- Bernard Meltzer
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
- Margaret Lee Runbeck
Best friends understand when you say "forget it". Wait forever when you say "just a minute". Stay when you say "leave me alone". And open the door before you can say "come in".
Friends are not the people you meet at the top, they are the people who were with you at the bottom.
- Michael Marino
The friend of your youth is the only friend you'll ever have for he doesn't really see you. He sees in his mind a face which doesn't exist anymore.
- Jude Law
Every man rejoices twice when he has a partner in his joy. He who shares tears with us wipes them away. He divides them in two, and he who laughs with us makes the joy double.
- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elizabeth Foley
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance. They make the latitudes and longitudes.
- Henry David Thoreau
Friendship is like an apple tree, the good friends are hard to get, just like the good apples on the very top of the tree. But first, you have to get past the bad friends like the bad apples on the ground.
Never explain yourself. Your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it.
A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
- Heather Pryor
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
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey
A best friend is someone who when you show up at their door with a dead body they say nothing, grab a shovel and follow you.
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
- Karl Menninger
A friend will hug you when you have been gone a month, A true friend will squeeze you when you have been gone a day.
Our fingerprints never fade from the lives we've touched.
- Rob Pattison
Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one can not be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
- Laurence J. Peter
When you trip and fall friends will help you up but best friends will be laughing so hard because they are the ones that triped you.
There is no greater thing two friends can do for each other than simply to be each other's friends.
- David Baird
We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.
- G.K. Chesterton
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.
- Edith Wharton
Friends don't have to understand, do you favors, hold your hand, care for you, give you courage and see you through. Friends don't have to be but they do.
Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their friendship, and when they hear us praised by others, will ascribe it to sinister and interested motives if they can.
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
College friends become kind of family, you eat together, you take naps together, fight, laugh, cry, and do absolutely nothing together until you can't remember how you ever lived your life without them in the first place.
Your truest friends are the ones who will stand by you in your darkest moments because they're willing to brave the shadows with you. And in your greatest moments because they're not afraid to let you shine.
- Nicole Yatsonsky
Before falling in love with your best friend, have this in the back of your mind: from friends to lovers is possible. But there is no way back, lovers to friends?
I saw an old painting of two friends holding hands. I wonder how long it'll stay in tact. It's old yet never fading. I wish we were the painting. Getting old yet never changing!
We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.
- Cornel West
It's hard making new friends in college when there's no one who can even compare to the best friends you already have.
If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them.
True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
- David Tyson Gentry
If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edgar Watson Howe
Any person can be nice to your face, but it takes a real friend to be nice behind your back.
- Sam Ewing
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
- William Penn
Life has taught me that respect, caring and love must be shared, for it's only through sharing that friendships are born.
- Donna A. Favors
Each of us is a star that shines with the rest. Sometimes we twinkle alone but whenever you feel like you're about to lose your own sparkle, don't worry, I'm here to add a glow.
A true friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyway.
- Christi Mary Warner
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini
The loss of a friend is like that of a limb, time may heal the anguish of the wound but the loss cannot be repaired.
- Robert Southey
A picture is worth a thousand words. But a picture with your best friend is worth a thousand inside jokes.
- Arnelle Baptista
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