When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
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.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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.
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.
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.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
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.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship.
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.
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
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.
Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few.
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