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If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp.

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends.

If you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening.

Ill company is like a dog, who dirts those most whom he loves best.

In a world that holds books and babies and canyon trails, why should one condemn oneself to live day in, day out with people one does not like, and sell oneself to chaperone and correct them?

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.

In meeting again after a separation, acquaintances ask after our outward life, friends after our inner life.

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

In real friendship the judgment, the genius, the prudence of each party become the common property of both.

Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.

Iron sharpeneth man; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of sisters?

It is best to live as friends with those in time with whom we would be to all eternity.

It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive them.

It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools.

It is characteristic of spontaneous friendship to take on, without enquiry and almost at first sight, the unseen doings and unspoken sentiments of our friends; the part known gives us evidence enough that the unknown part cannot be much amiss.

It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.

It is easier to forgive an enemy than it is a friend.


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