The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
– Henry David Thoreau

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The Language of Friendship

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

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

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
– Jim Morrison

A friend to all is a friend to none.
– Aristotle

A friend is a gift you give yourself.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.
– William Butler Yeats

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
– Jean de La Fontaine

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
– Anais Nin

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
– Mencius

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.
– Margaret Walker

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
– Mencius

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
– Doug Larson

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

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

Instead of loving your enemies – treat your friends a little better.
– E. W. Howe

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
– Ulysses S. Grant

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
– C. S. Lewis

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
– Albert Schweitzer

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

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
– Khalil Gibran

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.
– Henri Nouwen

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
– Oprah Winfrey

Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
– Jennifer Aniston

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
– Joseph Roux