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True friendship's laws are by this rule expressed Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
Service helps break rigid patterns of relating and teaches new ways of give and take with other people. Volunteers consistently report improved friendships and better relationships within their families.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
If friendship is to transpire between two people, it is important that both be in a state of availability. I have often been in the company of those who complain that they have no friends. Inevitably, I have observed that this condition was due to their own lack of availability; they were too encumbered to be able to welcome another. Such unavailability may be exterior in nature; that is, people may lack the time or the emotional energy necessary for friendship.
To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship.
The paths of social advancement are strewn with shattered friendships.
Friendship is an order of nobility; from its revelations we come more worthily into nature.
There is no friend like the old friend who has shared our morning days, No greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise; Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
There is in friendship something of all relations, and something above them all. It is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.
Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
Friendship should be more than biting time can sever.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables. Friendship demands the ability to do without it.
The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy together those moments of life that are utterly simple? They are the moments people look back on at the end of life and number as their most sacred experiences.
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
—  Mark Twain
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
I think in all of us there is a profound longing for friendship, a deep yearning for the satisfaction and security that close and lasting friendships can give.
But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms.
To garden, you open your personal space to admit a few, a great many, or thousands of plants which exude charm, pleasure, beauty, oxygen, conversation, friendship, confidence, and other rewards should you succeed in meeting their basic needs. This is why people garden. It can be easy but challenging, and the rewards are priceless.
There should be no inferiors and no superiors for true world friendship.
True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Chastity is fundamental to civilization. If the race becomes unchaste, it will perish. Immorality has been basic to the destruction of mighty nations in the past. It will bring to dust the mighty nations of the present. You young people, may I directly entreat you to be chaste? Please believe me when I say that chastity is worth more than life itself. This is the doctrine my parents taught me; it is true. Better die chaste than live unchaste. The salvation of your very soul is concerned in this. I ask you to believe me whenever a man or woman, young or old, demands as the price of his friendship that you give up the righteous standards of your life, or any of them, that man's friendship is not worth the price he asks. You may not trust that friendship. He will cast it off as he does his worn out coat. Friendship is not now, and never was, the offspring of debauchery or unrighteousness. I ask you young women to believe me further when I say that any young man who demands your chastity as the price of his love is spiritually unclean, and is offering something that is not worth the purchase price. His love will turn to ashes under your touch; it will lead you to misery and shame, and too often, it will curse you with dread disease.
Nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship.
A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat ... but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for another's little lapses.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another; people are friends in spots.
The rain may be falling hard outside, But your smile makes it all alright. I'm so glad that you're my friend. I know our friendship will never end.
Take out the weeds from some wild spot, remove each stone that shows, plant seeds of friendship good and deep, and tend the plant that grows.
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
Any man will usually get from other men just what he is expecting of them. If he is looking for friendship he will likely receive it. If his attitude is that of indifference, it will beget indifference. And if a man is looking for a fight he will in all likelihood be accommodated in that. Men can be stimulated to show off their good qualities to the leader who seems to think they have good qualities.
An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labour, useful life, Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!
Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
FRIENDSHIP, n. A ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but only one in foul.
True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
No memory of having starred Atones for later disregard, Or keeps the end from being hard Better to go down dignified With boughten friendship by your side Than none at all. Provide, provide!
Madam, I have been looking for a person that dislikes gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
No matter how you look at it, all the emotions connected with love are not really immortal; like all other passions in life, they are bound to fade at some point. The trick is to convert love into some lasting friendship that overcomes the fading passion.
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyaltly through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it does not brood over the past. It's the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don't have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.
Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
You don't just luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties.
Think to Thank. In these three words are the finest capsule course for a happy marriage, formula for enduring friendship, and a pattern for personal happiness.
Love, friendship, respect, will never unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.
In friendship we find nothing false or insincere; everything is straight forward, and springs from the heart.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love do not require coupons.

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