A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
The best time to make friends is
before you need them.
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.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
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 curing, not healing...that is a friend who cares.
Keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
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