"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
"No friendship is an accident."
O. Henry, Heart of the West
"I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light."
"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing."
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
"Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends."
It's a Wonderful Life
"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow."
"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success."
"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
"The best mirror is an old friend."
"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends."
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit."
"There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends."
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
"There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met."
Jim Henson, "I'm Going To Go Back There Someday"
"Ooh you're the best friend that I ever had
I've been with you such a long time
You're my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
Oh you're my best friend"
"When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier."
Diane von Furstenburg
"A friend to all is a friend to none."
"Only a true friend would be that truly honest."
"Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks."
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant."
"True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style."
"Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends."
"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12."
Stand by Me
"True friendship is never serene."
Marquise de Sevigne
"I get by with a little help from my friends."
"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to letting a person be what he really is.”
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."
"Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected."
"A strong friendship doesn't need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part."
"We'll be friend 'til we're old and senile. ... Then we'll be new friends!"
"A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile."
"You have been my friend," replied Charlotte. "That in itself is a tremendous thing."
E.B. White Charlotte's Web
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”Winnie the Pooh
“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”
“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”
“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”
“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”
“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”
Thomas J. Watson
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”
“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.”
“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”
“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
Arnold H. Glasgow
“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
“The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?”
“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.”Arnold H. Glasgow
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
Winnie the Pooh
“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”
“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”’
“One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.”Clifton Fadiman
“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. “
Leo F. Buscaglia
“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.”
Laurence J. Peter
“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”
“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.”
William Arthur Ward
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”
Woodrow T. Wilson
“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”
“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”
“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”
“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”
“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
While journeying east and west –
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
“Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.”
“A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.”
“A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.”
“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
“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.”
“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”
“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”
“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.”
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
Joseph F. Newton Men
“Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.”
“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. “
“It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”
“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”
“There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.”
“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.”
“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”
“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”
“The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”
“If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.”
Alice Duer Miller
“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”
“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
Carl W. Buechner
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”
“The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”
“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”