On Friendship

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin

“The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves unfaithful or treacherous, is his dog….  When all other friends desert, he remains.”  – George Graham West

“It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.”  – Mark Twain

“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”  – Proverb

“A friend is one who knows you and likes you anyway.”  – Proverb

“Love demands infinitely less than friendship.”  – George Jean Nathan

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”  – Alice Walker

“The friendship that can cease has never been real.”  – St. Jerome

“Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.”  – Kahlil Gibran

“A friend is, as it were, a second self.”  – Cicero

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”  – Martin Luther King Jr.

“One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.  Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.”  – Henry Brooks Adams

“What is a friend?  A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”  – Aristotle

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed.  As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”  – James Boswell

“The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.  I have no wealth to bestow on him.  If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward.  Is not friendship divine in this?”  – Henry David Thoreau

4 responses

  1. Jason

    What does Scott say ?

    July 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    • Scott finds that true, unselfish, and enduring friendship is rare…and that he can offer no better than the eloquence of Nin, Gibran, and Thoreau.

      July 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm

  2. Millie

    Finding a true friend is almost the equivalent of finding true love. A relationship to be cherished and carried with one always.

    July 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    • I agree; it is just like that. Thank you, Miss Millie. 🙂

      July 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm

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