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Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.

Friendship with the evil is like the shadow in the morning, decreasing every hour; but friendship with the good is like the evening shadows, increasing till the sun of life sets.

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.

Friendship's a noble name, 'tis love refined.

Friendship, like credit, is highest where it is not used.

Friendship, peculiar boon of Heaven, The noble mind's delight and pride, To men and angels only given, To all the lower world denied.

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.

Friendships aren't perfect, and yet they are very precious. For me, not expecting perfection all in one place was a great release.

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.

Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. It is well worth while to learn how to win the heart of a man the right way. Force is of no use to make or preserve a friend, who is an animal that is never caught nor tamed but by kindness and pleasure. Excite them by your civilities, and show them that you desire nothing more than their satisfaction; oblige with all your soul that friend who has made you a present of his own.

Give and take makes good friends.

Give me the avowed, the erect and manly foe, Bold I can meet, perhaps may turn the blow; But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save, oh save me from the candid friend!

Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.

Go to the place where the thing you wish to know is native; your best teacher is there. ... You acquire a language most readily in the country where it is spoken, you study mineralogy best among miners, and so with everything else.

Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.

Good company upon the road is the shortest cut.

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.

Great friendship is never without anxiety.


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