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One's friends are that part
of the human race with
which one can be human.

George Santayana

   

Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and intimacies. . . and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to "keep" by force of mere inertia.        -William James

   
The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from the other.       -Cyril Connolly
   
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.       -Anais Nin
    
Genuine human friendship is on the basis of human affection, irrespective of your position.  Therefore, the more you show concern about the welfare and rights of others, the more you are a genuine friend.  The more you remain open and sincere, then ultimately more benefits will come to you.  If you forget or do not bother about others, then eventually you will lose your own benefit.        -the Dalai Lama
  
It is great to have friends when one is young, but indeed it is still more so when you are getting old.  When we are young, friends are, like everything else, a matter of course. In the old days we know what it means to have them.       -Edvard Grieg

    
I have always differentiated between two types of friends:  those who want proofs of friendship, and those who do not. One kind loves me for myself, and the others for themselves.       -Gerard de Nerval
  
Many a friendship--long, loyal, and self-sacrificing--rested at first upon no thicker a foundation than a kind word.       -Frederick W. Faber
   
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.       -Czech proverb
  
True friendship is a plant of low growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.       -George Washington
  
Those who seek friends without faults stay forever without friends.       -unattributed
  
There is no wilderness like a life without friends; friendship multiplies blessings and minimizes misfortunes; it is a unique remedy against adversity, and it soothes the soul.       -Baltasar Gracian

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It is the steady and merciless increase of occupations, the augmented speed at which we are always trying to live, the crowding of each day with more work than it can profitably hold, which has cost us, among other things, the undisturbed enjoyment of friends.  Friendship takes time, and we have no time to give it.       -Agnes Repplier (1894)
  
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.       -William Penn
  
Oh, the miraculous energy that flows between two people who care enough to get beyond surfaces and games, who are willing to take the risks of being totally open, of listening, of responding with the whole heart.  How much we can do for each other!       -Alex Noble
   
I destroy my enemies by making them my friends.        -Abraham Lincoln
  
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years of trying to get other people interested in you.       -Dale Carnegie
  
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.       -Benjamin Franklin
  
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he or she doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.       -Laurence J. Peter
  
[A] workable and effective way to meet and overcome difficulties is to take on someone else's problems. It is a strange fact but you can often handle two difficulties--your own and somebody else's--better than you can handle your own alone. That truth is based on a subtle law of self-giving or outgoingness whereby you develop a self-strengthening in the process.       -Norman Vincent Peale
  
The most I can do for my friends is simply to be their friend.  I have no wealth to bestow upon them.  If they know that I am happy in loving them, they will want no other reward.  Is not friendship divine in this?       -Henry David Thoreau
  
We rejoice in the joys of our friends as much as we do our own, and we are equally grieved at their sorrows.  Wherefore the wise people will feel toward their friends as they do toward themselves, and whatever labor they would encounter with a view to their own pleasure, they will encounter also for the sake of their friends.       -Cicero
  
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.       -Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  
  
Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.        -Scottish proverb
  
It's important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to our friendship that we are not.       -Mignon McLaughlin
  
The friend of 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
  

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