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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

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Wisdom Live-By Values

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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

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

"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.

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

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

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

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Friends are like bras:
close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous

We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

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

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

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

In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses,
a telescope and a microscope.
And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance
through the tender hearts of my friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

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

Those that want friends to open themselves unto
are cannibals of their own hearts.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

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


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