The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
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 healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
Henry David Thoreau
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
True friends stab you in the front.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
Edward W. Howe
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 advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
Sarah Orne Jewett
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.
Laurence J. Peter
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