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It is easier to visit friends than to live with them.

It is foolish to make experiments upon the constancy of a friend, as upon the chastity of a wife.

It is great to have friends when one is young, but indeed it is still more so when you are getting old. When we are young, friends are, like everything else, a matter of course. In the old days we know what it means to have them.

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

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

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

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

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

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

It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.

It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudo-simplicities of brutal directness.

It is well there is no one without fault; for he would not have a friend in the world. He would seem to belong to a different species.

It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.

It isn't easy to be the person who sometimes has to try to preserve your happiness at the expense of your fun.

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.

It should be part of our private ritual to devote a quarter of an hour every day to the enumeration of the good qualities of our friends. When we are not active we fall back idly upon defects, even of those whom we most love.

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

It's important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to our friendship that we are not.

It's the folks that depend on us for this and for the other that we most do miss.

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.


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