"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
-- Albert Camus
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
-- Abraham Lincoln
Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
-- Lois L. Kaufman
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
"It is more shameful to distrust one's friends than to be deceived by them."
-- Duc de la Rochefoucauld
"Always, Sir, set a high value on spontaneous kindness. he whose 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."
-- Samuel Johnston
"Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade."
-- William Shakespeare
"When true friends meet in adverse hour;
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between."
-- Sir Walter Scott
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
--Henry David Thoreau
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may be a life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintance and of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are needed. Perhaps it should be added that either the man or the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeks marriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success.
--Anna Garlin Spencer
You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.
--E. B. White
"With every friend I love who has been taken into the brown bosom of the earth a part of me has been buried there; but their contribution to my being of happiness, strength and understanding remains to sustain me in an altered world."
-- Helen Keller
Friday, May 30, 2008
Posted by Anand at 1:09 PM