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Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best. John Webster

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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

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

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Acquaintances we meet, enjoy, and can easily leave behind; but friendship grows deep roots. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Love is a friendship set to music. Joseph Campbell

Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater. Emil Zatopek

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However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 My friends are my estate. Emily Dickinson

The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights. Giotto di Bondone

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

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship? Anais Nin

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A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady. Thomas Moore

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Love and friendship exclude each other. Jean de la Bruyere

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. Confucius

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A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle

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If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. Michel de Montaigne

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth. Chanakya

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There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. Henry Ward Beecher

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

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities. C. S. Lewis

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True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks. St. Jerome

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Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce. Voltaire

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Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of. Sarah Orne Jewett

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. Washington Irving

Friendship is essentially a partnership. Aristotle

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A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship. Saint Francis de Sales

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

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. Marcus Tullius Cicero

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. King Solomon

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It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. Marlene Dietrich

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman

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True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde

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Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. Confucius

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The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend. Euripides

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Opposition is true friendship. William Blake

The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life. Chelsea Handler

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. Socrates

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Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures. Seneca

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Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. Thomas Aquinas

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. Charles Darwin

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? Abraham Lincoln

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one. Robert E. Lee

The best time to make friends is before you need them. Ethel Barrymore

An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him. Oscar Wilde

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A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is friendship set on fire. Jeremy Taylor

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings. Jean de la Bruyere

Friends are the best to turn to when you’re having a rough day. Justin Bieber

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. Thomas Jefferson