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Friendship Quotations

"You find out who your friends are. Some people didn't have much to do with me when I was down. I've got a long memory."
---Lanny Wadkins

"I don't remember how we happened to meet each other. I don't remember who got along with whom first. All I can remember is all of us together...always."

"It's hard, but sometimes it is better to have no friends for a time than to have the wrong friends. The wrong group can lead you down all kinds of paths you really don't want to be on. And retracing your steps can be a long and hard journey."
---Sean Covey

"A great sense of self-worth comes from sharing important experiences with good friends."

"Life is full of people who will make you laugh, cry, smile until your face hurts, and so happy that you think you'll burst. But the ones who leave their footprints on your soul are the ones that keep your life going."
---Natalie Bernot

"When you think you're alone, when you think there's no one in this world who'll stand up for you, look around and make sure you're right. Friends can appear in the most unlikely people, and are often right in front of you."
---Rich Thornton

"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?"
---Henry David Thoreau

"Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead."
---Anna Cummins

"With clothes the new are best; with friends the old are best."
---Chinese Proverb

"Friends have ways of speaking without words."
---Alice Dalgliesh

"Fake friends are no friends. Choose wisely."
---Jordan Taub

"Friends bring the most joy and the most pain. But they always find a way to mend your heart back together after they break it."
---Noelle Daly

"An insincere 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."

"Truth and tears clear the way to a deep and lasting friendship."

"I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine, encourage me to grow."

"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 williing to trust him."
---Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A best friend is someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself."

"Too late we learn a man must hold his friend unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end."
---John Boyle O'Reilly

"Why do we have friends? Friends are special people that care for you, they feel for you. You tell friends about your life, and they tell you about theirs.

Why do we have friends? They are there for you when you make a bad decision or maybe even a good one. You tell each other secrets. Hopefully they won't tell, but some things are meant to be told.

Why do we have friends? Not to disclude or ignore. But to be there whenever they need you. Even if they leave they will always be your friends.

Why do we have friends? We have friends for the best memories a person could have. We have friends to live, to fight, to cry, to face reality.

We all have friends. Maybe we haven't found them yet or maybe you have. Who are your true friends?"

"It is the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered."

"I will not leave you comfortless. I will come to you."
---Jesus Christ

"Friends are those who treat you kindly behind your back."

"Real friends require honesty, openness, and even vulnerability. They also require attention and simple acts of kindness."
---Mary Pipher

"Maturity is the stage in life when we may not see eye-to-eye, but we can still walk arm-in-arm."

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."
---Woodrow Wilson

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
---Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Letters are visits when friends are apart."

"Let me be the one you call. If you jump, I'll break your fall...If you need to fall apart, I can mend a broken heart. If you need to crash, then crash and burn. You are not alone."
---Savage Garden, "Crash and Burn"

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends but in their worth and choice."

"The ones who are bound to be your best friends must lose your trust just once to prove that they can win it back."

"You can never forget the people who change your life. You become a different person, and everything you do is slightly altered by what they taught you."
---Ryanna Porter

"The first general rule for friendship is to be a friend, to be open, natural, interested; the second rule is to take time for friendship. Friendship, after all, is what life is finally about."
---Nels J.S. Ferre

"It is better to have one friend of great value than to have many friends of little value."

"Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honoring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities."
---James Fredericks

"A friend is one who is there to care."

"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."
---Octavia Butler

"Our relationship, our shared support, our consistency, is unrivaled by any other connection."
---Sara Shandler

"The only people who are worth being friends with are the people who like you as you are."
---Charlotte Levy

"During adolescence, friends bring an intimate quality of support that can't be provided by any adult."
---Sara Shandler

"The comfort of our peer-connections is reflected in our most honest and direct hand-holding. When we trip, they are the first ones to pull us back up."
---Sara Shandler

"Friends are the ones you gave a thousand chances to but who never needed one."

"A good friend is someone who will help you when you are down, and if they can't, will lay down and listen."

"True friends are the people who are there for you unconditionally. They are the people who never question you and support you no matter what the circumstances are. They are the people worth living for."

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