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The lion is ashamed, it's true, when he hunts with the fox.

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness.

The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.

The love of man to woman is a thing common and of course, and at first partakes more of instinct and passion than of choice; but true friendship between man and man is infinite and immortal.

The making of friends who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life.

The man who trusts other men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

The most powerful and the most lasting friendships are usually those of the early season of our lives, when we are most susceptible of warm and affectionate impressions. The connections into which we enter in any after-period decrease in strength as our passions abate in heat; and there is not, I believe, a single instance of a vigorous friendship that ever struck root in a bosom chilled by years.

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.

The only way to get under me is to get over yourself.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly everybody will side with you when you are in the right.

The real friend is he or she who can share all our sorrow and double our joys.

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?

The reward of friendship is itself. The man who hopes for anything else does not understand what true friendship is.

The secret of success in society is a certain heartiness and sympathy. A man who is not happy in company, cannot find any word in his memory that will fit the occasion; all his information is a little impertinent. A man who is happy there, finds in every turn of the conversation occasions for the introduction of what he has to say. The favorites of society are able men, and of more spirit than wit, who have no uncomfortable egotism, but who exactly fill the hour and the company, contented and contenting.

The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.

The support of one's personality is friends. A part of one's self and a real foundation and existence.


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