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A friend is a person before whom I may think aloud. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds. - Aristotle

I keep my friends as misers do their treasures, because, of all things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship. - Pietro Aretino

You will make more friends in a week by getting yourself interested in other people than you can in a year by trying to get other people interested in you. - Arnold Bennett

We would rather be in the company of somebody we like than in the company of the most superior being of our acquaintance. - Frank Swinnerton

One discovers a friend by chance, and cannot but feel regret that 20 or 30 years of life may have been spent without the least knowledge of him. - Charles Dudley Warner

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. - Mencius

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. - Aristotle

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say to him, "What are you going through?" - Simone Weil

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. - William Penn

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. - Elie Wiesel

No one is useless in this world... who lightens the burden of it for any one else. (from 'Our Mutual Friend') - Charles Dickens