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Phrases about Friends

We are sometimes made aware of a kindness long passed, and realize that there have been times when our friends' thoughts of us were of so pure and lofty a character that they passed over us like the winds of heaven unnoticed when they treated us not as what we were, but as what we aspired to be. -- from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Henry David Thoreau

From quiet homes and first beginning, Out to the undiscovered ends, There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends. Hilaire Belloc

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. Ed Cunningham

Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world. Publilius Syrus

When you are down and out something always turns up-and it is usually the noses of your friends. Orson Welles

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it. Zora Neale Hurston

To be deceived by our enemies or betrayed by our friends in insupportable; yet by ourselves we are often content to be so treated. Francois De La Rochefoucauld

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help when in need. Epicurus

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Sun-tzu

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends. Francis Bacon

If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. Blaise Pascal

Each of us owes it to our spouse, our children, our friends, to be as happy as we can be. And if you don't believe me, ask a child what it's like to grow up with an unhappy parent, or ask parents what they suffer if they have an unhappy child. Dennis Prager

Fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. Shirley MacLaine

Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness. John Howe

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. Cindy Lew

I hate it in friends when they come too late to help. Euripides

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends. Jacques Delille

The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn't exist. Aaron Machado

Unfortunate is he who cannot gain a few sincere friends during his life and more unfortunate is the one who has gained them and then lost them (through his deeds). Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermons and sayings Compilation)

Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves. Eustace Budgell

A good friend can shield you from the storm. Rhea Olsen

The heart may think it knows better the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart. Elizabeth Bowen

Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards. R. A. Dickson

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. Aristotle

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I get plenty of exercise carrying the coffins of my friends who exercise. Red Skelton

Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people'--that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. Peter Drucker

Good friends are good for your health. Dr. Irwin Sarason

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them. Unknown

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. John Christian Bovee

Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you've known as a lifestyle Like seeing your family Being with your friends A fishing trip A hunting trip A night's sleep Walter Frederick Mondale

Be rich to yourself and poor to your friends. Juvenal

It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old. George Eliot

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task. Diogenes

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their friends. Lord Chesterfield

Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody. Henry David Thoreau

To your friends, you're like a trash bag they'll use you for a little bit, then they'll throw you out. Adam R. Gwizdala

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. J. K. Rowling

If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance. Dale Carnegie

Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is. George Santayana

Of my friends, I am the only one I have left. Terence

Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or lifetime is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach

My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope. Herbert Hoover

Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth. Edgar Watson Howe

In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity not one in twenty. English Proverb

Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are. Assyrian Proverb

Friends are angels that lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. Unknown

Don't tell your friends their social faults they will cure the fault and never forgive you. Logan Pearsall Smith

No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less. La Bruyere

The man who stops making new friends eventually will have none. James Boswell

Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Unknown

As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook. Joseph Conrad

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war . . . Aristophanes

I'm always there to tell people that their life is not that bad. I wish it was easy to follow that advice It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not. Mignon McLaughlin

The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality. Toni Cade Bambera

Newspapers should have no friends. Joseph Pulitzer

I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street. Virginia Woolf, The Waves (1931)

We are advertis'd by our loving friends. William Shakespeare

A decent boldness ever meets with friends. Homer