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There is nothing more becoming any wise man, than to make choice of friends, for by them thou shalt be judged what thou art: let them therefore be wise and virtuous, and none of those that follow thee for gain; but make election rather of thy betters than thy inferiors, shunning always such as are poor and needy; for if thou givest twenty gifts, and refuse to do the like but once, all that thou hast done will be lost, and such men will become thy mortal enemies.

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

There is nothing so great that I fear to do it for my friend; nothing so small that I will disdain to do it for him.

There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person's eye when he feels that we have sympathized with him, understood him, interested ourself in his welfare. At these moments something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These moments are the moments worth living.

There is only one thing better than making a new friend, and that is keeping an old one.

There's no friend like someone who has known you since you were five.

There's nothing worth the wear of winning but laughter, and the love of friends.

Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not.

Those friends are weak and worthless, that will not use the privilege of friendship in admonishing their friends with freedom and confidence, as well of their errors as of their danger.

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.

Those that lack friends to open themselves unto are cannibals of their own hearts.

Thou mayest be sure that he that will in private tell thee of thy faults, is thy friend, for he adventures thy dislike, and doth hazard thy hatred; there are few men that can endure it; every man for the most part delighting in self-praise, which is one of the most universal follies that bewitcheth mankind.

Though Love be deeper, Friendship is more wide.

Time's passage through the memory is like molten glass that can be opaque or crystallize at any given moment at will: a thousand days are melted into one conversation, one glance, one hurt, and one hurt can be shattered and sprinkled over a thousand.

To accept a favor from a friend is to confer one.

To associate with other like-minded people in small purposeful groups is for the great majority of men and women a source of profound psychological satisfaction.

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

To be social is to be forgiving.

To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.

To find a friend one must close one eye. To keep him ... two.


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