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Quotes About Friendship to Ponder and Share (Page 2 of 2)

Quote: I don't need to go onto Facebook and pretend to have friends I've never even met. To my mind, that kind of destroys the meaning of the word 'friend.' I take exception to that. Because I value and respect friendship. by author Stefanie Powers overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
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I don't need to go onto Facebook and pretend to have friends I've never even met. To my mind, that kind of destroys the meaning of the word 'friend.' I take exception to that. Because I value and respect friendship.


Quote: Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare -- and precious as a pearl. by author Tahar Ben Jelloun overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of elephant
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Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare -- and precious as a pearl.


Quote: Once you have mates who know you, right down under the this-and-that you decide people want to see today, then there's no room left for the someday person who'll magic you into being all your finest dreams. You've turned solid: you're the person your mates know, forever. by author Tana French overlaid on photo of Tana French quote; white text on black background

Once you have mates who know you, right down under the this-and-that you decide people want to see today, then there's no room left for the someday person who'll magic you into being all your finest dreams. You've turned solid: you're the person your mates know, forever.


Quote: Friendship is something that is cultivated. by author Thalia overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

Friendship is something that is cultivated.


Quote: Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's greatest gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one's self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another. by author Thomas Hughes overlaid on photo of calm ocean
Photo Credit: Ryan Stone

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's greatest gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one's self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.


Quote: Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes heart warm. by author Augustine Birrell overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine Birrell with quote

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes heart warm.


Quote: I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have. by author Rupert Brooke overlaid on photo of photo of author Rupert Brooke with quote

I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have.


Quote: To find a friend one must close one eye. To keep him--close two. by author Norman Douglas overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
Photo Credit: Tyler Nix

To find a friend one must close one eye. To keep him--close two.


Quote: Friends are God's apology for relations. by author Hugh Kingsmill overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

Friends are God's apology for relations.


Quote: The way to gain a friend is to be one. by author Jules Michelet overlaid on photo of photo of author Jules Michelet with quote

The way to gain a friend is to be one.


Friendship is the most important thing of all.


Quote: Real friends are the ones you can count on no matter what.
The ones who go into the forest to find you and bring you home.
And real friends never have to tell you that they're your friends. by author Morgan Matson overlaid on photo of orange and blue abstract painting
Photo Credit: mymind

Real friends are the ones you can count on no matter what.
The ones who go into the forest to find you and bring you home.
And real friends never have to tell you that they're your friends.


Quote: Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour
True friends are like stars, you don't always see them but they are always there. by author Habeeb Akande overlaid on photo of sea during daytime
Photo Credit: Federica Giusti

Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour
True friends are like stars, you don't always see them but they are always there.


Quote: Both friend and enemy reside within us. One lives by the rule of compassion, the other by the rule of hard knocks. Though potential influence of either extreme is inevitable, our actions bear witness to the one we embrace. by author T. F. Hodge overlaid on photo of brown leaf on brown stem
Photo Credit: Åukasz Rawa

Both friend and enemy reside within us. One lives by the rule of compassion, the other by the rule of hard knocks. Though potential influence of either extreme is inevitable, our actions bear witness to the one we embrace.


Quote: The word friend is a label anyone can try on. You decide who is best suited to wear it. Choose wisely. The most dangerous among us come dressed as angels and we learn too late they are the devil in disguise. by author Carlos Wallace overlaid on photo of white desk lamp beside green plant
Photo Credit: Samantha Gades

The word friend is a label anyone can try on. You decide who is best suited to wear it. Choose wisely. The most dangerous among us come dressed as angels and we learn too late they are the devil in disguise.


Quote: Friendship is an art, and very few persons are born with a natural gift for it. by author Kathleen Norris overlaid on photo of black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime
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Friendship is an art, and very few persons are born with a natural gift for it.


