on friendship (a post of quotes)

I love quotes… and I like to collect them on various topics. Today I share a blog-post-full of wise words on friends and friendships… enjoy… and may it inspire you to be the friend you desire to have…. I know these words have inspired me.

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The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.  ~ Oswald Chambers

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A good friend is cheaper than therapy.  ~Author Unknown

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Love is like the wild-rose briar;
Friendship is like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly?
~Emily Brontë

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When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean 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.  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.  ~Henri Nouwen

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Friendship is a sheltering tree.  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.  ~Author Unknown

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A friend loveth at all times. ~Proverbs 17:17

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Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his grieves to his friend, but he grieveth the less. ~Francis Bacon

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The worst solitude is to have no real friendships. ~ Francis Bacon

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Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit. ~Aristotle

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Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

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Stay is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. ~ Louisa May Alcott

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Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. ~Joseph Addison

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So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. ~ Robert Brault

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Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family –but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything. ~ Willa Cather

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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. ~ Dale Carnegie 

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A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. ~ Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

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Friends are proved by adversity. ~ Cicero

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A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. ~ Fr. Jerome Cummings

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Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead. Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead. ~ Anna Cummins

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