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  Make friendships with men better than yourself; better none than those like yourself.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Always treat your friends as when you first met them; then in old age you will have no hatred in your heart.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  There is no better looking-glass than an old friend.  
 -  English proverb
  

  He cannot be a friend to any one who is his own enemy.  
 -  French proverb
  

  No war is more bitter than the war of friends, but it does not last long.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  False friends are worse than open enemies.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's succes without envy.  
 -  Aeschylus
  

  Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.  
 -  Aesop
  

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

  We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.  
 -  Alexander Pope
  

  In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.  
 -  Alexis de Tocqueville
  

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

  Alone, adj. In bad company.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  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
  

  Friendship among women is only a suspension of hostilities.  
 -  Antoine de Rivarol
  

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

  Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.  
 -  Aristotle
  

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

  In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness; and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.  
 -  Arnold H. Glasow
  

  Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.  
 -  Augustine Birrell
  

  Friends are a second existence.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.  
 -  Baron de Montesquieu
  

  Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  A true friend is the best possession.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.  
 -  Blaise Pascal
  

  The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.  
 -  Bob Marley
  

  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.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What? You too? I thought I was the only one.'  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.  
 -  Charles Bukowski
  

  Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.  
 -  Charles Caleb Colton
  

  If you want enemies, excel others. If you want friends, let others excel you.  
 -  Charles Caleb Colton
  

  True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.  
 -  Charles Caleb Colton
  

  A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.  
 -  Charles Darwin
  

  Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.  
 -  Charles Kingsley
  

  Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.  
 -  Charles Lamb
  

  I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.  
 -  Cher
  

  Kindred weaknesses induce friendships as often as kindred virtues.  
 -  Christian Nestell Bovee
  

  The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.  
 -  Cicero
  

  To give counsel as well as to take it is a feature of true friendship.  
 -  Cicero
  

  Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its griefs and anxieties.  
 -  Cicero
  

  One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.  
 -  Clifton Fadiman
  

  Have no friends not equal to yourself.  
 -  Confucius
  

  A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend or a meaningful day.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Do you want to make friends? Be friendly. Forget yourself.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.  
 -  Dave Tyson Gentry
  

  The golden rule of friendship is to listen to others as you would have them listen to you.  
 -  David Augsburger
  

  Friendship can't be bought. And when we try, we lose two ways: 1. We waste money. 2. We create contempt.  
 -  David J. Schwartz
  

  True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.  
 -  David Tyson Gentry
  

  To have a good enemy, choose a friend: He knows where to strike.  
 -  Diane de Poitiers
  

  Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.  
 -  Ed Cunningham
  

  It is one of the ironies of life that our intimates often provoke us more than our enemies.  
 -  Edward W. Ziegler
  

  Friends - people who borrow books and set wet glasses on them.  
 -  Edwin Arlington Robinson
  

  Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.  
 -  Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  

  When our friends are present we ought to treat them well; and when they are absent, to speak of them well.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  A friend in deeds is a friend indeed.  
 -  Ethel Watts Mumford
  

  It is a good thing to be rich and a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be loved by many friends.  
 -  Euripides
  

  If someone won't lift a finger to call you, see you, and spend time with you, it's time for you to lift five fingers and wave goodbye.  
 -  Farrah Gray
  

  However rare true love is, true friendship is rarer.  
 -  Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld
  

  Treasure that gadfly, that friend who shows you your faults.  
 -  Frank Case
  

  Hold a true friend with both your hands.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  There are a good many fools who call me a friend, and also a good many friends who call me a fool.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Better to have a loving friend than ten admiring foes.  
 -  George D. MacDonald
  

  A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Friends are all souls that we've known in other lives. We're drawn to each other. That's how I feel about friends. Even if I've only known them for a day, it doesn't matter. I'm not going to wait till I've known them two years, because anyway we have met somewhere before, you know.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  It is good to have some friends both in heaven and hell.  
 -  George Herbert
  

  Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.  
 -  George Santayana
  

  True friendship is a plant of slow growth.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man, that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.  
 -  George Washington
  

  When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun.'  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible.  
 -  Henry Adams
  

  My friend is one who takes me for what I am.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance: they make the latitudes and the longitudes.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts.  
 -  Horace
  

  The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Better to have a loving friend than ten admiring foes.  
 -  George D. MacDonald
  

  A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Friends are all souls that we've known in other lives. We're drawn to each other. That's how I feel about friends. Even if I've only known them for a day, it doesn't matter. I'm not going to wait till I've known them two years, because anyway we have met somewhere before, you know.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  It is good to have some friends both in heaven and hell.  
 -  George Herbert
  

  Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.  
 -  George Santayana
  

  True friendship is a plant of slow growth.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man, that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.  
 -  George Washington
  

