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1. All the glories of this world are not worth good friend.

2. You may find your best friend & worst enemy in yourself.

3. A true friend is not the one who wipes our tears, he is the one who keeps us away from shedding them.

4. If life has given you only one true friend, who is faithful to you till the end; then life has given you most gold and the greatest joy your heart can hold.

5. It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.

6. Prosperity makes friends & adversity tries them.

7. You can meet friends everywhere, you canít meet enemies everywhere. You have to make them.

8. Fly first class when possible & make a new friend there.

9. Close friends are sometimes difficult to touch.

10. It is difficult to win a friend in a year, but it is easy to loose in an hour.

11. A friend the person who shows us the way & walks a piece with us.

12. A true friend is the rare one who asks how you are & waits for your answer.

13. A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter, No sum can balance his worth; He who finds a true friend finds a treasure.

14. Let friendship creep gently to a height; if it rushes to it, it may soon run itself out of breath.

15. Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.

16. The friends thou hast & their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel.

17. The light of friendship is like the light of phosphorous, seen plainest when all around is dark.

18. The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.

19. We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave with us.

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

21. In poverty & other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refugee. - The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort & aid in their weakness & those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

22. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

23. Itís in the character of very few men to honour without envy a friend who has approved.

24. You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.

25. Whatever the number of a manís friends, there will be times in his life when he has too few; but if he has only one enemy , he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many.

26. He that hath no friend & no enemy is the one of the vulgar, & without talents, powers, or energy.

27. As old wood is good to burn, old wine good to drink, old songs good to hear, old books good to read, old cheese good to eat, so are old friends always most trusty to use.

28. I am persuaded that he who is capable of being a bitter enemy can never posses the necessary virtues that constitute a true friend.

29. A true friend is the best possession.

30. Friendship with the evil is like the shadow in the morning, decreasing every hour; but friendship with the good is like the evening shadows, increasing till the sun of life sets itself.

31. Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.

32. The reward of friendship is itself. The man who hopes for anything else does not understand what true friendship is.

33. There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, & ready money.

34. Have fifty friends? - It's not enough. Have one enemy? - It's too much.

35. Friends are Godís apology for relations.

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

37. 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.

38. A good friend is my nearest relation.

39. Friendship is a single soul dwelling into two bodies.

40. A friend should be one whose understanding & virtue we can equally confide, & whose opinion we can value at once for itís justness & itís sincerity.

41. Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you? To find one good, You must try a hundred.

42. The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.

43. Friendship needs no words - itís solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

44. He who covers over an offense promises love, but who ever repeats the matter separates close friends.

45. A faithful & true friend is a living treasure; inestimable in possession & deeply to be lamented when gone. Nothing is more common than to talk of a friend; nothing more difficult than to find one; nothing more rare than to improve by one as we ought.

46. Life is a blessing like a prudent friend.

47. Wise men, wash hands of those friends who associates with their enemies.

48. A perverse man stirs up dissension & a gossip separates close friends.

49. The firmest friends have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.

50. We secure our friends not by accepting favours but by doing them.

51. Make not a bosom friend melancholy soul; heíll be sure to aggravate thy adversity and lessen thy prosperity.  He goes always heavily loaded; and thou must bear half.  He is never in a good humour; and may easily get into a bad one, and fall out with thee

52. A cheerful friend is like a sunny day, Spreading brightness all around.

53. Like clouds yielding rain, the sun dispelling darkness and moon pleasing human hearts, a good friend comes to help spontaneously.

54. Two may talk together under one roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.

55. The truth is friendship is to me every bit as sacred and eternal as marriage.

56. If you would gain a friend, begin by testing him and do not put your confidence in him too quickly.  For there is the friend who is such when it suits him but the does not remain faithful in the time of your adversity.

57. Animals are such agreeable friends-they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

58. A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

59. Friendship, peculiar boon of heaven, The noble mindsí delight and pride, To men and angles only given, To all the lower world denied.

60. It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. - So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving works that is friendship.

61. A Friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature.

62. A friend does not become an enemy in the time of prosperity nor does an enemy remain hidden in the time of adversity.

63. Thereís a friend for little children.  Above the bright blue sky, A friend who never changes, Whose love will never die?

64. Money canít buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemies.

65. Be slow in choosing a friend, & slower in changing.

66. He is one friend that loves more than admires us, and would aid us in our great work. 

67. A faithful friend is the true image of the Deity.

68. Be careful to make friendship the child and not the father of virtue, for many are good friends than good men; so, although they do not like the evil their friend does; yet they like him who does the evil; and although no counselors of the offense, they yet protect the offender.

