"Live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to."
"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
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A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
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.
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.
One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each otherís stories.
Return to old watering holes for more than water--friends and dreams are there to meet you.
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring.