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.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
Alice Duer Miller
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.
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
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.
Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
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