Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
All friendly feelings toward others come from the friendly feelings a person has for himself.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
A friend is a second self.
The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.
There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble.
Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.
No medicine is more valuable , none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of our temporal ills than a friend to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share happiness in time of joy.
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad people; they're just acquaintances.
It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?
Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.
Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
As a friend, you first give your understanding, then you try to understand.
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