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A friend

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

A man's growth
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A single soul
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

A thousand friends
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

An insincere and evil friend
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Beside me
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

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

Deserving me at my best
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
Marilyn Monroe

Everywhere is nowhere
Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.

Far away
A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
Khalil Gibran

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Muhammad Ali

Friendship and justice
When people are friends, they have no need of justice, but when they are just, they need friendship in addition.

He makes no friends
He makes no friends who never made a foe.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I had a friend
I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.
Abraham Lincoln

I have friends
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison

In misfortune
In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?

Love in times of trouble
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

Loyal friend
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

Man friendship
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
William Blake

Memory of friends
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Helen Keller

My friends
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Virginia Woolf

One friend
The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

Only the title
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
Virginia Woolf

Part friends
Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
William Hazlitt

Presence that calls forth your bes
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

Prudent friend
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.

Qualities of true friendship
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

Sweet responsibility
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Khalil Gibran

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

The possession of friendship
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

The sweetness of friendship
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Khalil Gibran

True friends
True friends stab you in the front.
Oscar Wilde

Walking with a friend
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Helen Keller

We are not enemies
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.
Abraham Lincoln

What I can do for my friend
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
Henry David Thoreau

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