I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his masters business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
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.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. but when thou art in, continue firm and and constant.
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.
Be slow to fall into friendship- but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends.
Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
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.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Friends are the family you choose.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
In prosperity our friends know us. In adversity we know our friends.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again.
Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first. When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod- my shadow does that much better.
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
A friendship that can end never really began
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship. It is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value- rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.
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.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side. Our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that.
Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.