True friendship will have its ups and downs, but the value that friendship brings to your life is undeniable.
Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend
– Albert Camus
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
– Khalil Gibran
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
– Elbert Hubbard
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
– Jean de La Fontaine
Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.
– Sarah Dessen
A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
– Henry Van Dyke
I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.
– Jon Katz
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
– Jean de la Bruyere
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
– Muhammad Ali
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.
– Octavia Butler
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
– Alice Walker
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
– Anais Nin
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
– Abraham Lincoln
When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
– E. W. Howe
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
– Bette Midler
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.
– C.S. Lewis
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
– J. Donald Walters
The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.
– Barbara Kingsolver
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
– Henri Nouwen