Friendship is one of the bonds that makes life worth living

Friendship makes us more than we are alone.

Friendship means the difference between being baffled and buffeted by life or learning to laugh at it because of a friend's support.

We all need someone we can count on, and the only way we can have such a person is to be someone they can count on, too.

When we're mature enough to understand that the other's faults are no worse than our own, we're on the way to a relationship that outlasts minor annoyances.

A strong friendship requires both giving and receiving. If one party only gives and the other only receives, that relationship is doomed.

Most acquaintances come and go. We move on. We no longer have something in common, such as work. But in true, lasting friendship, there's a mutual admiration and kinship. There's a bond that goes beyond the temporary.

Moses had Joshua. Elijah had Elisha. Jesus had Peter, and Paul had Barnabas.

Of all God's gifts, friendship is one of the most sublime. Enjoy these quotations on friendship!

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
G. Randolf

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
Cindy Lew

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
Edgar Watson Howe

Only your real friends tell you when your face is dirty.
Sicilian Proverb

What is a friend? I will tell is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
Frank Crane

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

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 hurt your friends, not even in a joke.

The friendship that can cease has never been real.
Saint Jerome

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Ethel Barrymore

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt

A friend is able to see you as the wonderful person God created you to be.
Ann D. Parrish

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!"
C.S. Lewis

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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 Glasgow

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.
Gwyneth Paltrow

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
Oswald Chambers

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