"Friend - a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection and loyalty."
- Collins English Dictionary
"Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin
"My friends are my estate."
- Emily Dickinson
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
"A friend is one who walks in when others walk out"
"A friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else."
- Len Wein
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend."
- Albert Camus (also attributed to Maimonidies).
"Every person is a new door to a different world."
- from movie "Six Degrees of Seperation"
"It takes a long time to grow an old friend."
- by John Leonard
"Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."
- Elbert Hubard
"I get by with a little help from my friends."
- John Lennon
"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."
- Bible: Ecclesiastes
"Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends."
- Mary Catherwood
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival."
- C. S. Lewis
"I might give my life for my friend, but he had better not ask me to do up a parcel."
- Logan Pearsall Smith
"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."
- Abraham Lincoln
"To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy..."
1) "Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold"
2) "Make new friends, both young and old, one in Silver, the other Gold."
3) "Make new friends but keep the old, some are silver and others are Gold"
4) "I have a hand, and you have another; put them together and we have each other."
- Girl Scouts Motto
"Sometimes you pick your friends, sometimes they pick you."
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own."
"Though our communication wanes at times of absence, I'm aware of a strength that emanates in the background."
"I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine, encourage me to grow."
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being."
"No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever."
- Francois Mocuriac
"Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad Bowl of Life."
- "Pizza Place Sign"
"Friendship is one mind in two bodies."
"True friendship is never serene."
- Mariede Svign
"It's the friends you can call up at 4am that matter."
- Marlene Dietrich
"A friend is a gift you give yourself."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
"A new friendship is like an unripened fruit, it may become either an orange or a lemon"
- Emma Stacey
"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success."
- Oscar Wilde
"Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade."
- William Shakespeare
"Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it, one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world." Eleanor Roosevelt
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
- Mother Teresa
"I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Misfortune shows those who are not really friends."
"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
- Mark Twain
"Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship."
"Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"The best mirror is an old friend."
- George Herbert
"What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies."
"The friendship that can cease has never been real."
- Saint Jerome
"I count myselt in nothing else so happy
As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends."
- William Shakespeare
"I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Sir, more than kisses, letters, mingle souls;
For, thus friends absent speak."
- John Donne
"Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend
Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end."
- John Boyle O'Reilly
"Friends have all things in common."
"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."
"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
- Henry Ford
"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."
- George Eliot
"It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm,
A happy and auspicious bird of calm..."
"The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away."
- Wilson Mizner
"The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters."
- Thomas Jefferson
"One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter."
- Francoise Sagan
"Friendship is always a sweet responsibilty, never an oppourtunity."
- Kahil Gibran
"There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart."
- Benjamin Disraeli
"I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends."
- Walt Whitman
"True friendship is never serene."
- Marquise de Sevigne
"When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance."
- Anatole Broyard
"Friends are born, not made."
- Henry Adams
"This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joy, and cutteth griefs in half."
- Francis Bacon
"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what is made by the friends whom we choose."
- Tehyi Hsieh
"There is no hope of joy except in human relations."
- Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
"The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life."
- Edward Everett Hale
"Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?"
- Henry David Thoreau
"Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter."
- James Fenimore Cooper
"Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life."
- James Francis Byrnes
"Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins
"True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest."
- Alexander Pope
"Every man should have a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends."
- Henry Brooks Adams
"Friendship is not friendship without trust, without it I walk alone."
- James P. Michels Jr.
"I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me. I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be; I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day, as you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way."
- Edgar A. Guest
Keep your eyes upon me, keep me in your sight, Help me don the crooked road, lead me to the light. The road I'm on is dark, I'm not sure if I know the way, Yet with you right beside me, I'm certain I won't stray. Protect me from the world, I know we'll make it through, Give me all the strength I need..... Let me lean on you."
- Megan Stroup
"Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness..."
- Richard Bach
"The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."
"Dreams are wishes casted upon stars, so catch a shining one ~ take your friend's hand~ and hold on forever"
"You are you and I am I,
You do your thing and I'll do mine,
and if in the end we meet up together,
it is beautiful."
-Boy Meets World
"Love doesn't make the world go round, it makes the ride worthwhile."
"All our young lives we search for someone to love, someone who makes us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope, all the while wondering if somewhere and somehow there is someone searching for us."
-The Wonder Years
"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
"My wish upon this shooting star is that your heart be happy."
"You only meet your once in a lifetime friend... once in a lifetime."
- Little Rascals
"A friend you have to buy, wont be worth what you pay for him."
"I can doubt my friends, but I can believe in our friendship."
"True friends, like ivy and the wall stand together and both together fall."
"If you are going to gain anything in life, gain a friend, they will always be there, and that makes all the difference in the world."
"True friends are never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart"
"Shared sorrow is half sorrow, shared joy is double joy"
"Most people come into our lives and quickly leave. It is the special few that come in and leave a footprint in our hearts. And we are forever changed."
"True friendship is sitting together in silence and feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had."
"Choose your friends carefully you never know who is on your side, and remember the truth shall prevail. "
"They say 'you only regret the things you never do.' Then why do I regret every bad thing I did to you?"
"False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us when we cross into the shade."
"The best things in life aren't things...they're friends"
"A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more."
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
"A friend is one who believes in you when you
have ceased to believe in yourself."
"Everyone is a friend, until they prove otherwise."
"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."
"Friendship: a building contract you sign with laughter and break with tears."
"Truth and tears clear the way to a deep and lasting friendship."
"Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody.
You can't have too many friends because then youíre just not really friends."
"Give others freedom to be themselves. Appreciate the differences between their ways and yours."
"We are all angels with only one wing... we can fly only embracing each other."
"If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them"
"A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget..."
"Time isn't what makes a friendship last... It's love and devotion that keeps the tie between souls."
"The best antiques are old friends."
"When the silences are no longer akward, you know you are around friends."
"Friendship is a special kind of love."
"The secret to friendship is being a good listener."
"I don't remember how we happened to meet each other. I don't remember who got along with whom first. All I can remember is all of us together...always."
"A circle is round it has no end, that's how long I want to be your friend!"