Best friends listen to what you don't say.
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor to measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together.
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
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.
True friends stab you in the front.
Hold a true friend with both your hands.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo.
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.
Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
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 advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm 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 healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
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.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
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