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Gizmotude Quotation Archives



True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. ~~ Dave Tyson Gentry

Animals are such agreeable friends; they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ~~ George Eliot

True friendship is never serene. ~~ Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another; people are friends in spots ~~ George Santayana

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others! ~~ William Hazlitt

Good friends are good for your health. ~~ Dr. Irwin Sarason

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our worst enemies. ~~ Roderick Thorp

A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend. It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still; and there are not many friends who know enough to do that. ~~ Lyman Abbott

In the choice of a horse and a wife, a man must please himself, ignoring the opinion and advice of friends. ~~ George John Whyte-Melville

Friends are born, not made. ~~ Henry Brooks Adams

Money can't buy you friends; it can only rent them. ~~ Unattributed

Next to the dog, the wastebasket is man's best friend. ~~ Unattributed

The friendship that can cease has never been real. ~~ Saint Jerome

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion. ~~ Blythe Holbrooke

Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that. ~~ Robert C. Edwards

Above all things, be not made an ass to carry the burdens of other men: if any friend desire thee to be his surety, give him a part of what thou has to spare; if he presses thee further, he is not thy friend at all. ~~ Sir Walter Raleigh

The art of life is to keep down acquaintances. One's friends one can manage, but one's acquaintances can be the devil. ~~ Edward Verall Lucas

Put not so much into a friend's power that, if hostilely disposed, he can do you an injury. ~~ Saadi

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances. ~~ William Powell

But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send,
Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend. ~~ George Canning

I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning. ~~ Izaak Walton

Whatever meaning "Annie's Song" had for me on a personal level, there was also a larger context. It could just as easily have been about love for a brother. Or a father. Or a friend. It could just as easily have been a prayer. ~~ John Denver

Never explain -- your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. ~~ Elbert Hubbard

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you. ~~ Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better. ~~ Edgar Watson Howe

For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief. ~~ Fernandez de Andrada

Life without a friend is death without a witness. ~~ Spanish proverb

You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. ~~ Laurence J. Peter

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected. ~~ Charles Lamb

Since we are mortal, friendships are best kept to a moderate level, rather than sharing the very depths of our souls. ~~ Hippolytus

One who's our friend is fond of us; one who's fond of us isn't necessarily our friend. ~~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins. ~~ Henry David Thoreau

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you. ~~ Samuel Johnson

Of my friends, I am the only one I have left. ~~ Terence

Don't tell your friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you. ~~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back. ~~ Blaise Pascal

Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings. ~~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

You don't just luck into things . You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities. ~~ Barbara Bush

Before borrowing money from a friend it's best to decide which you need most. ~~ Joe Moore

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. ~~ Carl Sandburg

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did. ~~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

I need not fear my enemies because the most they can do is attack me. I need not fear my friends because the most they can do is betray me. But I have much to fear from people who are indifferent. ~~ Russian proverb

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. ~~ Alexander Pope

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me. ~~ Abraham Lincoln

We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy. ~~ Dean Koontz [Fear Nothing]

It was from an old friend who . thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, "Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier." ~~ Charles Grodin

Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad people; they're just acquaintances. ~~ Jay Leno

I don't have time for superficial friends. I suppose if you're really lonely you can call a superficial friend, but otherwise, what's the point? ~~ Courteney Cox

One does not make friends. One recognizes them. ~~ Garth Henrichs

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

No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books. ~~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A friend is someone who makes me feel totally acceptable. ~~ Ene Riisna

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform. ~~ Theodore H. White

The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admit it. ~~ Doug Larson

[on God] Let me put it this way: I have a very good friend. I don't know who he is or what his name is, but I talk to him every single night before I go to sleep and every single day during the day. Mostly to say thank you. ~~ Betty White