"What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies."
"The friendship that can cease has never been real."
- Saint Jerome
"I count myselt in nothing else so happy
As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends."
- William Shakespeare
"I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Sir, more than kisses, letters, mingle souls;
For, thus friends absent speak."
- John Donne
"Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend
Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end."
- John Boyle O'Reilly
"Friends have all things in common."
"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."
"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
- Henry Ford
"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."
"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."
- George Eliot
"It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm,
A happy and auspicious bird of calm..."
"The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away."
- Wilson Mizner
"The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters."
- Thomas Jefferson
"One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter."
- Francoise Sagan
"Friendship is always a sweet responsibilty, never an oppourtunity."
- Kahil Gibran
"There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart."
- Bejamin Disraeli
"I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends."
- Walt Whitman
"True friendship is never serene."
- Marquise de Sevigne
"When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance."
- Anatole Broyard
"Friends are born, not made."
- Henry Adams
"This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joy, and cutteth griefs in half."
- Francis Bacon
"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what is made by the friends whom we choose."
- Tehyi Hsieh
"There is no hope of joy except in human relations."
- Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
"The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life."
- Edward Everett Hale
"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
"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?"
- Henry David Thoreau
"Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter."
- James Fenimore Cooper
"Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life."
- James Francis Byrnes
"Never kiss a friend. If you have deeper feelings, never reveal them. You will lose that friend forever..."
- sent by David
"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
"True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest."
- Alexander Pope
"Best friends are like diamonds, precious and rare
False friends are like leaves, found everywhere."
- Anoymous (sent by Deanne Pigdon)
"Every man should have a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends."
- Henry Brooks Adams
"We are all angels with only one wing...we can fly only embracing each other."
"If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them"
"A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget..."
- Sent by Joanne