Quote: Friends are like stars. You do not see all the time, but you know they are there. by author Tonya Hurley overlaid on photo of black wooden louver door window
Photo Credit: Inés Castellano

Friends are like stars. You do not see all the time, but you know they are there.


Quote: Never ignore your intuition about friendships and people's intentions towards you. by author LeToya Luckett overlaid on photo of black and pink heart print textile
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

Never ignore your intuition about friendships and people's intentions towards you.


Quote: Drink in the beauty of friendship. In this world of constant change, we need the comfort of friendship more than ever before. by author Susan Jeffers overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

Drink in the beauty of friendship. In this world of constant change, we need the comfort of friendship more than ever before.


Quote: It has always fascinated me that we're prepared to end a romantic relationship that is no longer working but are generally reluctant to do the same with friendships. Not all friendships are meant to last for life. People evolve, and friendships evolve with them. by author Sarah Morgan overlaid on photo of Sarah Morgan quote; white text on black background

It has always fascinated me that we're prepared to end a romantic relationship that is no longer working but are generally reluctant to do the same with friendships. Not all friendships are meant to last for life. People evolve, and friendships evolve with them.


Quote: Sometimes all a person needs to turn themselves around is one good friend. by author Cynthia Hand overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket leaning on man's shoulder near body of water
Photo Credit: Milan Popovic

Sometimes all a person needs to turn themselves around is one good friend.




Quote: You can find many philosophy papers on the themes of 'love' and 'friendship,' most of which are cheerful and somewhat anodyne; you don't find many on the loss of friends, relatives, and lovers from death or alienation, though it happens all the time. by author Catherine Wilson overlaid on photo of Catherine Wilson quote; white text on black background

You can find many philosophy papers on the themes of 'love' and 'friendship,' most of which are cheerful and somewhat anodyne; you don't find many on the loss of friends, relatives, and lovers from death or alienation, though it happens all the time.


Quote: Those that will always help a friend, will always have a friend. by author Anthony D. Williams overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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Those that will always help a friend, will always have a friend.


Quote: I despise the rituals of fake friendship. I wish we could just claw each other's eyes out and call it a day; instead we put on huge radiant smiles and spout compliments until our teeth hurt from the saccharine sweetness of it all. by author Jody Gehrman overlaid on photo of woman in blue dress standing on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Hannah Busing

I despise the rituals of fake friendship. I wish we could just claw each other's eyes out and call it a day; instead we put on huge radiant smiles and spout compliments until our teeth hurt from the saccharine sweetness of it all.


Quote: It is absolutely okay with me if you need to keep some secrets. I've been thinking about this and I decided that a best friend is someone who, when they don't understand, they still understand. by author Nancy Werlin overlaid on photo of road during night time
Photo Credit: Patrick Hendry

It is absolutely okay with me if you need to keep some secrets. I've been thinking about this and I decided that a best friend is someone who, when they don't understand, they still understand.


Quote: It was a huge comfort to have a person who'd keep you honest with yourself and who also gave you safe harbour. by author Lauren Dane overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
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It was a huge comfort to have a person who'd keep you honest with yourself and who also gave you safe harbour.




Quote: Friendship is the bread of the heart. by author Mary Russell Mitford overlaid on photo of four person standing beside wall
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Friendship is the bread of the heart.


Quote: Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world. by author John Evelyn overlaid on photo of photo of author John Evelyn with quote

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.


Quote: Friendship is also a vital and wonderful part of courtship and marriage. A relationship between a man and a woman that begins with friendship and then ripens into romance and eventually marriage will usually become an enduring, eternal friendship. by author Marlin K. Jensen overlaid on photo of Marlin K. Jensen quote; white text on black background

Friendship is also a vital and wonderful part of courtship and marriage. A relationship between a man and a woman that begins with friendship and then ripens into romance and eventually marriage will usually become an enduring, eternal friendship.


Quote: Our friendships are really the epicenter of our social world and emotional lives. by author Susanna Fogel overlaid on photo of green mountain ]
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Our friendships are really the epicenter of our social world and emotional lives.


