The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
– Henry David Thoreau

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The Most I Can Do For My Friend

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
– Elbert Hubbard

Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
– Elbert Hubbard

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.
– Herman Melville

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
– Thomas Aquinas

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.
– Jodie Foster

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.
– Sarah Orne Jewett

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
– Amos Bronson Alcott

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
– Marlene Dietrich

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
– William Blake

Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.
– Henry David Thoreau

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
– Charles Caleb Colton

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
– Socrates

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.
– Saint Francis de Sales

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
– Aristotle

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
– Unknown

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
– George Washington

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
– Confucius

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.
– Pam Brown

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
– Robert Hall

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
– Toni Morrison