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Quotes on Friendship

Love is flower-like; friendship is like a sheltering tree. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.  

~ Dinah Craik


Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. ~Aristotle


To have a friend you must first be one. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia


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. ~Albert Schweitzer


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


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


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


It takes a long time to grow an old friend. ~John Leonard


True friends stab you in the front. ~Oscar Wilde


A friend is one before whom I may think aloud. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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