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Friends Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Friends.

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

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Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

 

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

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

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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

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is always to make the choice for Joy.
To see the world with new eyes - open eyes - loving eyes.
To choose compassion and understanding -
for ourselves, our family, our friends,
our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

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

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

Choose your friends carefully.
Your enemies will choose you.
- Yasser Arafat

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

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me
and remind them of all the promise I see in them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

Life is partly what we make it,
and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
- Tehyi Hsieh

True friends are appreciative and never demanding.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

"Appeasement" is the policy of feeding your friends to a crocodile,
one at a time, in hopes that the crocodile will eat you last.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

Your friends love you anyway.
- Dave Barry

I have three kinds of friends:
those who love me,
those who pay no attention to me,
and those who detest me.
- Nicolas De Chamfort

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Good friends are like stars ...
you don't always see them,
but you know they are always there.
- Anonymous

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

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

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

True friends are those who lift you up
when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
- Anonymous

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with.
Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson Sr.

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

Tell me about a person's family, friends, and community,
and I'll tell you what his opinions are.
- Mark Twain
(paraphrase)

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore


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