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The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a
mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

I dare say that if I knew him I should not be his friend at all. It is a very dangerous thing to
know one's friends.
Oscar Wilde

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what
you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
William Shakespeare

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

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your
heart.
Eleanor Roosevelt

A true friend is the best possession.
Benjamin Franklin

Always treat your friends as when you first met them; then in old age you will have no hatred
in your heart.
Chinese proverb

The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that
it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Mark Twain

Have no friends not equal to yourself.
Confucius

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a good thing to be rich and a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be loved
by many friends.
Euripides

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Bob Marley

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

Hold a true friend with both your hands.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected
as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.
Dalai Lama

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
Charles Darwin

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an
absolute stranger.
Albert Schweitzer

My friend is one who takes me for what I am.
Henry David Thoreau

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of
goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
William Hazlitt

To give counsel as well as to take it is a feature of true friendship.
Cicero

In a study appropriately titled "Very Happy People," researchers sought out the characteristics
of the happiest 10 percent among us. Do they all live in warm climates? Are
they all wealthy? Are they all physically fit? Turns out, there was one - and only one -
characteristic that distinguished the happiest 10 percent from everybody else: the strength
of their social relationships.
Shawn Achor

A cheerful friend is like a sunny day, which sheds its brightness on all around.
John Lubbock

Your friends will know you better in the first minutes you meet than your acquaintances will
know you in a thousand years.
Richard Bach

Friendships that are won by awards, and not by greatness and nobility of soul, although
deserved, yet are not real, and cannot be depended upon in time of adversity.
Niccolo Machiavelli

A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less
invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
Samuel Butler

I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I could find them,
but I seldom use them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship can't be bought. And when we try, we lose two ways:
1. We waste money.
2. We create contempt.
David J. Schwartz

Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its griefs and
anxieties.
Cicero

The vulgar herd estimate friends by the advantage to be derived from them.
Ovid

It is often the case that you have to fire certain friends or retire from particular social circles
to have the life you want. This isn't being mean; it is being practical. Poisonous people do not
deserve your time. To think otherwise is machochistic.
Tim Ferriss

The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.
Syrus

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