  When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun.'  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible.  
 -  Henry Adams
  

  My friend is one who takes me for what I am.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance: they make the latitudes and the longitudes.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts.  
 -  Horace
  

  There are no faster or firmer friendships than those between people who love the same books.  
 -  Irving Stone
  

  Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.  
 -  Jacques Delille
  

  Friendship is the great chain of human society.  
 -  James Howell
  

  Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.  
 -  Jane Austen
  

  Two persons will not be friends long if they cannot forgive each other little failings.  
 -  Jean de La Bruyere
  

  Friends are those wonderful people who know all about you and still like you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Our friends see the best in us, and by that very fact call forth the best from us.  
 -  John Black
  

  A woman-friend! He that believes that weakness steers in a stormy night without a compass.  
 -  John Fletcher
  

  A cheerful friend is like a sunny day, which sheds its brightness on all around.  
 -  John Lubbock
  

  Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.  
 -  John Singer Sargent
  

  Two friendships in two breasts requires the same aversions and desires.  
 -  Jonathan Swift
  

  I love good creditable acquaintance; I love to be the worst of the company.  
 -  Jonathan Swift
  

  Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.  
 -  Lee Iacocca
  

  He is a fine friend. He stabs you in the front.  
 -  Leonard Louis Levinson
  

  I would rather have five energetic and competent enemies than one fool friend.  
 -  Luther Burbank
  

  Friendship cannot be bought by bribery.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.  
 -  Marlene Dietrich
  

  You can date the evolving life of a mind, like the age of a tree, by the rings of friendship formed by the expanding central trunk.  
 -  Mary McCarthy
  

  If you make friends with yourself, you'll never be alone.  
 -  Maxwell Maltz
  

  No one can take the place of a friend, no one.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  He who is a friend of all humanity is not my friend.  
 -  Moliere
  

  Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  Friendships that are won by awards, and not by greatness and nobility of soul, although deserved, yet are not real, and cannot be depended upon in time of adversity.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  To find a friend one must close one eye - to keep him, two.  
 -  Norman Douglas
  

  Treasure the friendship you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  I dare say that if I knew him I should not be his friend at all. It is a very dangerous thing to know one's friends.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  The vulgar herd estimate friends by the advantage to be derived from them.  
 -  Ovid
  

  Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep them.  
 -  Owen Feltham
  

  The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.  
 -  Pearl S. Buck
  

  The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.  
 -  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  

  The only way to have a friend is to be one.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I could find them, but I seldom use them.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Your friends will know you better in the first minutes you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.  
 -  Richard Bach
  

  Friendship is the bond of reason.  
 -  Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  

  Do what you must, and your friends will adjust.  
 -  Robert Brault
  

  Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent.  
 -  Robert Greene
  

  Be sure to have friends who demand more of you rather than tell you why you cannot do what you want to do.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  A friend is a present you give yourself.  
 -  Robert Louis Stevenson
  

  No man is useless while he has a friend.  
 -  Robert Louis Stevenson
  

  No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.  
 -  Robert Southey
  

  Strangers are friends that you have yet to meet.  
 -  Roberta Lieberman
  

  We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our worst enemies.  
 -  Roderick Thorp
  

  The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20 percent traitor.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Having said, from our respective point of view, the worst thing we can say about each other, having uttered the ultimate insult, there's no reason we can't be friends.  
 -  S. N. Behrman
  

  Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  The best friendships are void of guilt and keeping score.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  Know this, that he that is a friend of himself is a friend to all men.  
 -  Seneca
  

  Know this, that he that is a friend of himself is a friend to all men.  
 -  Seneca
  

  In a study appropriately titled 'Very Happy People,' researchers sought out the characteristics of the happiest 10 percent among us. Do they all live in warm climates? Are they all wealthy? Are they all physically fit? Turns out, there was one - and only one - characteristic that distinguished the happiest 10 percent from everybody else: the strength of their social relationships.  
 -  Shawn Achor
  

  What a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised!  
 -  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  

  The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  Cosmus, Duke of Florence, was wont to say of perfidious friends, that 'We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.'  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.  
 -  Sir James Matthew Barrie
  

  In the life of a young man the most essential thing for happiness is the gift of friendship.  
 -  Sir William Osler
  

  Force is of no use to make or preserve a friend, who is an animal that is never caught nor tamed but by kindness and pleasure.  
 -  Socrates
  

  In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.  
 -  Solon
  

  The good befriend themselves.  
 -  Sophocles
  

  An infallible way of acquiring a host of friends is to be a host yourself.  
 -  Sydney Tremayne
  

  Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.  
 -  Syrus
  

  True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited, but in adversity they come without invitation.  
 -  Theophrastus
  

