genuine, & we make our drinks
too strong. but somehow we know that being
together is whats going to make us last forever

best friends understand
every single word youre saying.
when youre crying
& speaking gibberish

Remember we both have each other to thank for all the boyfriends we’re not married to.
Beth Chapman

She’s my person.
Grey’s Anatomy

If I could give you one gift, my friend, I’d give you the gift to see
yourself as others see you, so you could see how special you really are.

Friends are like good bras:
supportive, hard to find, and close to your heart

It’s the days we go so crazy, people think we’re high.
It’s the times we’re so bored, we laugh until we cry.
It’s the inside jokes, and “remember when’s”…
No matter what, we’ll always be best friends.

You stand by me
And you believe in me
Like nobody ever has
When my world goes crazy
Youre right there to save me
You make me see how much I have
Tim McGraw

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people
looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Agatha Christie

However rare true love is, true friendship is rarer.
Once in a while you meet someone and soon you both discover the two of
you are truly something special to each other…you share your thoughts
and feelings so relaxed so openly, and right away you know your
friendship is truly meant to be.

Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead. Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.
Anna Cummins

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean 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. 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 now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
Samuel Paterson

Don’t you hate that? Uncomfortable silence. Why do we feel it’s necessary to talk about bull in order to feel comfortable? That’s when you know you’ve found somebody really special. When you can just shut the hell up for a minute and comfortably share a silence.
Pulp Fiction

An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.
Proverbs 24:26

It’s the ones you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter.
Marlene Dietrich

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When you are sad,
I will dry your tears.
When you are scared,
I will comfort your fears.
When you are worried,
I will give you hope.
When you are confused,
I will help you cope.
And when you are lost,
And can’t see the light.
I shall be your beacon
Shining ever so bright
This is my oath.
I pledge till the end.
Why you may ask?
Because your my friend.
Monica Ma

We all used to try so hard to fit in. We wanted to look exactly alike, do all the same things, practically be the same people. And when we weren’t looking, that changed.
Now and Then

The friends who grew up with you deserve a special respect. The ones who stuck by you shoulder to shoulder, in a time where nothing was certain, all life lay ahead, and every road led home.
The Wonder Years

Sure, you’re supposed to have total recall of who won the Battle of Hastings and what motivated Hamlet. And probably you should be able to label all five Great Lakes. Perhaps you can…perhaps it’s easier to remember that first kiss. Or the time you and your friends couldn’t stop laughing in math class. Or your locker combination or cafeteria mystery meat or the scintillating scent in the air when you-know-who glided past your desk. Or maybe it’s easier to remember the thrill of passing the final or the fun of the last homecoming game or hugging your best friends in the world goodbye and knowing you’d be in touch forever. But still, wondering just a little: will we always remember?
A Graduation Card

As I look back on all that’s happened–growing up, growing together, changing you, changing me…there were times when we dreamed together, when we laughed and cried together. As I look back on those days, I realize how much I truly miss you and how much I truly love you. The past may be gone forever…and whatever the future holds, our todays make the memories of tomorrow. So, my lifetime friend, it is with all my heart that I send you my love, hoping that you’ll always carry my smile with you, for all we have meant to each other and for whatever the future may hold.
C.L. Purdy

You only have a once in a lifetime buddy, once in a lifetime.
The Little Rascals

Let’s face it, we’ve changed … we’ve all changed. Somewhere between summer ending and school starting, we’ve all gone our own directions. Hearts were broken, friendships diminished, new loves started and new people came into our lives. We no longer spend all our time together in our circle of friends, we no longer talk for hours about nothing at all. We’ve changed … some for the better and some for the worse. Some of us are finding love while others are trying to let go. Even though we’ve changed, we all know that even though were all finding our own place in the world, that when we find out love, when we let go of a love, when the tears fall or the happy smile spreads across our face … we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us and no matter what happens, nothing will ever change so much that we’re not all best friends forever.
Allison Mosher

This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.
William Penn

Everyone knows you can’t choose your family but you can choose you friends. And in a world ruled by bloodlines and bank accounts, it pays to have a pal. As much as a BFF can make you go WTF, there’s no denying we’d all be a little less rich without them.
Gossip Girl

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.
Charles R. Swindoll

Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will laugh at us; Through them we learn a little objectivity, a little modesty, a little courtesy; We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game
Will Durant

I fall asleep with my friends around me, the only place I know. I’m going to call this home.
Jimmy Eat World

A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
Arthur Brisbane

This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case you always forgot who you are and how much you’re loved. So what I do for you as your friend is remind you who you are and tell you how much I love you. And this isn’t any kind of burden for me, because I love who you are very much. Every time I remind you, I get to remember with you, which is my pleasure.
James Lecesne

You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.
Nicholas Sparks

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.
Gloria Naylor

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts or measure words.
George Elliot

