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Everyone needs at least one weird friend. ~E. Jarvis Thribb (17½)  [Barry Fantoni —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


One true friend adds more to our happiness than a thousand enemies add to our unhappiness. ~Marie Dubsky, Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830–1916), translated by Mrs Annis Lee Wister, 1882


Cling tight to the hearts that will not let you fall. ~Emily Dickinson


Friendship is like a rainbow between two hearts. ~Author unknown


...if any one had asked what gifts she desired most, she would have answered with a look more pathetic than any shivering child had given her: "I want the sound of a loving voice; the touch of a friendly hand." ~Louisa May Alcott, "Seamstress," Work: A Story of Experience, 1873


It's not about finding fun things to do. It's about finding someone in whose company, it's all fun. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com, 2018


Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. ~Swedish proverb


But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, "No Time Like the Old Time," 1865


A true friend is for ever a friend. ~George MacDonald, The Marquis of Lossie, 1877


...and then she said the happiest words in the English language:  "I understand." ~David Johansson, Skin of Sunset, 2009


Friend o' Mine:  I should like to send you a sunbeam, or the twinkle of some bright star, or a tiny piece of the downy fleece that clings to a cloud afar. I should like to send you the essence of a myriad sun-kissed flowers, or the lilting song, as it floats along, of a brook through fairy bowers. I should like to send you the dew-drops that glisten at the break of day, and then at night the eerie light that mantles the Milky Way. I should like to send you the power that nothing can overthrow — the power to smile and laugh the while a-journeying through life you go. But these are mere fanciful wishes; I'll send you a Godspeed instead, and I'll clasp your hand — then you'll understand all the things I have left unsaid. ~W. Dayton Wegefarth (1885–1973)


Let us thank God... that we can love our friends, our brothers and our sisters, and weep when they are gone, and smile at their return. It is indeed a joy which we are blest to know. ~Emily Dickinson, letter to brother, 1854


Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian proverb


But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Maria Craik, A Life for a Life, "Chapter XVI: Her Story," 1859


One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. ~George Santayana


Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. ~Elbert Hubbard, c. 1908


Friends are family you choose for yourself. ~Author unknown


The language of friendship is not words but meanings. ~Henry David Thoreau


The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley, as quoted in The Reader's Digest, 1987


Real friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel that you've done a permanent job. ~Erwin T. Randall, quoted in The Reader's Digest, 1955


Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. ~Author unknown


Dear Friend,— I felt it shelter to speak to you. ~Emily Dickinson, letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1878


Friendship is a sheltering tree... ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. ~C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves, 1960


When failure confronts us and darkens our goals,
      How we long for the clasp of a hand;
It is then that we cry from the depths of our souls
      For a friend who can just understand.
~W. Dayton Wegefarth (1885–1973), "The Bright Things of Life"


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


Most of us don't need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


If ever the future should bring to you a time when you need a man's help, believe me, you will not call in vain. God grant that no such time may ever come to you to break the sunshine of your life; but if it should ever come, promise me that you will let me know. ~Bram Stoker, Dracula, 1897


I suppose 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 Wharton


But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Maria Craik, A Life for a Life, "Chapter XVI: Her Story," 1859


Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author unknown


She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. ~Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987


Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. ~Plautus


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


Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. ~Oprah Winfrey


A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Friendship"



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