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Friendship Quotations

"You don't need to be a star to be a bright and shining one to that friend in need."
---Brian Jett

"A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and hard to forget."

"It is a curious thing in human experience but to live through a period of stress and sorrow with another person creates a bond which nothing seems able to break."
---Eleanor Roosevelt

"Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest him."
---Proverbs 18: 24

"One who finds a friend finds a treasure."
---Italian Proverb

"The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had."

"A friend is someone who won't stop looking for you until they find you and bring you home."

"The next time you see someone you think is a loser, reserve criticism and save your harsh words. Instead, offer up some encouragement. You never know, you may just turn someone's life around."
---Lisa Cartwright

"Anyone can stand by you when you're right, but a real friend will stand by you even when you're wrong."

"One who forgives an affront fosters friendship, but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend."
---Proverbs 17:9

"Friendships are different from all other relationships. Unlike acquaintanceship, friendship is based on love. Unlike lovers and married couples, it is free of jealousy. Unlike children and parents, it knows neither criticism nor resentment. Friendship has no status in law. Business partnerships are based on a contract. So is marriage. Parents are bound by law. But friendships are freely entered into, freely given, and freely exercised."
---Stephen Ambrose

"A good friend is someone we can count on, as well as being so much more. A friend is someone with whom we can relax and just hang out, have fun and share our innermost thoughts--deep dark secrets, lofty and noble goals, or our hopes, joys, and fears. A good friend allows you a safe space to share your deepest thoughts and needs--without worry of being judged, criticized or made to feel silly for feeling the way you do. Friends cheer each other on, laugh and cry together, and just plain commissrate and listen to each other. That's why friends are friends."
---Bettie and Jennifer Leigh Youngs

"Some friends only want to see the perfections in you. Others need to see the imperfections, and those are the true ones."
---Katie Schlick

"A faithful friend is the medicine of life."

"How much companionship the world has missed because people are told they 'can't' be friends with each other."

"Best friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere."

"Friendship is like holding on to sand. One can't hold on to sand because sooner or later it's either going to blow away, slip through your fingers, or you're going to get tired of holding on to it. But if there are two people both trying to hold on to the same pile of sand, one can block the wind, catch the sand falling through the fingers, or hold it when the other is tired..."
---Mark Anthony Raquedan

"Friends are everything. They're people you can tell anything to, do fun stuff with, laugh at the same jokes with, who understand what you're going through 'cause they're going through it, too. Friends get it."
---Randi Reisfeld and Marie Morreale

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. 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 curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness... that is a friend who cares."
---Henri Nouwen

"A friend is an angel who lifts us off our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

"When your friends know where you stand in terms of how you feel or what you think is cool or uncool, they respect you. At least show respect for yourself by sticking up for what you believe in. And even if they don't agree with you, good friends will think you're cool for being true to yourself. That's just the way it is. I think that if your friends don't like that you think a little different than they do, then maybe you shouldn't want them as friends. And, you should consider the loss of friendship their loss, not yours."
---Chelsey Collinsdale

"A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be. Never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart."

"A true friend overlooks your broken fence to admire your flowers."

"A friend is someone with whom I can reveal many parts of me, even those I am meeting for the first time."
---Jennifer Leigh Youngs

"My friends are the most important people in my life. They really are the family I chose. If not for them I would be a completely different person. I would go to the ends of the earth for them if they ever asked, but they would never ask because they never want too much from me. We are each other's life support, meaning that we are always there for each other. We listen to each other's woes and worries, stupid jokes, we keep each other's feet on the ground... We just have to laugh when we think of some of the crazy things we've done together--and they wouldn't have been half as fun with anyone else. We love to look back at those times...even the difficult times that we helped each other through. We wouldn't trade even one of those memories for anything in the world, because they're so much a part of our lives."
---Diana Manning

"Friendship is a strange thing. All our lives we search for our other half. One to share our feelings, one to fulfill our needs, and someone to teach us another kind of happiness, and in our friendship we have found ourselves."

"Hold a true friend with both hands."
---African Proverb

"Treat your friends as you do your pictures, put them in their best light."

"When you have no light to guide you, and no one to walk beside you, I will come to you."
---Hanson, "I Will Come to You"

"Each one of you has enriched my life. You have helped to teach me, to guide me on this often turning and forking road of life. You have been with me through the good times and the bad. You have comforted me when I cried, held me when I was afraid, and laughed with me when I was happy."

"Someone who helps in times of pain,
Someone who listens to everything for no true gain,
Someone who puts up with you when you're mad,
Someone who helps you when you're feeling sad,
Someone who is always there for you, no matter what.
That's a real friend."

