A friendship that can be ended didn’t ever start.
– Mellin de Saint-Gelais
A friend in need’s a friend indeed.
– Pure Morning, a song by Placebo
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
– Anaïs Nin
Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
– Jacques Delille
Friendship is not for merriment but for stern reproach when friends go astray.
If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend.
– Still Remains, a song by Stone Temple Pilots
I get by with a little help from my friends.
– With a Little Help from My Friends, a song by The Beatles
Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success — yours or his.
– Franklin P. Jones
The world has lost greater Men, But never a greater friend as such.
– Author Unknown
Think where man’s glory most begins and ends,
And say my glory was I had such friends.
– William Butler Yeats
Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.
– Kahlil Gibran
One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and more symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.
– Aldous Huxley
Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
– Richard Bach
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
– Henri Nouwen
But remember! when it comes to friends, it’s not how much time you spend with them, just how you spend it!
– Bon Clay