“A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”

~ Benjamin Franklin

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“How delightful to find a friend in everyone.”

~ Joseph Brodsky

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“It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not 

worth much after you get it.”

~ Zora Neale Hurston

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“I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.”

~ Katherine Mansfield

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“Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.”

~ Herman Melville

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“It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”

~ Confucius

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“A friend is, as it were, a second self.”

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

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“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

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“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.”

~ Charles Caleb Colton

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“A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.”

~ Saint Francis de Sales

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“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.”

~ Confucius

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“Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.”

~ Oscar Wilde

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“I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.”

~ Saint Augustine

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“Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and 

sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.”

~ Jennifer Aniston

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“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”

~ Marlene Dietrich

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“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.”

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”

~ Baltasar Gracian

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“That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.”

~ Francis Quarles

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“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”

~ Unknown

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“A friend in power is a friend lost.”

~ Henry Adams

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“She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you 

got a woman who is a friend of your mind.”

~ Toni Morrison

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“My friends are my estate.”

~ Emily Dickinson

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“Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.”

~ Sarah Orne Jewett

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“A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.”

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

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“Your friend is your needs answered.”

~ Khalil Gibran

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“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”

~ Walt Whitman

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“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”

~ Jane Austen

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“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for 

those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

~ Albert Schweitzer

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“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

~ Marcel Proust

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“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready 

to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”

~ Ulysses S. Grant

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