"Even the best of friends face conflicts, but that needn't mean the end of the relationship."
---Reader's Digest

"When God gave you to me he never said that you were mine, that I could keep you always--only borrowed for a time. Now, He's called you home, I'm sad and I shed tears. Yet, I'm glad He loaned you to me and we had these many years."
---Edna Burch

"When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy."

"We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and the widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence."
---Joseph Roux

"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 dying out completely."
---Pam Brown

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."

"If you live to be one hundred, I wish to be one hundred minus a day so I never have to live a day without you."
---Winnie the Pooh

"With a friend comes love, with love comes strength, and with strength comes the chance to survive."

"I know you're shining down on me from Heaven, like so many friends we've lost along the way. And I know eventually we'll be together, one sweet day."
---Mariah Carey and Boyz 2 Men, "One Sweet Day"

"In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends."
---J. Churton Collins

"Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you."

"Just when you think that a person is just a backdrop for the rest of the universe, watch them and see that they laugh, they cry, they tell jokes...they're just friends waiting to be made."
---Jeffrey Borenstein

"I'm sorry 'bout the attitude I need to give when I'm with you, but no one else will take this shit from me."
---matchbox20, "Long Day"

"Nothing lasts forever, not the mountains nor the sea, but the times we've had together will always be with me."
---The Samples

A True Friend Is...
       someone who knows when you are upset.
       someone who won't let you get away without talking about it.
       someone who will risk their life to make sure you don't up and die on them.
       someone who you can call up at 10:30 at night no matter how small your problem.
       someone who instead of going with the "big group" will go with you when you feel bad.
       someone who can just let you be when you need time alone.
       someone who goes out of their way to make sure you're happy.
       someone who always has a shoulder for you to cry on if need be.
       someone who if you do cry on their shoulder won't go and tell the world.
       someone who puts your happiness equal to theirs and not less than theirs.

"A friend is a hand that is always holding yours, no matter how close or far apart you may be. A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart."
---Collin McCarty

"No matter where you go or who you become, never forget who helped you get there. There's never a wrong time to pick up a phone or send a message telling your friends how much you miss them or how much you love them."

"No need to worry 'bout a thing. If you need me I'll be there in a hurry. Call on me, time and time again, 'cause you're my friend."
---Blessid Union of Souls, "My Friend"

"If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't follow. I'd be at the bottom to catch them when they fall."

"My friend, if I could give you one thing in life, it would be the ability to see yourself as others see you, then you would realize what a truly special person you are."
---B.A. Billingsly

"There's no burden big enough, and when you're hurting so am I, and we'll both cry ... and you can always count on me, wherever I may be."
---Blessid Union of Souls, "My Friend"

"Don't walk in front of me; I might not follow. Don't walk behind me; I might not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
---Albert Camus

"It all begins with words and compliments and ends in a lifetime of friendship."

"A friend is someone who knows who you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you become, and still gently invites you to grow."
---William Shakespeare

"When you find that friend you have been looking for...the one you can laugh, talk, cry have this feeling...and you'll never let that feeling go."

"I love you and I'm here for you."
---Will Smith, "Just the Two of Us"

"If the world attacks and you slide off track, remember one fact, I got your back."
---Will Smith, "Just the Two of Us"

"If there is a load you have to bear that you can't carry, I'm right up the road. I'll share your load if you just call me."
---Bill Withers, "Lean On Me"

"Words can't express what you mean to me."
---Puff Daddy, "I'll Be Missing You"

"Lean on me when your not strong, and I'll be your friend. I'll help you carry on. For it won't be long 'til I'm gonna need somebody to lean on."
---Bill Withers, "Lean On Me"

"I wanna be there when your world is crashing down...I wanna be there when they tell you lies...and when you're feeling like you don't belong. Gonna be your friend. Gonna be there 'til the end."
---Blessid Union of Souls, "I Wanna Be There"

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

"I wanna be there when you're feeling high. I wanna be there when you wanna die....I wanna be there when you go insane. I wanna be there when you're feeling down and I'll be there when when your head is spinnin' round....Gonna be your friend. I wanna be there 'til the end."
---Blessid Union of Souls, "I Wanna Be There"

"Best friends aren't born, they're made one great memory at a time."

"It's not so hard to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for."

"True friendship, like God's love, has no age, no limits, and, most important of all, it is everlasting."
---Alexander N. Cuenca

"It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others."
---Pema Chodron

"Friendship goes beyond time."
---April Joy Gazmen

"Friends are angels sent down to earth to make good days and help us find our way."

"Hold a friend's hand through times of trial,
Let her find love through a hug and a smile;
But also know when it is time to let go--
For each and every one of us must learn to grow."
---Sharon A. Heilbrunn

"True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils."
---Baltasar Gracian

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