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A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
Henry David Thoreau

There are a good many fools who call me a friend, and also a good many friends who call me
a fool.
G. K. Chesterton

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep
out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness; and those in the
prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
Aristotle

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Sir Francis Bacon

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Friendship is the marriage of the soul.
Voltaire

False friends are worse than open enemies.
American proverb

When our friends are present we ought to treat them well; and when they are absent, to
speak of them well.
Epictetus

Know this, that he that is a friend of himself is a friend to all men.
Seneca

The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20
percent traitor.
Ronald Reagan

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only
by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anais Nin

You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
Joseph Conrad

However rare true love is, true friendship is rarer.
Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow

What a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised!
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

To find a friend one must close one eye - to keep him, two.
Norman Douglas

"If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You
never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-"
"Sir?"
"-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
Harper Lee, To KIll a Mockingbird, page 39

The good befriend themselves.
Sophocles

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance: they make the
latitudes and the longitudes.
Henry David Thoreau

I love good creditable acquaintance; I love to be the worst of the company.
Jonathan Swift

I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
Voltaire

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

Cosmus, Duke of Florence, was wont to say of perfidious friends, that "We read that we
ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends."
Sir Francis Bacon

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

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent

Better to have a loving friend than ten admiring foes.
George D. MacDonald

No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited, but in adversity they come without
invitation.
Theophrastus

If you make friends with yourself, you'll never be alone.
Maxwell Maltz

A friend is a present you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people
good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.
Blaise Pascal

There are no faster or firmer friendships than those between people who love the same
books.
Irving Stone

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly
persuaded of each other's worth.
Robert Southey

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