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Animals are such agreeable friends; they ask no questions, they make no criticisms.
Be cautious in choosing friends, and be even more cautious in changing them.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
-- George Washington Carver
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
-- Benjamin Franklin
Blessed are our enemies, for they tell us the truth when our friends flatter us.
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
Cancer is so limited, It cannot corrode faith, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot kill friendships, It cannot cripple love, It cannot destroy peace, It cannot silence courage, It cannot suppress memories, It cannot conquer the spirit.
Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
-- Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Choose your friends carefully. A negative attitude is very contagious and can rub off on you little by little without your knowledge.
Constant use will wear out anything, especially friends.
Cultivate friends who pray for you, not prey upon you.
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
Don't take people for what they are! Most people do not deserve this. Take them rather for what they should be. Don't take me for what I should be. Take me for what I want to be. Yours friendly and faithfully!
-- Margarethe Strnad
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; don't walk behind me, I may not lead; walk beside me, and just be my friend.
-- Albert Camus
Envy is destroyed by true friendship.
Every good friend once was a stranger.
Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little.
-- Gore Vidal
Fall sick and you will know who is your friend and who is not.
Few are the friends of your own self; most are the friends of your success.
Folks who are friends usually have the same virtues, the same enemies, or the same faults.
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