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    Friendship

  1. The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends,
    And no investment on the street pays larger dividends,
    For life is more than stocks and bonds, and love than rate percent,
    And he who gives in friendship's name shall reap what he has spent.
       -- Anonymous

  2. Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other's gold.
       -- Anonymous

  3. 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

  4. Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  5. Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy--for friendship's sake.
       -- William Blake

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

  7. Give me one friend, just one, who meets
    The needs of all my varying moods.
       -- Esther M. Clark

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

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

  10. The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  12. Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode: it is rather a life.
       -- David Grayson

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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
       -- Abraham Lincoln

  17. You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
       -- Golda Meir

  18. Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
       -- Mencius

  19. The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
       -- Wilson Mizner

  20. Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
       -- Austin O'Malley

  21. A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
       -- Austin O'Malley

  22. Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another: people are friends in spots.
       -- George Santayana

  23. Think where man's glory most begins and ends,
    And say my glory was I had such friends.
       -- William Butler Yeats

  24. "Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
       -- Louisa May Alcott

  25. Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
       -- Amanda Bradley

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

  27. People's lives change. To keep all your old friends is like keeping all your old clothes -- pretty soon your closet is so jammed and everything so crushed you can't find anything to wear. Help these friends when they need you; bless the years and happy times when you meant a lot to each other, but try not to have the guilts if new people mean more to you now.
       -- Helen Gurley Brown

  28. The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
       -- Pearl S. Buck

  29. The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
       -- Shirley Maclaine

  30. I am a big believer that you have to nourish any relationship. I am still very much a part of my friends' lives and they are very much a part of my life. A First Lady who does not have this source of strength and comfort can lose perspective and become isolated.
       -- Nancy Reagan

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

  32. To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
       -- Chinese Proverb

  33. There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality.
       -- Francoise D'Aubegne Maintenon

  34. There is nought better than to be with noble souls in company.
       -- Mahabharata (Indian epic poem)

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

  36. A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
       -- {Proverbs 17:17}

  37. Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
       -- Goethe

  38. I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends...They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!
       -- Warren G. Harding

  39. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
       -- George Washington

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

  41. A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
       -- Baltasar Gracian

  42. 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

  43. There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
       -- Katharine Butler Hathaway

  44. Lord, defend me from my friends; I can account for my enemies.
       -- D'Hericault

  45. A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
       -- Robert Hall

  46. 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

  47. Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will b
       -- William James

  48. Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
       -- Robert Lynd

  49. True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
       -- C. C. Colton

  50. Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
       -- George Eliot

  51. 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

  52. The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
       -- William Blake

  53. I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
       -- John Burrough

  54. The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our ow
       -- Phillips Brooks

  55. To reprove small faults within due vehemence, is as absurd as if a man should take a great hammer to kill a fly on his friend's forehead.
       -- Anonymous

  56. He who loses money losses much. He who loses a friend loses more. But he who loses faith loses all.
       -- Henry H. Haskins

  57. Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog.
       -- Anonymous

  58. The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
       -- Joseph Addison

  59. Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
       -- Jean De La Bruyere

  60. 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

  61. I love my kids, but I wouldn't want them for friends.
       -- Janet Sorensen

  62. Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
       -- Virginia Woolf

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

  64. 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

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

  66. The wise man does not permit himself to set up even in his own mind any comparisons of his friends. His friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people, evoked as it is by many qualities.
       -- Charles Dudley Warner

  67. Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.
       -- Anonymous


    Future

  68. When all else is lost, the future still remains.
       -- Christian Nestell Bovee

  69. My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
       -- Charles F. Kettering

  70. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
       -- Albert Einstein

  71. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
       -- Patrick Henry

  72. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
       -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  73. For if Freedom and Communism were to compete for man's allegiance in a world at peace, I would look to the future with ever increasing confidence.
       -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  74. The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
       -- Paul Valery

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