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Friends can confuse us, challenge us and even irritate us. But at the end of the day, friendship plays a role in our overall wellbeing, just like eating healthy and exercising.

Each of our friends has something valuable to teach us. With every friendship, we can learn about patience, honesty, loyalty, new experiences, adventures and among other things. Whether good or bad friends, they all make our lives more interesting. Having true friends can improve our lives, as they offer emotional support, shared laughter, and there to celebrate good times.

Browse through a collection of friendship quotes from psychologists, famous authors, philosophers and other experts sharing their experience and advice on friendship. Below you will find short friendship quotes, funny friendship quotes, cute friendship quotes and much more.

 

Samuel Richardson- Marriage is the highest state of friendship

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.      Samuel Richardson
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John Webster- Old friends are trusted best

Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best. John Webster
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Close friends contribute to our personal growth – Judith Viorst

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there. Judith Viorst
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Gucci Mane- Watching The People You Hang Around

I watch the people I hang around, 'cause if you hangin' with people who still got their foot in the street, that really involves you as well. It's definitely all about the company I keep. If you don't want anything to do with the streets or whatever, but you got
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Robert Bloch- Funny Definition of Friendship

Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings. Robert Bloch This humorous friendship quote by Robert Bloch is expressing the definition of friendship. Nobody can see genuine friendship, and it can only be felt and experience. Friendship is
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Ezra Taft Benson On Coping As a Single Parent

If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord.      Ezra Taft Benson
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Byron Pulsifer On The Definition of Siblings

Siblings-the definition that comprises love, strife, competition and forever friends. Byron Pulsifer
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Byron Pulsifer- Cousins are made as friends

Born as a cousin, made as a friend.      Byron Pulsifer
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Darlene Shaw – Cousins by blood

Cousins by blood - friends by choice. Darlene Shaw As they say, you are born to family and they are not by default your friends. This quotation from Darlene Shaw is positive in that it reflects a cousin being related by blood, but became friends with the person by choice. Find
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Woodrow Wilson- Friendship Will Hold Cousins Together

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the cousins together. Woodrow Wilson
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Constance Richards- Cousins are Friends

Cousins are friends that will love you forever. Constance Richards
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Oprah Winfrey- Being there during hard times

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. Oprah Winfrey
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Marilyn Monroe– Thoughts on Happy Marriage

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. Marilyn Monroe
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Friedrich Nietzsche- On Love and Friendship

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
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Bruce Lee- On Love and Friendship

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
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Jean de La Fontaine Quote On True Love and Friendship

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. Jean de La Fontaine
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Charles Kuralt- Family and Friends Are Much Important Than Wealth

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. Charles Kuralt
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote On Unhappy Marriage

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche
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Hubert H. Humphrey- On Healing

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
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Jim Morrison On True Friendship

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person
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Euripides-On True Friendship

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
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Ann Landers-On Love and Friendship

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
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Greek Proverb On Rich Friends

"He who eats and drinks with the rich leaves the table hungry."
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Benjamin Franklin On Secrets

"If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend." Original Source: Poor Richard's Almanack (1741)
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Dutch Proverb on Friendship and Enemy

Your friend lends, and your enemy asks for payment. Proverb Meaning: This Dutch Proverb is referring to borrowing and lending money. A friend is someone who lends money but later becomes your enemy asking back for it. Money is something that damage friendships and relationships. A person may lend you
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Dutch Proverb on Money and Friendship

The rich have many friends. Dutch Proverb Wealthy people do have a larger social circle than a person with an average income or middle class. This famous Dutch Proverb is referring to fake friends.  People only want to associate themselves with rich people, because of their status, money, and power. On
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Timothy Keller Quote On Friendship

Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon. Timothy Keller
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca- The Most Beautiful Qualities of True Friendship

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.  Lucius Annaeus Seneca    
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Ralph Waldo Emerson- The Blessing Of Old Friends

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Khalil Gibran- The Sweetness of Friendship

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed. Khalil Gibran
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Samuel Butler Quote On Comparing Friendship and Money

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.   Samuel Butler   
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Hasidic Saying- A Friend Without Faults

