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A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means 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 language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Jean de La Fontaine
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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