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The best antique is an old friend.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch, swing with, never saying a word, and then walk away feeling like that was best conversation you've had.
The minute a man begins to feel his importance, his friends begin to doubt it.
The more arguments you win, the fewer friends you'll have.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
-- Eugene Kennedy
The road to a friend's house is never long.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans are suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
-- Rita Mae Brown
The true beloveds of this world are in their lover's eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favorite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory.
-- Truman Capote
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
-- William Hazlitt
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
-- Anais Nin
True friends stab you in the front.
-- Oscar Wilde
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
-- David Tyson Gentry
True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.
Warm friends often freeze up at the mention of cash.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
-- Joseph Roux
We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.
-- Evelyn Waugh
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbor.
-- G. K. Chesterton
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think of something appropriate and do it.
-- E.W. Hobe
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