One who looks for a friend without faults will have none. Hasidic
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Oscar Wilde On Friendship

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. Oscar Wilde
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Charles Darwin Quote On Friendships

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.     Charles Darwin 
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Steve Maraboli- Friends Are Medicine

Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul. Steve Maraboli
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Helen Keller- Walking with a friend

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller
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Saint Francis De Sales- Conflicts Between Friends

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.    Saint Francis De Sales  
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Mencius- True Friends Are Siblings

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.   Mencius
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Mikaela Tiu- Friendship is About Those That Never Left Your Side​

Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest. It's about who came and never left your side.      Mikaela Tiu
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Henry David Thoreau- True Friendship

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. Henry David Thoreau Friendships are not words, but actions. "The language of friendships", simply means memories that were created among friends and these memories have a significant meaning. As we grow older and go separate ways from family, we tend to
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Jim Henson Quote On Connection and Friendship

There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. Jim Henson Source: I'm Going to Go Back There Someday" from the original Muppet Movie (1979).
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Jon Katz- Friends Holding Life and Faith Together

Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. Jon Katz
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Charles Caleb Colton Quote On Friendship and Love

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship never. Charles Caleb Colton
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C. J. Langenhoven- Friends Should Be Like Books

Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.      C. J. Langenhoven
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Elbert Hubbard Quote On True Friendship

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. Elbert Hubbard
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Zora Neale Hurston- Trying To Live Without Friends

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
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Joseph Roux Quote On Having Friends

Have friends, not for the sake of receiving, but of giving. Joseph Roux
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Henry Adams- Friends are Born

Friends are born, not made. -Henry Adams One friend for a lifetime is enough.  Having more than two or three friends are impossible. Source: The Education of Henry Adams (1907), Ch. VII.
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Caroline Sheridan Norton- Friends In Sunshine and Shade

We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade. Caroline Sheridan Norton
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Doe Zantamata- Good Friends

Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them your smile, your hope, and your courage. Doe Zantamata
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Charles R. Swindoll- Friends Giving Me a Heart Full of Joy

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. Charles R. Swindoll
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Ludwig van Beethoven- Being My Friend Quote

Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours. Ludwig van Beethoven
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Letty Cottin Pogrebi- Old and New Friends

We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young. Letty Cottin Pogrebi
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Henry Adams Quote: One Friend Throughout a Lifetime

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Henry Adams
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Edgar Watson Howe- Helping A Friend During Trouble Times

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.    Edgar Watson Howe  
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Robert Brault- Offering Support As a Friend

Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don't understand.      Robert Brault
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Clifton Fadiman- The Measure of Friendship

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
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quote On Reconnecting With Old Friend

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  
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H. Jackson Brown- True Friends Encourage and Support Us

A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world. H. Jackson Brown
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Sandy Ratliff- Disagreement In Friendships

A true friend is someone you can disagree with and still remain friends. For if not, they weren't true friends in the first place. Sandy Ratliff
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Molly Oliver- A Friend During Good and Bad Times

A friend shares the good times and helps out by listening during the bad times. Molly Oliver
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Robert Brault- Cherishing Friends For Telling You The Harsh Truth

Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie. Robert Brault
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Laurence J. Peter- Acting Foolish Around True Friends

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. Laurence J. Peter
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Walter Winchell Quote On True Friends

True friends walks in when the rest of the world has walked out. Walter Winchell
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Michael Bassey Johnson- True Friends

True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them. -Michael Bassey Johnson  This quote by Michael Bassey Johnson illustrates "true friendship." True friends are people who accept you for
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William Penn Quote On True Friends

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.      William Penn
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Confucius Quote On Making Friends

Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard.   Confucius     
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Francis Quareles- Friendship for Benefits

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.    Francis Quareles    This quote by Francis Quareles means that some people begin friendship and relationship with a goal in mind. In other words, becoming friends with someone just for status, power,  material possessions and anything
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Dawsons’ Creek- I’m Still Here For You

Because once upon a time, we were best friends. And, yes, there's been a lot of bad stuff in between. But none of that matters right now, okay? You need me, I'm there. Any time, any place, anywhere. Dawsons' Creek There is no such thing as a perfect friendship. Best
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St. Jerome- Real Friendship

