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No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.

No man can expect to find a friend without faults, nor can he propose himself to be so to another. - Every man will have something to do for his friend, and something to bear with in him. - Only the sober man can do the first; and for the latter, patience is requisite. - It is better for a man to depend on himself than to be annoyed with either a madman or a fool.

No man can have society upon his own terms. If he seeks it, he must serve it too.

No man is much pleased with a companion who does not increase, in some respect, his fondness of himself.

No medicine is more valuable, none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of all our temporal ills than a friend to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share our happiness in time of joy.

No one can lay himself under obliga­tion to do a wrong thing. Pericles, when one of his friends asked his services in an unjust cause, excused himself, saying, "lama friend only as far as the altar.

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

No real friendship is ever made without an initial clashing which discloses the metal of each to each.

Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.

Nobody who is afraid of laughing, and heartily too, at his friend can be said to have a true and thorough love for him.

None is so rich as to throw away a friend.

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

Nothing is more limiting than a closed circle of acquaintanceship where every avenue of conversation has been explored and social exchanges are fixed in a known routine.

Nothing more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.

Nothing wounds a friend like a want of confidence.

Now and then one sees a face which has kept its smile pure and undefiled. Such a smile transfigures; such a smile, if the artful but know it, is the greatest weapon a face can have.

Of all the means which wisdom acquires to ensure happiness throughout the whole of life, by far the most important is friendship.

Of my friends I am the only one left.

Oh Dear! How unfortunate I am not to have anyone to weep with!

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.


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