Quote: If you aren't respected by someone, how can the friendship with them be valued? by author Sudeep overlaid on photo of photo of author Sudeep with quote

If you aren't respected by someone, how can the friendship with them be valued?


Quote: A true friend is an umbrella on the storm. by author Jennifer Aquillo overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

A true friend is an umbrella on the storm.


Quote: If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we have destroyed our own brotherhood. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of three person looking stars and milky way
Photo Credit: Benjamin Davies

If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we have destroyed our own brotherhood.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?


Quote: There is nothing on this earth to be prized more than true friendship. by author Thomas Aquinas overlaid on photo of orange cat stretching on white surface
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There is nothing on this earth to be prized more than true friendship.


Quote: In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasure. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasure. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.


Quote: A true friend is the best Possession. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

A true friend is the best Possession.


Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.


A friendship that can end never really began.


Quote: Friendship is a miracle by which a person consents to view from a certain distance, without coming any nearer, the very being who is as necessary to him as food. by author Simone Weil overlaid on photo of white brick wall planning
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Friendship is a miracle by which a person consents to view from a certain distance, without coming any nearer, the very being who is as necessary to him as food.


Quote: The friend within the man is that part of him which belongs to you and opens to you a door which never, perhaps, is opened to another. Such a friend is true, and all he says is true; and he loves you even if he hates you in other mansions of his heart. by author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry overlaid on photo of photo of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with quote

The friend within the man is that part of him which belongs to you and opens to you a door which never, perhaps, is opened to another. Such a friend is true, and all he says is true; and he loves you even if he hates you in other mansions of his heart.


Quote: Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend. by author Charles H. Spurgeon overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles H. Spurgeon with quote

Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.


Quote: Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness. by author William Arthur Ward overlaid on photo of men's white dress shirt
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Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness.


Quote: We love everything on our own account; we even follow our own taste and inclination when we prefer our friends to ourselves; and yet it is this preference alone that constitutes true and perfect friendship. by author François de La Rochefoucauld overlaid on photo of bride and groom on green grass field
Photo Credit: Anna Vi

We love everything on our own account; we even follow our own taste and inclination when we prefer our friends to ourselves; and yet it is this preference alone that constitutes true and perfect friendship.


Quote: Man's best support is a very dear friend. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of photo of author Cicero with quote

Man's best support is a very dear friend.


Quote: A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of silhouette of three men falling in line while walking during golden hour
Photo Credit: Tim Foster

A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.


Quote: Don't expect your friend to be a perfect person. Help your friend to become a perfect person. That is true friendship. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

Don't expect your friend to be a perfect person. Help your friend to become a perfect person. That is true friendship.


Quote: A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of person holding gray leaf
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.


Quote: Every man passes his life in the search after friendship. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of two woman sitting on beach sand while facing sunlight
Photo Credit: Briana Tozour

Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.


Quote: That's who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of. by author John Green overlaid on photo of white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

That's who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.


Quote: One has a right to judge a man by the effect he has over his friends. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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One has a right to judge a man by the effect he has over his friends.


Quote: Friends are often chosen for similitude of manners, and therefore each palliates the other's failings because they are his own. by author Samuel Johnson overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
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Friends are often chosen for similitude of manners, and therefore each palliates the other's failings because they are his own.


Quote: Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. by author Elie Wiesel overlaid on photo of unknown persons standing outdoors
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Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.


Quote: Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. by author C. S. Lewis overlaid on photo of photo of author C. S. Lewis with quote

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.


Quote: No friendship is an accident. by author O. Henry overlaid on photo of two person on the tunnel
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No friendship is an accident.


Quote: Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. by author Muhammad Ali overlaid on photo of black textile in close up photography
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.".


Quote: Don't walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don't walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend. by author Albert Camus overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

Don't walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don't walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend.


