Saturday, August 1, 2009


A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice--but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you. (Doris Wild Helmering)
A friend is someone who, upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain than to have to watch their friend suffer. (Anonymous)
A friend is very different from an acquaintance. The former is tried and true; the latter only a casual shadow in one's life. (Anonymous)
A man cannot be too careful in his choice of enemies. (Oscar Wilde)
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes. (Doug Larson)
Advice from your friends in like the weather, some of it is good, some of it is bad. (Anonymous)
Best friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere. (Anonymous)
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)
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! (Amanda Bradley)
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. (Anonymous)
Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes. (Irish Proverb)
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. (Kahil Gibran)
Friendship is love with wings. (Anonymous)
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. (Elie Wiesel)
Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter. (James Fenimore Cooper)
Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing. (Randolph S. Bourne)
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy must have somebody to divide it with. (Mark Twain)
Hold a true friend with both your hands. (Nigerian Proverb)
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends. (Walt Whitman)

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