Wednesday, 30 January 2008


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 words, that is friendship. - Henry Ward Beecher 

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely. - Pam Brown 

All self-revelation and intimacy in friendship must be spontaneous and natural. It must come like the opening of a flower in the sunshine and cannot be forced. - Bertha Conde 

The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him. - Cyril Connelly 

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything. - Willa Cather 

The light of friendship is like the light of phosphorous, seen plainest when all is dark. - Robert Crowell

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. - Eustace Budgell 

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are throughout persuaded of each other's worth. - Robert Southey

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words. - George Eliot 

When you rise in life, your friends know who you are. When you fall down, you know who are your friends. - Unknown

A mark of genuine friendship is the privilege of being yourself and still being accepted. Friendship is a comforting smile, a familiar voice that warms the heart. - Unknown

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