Friendship

"Live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to."
--Arnold Glasow
"I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends."
--Walt Whitman (contributed by CharMouse)
" Actions, not words, are the true criteria of the attachment of friends."
-- George Washington
" Begin the day with friendliness; keep friendly all day long; keep in your soul a friendly thought, your heart a friendly song."
-- Frank B. Whitney
" The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too."
-- Samuel Butler
" A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring."
-- La Rochefoucauld
" It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best."
-- E.R. Bulwer-Lytton
" The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring in nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money."
-- Mark Twain
" No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-- Charles Dickens

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
--Emerson

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
--James Boswell

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
--Albert Schweitzer

One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each otherís stories.
--Rebecca Falls

Return to old watering holes for more than water--friends and dreams are there to meet you.
--African Proverb

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
--Samuel Johnson

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
--Charles Dickens

A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring.
--La Rochefoucauld

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