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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.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
The best mirror is an old friend.
All you'll get from strangers is surface pleasantry or indifference. Only someone who loves you will criticize you.
Friendship is the perfection of love, and superior to love; it is love purified, exalted, proved by experience and a consent of minds. Love, Madam, may, and love does, often stop short of friendship.
With true friends . . . even water drunk together is sweet enough.
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. ... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
There's nothing worth the wear of winning but laughter, and the love of friends.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply rhan love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Platonic Love is a fool's name for the affection between a disability and a frost.
Platonic love is love from the neck up.
Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
Friendship is Love without his wings!
Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time. The very reverse may be said of love. In a great degree, love and friendship cannot subsist in the same bosom; even when inspired by different objects they weaken or destroy each other, and for the same object can only be felt in succession. The vain fears and fond jealousies, the winds which fan the flame of love, when judiciously or artfully tempered, are both incompatible with the tender confidence and sincere respect of friendship.
Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
What men call friendship is no more than a partnership, a mutual care of interests, an exchange of favors - in a word, it is a sort of traffic, in which self-love ever proposes to be the gainer.
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
When we hurt each other we should write it down in the sand, so the winds of forgiveness can make it go away for good. When we help each other we should chisel it in stone, lest we never forget the love of a friend.
Winning has always meant much to me, but winning ftiends has meant the most.
Friends show their love - in times of trouble, not in happiness.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries tliem.
A friend is one who dislikes the same people that you dislike.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
The best way to keep your friends is to never owe them anything and never lend them anything.
Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
If you have a friend worth loving, Love him. Yes, and let him know That you love him, ere life's evening Tinge his brow with sunset glow. Why should good words ne'er be said Of a friend till he is dead?
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of Ewer, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at st have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find one good, you must a hundred try.
A man that hath friends must show himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
I am wealthy in my friends.
A friend must not be injured, even in jest.
Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.
God same me from my friends, I can protect myself from my enemies.


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