• True friends stab you in the front.
• Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
• Friendship is unnecessary, like
philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
• A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
• I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
• It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
• Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
• A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends
courageously, and continues a friend unchangeable.
• The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.
• Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
• A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
• A friend to all is a friend to none.
• A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly
presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.