Dear Friend,
Sit a while and believe;
"Someone remembers, someone cares,
your name is whispered in someone's prayer...."
~Author Unknown~

"It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

"If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself left alone.
A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair."
~Samuel Johnson~ (1709 - 1784) British lexiographer.

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together"
~Woodrow Wilson~

"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success."
~Oscar Wilde~

"With every friend I love who has been taken into the brown bosom
of the earth a part of me has been buried there; but their contribution
to my being of happiness, strength and understanding remains to sustain
me in an altered world."~Helen Keller~

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

"Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,speak them rather now instead.
~Anna Cummins~

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
~Fr. Jerome Cummings~

Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.
~Jewish Saying~

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~

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

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~

A good friend is cheaper than therapy.~Author Unknown~

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

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then
wait for the answer. ~Author Unknown~

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art....
It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things
that give value to survival. ~C.S. Lewis~

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if
you are half-cracked. ~Author Unknown~

Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth,
wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.
~Robert Brault~

Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding
when we don't understand. ~Robert Brault~

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives
mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who,
instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures,
have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds
with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent
with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay
with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing, not curing,
not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness,
that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen~

If you're alone, I'll be your shadow.
If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder.
If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow.
If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile.
But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me.
~Author Unknown~


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