No human relation gives one possession in another...every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship and in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.
A brief candle; both ends burning An endless mile; a bus wheel turning A friend to share the lonesome times A handshake and a sip of wine So say it loud and let it ring We are all a part of everything The future, present and the past Fly on proud bird You're free at last.
It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.
Edgar Watson Howe:
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.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
All love that has not friendship for its base, Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend. The Life of Reason, 1905-1906
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
[W]e all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.
Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone.
Rachel Naomi Remen:
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, adapted:
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
There is an energy field between humans. And, when we reach out in passion, it is met with an answering passion and changes the relationship forever.
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.
W. Somerset Maugham:
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.