Quote: Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of pink flower with green stem
Photo Credit: Jocelyn Morales

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.


Quote: Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society. by author Michel de Montaigne overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society.


Quote: Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.


Quote: If friends disappoint you over and over, that's in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren't going to change simply because you want them to. by author Oprah Winfrey overlaid on photo of photo of author Oprah Winfrey with quote

If friends disappoint you over and over, that's in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren't going to change simply because you want them to.


A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart.


Quote: A friend in need is a friend indeed! by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

A friend in need is a friend indeed!


A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.


Quote: Hold a true friend with both your hands. by author Nigerian Proverb overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

Hold a true friend with both your hands.


Quote: One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people. by author John O'Donohue overlaid on photo of John O'Donohue quote; white text on black background

One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.


Quote: The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. by author Elisabeth Foley overlaid on photo of white bicycle parked beside wall
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The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.


Quote: Besties before testes. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of kids walking on road
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Besties before testes.


Quote: Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend. by author Sarah Dessen overlaid on photo of two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water
Photo Credit: KaLisa Veer

Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.


Quote: The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends. by author Eli Wallach overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends.


Quote: What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water
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What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.


Quote: I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. by author Robert Brault overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
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I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.


Quote: Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them. by author Edwin Arlington Robinson overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.


Quote: A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. by author Douglas Pagels overlaid on photo of white and red flower with green leaves
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A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.


Quote: A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling. by author Arthur Brisbane overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
Photo Credit: Anastasiia Rozumna

A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.


Quote: Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.


Quote: Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. by author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow overlaid on photo of two woman sitting on beach sand while facing sunlight
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Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.


Quote: A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. by author Grace Pulpit overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.


Quote: Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. by author Flavia Weedn overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.


Quote: The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. by author Barbara Kingsolver overlaid on photo of yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime
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The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.


Quote: A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of photo of author Unknown Author with quote

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are.


Quote: Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Alexander Krivitskiy

Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.


Quote: There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends. by author Sylvia Plath overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.


Quote: One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about. by author Mindy Kaling overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Clarisse Meyer

One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.




Quote: I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
Photo Credit: Tyler Nix

I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you.


Quote: I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light. by author Helen Keller overlaid on photo of aerial photo of foggy mountains
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I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light.


Quote: Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. by author Ed Cunningham overlaid on photo of brown rock formation
Photo Credit: Gautier Salles

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.


Quote: A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship. by author Markus Zusak overlaid on photo of beige concrete wall
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A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.


Quote: Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way. by author Charles Kingsley overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Kingsley with quote

Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.


Quote: There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.


Quote: A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
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A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.


Quote: We walk alone in the world. Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of two women walking together outdoor during daytime
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We walk alone in the world. Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.


Quote: In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. by author John Churton Collins overlaid on photo of sunset
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In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.


Quote: It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Confucius
This is a major problem in America, where greed, power, and money are the highest value. This creates a paranoia atmosphere.I mention this all the time, but first time I have ever seen it.


Quote: We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young. by author Letty Cottin Pogrebin overlaid on photo of pink flower with green stem
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We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.


Quote: Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. by author Rabindranath Tagore overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.


Quote: A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success. by author Doug Larson overlaid on photo of sunset
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A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes.


Quote: True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of green mountain ]
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True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.


Quote: When people are friends, they have no need of justice, but when they are just, they need friendship in addition. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
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When people are friends, they have no need of justice, but when they are just, they need friendship in addition.


Quote: No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.


Quote: Though friendship is not quick to burn, it is explosive stuff. by author May Sarton overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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Though friendship is not quick to burn, it is explosive stuff.


Quote: A good friendship is a conversation that never ends. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of sunset hgihway
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A good friendship is a conversation that never ends.


Quote: Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship. by author Dorothy Parker overlaid on photo of photo of author Dorothy Parker with quote

Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.


Quote: One friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in sunshine. by author Matshona Dhliwayo overlaid on photo of yellow sunflowers
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One friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in sunshine.


