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Wise Quotes about Friends

May you find great value in these Friends quotes and sayings.

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

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Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

 

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

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Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

Choose your friends carefully.
Your enemies will choose you.
- Yasser Arafat

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Good friends are like stars ...
you don't always see them,
but you know they are always there.
- Anonymous

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
- Jacques Delille

Life is partly what we make it,
and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
- Tehyi Hsieh

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with.
Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson Sr.

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

Your friends love you anyway.
- Dave Barry

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

True friends are appreciative and never demanding.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses,
a telescope and a microscope.
And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance
through the tender hearts of my friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

True friends are those who lift you up
when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
- Anonymous

Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends are God's apology for relations.
- Hugh Kingsmille

I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

Friends are like bras:
close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous


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