The tender friendships one gives up on

The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis CateGPA

It takes a long time to grow

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.  ~John Leonardquoted in Friends and Friends of Friends by Bernard Pierre Wolff

We are not enemies but friends must

We are not enemies, but friends.  We must not be enemies.  Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.  The mystic cords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.  ~Abraham Lincoln

The best kind of friend is the

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.  ~Author Unknown

Each friend represents a world in us

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.  ~Anäis NinCSS5

A true friend unbosoms freely advises justly

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.  ~William Penn

The friend who holds your hand and

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.  ~Barbara KingsolverLpCA

But if the while i think on

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.
~William ShakespeareQSO

If a man does not make new

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone.  A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.  ~Samuel Johnson

But friendship is precious not only in

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.  ~Thomas Jefferson

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes

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. Glasgow

You can always tell a real friend

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

If youre alone ill be your shadow

If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow.  If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder.  If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow.  If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile.  But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.  ~Author Unknown

The friend asks no return but that

The Friend asks no return but that his Friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him.  They cherish each other’s hopes.  They are kind to each other’s dreams.  ~Henry David Thoreaucommonly misquoted as Friends are kind to each other’s hopes, they cherish each other’s dreams. walden.org/Library/Quotations/The_Henry_D._Thoreau_Mis-Quotation_Page

Do not keep on with a mockery

Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone – but part, while you can part friends.  Bury the carcass of friendship:  it is not worth embalming.  ~William Hazlitt

There is one friend in the life

There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.  ~Edith WhartonLpCA