Sunday, August 30, 2009

~Best FreN~

"Among Life's precious jewels,
Genuine and rare,
The one that we call friendship
Has worth beyond compare."
~ author unknown

"A friend loves at all times..." Proverbs 17:17

Real friendship is a rare and precious gift, strong,
stable, yet fragile, and never to be taken for granted.

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

"Treat your friends as you do your pictures,
and place them in their best light."
~ Jennie Jerome Churchill

"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

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends."
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows."
~ author unknown

"Friendship without self - interest is one of the rare
and beautiful things of life."
~ James F. Byrnes

"Give me one friend, just one, who meets
The needs of all my varying moods."
~ Esther M. Clark

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just
to share your riches but to reveal to him his own."
~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when
he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode:
it is rather a life."
~ David Grayson

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 forever.

"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he
advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone;
one should keep his friendships in constant repair."
~ Samuel Johnson

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
~ Abraham Lincoln

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
~ Golda Meir

"Friendship is one mind in two bodies."
~ Mencius

"The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away."
~ Wilson Mizner

"Think where man's glory most begins and ends,
And say my glory was I had such friends."
~ William Butler Yeats

"Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary."
~ Louisa May Alcott

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!"
~ Amanda Bradley

"If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own."
~ Charlotte Bronte

"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

"I am a big believer that you have to nourish any relationship.
I am still very much a part of my friends' lives and they are
very much a part of my life. A First Lady who does not have
this source of strength and comfort can lose perspective
and become isolated."
~ Nancy Reagan

"Friendship with oneself is all important, because without
it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good
egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked."
~ Bernard Meltzer

"A friend is someone who sings your heart's song
back to you when you have forgotten the words."
~ David Coppola, Ph.D.

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to
new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints
on our hearts, and we are never ever the same."
~ Flavia Weedn

"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

"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

"A friend is a gift you give yourself."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Friendship is like a bank account;
you cannot continue to draw on it
without making a deposit."
~ Nicole Beale

"When you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful if he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls or riches,
but the love of real true friends."
~Helen Steiner Rice


A friend is someone we turn to
when our spirits need a lift,
A friends is someone we treasure
for our friendship is a gift.
A friend is someone who fills our lives
with beauty, joy, and grace
And makes the whole world we live in
a better and happier place.
-Jean Kyler McManus


Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot... goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
Life's treasures are people... together.
Realize that it's never too late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have health and hope and happiness.
Take the time to wish upon a star.
And don't ever forget... for even a day...
How very special you are.
~Douglas Pagels Collection

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

Two may talk together
under the same roof for many years,
yet never really meet,
and two others at first speech
are old friends.
~author unknown

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is the best ending for one.
~Oscar Wilde

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

There is nought better to be
With noble souls of company:
There is nought dearer than to wend
With good friends faithful to the end.
This is the love whose fruit is sweet;
Therefore to abide within is meet.
~Mahabharata (B.C.400)