A friendship that can cease has never been real.    St. Jerome   This quote by Saint Jerome means that if friendship comes to an end, it was never real, meaning if a friendship faded because of lack of communication, spending frequent time together or keeping in touch every day, it was
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Waqar Ahmed- Broken Trust in Friendship

Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks. Waqar Ahmed A friend is someone whom you share personal concerns with, and we trust our friends to do so. However, if our friends betray us, try to backstabbed us, or hurt
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Henry David Thoreau On True Friendship

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.   Henry David Thoreau   This friendship quote by Henry David Thoreau means that a true friend will always be your friend regardless of any gossip, rumors or anything that they discover about you. A real friend
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Elie Wiesel- Friendship is Better Than Love

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. Elie Wiesel    
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Muhammad Ali Quote On Friendship

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
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Aristotle Quote On Making Friends

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. Aristotle
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Plutarch Quote On Friendship

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Plutarch
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Alexander Dumas Quote On Friendship

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. Alexander Dumas
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David Tyson Gentry- Being Comfortable In True Friendship

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.  David Tyson Gentry    
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Arnold Glasgow- A Loyal Friend

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.    Arnold Glasgow  
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Robert Brault- Need Friends More Than Psychiatric Therapist

Most of us don't need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with. Robert Brault
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Marlene Dietrich- The Friends at 4am Matter

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. Marlene Dietrich
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Sarah Dessen- Life is an Awful Place Without a Best Friend

Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.      Sarah Dessen
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C.S Lewis- The Moment Friendship is Born

Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .      C.S Lewis
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Octavia E. Butler- Mastering The Art of Timing As a Friend

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.      Octavia E. Butler
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Euripides​- True Friends Show Their Love During Times of Trouble

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.    Euripides​  
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Jim Morrison- Freedom To Be Yourself In Friendship

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison
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Khalil Gibran Quote On Friendship

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.      Khalil Gibran
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Helen Keller Quote On Friendship

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller
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Thomas Aquinas- True Friendship Quote

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.   Thomas Aquinas   
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Eskimo Proverb On Friends and Enemies

You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks.     Eskimo Proverb  
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Hebrew Proverb On Turning an Enemy Into a Friend

Who is mighty? He who makes an enemy into a friend.       Hebrew Proverb
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Danish Proverb On Friendship

The road to a friend's house is never long.   Danish Proverb
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George Herbert- Old Friends are the best Mirror

The best mirror is an old friend.    George Herbert   
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Benjamin Franklin Quote On Relationships

No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend.      Benjamin Franklin
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Jamaican Proverb On Friendships

Make a friend when you don't need one.       Jamaican Proverb
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Sun Tzu- Keep Friends Close

Keep your friends close, your enemies even closer. -Sun Tzu Source:  The Godfather Part II (1974) This quote is sometimes attributed to Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
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Nigerian Proverb On True Friends

Hold a true friend with both your hands.     Nigerian Proverb  
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Mencius- Friendship is One Mind

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.  Mencius
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Benjamin Franklin Quote On Building Friendships

Friendship increases by visiting friends but visiting seldom.     Benjamin Franklin  
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Benjamin Franklin- The Best Possession

A true friend is the best Possession.       Benjamin Franklin
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Mandy Hale- Find Yourself First Before Friendship and Love

Find yourself first-like yourself first-love yourself FIRST & friendship & love will naturally find YOU.      Mandy Hale
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Robert Brault- Someone To Find Yourself

In the end you don't so much find yourself as you find someone who knows who you are.      Robert Brault
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George Eliot- Human Souls Coming Together

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. George Eliot
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Spanish Proverb Quote On Family and Friendship

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.      Spanish Proverb
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Benjamin Franklin Quote On Brotherhood and Friendship

A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.       Benjamin Franklin
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Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton- A Friend During Dark Times

A friend who stands with you in pressure is more valuable than a hundred ones who stand with you in pleasure. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton It is better to have one true friend than a hundred fake friends.  Although, there are different levels of friendship, a friend that stands with you during
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Richard Burton- False Friends

