Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.
Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.
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.
The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.
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.
The best time to make friends is
before you need them.
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
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.
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.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
If you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
You Too? I thought I was the only one.
Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
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