Daily Inspiring Quotes

Peace, Love, Compassion, Tolerance

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True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
(George Washington, 1st president of the USA, 1732-1799)
He who has a thousand friends
Has not a friend to spare,
While he who has one enemy
Shall meet him everywhere.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and poet, 1803-1882)
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
(Len Wein, American writer and editor, born 1948)
A friend is one who knows you, and loves you just the same.
(Elbert Hubbard, American editor and writer, 1856-1915)
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
(Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the USA, 1856-1924)
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
(Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese mystic, painter and poet, 1883-1931)
True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it's dark around you.
(Bob Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter, 1945-1981)
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
(William Blake, English poet and painter, 1757-1827)
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
(Charles Caleb Colton, English author, 1780-1832)
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
(Saint Basil the Great, catholic bishop, 329-379 A.D.)
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and poet, 1803-1882)
True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited,
but in adversity they come without invitation.
(Theophrastus, Greek philosopher, 372-287 B.C.)
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them,
each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other,
always using friendly and sincere words.
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
(Richard Bach, American author, born 1936)
You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
(Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the USA, 1856-1924)
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends.
That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first.
When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
(Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian yogi, 1893-1952)
Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time,
like having a friend takes time.
(Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter, 1887-1986)
The more I traveled, the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
(Shirley McLaine, American actress, born 1934)
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.