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

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

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
— Richard Burton

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
— Bill Watterson

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
— Muhammad Ali

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

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
— Albert Camus

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
— Octavia Butler

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
— Henri Nouwen

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
— Helen Keller

On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression.
— Martin Seligman

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
— Len Wein

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

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
— Dag Hammarskjold

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
— Marcel Proust

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
— Bruce Lee

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
— Ann Landers

From an early age I didn't buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
— Adam Clayton