Quote: There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.


Friends are relatives you make for yourself.


Quote: Are we not like two volumes of one book? by author Marceline Desbordes-Valmore overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

Are we not like two volumes of one book?


Quote: Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of person on road at sunset
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Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.


Quote: Opposition is true friendship. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of two hands
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Opposition is true friendship.


Quote: He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies. by author William Hazlitt overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.


Quote: Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. by author Thomas Aquinas overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
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Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.


Quote: The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally. by author Steven Pinker overlaid on photo of two women walking around near mountain at daytime
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The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.


Quote: A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship. by author Saint Francis de Sales overlaid on photo of photo of author Saint Francis de Sales with quote

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.


Quote: True friends stab you in the front. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
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True friends stab you in the front.


Quote: Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of blue glass heart
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Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.


Quote: I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. by author Plutarch overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.


Quote: Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. by author Margaret Lee Runbeck overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
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Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.


Quote: While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind. by author Mary Wortley Montagu overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.


Quote: Friendship is one mind in two bodies. by author Mencius overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
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Friendship is one mind in two bodies.


Quote: Friends are the siblings God never gave us. by author Mencius overlaid on photo of two ice cream on glasses
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Friends are the siblings God never gave us.


Quote: If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine? by author Meghan Markle overlaid on photo of white brick wall
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If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?


Quote: Your friend is your needs answered. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Your friend is your needs answered.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.


Quote: I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. by author Katherine Mansfield overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
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I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.


Quote: One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.


Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.


Quote: Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself -- and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to -- letting a person be what he really is. by author Jim Morrison overlaid on photo of Jim Morrison quote: Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself -- and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to -- letting a person be what he really is.- black text on quotes background

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself -- and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to -- letting a person be what he really is.


Quote: A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother. by author Homer overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.


Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.


Quote: There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. by author Henry Ward Beecher overlaid on photo of boy and cat in front of moon
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There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.


Quote: A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of pink tulips in clear glass vase
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A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.


Quote: The language of friendship is not words but meanings. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of boy and girl playing on three tree log
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The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The language of friendship is not words , but rather meanings. It is an intelligence above language.


Quote: One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. by author George Santayana overlaid on photo of man and woman holding hands in grayscale photography
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One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.


Quote: If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. by author George MacDonald overlaid on photo of man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
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If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.


Quote: Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. by author George Eliot overlaid on photo of two people standing on grey rock under white clouds
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Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.


Quote: Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of pink umbrella
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Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.




Quote: My friends are my estate. by author Emily Dickinson overlaid on photo of person walking on street while holding black umbrella near cars on road at nighttime
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My friends are my estate.


Quote: A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. by author Elbert Hubbard overlaid on photo of men walking on road
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A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.


A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.


Quote: Truth springs from argument amongst friends. by author David Hume overlaid on photo of photo of author David Hume with quote

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.


Quote: I boldly assert, in fact I think I know, that a lot of friendships and connections absolutely depend upon a sort of shared language, or slang. Not necessarily designed to exclude others, this can establish a certain comity and, even after a long absence, re-establish it in a second. by author Christopher Hitchens overlaid on photo of Christopher Hitchens quote: I boldly assert, in fact I think I know, that a lot of friendships and connections absolutely depend upon a sort of shared language, or slang. Not necessarily designed to exclude others, this can establish a certain comity and, even after a long absence, re-establish it in a second.- black text on quotes background

I boldly assert, in fact I think I know, that a lot of friendships and connections absolutely depend upon a sort of shared language, or slang. Not necessarily designed to exclude others, this can establish a certain comity and, even after a long absence, re-establish it in a second.


Quote: True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. by author Charles Caleb Colton overlaid on photo of dog running on beach during daytime
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True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.


Quote: Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of focus photo of a hummingbird on leaf
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Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.


Quote: In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of brown rock formation beside calm body of water near mountain at daytime
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In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.


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