Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or a friendship, is conversation, and conversation must have a common basis, and between two people of widely different culture the only common basis is the lowest level.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away -- and leaves behind only silence.
The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.
Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up." -- Thomas J. Watson.
There's not a word yet for old friends who've just met.
Friends don't spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.
True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
If you're trusted and people will allow you to share their inner gardern... what better gift?
It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Friends are the family you choose.
A true friend stabs you in the front.
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.
The biggest ingredient in a best friend is someone whose actions you respect and who you can truly be yourself around.
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
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.
If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Keeping score is for games, not friendships.
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Friendships are discovered rather than made.
Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
If you have a friend whose friendship you wouldn’t recommend to your sister, or your father, or your son, why would you have such a friend for yourself?
Here’s something to consider: If you have a friend whose friendship you wouldn’t recommend to your sister, or your father, or your son, why would you have such a friend for yourself? You might say: out of loyalty. Well, loyalty is not identical to stupidity. Loyalty must be negotiated, fairly and honestly. Friendship is a reciprocal arrangement. You are not morally obliged to support someone who is making the world a worse place. Quite the opposite. You should choose people who want things to be better, not worse. It’s a good thing, not a selfish thing, to choose people who are good for you. It’s appropriate and praiseworthy to associate with people whose lives would be improved if they saw your life improve.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life.
The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.
A good friend will help you move, but a true friend will help you move a body.
Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget.
Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.
Good friends are like angels. You don't have to see them to know they are there for you.
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.
It costs nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend.
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.
What men call friendship is only social intercourse, an exchange of favours and good offices; it comes down to a commercial dealing in which self-esteem always expects to profit.
A good relationship has a pattern like a dance and is built on some of the same rules. The partners do not need to hold on tightly, because they move confidently in the same pattern, intricate but gay and swift and free.
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
Friendship isn't a big thing, it's a million little things.
Friendship is the candle that lights up your heart whenever it is dark outside.
True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don't mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.
Love without humility results in the inclination to act as everyone's parent, humility without love results in the need to be everyone's child, and love with humility results in the desire to be a friend.
Ten minutes with a genuine friend is better than years spent with anyone less.
If one's friends do not openly laugh at him, they are not in fact his friends.
Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life -- and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.
As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.
A true bond of friendship is usually only possible between people of roughly equal status. This equality is demonstrated in many indirect ways, but it is reinforced in face-to-face encounters by a matching of the posture of relaxation or alertness.
I hate it when people say they're trying to be your friend. You shouldn't have to try to be somebody's friend. Either you like someone or you don't. Either you want them as a friend or not. Making friends isn't like trying for the lead in the school play.
I learned that a real friendship is not about what you can get, but what you can give. Real friendship is about making sacrifices and investing in people to help them improve their lives.
Friendship is something whose depth fits human aspirations and fulfills human possibilities. It has heft to it, as a gold-piece does and a gambling chip does not.
The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows.
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
What men term friendship is merely a partnership with a collection of reciprocal interests, and an exchange of favours -- in fact it is but a trade in which self love always expects to gain something.
It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds.
It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds. It's your best friends who are supremely resilient, made under pressure and of astonishing value. They're everlasting; they can cut glass if they need to.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
A best friend is like a fourleaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
Choose thy friends like thy books, few but choice.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
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.
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
Most people are enduring a marginalized isolation. One of the great obstacles to modern friendships is the 'religion of rush.' People are rushing all the time through time. Friendship takes time.
The truth is friendship is every bit as sacred and eternal as marriage.
Only friendship which can stand occasional plain speaking is worth having.
A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.
You don't lose friends because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends and you're better for it.
Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.
Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.
Friendship and money: oil and water.
I think in friendship, you want to be there for your friend, and sometimes you just don't know what to do or the relationship you have with them is not clear enough for you to know what to do.
It's not so much that the old friend is a better friend. It's just that you know the person better, and you know they don't really care if you're acting like a poor, grovelling idiot. They know you would do the same for them.
Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason.
Complete your world with those who wish to be in it.
A genuine enemy is more useful than a fake friend.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Happy is the soul that has a friend. Happier is the soul that trusts in the truth of the heart of a friend. Happiest is the soul that knows the solemnity of friendship and honours its laws.