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. Richard Burton Ivy is a hazardous and toxic plant. It can harm kids, pets and it's surrounding environment.  Like poison ivy, false friends are similar.  Poison
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Ritu Ghatourey- Time proving the worth of friendships

Time alone can prove the worth of friendship. As time goes by we lose the false ones and keep the best. True friends stay when all therest are gone.     Ritu Ritu Ghatourey Time is the only thing that can determine if a friendship is genuine or not. We might meet
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Jody Gehrman Quote On Fake Friendship

I despise the rituals of fake friendship. I wish we could just claw each other's eyes out and call it a day; instead we put on huge radiant smiles and spout compliments until our teeth hurt from the saccharine sweetness of it all.    Jody Gehrman  
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Wiz Khalifa Quote On Bestfriends and Backstabbers

Bestfriends has 11 letters, but so does Backstabber. Wiz Khalifa   
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Lauren Conrad- Betraying Years of Friendship

Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.      Lauren Conrad
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Rhonda Byrne- Like Attract Like

The law of attraction says that like attracts like, and when you think and feel what you want to attract on the inside, the law will use people, circumstances and events to magnetize what you want.  Rhonda Byrne
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Valerie Lombardo- Being Your Friend and Lover

To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed. Valerie Lombardo
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Donna A. Favors- Respect, Caring and Love Must be Shared With Others

Life has taught me that respect, caring and love must be shared, for it's only through sharing that friendships are born. Donna A. Favors
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William Glasser Quote On Defining Friendships

Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship. William Glasser
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Hanya Yanagihara- Searching For People Who Understand You In Adulthood

Part of adulthood is searching for the people who understand you.   Hanya Yanagihara  
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E.A. Bucchianeri Quote On Acquaintance, Companionship and Friendship

An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear. E.A. Bucchianeri
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Ronald Anthony Quote On Being Alone and Needing Others

When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most. Ronald Anthony
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Robert E. Lee- Making and Keeping a Friend

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend--or to keep one.      Robert E. Lee
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Lee Shau Kee- Learning From Friends

Among my friends, I always learn the best from them. Lee Shau Kee
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 Guy Laliberté – A Person Being a Friend or Backstabber

Sometimes, you have a fraction of a second to evaluate, when you first meet somebody, whether they might stab you or become your friend.  Guy Laliberté
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Emily Wing Smith- Adventure With Best Friend Quote

Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.  Emily Wing Smith    
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Lauren Oliver- Best Friend Quote

A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets. Lauren Oliver
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Talia Cobb- The Difference Between Friends and Best Friends

Friends are the ones who will consider leaving you when your world is falling apart, but best friends are the ones who will stay with you when your world is falling apart, even if their world might fall apart too.     Talia Cobb  
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Henry Ford Quote On Best Friends

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. Henry Ford
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Saurabh Saini- Describing Best Friends With Words and Memories

You can't describe your best friends in words. You can describe them with memories that you had with them. Saurabh Saini
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Kristin Hannah- Best Friend Being There During Darkest Hours

That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours. Kristin Hannah
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Irene S. Levine- Best Friend Being There

Your best friend is the person who not only knows all the important stories and events in your life, but has lived through them with you. Your best friend isn't the person you call when you are in jail; mostly likely, she is sitting in the cell beside you.      Irene
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John Mason- Best friend Bringing Out The Best In You

Your best friends are those that bring out the best in you. John Mason
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Nathanael Richmond- Best Friends Making Your Day Better

Best friends can turn a horrible day into one of the best days of your life. Nathanael Richmond
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Sophocles Quote On Ending Friendship

He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life. Sophocles
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Mark Twain- Good Friends and Good Books

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience. This is the ideal life. Mark Twain Related Articles: Five Ways to Make Friends as an Adult Five Incredible Novels With Twists That You Should Read Today
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Orson Welles- We Are Always Alone

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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Benjamin Franklin Quote On Kindness To Friends and Enemies

Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him. Benjamin Franklin
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Thomas Jefferson Quote On Friendship

I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial. Thomas Jefferson
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J. K. Rowling Quote On Standing Up To Enemies

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. J. K. Rowling
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