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Have no friends not equal to yourself.

Confucius

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.

Walt Whitman

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.

Thucydides

Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

Cicero

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

Ali ibn-Abi-Talib

If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Adversity does teach who your real friends are.

Lois McMaster Bujold

There isn’t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren’t really living without it.

Real Live Preacher

It's a lot like nature. You only have as many animals as the ecosystem can support and you only have as many friends as you can tolerate the bitching of.

Randy K. Milholland

Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.

Thomas Fuller

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

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

Elbert Hubbard

The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve; we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong.

Pierre Charron

Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his.

Franklin P. Jones

Sometimes the measure of friendship isn't your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes.

Randy K. Milholland

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

There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time.

Rebecca West

Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.

Georgia O'Keeffe

It’s the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter.

Marlene Dietrich

We are advertis'd by our loving friends.

William Shakespeare

A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.

Arthur Brisbane

A good friend of my son's is a son to me.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Aristotle
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