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My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Henry Ford

Our friends abandon us only too easily, and our enemies are implacable.
Voltaire

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

You can date the evolving life of a mind, like the age of a tree, by the rings of friendship
formed by the expanding central trunk.
Mary McCarthy

Alone, adj. In bad company.
Ambrose Bierce

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.
Maya Angelou

If someone won't lift a finger to call you, see you, and spend time with you, it's time for you
to lift five fingers and wave goodbye.
Farrah Gray

There is no better looking-glass than an old friend.
English proverb

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran

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

Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.
Buddha

A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strenghs; feels your fears but
fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but
emphasizes your possibilities.
William Arthur Ward

In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.
Solon

He cannot be a friend to any one who is his own enemy.
French proverb

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk
beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain
together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with
a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
George Eliot

Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul,
and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts.
Horace

I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.
Cher

If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
Charles Bukowski

Force is of no use to make or preserve a friend, who is an animal that is never caught nor
tamed but by kindness and pleasure.
Socrates

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new
day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend or a meaningful
day.
Dalai Lama

No war is more bitter than the war of friends, but it does not last long.
Irish proverb

Friendship cannot be bought by bribery.
Mahatma Gandhi

If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to
be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
Zig Ziglar

Two friendships in two breasts requires the same aversions and desires.
Jonathan Swift

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man, that actions, not words,
are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of
good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.
George Washington

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

Friends are a second existence.
Baltasar Gracian

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

Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
George Elliot

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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