"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."
"It takes a lot of understanding, time, and trust to gain a close friendship with someone. As I approach a time of my life of complete uncertainty, my friends are my most precious asset."
"Friends aren't jumper cables. You don't throw them into the trunk and pull them out for emergencies."
"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down."
"Friends laugh at your silliest jokes, put up with your worst moves, go along with your craziest ideas, and always see the best in you."
"True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for awhile. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die, they're never dead in your heart."
"True friendship is like a star. You don't see its light in the brightness of prosperity but in the darkness of adversity."
"Friends are always worth the trouble."
"People say true friends must always hold hands, but true friends don't need to hold hands because they know the other hand will always be there."
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
"Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep them."
"A friend is someone you can call up in the middle of the night because you have a problem or you need something, and they'll be there for you."
"Once in a while you meet someone, and soon you both discover the two of you are truly something special to each other... you share your thoughts and feelings so relaxed, so openly, and right away you know your friendship's truly meant to be."
"There are not many things in life more beautiful than true friendship, and not many things more uncommon."
"Life without friendship is like the sky without the sun."
"We are each of us angels with only one wing--to fly we need to embrace each other."
"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."
"We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you."
"A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice--but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you."
---Doris Wild Helmering
"A friend is someone who, upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain than watch their friend suffer."
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
---Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes."
"There's the people you've known forever. Who like...know you...in this way. That other people can't. Because they've seen you change. They've let you change."
---My So-Called Life
"The path from inner turmoil begins with a friendly ear."
---Splinter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
"The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss can never be repaired."
"Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. The older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young."
"A good friend can shield you from the storm."
"A friend is somebody you want to be around when you feel like being by yourself."
"A friend is one who needs us and one whom we need."
"I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out."
---Elizabeth Barret Browning
"It's the friends you can call up at 4 AM that matter."
"I'll be your crying shoulder."
"You turned my life around. You picked me up when I was down."
---K-Ci and Jojo
"Make new friends, but don't forget the old ones."
"A true friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
"Friendship is a sheltering tree."
---Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it."
"Friendship is one soul dwelling in two bodies."
"Friends are like ivy on a wall, together they stand, and together they fall."
"A friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your heart."
---The Little Prince
"Sometimes people come into our lives and change it forever, and we never, ever stay the same."
"Friendships begin because, even without words, we understand how someone feels."
---Joan Walsh Anglund
A FRIEND IS A PERSON...
Who will help you in the hour of sickness;
Who will lend you a dollar without deducting the interest;
Who will help you uphill when you are sliding down;
Who will defend you in the hour when others speak evil of you;
Who will believe in your innocence until you admit your guilt;
Who will say behind your back what he says to your face;
Who will shake hands with you wherever he meets you, even though you
wear patches; and
Who will do all these things without expecting any return.
---Dorothy C. Retsloff