I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends… they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.
Friendship is the purest love.
Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often -- just to save it from drying out completely.
The best mirror is an old friend.
Have friends, not for the sake of receiving, but of giving.
Where there are friends there is wealth.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
To lose a friend is the greatest of all losses.
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Friendship true is a vow of care.
A warm embrace when in despair.
A loving presence waiting there
to lift a heart, its burdens bear.
Friendship true is an earnest prayer.
A tongue of praise for one's welfare.
A smile 'mid laughs as light as air,
and thoughtfulness most kind and rare.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
As a friend, you first give your understanding, then you try to understand.
Most of us don't need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.
Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.
Friendship = vulnerability * time.
Keep your friendships in repair.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Friendship is more than being there for your friends when they need you, it's also allowing your friends to be there for you.
A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.
The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.
You win the victory when you yield to friends.
Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding.
True friendship never questions what it costs you.
The most valuable gift you can receive is an honest friend.
There cannot be friendship without equality.
If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them. Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.
People who have at least three or four very close friendships are healthier, have higher wellbeing, and are more engaged in their jobs. But the absence of any close friendships can lead to boredom, loneliness, and depression.
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
No road is long with good company.
It is love and friendship, the sanctity and celebration of our relationships, that not only support a good life, but create one. Through friendships, we spark and inspire one another's ambitions.
A friend is one who walks in when others walk out.
Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.
Because everything of value that we will know in this life comes from our relationships with those around us. Because there is nothing material that measures against the intangibles of love and friendship.
Friends make you smile. Best friends make you giggle 'til you pee your pants.
Some friendships are formed by a commonality of interests and ideas: you both love judo or camping or making your own sausage. Other friendships are forged in alliance against a common enemy.
A real friendship ought to introduce each person to unexpected weirdness in the other.
Are not friends and sworn brothers as important as blood-brothers? A true friend will know your heart, and hear the roar of running waters and the distant wind over the mountains in the song of your zither, without any need for you to speak aloud.
Chide a friend in private and praise him in public.
Doubtless a good general rule for close friendships, where confidences are freely exchanged, is that what one is not informed about, one may not inquire about.
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 curing, not healing, and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
A real friendship is a light thing. A real friend holds you loosely.
Stop using the word 'bromance.' Can we please kill that stupid term? We're just friends. It's called friendship!
Everybody understands friendship, and friendship is different than love -- it's a different kind of love. Friendship has more freedom, more latitude. You don't expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be; you expect your friend just to love you as a friend.
Honest differences of opinion should never be permitted to destroy a friendship.
I don't believe that there is any true friendship without a bond of honor, and the honor in friendship is the respect you give the other that she also gives you.
Friends are the most important part of your life. Treasure the tears, treasure the laughter, but most importantly, treasure the memories.
I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different.
Choose your friends wisely, and also choose friends that you can trust.
Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.
I think for a lot of people, friendship is a relationship that gets devalued once they move on to what people consider to be more important relationships: once you find a partner or when you have kids.
Men and women can absolutely be friends, and that's what we need to be. Part of the problem is that we aren't friends enough. Our relationships are negotiations, and that is not friendship.
You can't build anything with a flimsy foundation. Friendship is the foundation.
Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.
Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.
Friends are the sunshine of life.
Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
Shared laughter creates a bond of friendship.
A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
If you have nothing in life but a good friend, you're rich.
Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it.
Every friendship is different because everyone's personality is different.
Friends are a weird thing. It seems like they know all about you, but then they don't understand you at all.
True friends are like diamonds -- bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.
Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.
You've got troubles, I've got 'em too. There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you. We'll stick together to see it through cause you've got a friend in me.
At the end of your life, it's friendships, emotions and thoughts that you take with you, rather than what's in your bank account. So, even though people don't have a lot here, they are a lot richer in many ways and we can learn from that.
But when you are looking on anyone as a friend when you do not trust him as you trust yourself, you are making a grave mistake, and have failed to grasp sufficiently the full force of true friendship.
Friendship -- my definition is built on two things: respect and trust. Both elements have to be there and it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble.