I have never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friendship. - Thomas Jefferson

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together. - Woodrow Wilson

Hold a true friend with both your hands. - Nigerian proverb

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

There is great comfort and inspiration in the feeling of close human relationships and its bearing on our mutual fortunes - a powerful force, to overcome the "tough breaks" which are certain to come to most of us from time to time. - Walt Disney

You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality. - Woodrow Wilson

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. - William Blake

Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

All is well with him who is beloved by his neighbors. - George Herbert

Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. - Cicero

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

The first general rule for friendship is to be a friend, to be open, natural, interested; the second rule is to take time for friendship. Friendship, after all, is what life is finally about. Everything material and professional exists in the end for persons. - Nels F.S. Ferre

I don't really feel my poems are mine at all. I didn't create them out of nothing; I owe them to my relations with other people. - Robert Graves

Always do what you say you are going to do. It is the glue and fiber that binds successful relationships. - Jeffry A. Timmons

It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity. - Russell Lynes

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 us with the reality of our powerlessness, that is the friend who cares. - Henri Nouwen

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The path of life has many crossroads, and at each one it's difficult to say goodbye and go our own separate ways, choosing the direction that is right for each of us. But the memory of being together will always remain, and there is always the chance that our paths will cross again.  - Yee, Donna

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. - Albert Camus

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. - The Bible, John 15:12,13

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; don't walk behind me, I may not lead; walk beside me, and just be my friend. - Albert Camus

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. - Henry Brooks Adams

A friend is a gift you give yourself. - Robert Louis Stevenson

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. - La Rochefoucauld

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.  - George Jean Nathan

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. - Henry David Thoreau

Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. - Henry Ward Beecher

Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends. - Henry Ward Beecher

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. - Leo Buscaglia

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. - George MacDonald

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington

A friend is known when needed. - Arabian proverb

Be slow in choosing a friend but slower in changing him. - Scottish proverb

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. - Samuel Butler

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together. - Winston Churchill

The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for one another's little lapses. - David Storey

Be cautious in lending money to friends, you might lose both. - H. Jackson Browne, Jr.

A friend is a second self. - Cicero

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever. - Francois Mauriac

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life. - Thomas Jefferson

We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other. To meet, to love, to share. It is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parentheses in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other, and this moment will have been worthwhile.  - Deepak Chopra, M.D.

I didn't really have the time To knock upon her door; To sit and listen whilst she Told me tales I'd heard before. I didn't think I had the time To step out of my way, But I'm so glad I MADE the time To cheer her lonely day. - Francis Gray

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. - Charles Caleb Colton

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.  - Lee Iacocca

The delight we inspire in others, has this enchanting peculiarity. That, unlike any other reflection, returns to us more radiant than ever. (from Les Miserables) - Victor Hugo

Our character is a reflection of the friends we keep. - Charles B. Goranson

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. - Benjamin Disraeli