About Friends and Friendship
friendship for what there is in it,
not for what can be gotten out of it.
H. Clay Trumbull
friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are
is the soul's heaven.
A. Bronson Alcott
friend is, as it were, a second self.
gracious to all men, but choose the best to be your
needs no words--it is solitude delivered from the anguish
friend is one who dislikes the same people you dislike.
truth, faithfulness, come into the very essence of friendship.
is no surer bond of friendship than an identity of community
of ideas and tastes.
should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends
behave to us.
like phosphorus, shines brightest when all around is
A single real friend is a treasure worth more than gold or precious stones.
C. D. Prentice
are like melons. You may try fifty before you find a
must listen to our friends, especially when they are
not saying much, and be attentive to all expressions
of their secret person.
friends. 'Tis a second existence.
of opinion was never, with me, a motive of separation
from a friend.
A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
your friends in secret, praise them openly.
is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Louisa May Alcott
words win many friends, and an affable manner makes
Ecclesiasticus 6:5, New English Bible
keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because,
of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater
or better than friendship.
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.
has no blessing like a prudent friend.
is the friends that you can call at 4 a.m. that matter.
friendship creep gently to a height; if it rush to it,
it may soon run itself out of breath.
friendship's laws are by this rule express'd.
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
prosperity it is very easy to find a friend; in adversity,
nothing is so difficult.
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.
to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
makes prosperity more brilliant,
and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
a true friend with both your hands.
me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
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.
often to the house of thy friend,
weeds choke the unused path.
Ralph Waldo Emerson