The world is not a pleasant place to be without someone to hold and be held by.
Nikki Giovanni

A friend is someone who inspires, who challenges, who sends you in search of some truer sense of yourself..
Steve Lopez

The verb “to love” in Persian is “to have a friend.” “I love you” translated literally is “I have you as a friend,” and “I don’t like you” simply means “I don’t have you as a friend.”
Shusha Guppy

There is no equal to you.
Bhagavad Gita

we are friends for life. when we’re together the years fall away. isn’t that what matters? to have someone who can remember you? to have someone who remembers how far you’ve come?
Judy Blume

Life is slippery. Here, take my hand.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

i’d like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me.
Edgar A. Guest

wherever you are, it is your friends who make your world…
William James

A true friendship is always strengthening even while his/her friend is crossing the valley of the death.
Yehuda Andy Chandra

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Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.
Thomas Hughes

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

It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps…
Ecclesiastes (The Message)

To have a good friend is one of the highest delights of life; to be a good friend is one of the noblest- and most difficult – challenges. Friendship depends not upon fancy, imagination, or sentiment, but upon character. There are none so poor that they are not rich if they have a friend; there are none so rich that they are not poor without a friend. Friendship is a word made to cover many kindly, impermanent relationships, but real friendship is abiding. Like charity, it is patient and kind. Like love, it does not promote itself, but pursues the even tenor of its way, unafraid of a bad report, loyal in adversity, the shining jewel of happy days.
G. T. Hewitt

Women don’t just have friends. We have soulmates…and that is powerful compensation for life’s other hardships.
Alarie Tennille

Trust in the power of other people who can help you to accept and love yourself.
Ann Kaiser Stearns

The greatest blessing is a pleasant friend.
Horace

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone believes in him and is willing to trust him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is: A push when you’ve stopped. A word when you’re lonely. A guide when you’re searching. A smile when you’re sad. A song when you’re glad.
Unknown

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today, just the way you are.
Unknown

One of the secrets of life is to keep your friends within hugging distance.
Anonymous

True friends have no solitary joy or sorrow.
William Channing

A true friend prods you to personal growth, stretches you to your full potential. And most amazing of all, celebrates your successes as if they were his own.
Richard Exley

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frostwork, but the solidest thing we know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
William Penn

Hold a true friend with both hands.
Nigerian proverb

Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.
Homer

A true friend is the person in whose light we shine the brightest.
Keely Chace

My friends are my estate.
Emily Dickinson

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little…you are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you and therefore I love you.
Carl Sandburg

Friendship is Love without his wings.
Lord Byron

So what is the key to friendship? What one quality or characteristic do you look for? If you could pick only one trait to have in a friend, which one would you choose? Honesty? Dependability? Sense of Humor? Loyalty? While all these qualities are wonderful and valuable to any relationship, there is still another characteristic through anything and everything – and that’s love. Love has so many qualities all wrapped in one amazing package; it’s almost impossible to define. But if anything can make a friendship lasting and worthwhile, it’s love. In fact, a friendship without love is really a mere acquaintance. Even the most casual friendships are made up of at least a small amount of love. And the friendships we cherish the most always begin and end with love.
Melody Carlson

Take my love, for love is everlasting. And remember the truth that once was spoken: to love another person is to see the face of God.
Les Miserables

Life is to be fortified by many friendships; to love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith

Love is an act of will: listening to someone when you are bored, keeping that perfectly couched comeback to yourself, letting a friend win the argument over something unimportant, biting your tongue instead of reminding them of your triumphs, hearing a friend out one more time on the same old saw (and hoping she will return the favor). Love is not waiting to feel good before plunging into these and other unselfish acts, but rather love is the decision to treat your friends a certain way even when you feel like Ms. or Mrs. Grump.
Leslie Williams

The impulse of love that leads us to the doorway of a friend is the voice of God within, and we need not be afraid to follow it.
Agnes Sanford

The supreme happiness of life is teh conviction of being loved for yourself, or more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
Victor Hugo

What brings joy to the heart is not so much the friend’s gift as the friend’s love.
Saint Aelred

“I accept you as you are.” “I believe you are valuable.” “I care when you hurt.” “I desire only what is best for you.” I erase all offenses.” We could call that the ABC’s of love. And I don’t know of anybody who would turn his back on such magnetic, encouraging statements.
Charles Swindoll

Rare as true love is true friendship still rarer.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.
Caroline Norton

So many of my favorite stories begin, “One time, my best friend and I…”
Tina Neidlein

The truth is, friendship is to me every bit as sacred and eternal as marriage.
Katherine Mansfield

Love each other as brothers and sisters honor others more than you do yourself.
Romans (CEV)

Our journeys through life are brightened by the acts of kindness and caring of the friends we make along the way.
Unknown

