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  1. "Friends are born, not made."
    -- Henry Adams

  2. "True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions."
    -- Joseph Addison

  3. "Choose your friends like your books, few but choice."
    -- American Proverb

  4. "There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all."
    -- Anonymous

  5. "There are no such things as strangers, only friends we haven't met yet."
    -- Anonymous

  6. "Forsake not an old friend, for a new one does not compare with him."
    -- Apocrypha -- Ecclesiasticus 9:10

  7. "My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
    -- Aristotle

  8. "Misfortune shows those who are not really friends."
    -- Aristotle

  9. "What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies."
    -- Aristotle

  10. "Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."
    -- Aristotle

  11. "This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects for it redoubleth joy, and cutteth griefs in half."
    -- Francis Bacon

  12. "Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end."
    -- John Boyle O'Reilly

  13. " 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."
    -- Christian Nevell Bovee

  14. "If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own."
    -- Charlotte Bronte

  15. "Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away - and leaves behind only silence."
    -- Pam Brown

  16. "When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance."
    -- Anatole Broyard

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

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

  19. "Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend."
    -- Albert Camus
  20. "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."
    -- Albert Camus

  21. "How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing."
    -- Albert Camus

  22. "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
    -- Dale Carnegie

  23. "Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends."
    -- Mary Catherwood

  24. "True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."
    -- Charles Caleb Colton

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

  26. "The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve; we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong."
    -- Pierre Charron

  27. "You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can easily offend one in an hour."
    -- Chinese Proverb

  28. "Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it."
    -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

  29. "The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends. "
    -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

  30. "In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends."
    -- John Churton Collins

  31. "Have no friends not equal to yourself."
    -- Confucius

  32. "A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway."
    -- Fr. Jerome Cummings
  33. "Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer."
    -- Ed Cunningham

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

  35. "Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing."
    -- Jean de La Fontaine

  36. "Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you."
    -- Madame de Tencin

  37. "My friends are my estate."
    -- Emily Dickinson

  38. "There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart."
    -- Bejamin Disraeli

  39. "A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire."
    -- François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

  40. "However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship."
    -- François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

  41. "What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind--the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship."
    -- George Eliot

  42. "No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."
    -- George Eliot

  43. "A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  44. "A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  45. "Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  46. "The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  47. "He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  49. "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  50. "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  51. "In times of prosperity friends will be plenty; in time of adversity not one in twenty."
    -- English Proverb

  52. "Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends."
    -- Euripedes

  53. "My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia."
    -- Dame Edna Everage

  54. "It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did."
    -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

  55. "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
    -- Henry Ford

  56. "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

  57. "No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy."
    -- Thomas Fuller

  58. "Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love."
    -- Thomas Fuller

  59. "Friendship is always a sweet responsibilty, never an oppourtunity."
    -- Kahil Gibran

  60. " The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity."
    -- Ulysses S. Grant

  61. "The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life."
    -- Edward Everett Hale

  62. "One who looks for a friend without faults will have none."
    -- Hasidic Saying


  63. "There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend."
    -- Katherine Hathaway

  64. "The best mirror is an old friend."
    -- George Herbert

  65. "Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them."
    -- Oliver Wendell Jr. Holmes

  66. "Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."
    -- Elbert Hubbard

  67. "Never explain-your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway."
    -- Elbert Hubbard

  68. "My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life."
    -- Lee Iacocca

  69. "But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine."
    -- Thomas Jefferson

  70. "I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial."
    -- Thomas Jefferson

  71. "The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters."
    -- Thomas Jefferson

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

  73. "Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate."
    -- Thomas Jones

  74. "A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!"
    -- Doug Larson

  75. "I get by with a little help from my friends."
    -- John Lennon

  76. "Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
    -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

  77. "The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."
    -- Abraham Lincoln(1809-1865)

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