While your spouse may well be your most intimate friend, s/he should never be your only friend. If you try to let off all your steam in the marriage relationship, there is bound to be an explosion. ~ Tony Roberts.
I am mad, I am going under, I must follow the advice of a friend, and pay no heed to myself. ― Stendhal,
Someone you were meant to spend your life with. Those you realize God orchestrated into your life from the beginning. ~ Paula Mellencamp Hauch.
“We were two throats and one eye and we had no price.” ― Toni Morrison.
Friendship….unconditional love…it continues beyond time and space…..feels like your favorite old comfortable clothes. A friend doesn’t judge, critize, only gives advice when asked…they listen. ~ Deva Richey.
It is proper for people to have friends, friendships without self-interest. Without friends, life is too lonely. ― Pramoedya Ananta Toer,
A best friend complements and completes you, and vice versa, to a great degree. You treasure and enjoy some things in common, but you also have key differences in perspective personality. Because the bonds of love and trust are so strong, you teach on another that other people with whom you have differences are usually not “wrong” absolutely. They are merely different. ~ Bob Mills.
Friendships founded on laughter are always fortuitous. ― Stephen King.
I often do stupid things that result in injuries to myself. My friends are the ones who say “Are you all right?” before “What did you do? ~ Jim Stark
Friendship, according to Proust, is the negation of that irremediable solitude to which every human being is condemned.”
― Samuel Beckett,
Because of our fallen nature we can’t physically see [God], but He’s constantly with us and working things together for the good of those who love Him. We can also talk to Him as we would a friend. Friendship with those around is difficult at times because people change. In a utopian world everyone would be easy to talk to, have a close relationship to the Lord as you, and not disappoint. But that’s not reality. ~ Elizabeth Raduns.
Friendship between earthly friends consists much in affection; but those strong exercises of affection that actually carry them through fire and water for each other are the highest evidences of true friendship.” ― Jonathan Edwards,
A significant difference between an acquaintance and friend is the level of trust I have with my friends. ~ Pita Horne.
“There are two forms of friendship: meeting and separation. They are indissoluble. Both of them contain some good, and this good of friendship is unique, for when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation. As both forms contain the same good thing, they are both equally good.”
― Simone Weil.
A real friendship is spiritual, it transcends the material world, and often looks odd when seen from a material perspective. ~ Jon Myers.
“He was thinking of the irony of friendship—so strong it is, and so fragile. We fly together, like straws in an eddy, to part in the open stream.” ― E.M. Forster,
A true friend who knows you will be honest and tell you the truth no matter if it hurts. ~ Lois Damron.
I looked at his grave and, with tears in my eyes, I voiced these words: “You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over. ― Wilson Rawls,
A friend is someone who is always available to help you celebrate the good times and console you in the bad ones. My very best friends have never left my side—I’m grateful for that! ~ Beth Hicks.
Make friendship a fine art. ― John Wooden.
… someone who is there for you through the hard times, there for you no matter what. Someone who loves you unconditionally but also there’s enough trust to know when they can ask the hard questions or keep you accountable. ~ Joy Fisher.
In a friendship such as ours a few slips are of no consequence” ― E M Forster.
A true friend loves you~and then loves you more….And this could include all your positive and not so positive character traits of your personality. Because we all have them!! ~ Mary L. Davis.
You don’t need a lot of friends, you just need the right ones. ― Akiroq Brost
A friend is someone who can be trusted. Also, a friend is someone it is enjoyable to spend time with. A friend is always someone who cares. ~ Will Morris.
What most people fear when they think of old age is the inability to make new friends. If one ever had the faculty of making friends one never loses it however old one grows. Next to love friendship, in my opinion, is the most valuable thing life has to offer. ― Henry Miller.
… honest, and always there. ~ Teresa McManama Sims.
What we want, finally, from friends, is that they have no more clue than we do.” ― Richard Powers,
Someone who loves you unconditionally thru good, bad & ugly! ~ Sherrie Day Grable.
