Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
The friend within the man is that part of him which belongs to you and opens to you a door which never, perhaps, is opened to another. Such a friend is true, and all he says is true; and he loves you even if he hates you in other mansions of his heart.
Friends are born, not made.
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.
Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.
The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.
If we merely try to impress people and get people interested in us, we will never have many true, sincere friends. Friends, real friends, are not made that way.
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.
Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
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.
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.
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.
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
He removes the greatest ornament of friendship who takes away from it respect.
Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?
Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.
My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do.
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