"There are no such things as strangers, only friends we haven't met yet." -- Anonymous
"Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away - and leaves behind only silence." -- Pam Brown
"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can by trying to get other people interested in you." -- Dale Carnegie
"You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can easily offend one in an hour." -- Chinese Proverb
"It is the friends that you can call at 4 A.M. that matter." -- Marlene Dietrich
"In times of prosperity friends will be plenty; in time of adversity not one in twenty." -- English Proverb
"My best friend is the one that brings out the best in me." -- Henry Ford
"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country." -- E. M. Forster
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." -- Anais Nin
"God save me from my friends - I can protect myself from my enemies." -- Proverb
"Life withougt a friend is death without a witness." -- Spanish Proverb
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend" -- Robert Lewis Stevenson
"Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honoring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities. "~James L. Fredericks
"The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had. "~Unknown
"Find the one that makes your heart smile. "~Unkown
"Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel it hurts you, it will probably hurt the other person, too."~Unknown
"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend." -- Henry David Thoreau
"Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families." -- Unknown
"No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow."-- Alice Walker
"Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth." -- Horace Walpole
"A friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyway." -- Christi Mary Warner
"A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself." -- Frances Ward Weller
"To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed ~ That can make life a garden."
"Silence is the true friend that never betrays."
"Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes."
"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine."
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow ~ Don't walk behind me, I may not lead ~ Just walk beside me and be my friend."
"An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship."
"Friends are born, not made."
"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The only rose without a thorn is friendship."~Unknown
"True friends are those who lift you up when your heart's wings forget how to fly."~Unknown
"Don't be over self-confident with your first impressions of people."~Chinese Proverb
"A truly great person is the one who gives you a chance. "~Paul Duffy
"My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life."
"Hold a true friend with both your hands."
"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light."
"There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential."
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
"Remember friends as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I.
As low as I you once must be,
Prepare yourself and follow me."
-Gravestone from the 1800s
"I do not want a friend
Who smiles when I smile
Who weeps when I weep
For my shadow in the pool
Can do better than that."
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same."
"A friend is a gift you give yourself."
-Robert Louis Stevenson