69. Friendship is like earthenware, once broken it can be mended; Love is like a mirror, once broken that ends it.

70. The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.

71. Youíll find the friendship of the world mere outward show! - `Its like the harlotís tears, the statesmanís promise, or the false patriots zeal, full of fair seeming, but delusions all.

72. Cultivate the friendship of the good, cultivate the friendship of the noble ones.

73. It is not so much our friendsí help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.

74. Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.

75. Friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

76. Those friends are weak and worthless, that will not use the privilege of friendship in admonishing their friends with freedom and confidence, as well of their errors as of their danger.

77. Love only chatters, its friendship that all matters.

78. A friend is one who warns you.

79. Tirelessly benevolent, Save a friend on evil bent; This is sainthoodís perfect song; Every substitute is wrong.

80. The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

81. Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.  For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falter; for he hath not another to help him up.

82. Real friendship is a slow grower, and never thrives unless engrafted upon a stock of known and reciprocal merit.

83. A woman can become a manís friend only in the following stages - first an acquaintance, next a mistress, and only then a friend.

84. The ornaments of a house are the friends who frequent it.

85. There are three friendships that are advantageous; friendship with the upright, with the sincere, and with the man of much observation - Friendship with the man of specious airs, with the insinuatingly soft, and with the glib-tongued, these are injurious.

86. A faithful friend is beyond all price, hold him as priceless.

87. The best of friends must part.

88. The friendships of the world are often confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure.

89. What an argument in favour of social connections is the observation that by communicating our grief we have less, and by communicating our pleasure we have more.

90. Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

91. Life is to be fortified by many friendships - To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

92. No man can expect to find a friend without faults, nor can he propose himself to be so to another. Every man will have something to do for his friend & something to bear with him - Only a sober man can do the first; & for a man a depend on himself than to be annoyed with either a madman or a fool.

93. A real friend never gets in your own way, unless you happen to be on the way down.

94. All the glories of this world are not worth a good friend.

95. In my friend, I find a second self.

96. Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.

97. If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends.

98. Hold a true friend with both your hands.

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

100. We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for our ability to amuse them.

101. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

102. Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.

103. Cultivate friends. To have a friend is to make life easier & richer. A friend is a present that you give to yourself. But you cannot pick up a friend nor purchase a friend. We cannot compel anyone to become our friend. We have to discover a friend.

104. The friend who always seeks his benefit, whose words are other than his deeds, who flatters just to make you pleased, who keeps you company in wrong - these four the wise regard as enemies. The friend in happiness & sorrow both, who gives advice thatís always good, who has full sympathy with you - these four the wise see as good hearted friends, & with devotion cherish such as these as does a mother cherishes her own child.

105. Friendship begins with liking or gratitude - roots that can be pulled up.

106. Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.

107. Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for Ďtis better to be alone than in bad company.

108. A friend that you buy wonít be worth what you pay for him, no matter what that may be.

109. Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, & dividing our grief.

110. Tell me what company thou keenest, and Iíll tell thee what thou art.

111. A hedge between keeps friendship green.

112. Friendship hath the skill & observation of the best physician, the diligence & vigilance of the best nurse, & the tenderness & patience of the best mother.

113. Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

114. Books & friends should be few but good.

115. Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were the easiest for his feet.

116. The amity that wisdom knits not, folly may easily unite.

117. That the world will never be quite - what a cliché - the same again Is what we only learn by event When a friend dies out on us & is not there. To share the periphery of a remembered scent.

118. There is nothing so great I fear to do it for my friend; nothing so small that I disdain to do it for him.

119. Change your pleasures, but do not change your friends.

120. The most powerful & the most lasting friendships are usually those of the early season of our lives, when we are the most susceptible of warm & affectionate impressions. The connections into which we enter in any after-period decrease in strength as our passions abate in heat; & there is not, I believe, a single instance of a vigorous friendship that ever struck root in a bosom chilled by years.

121. The world is round so that friendship may circle it.

122. That is a choice friend who conceals our faults from the view of others, & discovers them to our own.

123. He, who has made the acquisition of a judicious & sympathizing friend, may be said to have doubled his mental resources.

124. A friend loves at all times, & a brother is born for adversity.

125. Because discretion is always predominant in true friendship, it works & prevails least upon fools. Wicked men are often reformed by it, weak men seldom.

126. Nothing more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.

127. Adversity is the crucible in which friendship is tested.

128. For there is no friend like a sister In calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands.

129. Love your friends & be loyal, if you have revealed his secrets, go with him no longer. Like a man whose relative dies, so you have lost his friendship.

