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Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. ...
by Samuel Butler

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

In true friendship, one can express
anything and everything without feeling ashamed
or afraid of being rejected.
- Aparna Chatterjee

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

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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 is one mind in two bodies.
- Mencius

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

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

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

Above all else, my inspiration is friendship.
- Bono

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

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

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

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

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


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