One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
--Charles R. Swindoll
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.
--Henry David Thoreau
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
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
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.