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
John Ruskin

Be kind. Remember that everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Harry Thompson

Friends cherish each other’s hopes. They are kind to each other’s dreams.
Henry David Thoreau

The sun makes ice melt; kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer

Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as though they were some angel’s sons who had lost their way and come to earth.
Frederick Faber

True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.
Edna Buchanan

The best exercise for strengthening the heart is reaching down and lifting people up.
Ernest Blevins

Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Mother Teresa

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

Kind words are never wasted. Like scattered seeds, they spring up in unexpected places.
E. M. Bounds

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
Epicurus

Jesus said: “When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself….When you help someone out, don’t think about how it looks. Just do it – quietly and unobtrusively. That is the way your God, who conceived you in love, working behind the scenes, helps you out.”
Matthew (The Message)

Little kindnesses will broaden your heart.
Zadik

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
Thucydides

Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin.
Proverbs (NRSV)

Loyalty is one of those qualities that shines brightest in the hard tmies. Unless something goes wrong, you might never appreciate its value. But when life is hard, a true friend will always make you glad that you invited her into your life. How will you know if your friend is loyal? It could be that she speaks up when she hears someone putting you down. Or maybe when it seems you are the least popular person on the planet, she’s still there, at your side, still saying she will be your friend forever and proving it. If you are fortunate enough to find even one loyal friend, hold her close and never let her go!
Rebecca Currington

A friend who holes your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.
Barbara Kingsolver

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Euripides

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

Friends always have something to say to each other, and sometimes they don’t even need words.
Sarah Mueller

A friend doesn’t go on a diet because you are fat. A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday. A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend and he’s a priest.
Erma Bombeck

The friends of my friends are my friends.
French proverb

True friendship is loyalty to a friend in trouble.
Ralph Brewer

The essence of a perfect friendship is that each friend reveals himself utterly to the other, flings aside his reserves, and shows himself for what he truly is.
Robert H. Benson

To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away.
Sophocles

Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.
George MacDonald

The highest sign of friendship is that of giving another the privilege of sharing your inner thought. It is a personal gift in which there is self-commitment.
Paul Tournier

Oh, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
George Eliot

A friend will tell you the truth. Even when it hurts. Even when the truth threatens your friendship. Because she knows that there is no real friendship without truth.
Sarah Mueller

Everybody needs some friends around who will say, “You are wrong!” And that includes me. I really value the friendship of people who’ll just tell it to me like it is.
Billy Graham

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
Willa Cather

One who forgives an affront fosters friendship.
Proverbs (NRSV)

Even the very best friend isn’t perfect. Every friendship has its share of ups and downs, disappointments and discouragements. But the true test of friendship is whether it endures the hard times as well as the happy times. When you are truly best friends – when you have a friendship worth preserving – you learn how to voice your feelings with each other. You discuss how and when you’ve been hurt. You even cry together. Then you forgive, seal your friendship with a hug, and continue on good terms with each other. That’s how best friendships are maintained over the years. Each little offense is dealt with and forgiven (and forgotten). The focus remains on the strengths of the relationship-love, understanding, acceptance, and loyalty. Whe you take time to work through differences and misunderstandings, the friendship grows stronger and sweeter.
Melody Carlson

We pardon to the degree that we love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Every person should keep a fair-sized cemetery lot in which to bury the faults of friends.
Henry Ward Beecher

Friendships aren’t perfect, and yet they are very precious.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin

The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for another’s little lapses.
David Storey

A friend should bear his friends’ infirmities.
William Shakespeare

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Ward

To err is human, to forgive divine.
Alexander Pope

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness or else forgiving another.
Jean Paul Richter

God planned for our lives to connect. Let’s make sure we keep it that way.
Melody Carlson

A friend will never sugarcoat a bad situation, but she’ll also never pronounce it hopeless – because no situation is hopeless when you have a friend by your side.
Sarah Mueller

Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless.
Turkish proverb

A truly good friend will openly correct you. You can trust a friend who corrects you, but kisses from an enemy are nothing but lies.
Proverbs (CEV)

The best mirror is an old friend.
George Herbert

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. After all, what’s a life anyway? We’re born, we live, we die. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to life up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.
Charlotte’s Web

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

Everyone has a touchstone. A last line of defense against the mayhem and sorrow of this world. The thing about your touchstone, you come to depend on it no matter whether you set out to or not
Everwood

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not all still friends
Anonymous

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

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.
Henri Nouwen

Friends are the sunshine of life.
John Hay

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
Rachel Naomi Remen

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

You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
George Eliot

We need not think alike to love alike.
Francis David

A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring.
La Rochefoucauld

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

The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Mark Twain

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

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

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. 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 curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Mark Twain

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may be a lifelong experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintance and of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are needed. Perhaps it should be added that either the man or the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeks marriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success.
Anna Garlin Spencer

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