Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
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.
A generous friendship no cold medium knows,
Burns with one love, with one resentment glows;
One should our interests and our passions be,
My friend must hate the man that injures me.
The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
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.
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds.
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do.
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