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A hedge between keeps friendship green.
A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
Friendship admits of differences of character, as love does that of sex.
Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
There are formalities between the closest of friends.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he, and I was 1.
Of my friends I am the only one I have left.
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
My God, this is a hell of a job. I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends, my goddamn friends. They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.
There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
He makes no friend who never made a foe.
Give me the avowed, the erect, and manly foe, Bold I can meet, perhaps may turn the blow; But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save, save, oh save me from the candid friend!
It is not enough to succeed, a friend must fail.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life's greatest tests alone.
You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
It's important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
In life it is difficult to say who do you the most mischief, enemies with the worst intentions, or friends with the best.
It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive them.
We need new friends. Some of us are cannibals who have eaten their old friends up; others must have ever-renewed audiences before whom to re-enact an ideal version of their lives.
Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
When my friends lack an eye, I look at them in profile.
As in political, so in literary action, a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices.
God save me from my friends - I can protect myself from my enemies.
Never exaggerate your faults; your friends will attend to that.
Don't tell your friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you.
Iron sharpeneth man; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another; people are friends in spots.
Who friendship with a knave hath made, Is judged a partner in the trade.
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first . . . when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
Never join with your friend when he abuses his horse or his wife unless the one is to be sold, and the other to be buried.


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