Seek the companionship of virtuous friends, not virtual friends.Elaine S. Dalton
A friend is a present you give yourself.
Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest… It’s about who came, and never left your side…
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.
~ Jon Katz
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.