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A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.

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.

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.

A government full of Democrats would rather have you be a Republican, and a government full of Republicans would rather have you be a Democrat, than have you oppose both.

A hedge between keeps friendships green.

A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.

A man becomes like those whose society he loves.

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.

A man with few friends is only half-developed; there are whole sides of his nature which are locked up and have never been expressed. He cannot unlock them himself, he cannot even discover them; friends alone can stimulate him and open him.

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.

A new friend is like new wine; when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship, as ... the callosity formed 'round a broken bone makes it stronger than before.

A real friend helps us think our best thoughts, do our noblest deeds, be our finest selves.

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.


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