Friendship is a sheltering tree.― Samuel Taylor Coleridge
… a friend who knows me well, listens and gives encouragement but will give constructive criticism, prays with me and for me, makes me laugh and cry, ready to help, dependable, truthful and sincere- that person is a Blessed Friend. ~ Teresa Huehls Fields.
That day in the park when we sat together, I knew that some day you might drop by, with fire or friendship. ― Ray Bradbury,
A friend is someone you love to be around. They will have similar interests as you. They usually are loyal and trustworthy. You can tell them your private secrets and it never leaves their lips. They stick with you through the difficult times and do not judge you. They cry with you and laugh with you when you are happy! They celebrate life with you! ~ Robin Patton Fanning.
This is how you keep a best friend: you talk out of guilt, you live in separate states. Again and again, you vow fidelity to her in fits of absurd hopefulness. It is the same as being in love. ― Emily Fridlund,
[Friends?] … Don’t have any so I don’t know. For me it’s lovers, enemies, and various plants and animals. ~ Rob James.
But in the case of human beings, friendship is a transitory art, subject to discontinuance without further notice.― O. Henry.
Someone going the same direction as we travel through life. Doesn’t mean we agree on everything, but help along the way rather than oppose. ~ Jeff Fields.
But what is the good of friendship if one cannot say exactly what one means? Anybody can say charming things and try to please and to flatter, but a true friend always says unpleasant things, and does not mind giving pain. Indeed, if he is a really true friend he prefers it, for he knows that then he is doing good. ― Oscar Wilde.
Someone who encourages you to be you and not try to live up to someone else’s ideals. A friend is someone who can be trusted and does not use others. ~ Debb Stanton.
“All women is brothers,’ Burley Coulter used to say, and then look at you with a dead sober look as if he didn’t know why you thought that was funny. But, as usual, he was telling the truth. Or part of it.” ― Wendell Berry,
… a person who can be trusted with important things, but at the same time I can have fun with. ~ Laura Jacobus.
It was a friendship born of propinquity and circumstance, not of true affinity.― Kate Douglas Wiggin,
A friend is someone that has your best interests at heart. I think of the Biblical reference to marriage, or how a man and woman are “one.” Friendship is awful close to that type of bond. ~ Christopher A. Stallworth.
“But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.” ― William Shakespeare
A friend is someone that you have such a connection spiritually/mentally/associatively that if they were removed from your life for any reason it would cause a massive void and a major life alteration. ~ Herbert Haile.
“The three most important words in a relationship are not, ‘I love you,’ but, ‘Tell me more.” ― Stefan Molyneux.
A friend is someone you can count on to be there for you whether you are at your best or at your worst. ~ Johanna Butler Finneran.
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.” ― Truman Capote.
Someone who cares and understands you even when you screw up. I need to be an example in this as well. I can’t be “unfriendly” and yet expect others to be friendly to me. ~ Craig Willers.
I need them and they need me to need them ― Rosie Thomas,
… someone who is more than just a weekend hang out buddy. A true friend picks you up in a time if need. A true friend tells you like it is even though it may be what you don’t want to hear. I think people sometimes confuse friends with buddies. Have yourself a crisis, you will find out your true friends. ~ Frank Isenthal.
The rhythm of friendship is a very good rhythm. ― Stevie Smith,
… one who truly knows you and still loves and likes you. ~ Brian Blair.
Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. ― William Penn.
A true friend is always there in the good times and bad times. You can’t buy friendship as it is earned by trust and faith. ~ Karen Towner Rosas.
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain
A friend is a person who loves you enough to confront you when you’re wrong about something or doing something that is hurtful to others or themselves as well as praise you when you have done something right or that is beneficial to others or themselves – in other words they help you to establish and maintain boundaries. ~ Tom Grayam.
“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
“Pooh!” he whispered.
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” ― A.A. Milne,
Friends are those who read what you’ve written and respond in a spirit of loving truth. ~ Tony Roberts.