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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quotes About Friends and Friendship

Value friendship for what there is in it,
not for what can be gotten out of it.
H. Clay Trumbull
Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why?
To find a good one, you must a hundred try.
Claude Mermet

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many;
three are hardly possible.
Henry Adams

Friendship is the soul's heaven.
A. Bronson Alcott
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Be gracious to all men, but choose the best to be your friends.
Friendship needs no words--it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
Dag Hammarskjold
A friend is one who dislikes the same people you dislike.
Sincerity, truth, faithfulness, come into the very essence of friendship.
William Ellery 
There is no surer bond of friendship than an identity of community of ideas and tastes.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends behave to us.
Friendship, like phosphorus, shines brightest when all around is dark.
Friends are like melons. You may try fifty before you find a good one.
Claude Mermet
Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.
Baltasar Gracian
Difference of opinion was never, with me, a motive of separation from a friend.
Thomas Jefferson
Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.
Publilius Syrus 
A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness, gathers love.
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure,
because, of all the things granted us by wisdom,
none is greater or better than friendship.
Pietro Aretino
You will make more friends in a week by getting yourself interested in other people than you can in a year by trying to get people interested in you.
Arnold Bennett
Let friendship creep gently to a height; if it rush to it, it may soon run itself out of breath.
Thomas Fuller
True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd.
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
Alexander Pope
In prosperity it is very easy to find a friend;
in adversity, nothing is so difficult.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he passes through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson
Make not thy friend to cheap to thee,
nor thyself to thy friend.
Thomas Fuller 
Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant,
and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Hold a true friend with both your hands.
Nigerian Proverb
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Assyrian 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
Go often to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.
Ralph Waldo Emerson