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.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
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.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Hold a true friend with both your hands.
If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship.
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
You Too? I thought I was the only one.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few.
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
The best mirror is an old friend.
Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
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