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Samuel Butler Quotes and Sayings
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Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

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

The most important service rendered
by the press and the magazines
is that of educating people
to approach printed matter with distrust.
- Samuel Butler

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No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln) PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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


 

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer PHOTO

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn PHOTO

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

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

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

What I cannot love, I overlook.
Is that real friendship?
- Anais Nin

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

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

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

Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
- James Francis Byrnes

Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
- Cicero

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

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

If a friendship isn't comfortable, it's not a friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

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

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world.
- Anonymous (attributed to Bill Wilson, Brandi Snyder and others)

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Friendship is all about Mutuality,
neither Individuality nor Singularity.
- Aparna Chatterjee

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

Friendship often leads to love,
but lust seldom leads to friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

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

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

Friendship based solely upon gratitude
is like a photograph; with time it fades.
- Carmen Sylva

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Friendship is certainly the finest balm
for the pangs of disappointed love.
- Jane Austen

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
- Mencius

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles


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