Everyone calls themselves a friend; only a madman trusts in it: that name is common enough, but true friendship is rare.                        – Jean de La Fontaine

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A friendship between two men is a luxury, between two women a miracle. – Jorge Luis Borges

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Friendship gives eyes to the distance and a voice to the silence. – Johan Daisne

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For friendship time is an ally, for love a danger. – Godfried Bomans

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Marriage for love usually fails. A marriage out of friendship has a chance of success. – Jan Greshoff

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The best times in our lives were not about what we had, but who we were with.

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I can’t lament the loss of a love or a friendship without thinking that you only lose what you haven’t really had. – Jorge Luis Borges

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A true friend is someone who knows you through and through. Someone who is there for you despite all your flaws.

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Friendship is love without wings. – Lord George Byron

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Surround yourself with people who talk about visions and ideas. Not people. – Akin Olokun

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Whoever dances with me in the rain will also be with me in the storm. And whoever is with me in the storm, I will share the sunshine with him.

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Befriend the man who is brutally honest, for honesty is the highest form of respect. – Daniel Saint

Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.

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The friendship, which demands nothing and never complains, is almost always weak. – Madame Geneviève Thiroux d’Arconville

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He who does not have the weakness of friendship also lacks its strength. – Joseph Joubert

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The hatred of the weak is not so dangerous as their friendship. – Vauvenargues

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The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. – Michel de Montaigne

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Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. – Dag Hammarskjöld

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Friendship brings in a lot of honesty and trust into any relationship, especially a marriage. – Farhan Akhtar

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Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. – Plautus

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Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. – Jane Austen


I’m the sensitive one. I’m the weird one. I have a big heart. I care. If I love you, I love you deeply. If I’m your friend, you can trust me. I love other weirdos. I love people with big hearts. If you read this and relate, I’m sending you a big hug, my big-hearted, weird friend. Don’t change. The world needs your love. The world needs you. – Jane Lightworker

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Thank you to the special people in my life who have listened without judgement, helped without conditions, understand with empathy, and loved me no matter what.

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Please remember to check in on your strong friend, you busy friend, your happy friend… or your seems to handle everything well” friend. – Emily Coxhead

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When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. – Japanese proverb

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Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.

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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 would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. – Helen Keller

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Helen Adams Keller was an American writer and linguist. When she was 19 months old, she became deaf and blind due to an illness.

In life, surround yourself with those who light your path.

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Become your own best friend.

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Treating a person to a meal never fails, and is so easy to do. It’s powerful with old friends and a great way to make new friends. – Kevin Kelly

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Family is not about blood. It’s about who’s willing to hold your hand when you need it the most. – Buddhist wisdom

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There are very few people in your life who will openly tell you things you need to hear, rather than want you want to hear, no matter the consequences. Recognize those people early and always keep them close. They’ll keep you going, they’ll keep you sane, they’ll humble you.

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As you get older you really just want to be surrounded by good people. People who are good for you, good to you, and good for your soul.

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It was an odd friendship, but the oddnesses of friendships are a guarantee of their lasting texture. – Ford Madox Ford

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Care about your friends. Sometimes they fight a battle they don’t tell you about. – Peter van Geest

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I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. – Thomas Alva Edison

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If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone. – Maxwell Maltz

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I may be stupid, as you say, to believe in honor and friendship and loyalty without price. But these are virtues to be cherished, for without them we are no more than beasts roaming the land. – David Gemmell

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Never forget who was there for you when no-one else was. – Ritu Ghatourney

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There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love. – William Hazlitt

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Friendship and money: oil and water. – Mario Puza

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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

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Door Peter

Mensenmens, zoon, echtgenoot, vader, opa. Spiritueel, echter niet religieus. Ik hou van golf, wandelen, lezen en de natuur in veel opzichten. Onderzoeker, nieuwsgierig, geen fan van de mainstream media (MSM).

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