My coat and I live comfortably together. It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere, has molded itself on my deformities, and is complacent to all my movements, and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm. Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
To speak painful truth through loving words- that is friendship.
Henry Ward Beecher
The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.
President Lincoln once said a few kind words about the Confederates. A woman retorted that she wondered how the president could speak kindly of his enemies, when he should rather wish them destroyed. “But ma’am,” Lincoln replied. “Do I not destroy them when I make them my friends?”
The closer we are to God, the closer we are to those who are close to him.
When you meet a man or woman who puts Jesus Christ first, knit that one to your soul.
Friendship is not a reward for our discrimination and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each the beauties of all the others.
C. S. Lewis
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
A good friend will sharpen your character, draw your soul into the light, and challenge your heart to love in a greater way.
The better part of one’s life consists of one’s friendships.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The truth is friendship is every bit as sacred and eternal as marriage. Katherine Mansfield
I set out to find a friend but couldn’t find one; I set out to be a friend, and friends were everywhere.
We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts – and we are never, ever the same. Unknown
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. Anais Nin
To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view.
We can never replace a friend. When a man is fortunate enough to have several, he finds they are all different. No one has a double in friendship.
Johann Von Schiller
A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.
Henry David Thoreau
A friend is a poem.
The mind never unbends itself so agreeably as in the conversation of a well-chosen friend. There is indeed no blessing of life that is any way comparable to the enjoyment of a discreet and virtuous friend. It eases and unloads the mind, clears and improves the understanding, engenders thought and knowledge, animates virtue and good resolutions, soothes and allays the passions, and finds employment for most of the vacant hours of life.
A guest at a country house coming down to breakfast one morning was met by the child of the house, who running up to him and putting his hand in his, looked up into his face with a smile, saying, “I’m your friend now; I put you in my prayer last night!”
Strangers are friends that you have yet to meet.
Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a fire?
C. S. Lewis
Many a friendship- long, loyal, and self-sacrificing- rested at first upon no thicker a foundation than a kind word.
Frederick W. Faber
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
Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.
Sam Walter Foss
My friends are my estate.