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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You, too? I thought I was the only one." ( C.S. Lewis )
" The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence above language."( Henry David Thoreau )
"Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.
New-made friendships, like new wine,
Age will mellow and refine.
Friendships that have stood the test -
Time and change - are surely best;
Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray,
Friendship never knows decay.
For 'mid old friends, tried and true,
Once more we our youth renew.
But old friends, alas! may die,
New friends must their place supply.
Cherish friendship in your breast-
New is good, but old is best;
Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold."
( Joseph Parry )
"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 )
"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friend." ( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
"A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can." ( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
"You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can lose one in an hour." ( Chines Proverb)
"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. "
( Lucius Annaeus Seneca )
"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit — this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden." ( Goethe )
" The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."
( Abraham Lincoln )
"What is a friend? Friends are people with whom you dare to be yourself. Your soul can be naked with them. They ask you to put on nothing, only to be what you are. They do not want you to be better or worse. When you are with them, you feel as a prisoner feels who has been declared innocent. You do not have to be on your guard. You can say what you think, as long as it is genuinely you. Friends understand those contradictions in your nature that lead others to misjudge you. With them you breathe freely. You can avow your little vanities and envies and hates and vicious sparks, your meannesses and absurdities, and in opening them up to friends, they are lost, dissolved on the white ocean of their loyalty. They understand. You do not have to be careful. You can abuse them, neglect them, tolerate them. Best of all, you can keep still with them. It makes no matter. They like you. They are like fire that purges to the bone. They understand. You can weep with them, sing with them, laugh with them, pray with them. Through it all--and underneath--they see, know, and love you. A friend? What is a friend? Just one, I repeat, with whom you dare to be yourself. " (C. Raymond Beran)
"By friendship you mean the greatest love, the greatest usefulness, the most open communication, the noblest sufferings, the severest truth, the heartiest counsel, and the greatest union of minds of which brave men and women are capable." ( Jeremy Taylor )
"Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end.
Yet days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I know it a year is gone,
And I never see my old friend's face;
For life is a swift and terrible race.
He knows I like him just as well
As in the days when I rang his bell
And he rang mine. We were younger then--
And now we are busy, tired men--
Tired with playing a foolish game;
Tired with trying to make a name.
"Tomorrow," I say, "I will call on Jim,
Just to show that I'm thinking of him."
But tomorrow comes--and tomorrow goes;
And the distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner!--yet miles away...
"Here's a telegram, sir."
"Jim died today."
And that's what we get--and deserve in the end--
Around the corner, a vanished friend." (Henson Towne)
"Someone to talk with to dance with to sing with to eat with to laugh with to cry with to think with to understand Someone to be my friend." ( Susan Polis Schutz )
" You know how I feel , You listen to how I think, You understand... You're my friend! " (Susan Polis Schutz)