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

  Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.  
 -  Thomas Aquinas
  

  Be a friend to thyself and others will be so too.  
 -  Thomas Fuller
  

  It is often the case that you have to fire certain friends or retire from particular social circles to have the life you want. This isn't being mean; it is being practical. Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is machochistic.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Need a friend? Text me. Need a laugh? Call me. Need money?! This number is no longer in service...  
 -  Unknown
  

  True friends cry when you leave. Fake friends leave when you cry.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Friends are like underwear, always near you. Good friends are like condoms, always protecting you. Best friends are like viagra, lift you up when you are down.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I learned a lot about falling in love when I fell out of love. I learned a lot about being a friend when I was alone.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It's sad when people you know become people you knew. when you can walk right past someone like they were never a big part of your life...how you used to be able to talk for hours now you can barely look at them.  
 -  Unknown
  

  That look you give your friend when they say something they weren't supposed to mention in front of your parents...  
 -  Unknown
  

  Best friends don't judge each other, they get together and judge everybody else.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A friend is someone who tries to pick you up when you've fallen. And if they can't pick you up, they lay down beside you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you love a stranger, be friends. If you love your friend, be best friends. If you love your best friend, tell him.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A friend will call you an idiot, but a best friend will not only call you one, but act like one with you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A friend has to asks you whats wrong, a good friend has a shoulder for you to cry on, but a best-friend knows where to bury the bodies.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If I say I'll be there for you, you can count on me. I'm not the type of person to just let a friend cry herself to sleep, I'll stay up late talking about the weirdest things to cheer you up, I'll hug you at awkward times just to see you break a smile, I'll let you cry on my shoulder, and most of all I'll never let my best friend go.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Friends are like condoms. They are always there to protect you when things get hard.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A strong friendship doesn't need daily conversation, doesn't always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part...  
 -  Unknown
  

  Not everyone is as lucky as me to be blessed with a friend like you. Thank you so much for coming into my life and standing by my side through thick and thin. I wish you get all that you truly deserve. Happy Birthday to you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Showing your friend a funny video on YouTube and constantly checking their face to make sure they're enjoying it...  
 -  Unknown
  

  Even problems do you a favor, they let you know the real friends from fake ones.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A true friend will play ninja with you in the middle of Walmart and think it's normal.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Making memories with FRIENDS is not a waste of time. It's a lifetime moment that will surely TREASURE when a old age comes.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A real friend's got your back, while the fake ones are sticking knives in it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Real friends don't get offended when you call them bad names. They smile and call you something more offensive.  
 -  Unknown
  

  FRIENDS:(F)ight for you,(R)espect you,(I)nclude you,(E)ncourage you,(N)eed you,(D)eserve you,(S)stand by you  
 -  Unknown
  

  I am so lucky to have been blessed with a friend as wonderful as you. On your birthday I just want to thank God for sending you into this world. You are seriously a blessing in disguise. Happy Birthday, my friend.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Smiles and tears, giggles and laughs, late night calls and cute photographs. I'll be there for you until the day of my death, best friends forever until my very last breath.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Dear Bestfriend, please stay in my life forever because you're one of the best things to ever happen to me. Love, me.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A true best friend: will always be there, will love you, wil wipe away your tears, will laugh with you, will be crazy, will be stupid, and will be beside you till the day you die  
 -  Unknown
  

  Life stops when you stop dreaming, hope ends when you stop believing, love ends when you stop caring, friendship ends when you stop sharing.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes in life, you find a special friend; Someone who changes your life just be being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop; someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It's not how many friends you have it's the quality of friends you have.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If friends were flowers, I would not pick you! I'll let you grow in the garden and cultivate you with love and care, so I can keep you as a friend forever.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You are an amazing friend, with a good heart. May God pour his love and warmth on you, in all walks of life. I wish you a very Happy Birthday.  
 -  Unknown
  

  We are best friends. Always remember that when you fall, I'll pick you up, after I finish laughing.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes people decide to be just friends even their feeling is mutual. Not because love is hard but commitment complicates everything.  
 -  Unknown
  

  There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Being friends, being brothers, loving, that is what opens the prison, with supreme power, by some magic force. Without these one stays dead. But whenever affection is revived, there life revives.  
 -  Vincent van Gogh
  

  Our friends abandon us only too easily, and our enemies are implacable.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  Friendship is the marriage of the soul.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away.  
 -  Walker Percy
  

  A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.  
 -  Walter Winchell
  

  Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strenghs; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  I count myself in nothing else so happy - as in soul remembering my good friends.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham
  

  When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham
  

  Of friends, however humble, scorn not one.  
 -  William Wordsworth
  

  Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.  
 -  Woodrow Wilson
  

  If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.  
 -  Zig Ziglar