Dear, Odd, if one’s friends do not openly laugh at him, they are not in fact his friends. How else would one learn to avoid saying those things that would elicit laughter from strangers? The mockery of friends is affectionate, and inoculates against foolishness.
– “Ozzie” to Odd Thomas in “Forever Odd” by Dean Koontz
Friendship is like vitamins; we supplement each other’s minimum daily requirements.
– Kathy Mohnke
The happiest miser on earth is the man who saves up every friend he can make.
– Robert E. Sherwood
The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.
-More Mark Twain Quotes
Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
– Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
The surest way to lose a friend is to tell him something for his own good.
– Steve Ascher
If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends.
– Merry Browne
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
– George Eliot
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.
– Arnold H. Glasow
By listening, by caring, by playing you back to yourself, friends ratify your better instincts and endorse your unique worth. Friends validate you.
– Gail Sheehy
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.
– Jim Morrison
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
– W. Clement Stone
No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
– Margaret Thatcher
We love those who know the worst of us and don’t turn their face away.
– Walker Percy
A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
– Pioneer Girls Leaders Handbook
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
– Elisabeth Foley
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
– Ed Cunningham
A friend is someone who can see through you and still enjoys the show.
– Farmer’s Almanac
My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them!
– Emily Dickinson
Friends in your life are like pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up, and sometimes they lean on you. Sometimes it’s just enough to know they’re standing by.
True friendship is like phosphorescence – it glows best when the world around you goes dark.
– Denise Martin
An enemy who tells the truth contributes infinitely more to our improvement than a friend who deludes us.
– Louis N. Fortin
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
– Sicilian Proverb
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic he isn’t.
– Bern Williams
We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves: we encourage each other in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
– Charles Lamb
There is no reason to make the search for friendship sound like an animal instinct. Friendship does not always come as a result of a search; it can come when we least look for it, just as it denies itself when we pursue it too earnestly and with pathetic eagerness.
– Martin E. Marty
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
– William Blake
Friendship doesn’t make you wealthy, but true friendship will reveal the wealth within you.
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
– John Leonard
False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
– John Christian Bovee
In my friend, I find my second self.
– Isabel Norton
Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs.
– H.G. Bohn
A friend is someone you can do nothing with, and enjoy it.
– The Optimist Magazine
A friend is someone who makes me feel totally acceptable.
– Ene Riisna
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
The best mirror is a friend’s eye.
– Gaelic Proverb
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
– More Maya Angelou Quotes
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
– Benjamin Franklin
How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.
– William Rotsler
To a friend’s house, the road is never long.