are that part
of the human race
which one can be 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
and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the
expecting them to "keep" by force of mere inertia.
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.
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.
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
-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
a matter of course. In the old days we
what it means to have them.
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
not protect yourself by a fence,
but rather by your
friends. -Czech proverb
friendship is a plant of low growth,
and must undergo and
the shocks of adversity
it is entitled
to the appellation. -George
Those who seek friends without faults
stay forever without
is no wilderness like a life without friends;
multiplies blessings and minimizes misfortunes;
it is a
unique remedy against adversity, and it soothes the soul.
the steady and merciless increase of occupations,
augmented speed at which we are always trying to live,
the crowding of each day with more work than it can
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)
true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists
adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends
and continues a friend unchangeably.
miraculous energy that flows between two people who care
enough to get beyond surfaces and games, who are willing
the risks of being totally open, of listening, of
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
than you can in two years of trying to get other
people interested in you. -Dale
can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of
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
two difficulties--your own and somebody else's--better
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
most I can do for my
friends is simply to be
I have no
to bestow upon them. If they know
I am happy in loving them,
they will want no other
reward. Is not friendship
divine in this? -Henry
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
feel toward their friends as they do toward themselves,
whatever labor they would encounter with a view to their own
pleasure, they will encounter also for the sake of their friends.
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
are lost by calling often and calling seldom.
It's important to our
friends to believe that we are
unreservedly frank with
them, and important to
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
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