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  • Friends are born, not made.
    * Henry Adams


  • Forsake not an old friend, for a new one does not compare with him.
    * Apocrypha -- Ecclesiasticus 9:10


  • My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
    * Aristotle


  • Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
    * Aristotle


  • This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
    * Francis Bacon


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


  • Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
    * Albert Camus


  • How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
    * Albert Camus


  • Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship--never.
    * Charles Caleb Colton


  • What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind--the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
    * George Eliot


  • A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
    * Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


  • The only way to have a friend is to be one.
    * Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • Real friendship is shown in times of trouble;
    prosperity is full of friends.
    * Euripedes


  • It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
    * F. Scott Fitzgerald


  • No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
    * Thomas Fuller


  • Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
    * Elbert Hubbard


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


  • A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
    * François Duc de La Rochefoucauld


  • However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
    * François Duc de La Rochefoucauld


  • The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.
    * Gotthold Ephraim Lessing


  • It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
    * W. Somerset Maugham


  • We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.
    * W. Somerset Maugham


  • If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I.
    * Michel de Montaigne


  • Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
    * George Jean Nathan


  • Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it--to that end a slight physical antipathy must probably help.
    * Friedrich Nietzsche


  • Hold a true friend with both your hands.
    * Nigerian Proverb


  • To me, fair friend, you never can be old
    For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
    Such seems your beauty still.
    * William Shakespeare


  • Friendship is constant in all other things
    Save in the office and affairs of love.
    * William Shakespeare


  • The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
    * Mark Twain


  • Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
    * Voltaire


  • Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
    * Oscar Wilde