130. No human relation gives one possession in another - every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.

131. Heaven gives us friends, to bless the present scene; resumes them to prepare us for the next.

132. He that doth a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together.

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

134. Friendship must be accompanied with virtue, & always lodged in great & generous minds.

135. We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our roof tight & our clothing sufficient, but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting in the best property of all - friends? 

136. Friendship is the privilege of private men, for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.

137. Always, Sir, set a high value on spontaneous kindness.  The whole inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord, will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.

138. That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.

139. A friend in power is a friend lost.

140. To a friends house the road is never long.

141. Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.

142. Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.

143. All men have their frailties; and whoever looks for a friend without imperfections, will never find what he seeks.  We love ourselves notwithstanding our faults, and we ought to love our friends in like manner.

144. If you have friends you can endure anything.

145. Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.  It is well worth while to learn how to win the heart of a man the right way.  Force is of no use to make or preserve a friend, who is an animal that is never caught or tamed but by kindness and pleasure.  Excite them by your civilities, and show them that you desire nothing more than their satisfaction; oblige with all your soul that friend who has made you a present of his own.

146. By friendship you mean the greatest love, the greatest usefulness, the most open communication, the noblest sufferings, the severest truth, the heartiest counsel, and the greatest union of minds of which brave men and women are capable.

147. Be not the fourth friend of him who had three before and lost them.

148. Kindred weaknesses induce friendships as often as kindred virtues.

149. Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of life.

150. He makes no friend, who never made a foe.

151. One of the surest evidences of friendship that one can display to another, is telling him gently of a fault. -- If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.

152. I do not believe that friends are necessary the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.

153. The more intimate the friendship, the deadlier the enmity.

154. I cannot forgive my friends for dying; I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

155. How often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.

156. Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.

157. Good thoughts are his only friends, His wealth a well spent age, The earth his sober inn and quite pilgrimage.

158. It is more shameful to distrust oneís friends than to be deceived by them.

159. We learn our virtues from the friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. - We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. - He is a mirror on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.

160. Love & esteem are the first principles of friendship; it is always imperfect if either of these two is wanting.

161. False friends like the ivy, decays & ruins the walls it embraces, but true friendship gives new life & animation to the object it supports.

162. God defends me from my friends; from my enemies I can defend myself.

163. Be sure to fall into friendship, But when thou art in continue, firm & constant.

164. Make not thy friend too cheap to thee, nor yourself to thy friends.

165. Changez vous amis. Change your friends.

166. All glories of this world are not worth a good friend.

167. Friends should not be chosen to flatter. - The quality we prize is that rectitude which will shrink from no truth. - Intimacies which increase vanity destroy friendship.

168. Most friends are feigning, most loving merely folly.

169. Senescence begins And middle age ends, The day your descendants, Outnumber your friends.

170. The attachments of mere mirth are but the shadows of that true friendship of which the sincere affections of the heart are the substance.

171. Poor is the friendless master of a world; a world in purchase of a friend is a gain.

172. No one can lay himself under obligation to do a wrong thing. Percales, when one of his friends asked his services in an unjust cause, excused himself, saying, ďI am a friend only as far as the alter.

173. None is so rich as to throw away a friend.

174. The best time to make friends is before you need them.

175. My name is death; the last best friend I am.

176. He who wants a faultless friend must remain friendless.

177. A friend is the one who walks in when the world goes out.

178. A true friend embosoms freely, laughs all patiently, defends courageously & continues to be a friend unchanged.

179. A friend is someone who knows your faults & still likes you the same.

180. The language of friendship is not of words but of meaning.

181. The worst solitude is to have no friendship.

182. Do good to your friend to keep him & to your enemy to make him your friend.

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

184. When you receive a friend never forget it.

185. The only reward of virtue is virtue, the way to have a friend is to be a friend.

186. I find the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.

187. Sacrifice everything for friendship, but donít sacrifice friendship for anything.

188. Studying friendship is social studies : 
Extend it in geography,  Remember it in history, Advocate it in civics, & Value it in economics.

189. Friend is the one who brings smiles, when a smile is what you most need.

190. God makes our relations. Thank GOD we chose our friends.

191. Friendship is like a china disk, costly, rare, beautiful; once broken can be mended, but the cracks are always visible.

192. A friend is a present you give yourself.

193. Friends are not necessarily the people you like the best, they are merely the people who got their first.

194. Friends are made by many acts & lost by one.

195. The more hot arguments you win, the fewer warm friends you will have.

196. He who for his own sake would expose a friend, deserves not to have one.

197. Often our worst enemies are the friends we once talked to, as only a friend should.

198. It is chance that makes brothers & sisters, but heart that makes friends.

199. How rare & wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.

200. Friends you and me... you brought another friend & then there were three!!


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