Friday, 18 March 2011


Friendship ...

… is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measured words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. - Unknown

… is no one-sided affair, but an exchange of soul qualities. There can be no friendship without reciprocity. One cannot receive all and give nothing or give all and receive nothing, and expect to experience the joy of fullness of companionship. - Unknown

… is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It is not something you learn in school. But if you have not learned the meaning of friendship, you really have not learned anything. - Muhammad Ali

… multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. ’Tis the sole remedy against misfortune, the very ventilation of the soul. - Baltasar Gracian

… cheers like sunbeam; charms like a good story inspires like a brave leader; binds like a golden chain; guides like a heavenly vision. - Newell D. Hiller

… requires great communication between friends. Otherwise, it can neither be born nor exist. - Saint Francis De Sales

… makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties. - Cicero

… with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. - Eleanor Roosevelt

… based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph; with time it fades. - Carmen Sylva

… is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. - Saint Thomas Aquinas

… will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long. - Robert Lynd

… is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity. - Mortimer Jerome Adler

… isn't about who you have known the longest. ...but about who came and never left your side. - Unknown

… is a priceless treasure never to be bought or sold – it can only be cherished. - Unknown

… is like money, easier made than kept. - Samuel Butler

… is a sheltering tree. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

… is one mind in two bodies. - Mencius 

… is the most priceless gift that can be given. - Unknown

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