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Words of Encouragement for a Friend

Use these Words of Encouragement quotes to encourage and comfort your friends and others in your life.

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

 

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

Related topics: Positive Friendship Relationship Romantic Love Intuition

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Let there be no purpose in friendship
save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

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

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
- James Francis Byrnes

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

Above all else, my inspiration is friendship.
- Bono

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
- George Jean Nathan

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Friendship is all about Mutuality,
neither Individuality nor Singularity.
- Aparna Chatterjee

The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

What I cannot love, I overlook.
Is that real friendship?
- Anais Nin

Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
- Cicero

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
- Mencius

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility,
never an opportunity.
- Khalil Gibran

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Friendship is certainly the finest balm
for the pangs of disappointed love.
- Jane Austen

If a friendship isn't comfortable, it's not a friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

A true friendship always feels safe and comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez


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