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Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its griefs and anxieties. [Lat., Secundas res splendidiores facit amicitia, et adversas partiens communicansque leviores.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Amicitia (VI)

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Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.

James F. Byrnes Quotes

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Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.

George Eliot Quotes

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Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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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. •Muhammad Ali Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay awhile, make footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same. •Unknown Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other's gold. •Anonymous My friend, why have you drifted so far away? All motion is relative, maybe it is you who have moved away by standing still. •Anonymous Give me one friend, just one, who meets the needs of all my varying moods.

Muhammad Ali Quotes

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If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair. -Samuel Johnson.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. -Benjamin Disraeli.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. -George Eliot.

George Eliot Quotes

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I am treating you as my friend asking you share my present minuses in the hope I can ask you to share my future pluses.

Katherine Mansfield Quotes

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If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.

Alice Duer Miller Quotes

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The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

C. S. Lewis Quotes

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Never Explain--your Friends do not need it and your Enemies will not believe you anyway.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.

E. M. Forster Quotes

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The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

Henry Ford Quotes

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If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.

Winnie the Pooh Quotes

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Friendship is a treasured gift, and every time I talk with you I feel as if I'm getting richer and richer

Albert Camus Quotes

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Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.

Mencius Quotes

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Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

Bible Quotes , Source: II Samuel (ch. I, v. 23)

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o' lang syne?

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Auld Lang Syne, Burns refers to these words as an old folk song

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Friendship should be more than biting time can sever.

Thomas Stearns Eliot Quotes

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Friendship needs no words—it is a loneliness relieved of the anguish of loneliness.

Dag Hammarskjold Quotes

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