FRIENDSHIP

is sharing a mutual bond of trust, understanding and commitment.

“Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.”

George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880);
novelist, editor

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

Bible Various Editions

“A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.”

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875);
clergyman, writer

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”

Elie Wiesel (born 1928);
writer, humanitarian

“The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.”

Barbara Kingsolver (born 1955);
author, poet, essayist

“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43);
Roman orator

“A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.”

William Penn (1644-1718);
founder of Pennsylvania, United States

“There is a destiny that makes us brothers, No one goes his way alone; All that we send into the lives of others, Comes back into our own.”

Edwin Markham (1852-1940);
poet

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
writer, theologian, scholar

“We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, not of others, and in cooperation and friendship with others.”

Golda Meir (1898-1978);
Prime Minister of Israel

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616);
dramatist, poet

“Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900);
scholar, writer, philosopher

“My friends are my estate.”

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886);
poet

“Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.”

Jane Austen (1775-1817);
novelist

“If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship we must love friends for their sake rather than our own. ”

Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855);
novelist

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. ”

Albert Camus (1913-1960);
author and philosopher

“Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.”

Henry Drummond (1851-1897);
scientist, evangelist, writer, lecturer

“Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another: People are friends in spots.”

George Santayana (1863-1952);
philosopher, poet, essayist, novelist

“I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with the roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.”

Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784);
poet, essayist, lexicographer

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4-65);
Stoic philosopher, writer, tutor

“To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.”

Paul Aubuchon

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”

Jane Austen (1775-1817);
novelist

“Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962);
U.S. First Lady, diplomat, human rights activist

“When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. ”

Japanese Proverb

“Our chief want in life, is, someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him we are easily great.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.”

Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784);
poet, essayist, lexicographer

“I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.”

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923);
novelist

“We all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.”

Margaret Guenther author

“Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.”

Rachel Naomi Remen

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900);
scholar, writer, philosopher

“Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.”

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888);
novelist

“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 (1898-1963);
writer, theologian, scholar

“When being together is more important than what you do, you are with a friend.”

Connie McMartin

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”

Elizabeth Foley

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900);
scholar, writer, philosopher

“Have no friends not equal to yourself.”

Confucius (551-479);
philosopher

“Real friends are those who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel that you’ve done a permanent job.”

Erwin T. Randall

“Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.”

George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880);
novelist, editor

“You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you.”

Fred Rogers (1928-20003);
television host, educator, minister, songwriter

“True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.”

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832);
clergyman, author

“There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be!”

Irish Proverb

“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.”

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941);
author

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790);
politician, writer, scientist

“Friendship among nations, as among individuals, calls for constructive efforts to muster the forces of humanity in order that an atmosphere of close understanding and cooperation may be cultivated.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945);
32nd U.S. President

“May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam... ”

Irish Proverb

“Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.”

Seneca (4-65);
Roman statesman, philosopher

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

Aristotle (384-322);
philosopher

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862);
naturalist, author, philosopher

“A good friend is a connection to life, a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.”

Lois Wyse (1926-2007);
advertising executive, author

“A friend is someone who reached for your hand and touched your heart.”

Unknown

“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43);
Roman orator

“Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962);
U.S. First Lady, diplomat, human rights activist

“Friendship is love with understanding.”

Proverb

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.”

Glen Turner motivational speaker

“Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.”

Albert Camus (1913-1960);
author and philosopher

“The bird, a nest; the spider, a web; man, friendship.”

William Blake (1757-1827);
poet, artist

“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865);
16th U.S. President

“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 (1898-1963);
writer, theologian, scholar

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility; never an opportunity.”

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931);
Artist, Poet, Writer

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Everyday Hero: Jasmin

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A hero is someone who does good things for others. Their are heroes everywhere and can be anyone. My friend Jasmin is a hero. One trait of a hero is hardworking.She represents hardworking like that one time we were given a project to make a cell and she put all her effort into it. This shows a hero because not…

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Everyday Hero: Steve

There are many people who know the right things to do in life, but not many people who actually act on them. My brother, Steve, is an exception. He lives his life by assisting others and has recently helped a friend obtain a much-needed prosthetic leg. At the beginning of 2005, Steve's friend was stricken by two devastating diseases resulting…

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Everyday Hero: Jessica

Many never see a smile to smile back at, the encouragement to be motivated with, arms to feel comfort in, nor a hero to allow you to dream. What we do is not neglected by the world, there is always someone looking and searching to reach to something better, that someone is me. Having Jessica in my life may or…

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Everyday Hero: Michael

Mike was my first boyfriend of six years; he died four years ago on August 8, 2004, at the young age of 20. He was tubing down a river with his friends when someone yelled "waterfall"! They all managed to get out of the river and onto shore except one of his friends. She fell in the river right before…

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Everyday Hero: Ankur

It really does matter how you perceive heroism. Heroism is not all about brave and hearty deeds but more about any act done with a good heart and Ankur has much more than that. Ankur is a friend to me, or should I say that he is my soul sharing buddy, somebody who, I know, will stick by me through…

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Everyday Hero: Miranda

My hero is my best friend Miranda. She is the sweetest person, not only to me, but to everyone she meets. She has changed my life for the better and keeps on changing other people's lives as well. There's not a moment that she's not there helping me or caring for me. She is a beautiful person on the inside…

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Everyday Hero: Jaime

I found this one and only friend who is more than a sister or any family member. She is always there ready to give without asking anything in return. MY BEST FRIEND EVER. I LOVE YOU! You are my angel!

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Everyday Hero: Stephen

My close friend, Stephen, is one of the most important people in my life. If it wasn't for the kindness of his heart I wouldn't be typing this message. Last year was a rough year, especially for me. I had some rather unpleasant ideas in store for my future. The ideas of cutting and suicide were eminent in my life.…

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Everyday Hero: Ally

My aunt is my hero because her mom died of cancer, that made her very strong. She treats me like an adult, but I can talk to her as if I were a kid. She is funny, easy to talk to, caring, loving and thoughtful. She is nice, she’s a great mom, and she makes awesome cup cakes. She is…

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Everyday Hero: Jim

I am a gay man who recently moved to a new city in a new state. Friends are always tough to find when you're new in the area. I met Jim soon after arriving. He is a straight man who has similar interests and we have started working on some part-time projects together. It is ironic that Jim has turned…

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Everyday Hero: Jamie

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I think my older sister Jamie and I have a great friendship because she loves me so much and I love her the same amount maybe a little more. We always hang out together,listen to music all the time,and she's my best friend and I couldn't live without her.

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Everyday Hero: Warren, Hepburn, & Dave

The Mirror Never Calls My Name. Snow White’s evil stepmother, Had a great mirror. She’d ask it a question, But once to her horror. It gave not her name, but, instead said another. This greatly tormented this evil stepmother. Well years have gone by, and now that I’m older, I remember that tale, I’ve gotten much bolder. Each morning, I…

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Everyday Hero: Sam

My hero is a cello and art history major at Colorado Boulder. While he's an amazing pianist, friend, artist, visionary and conversationalist; I respect him for continually being my confidante since we met in second grade. A large component of his personality is that he's gay, and the story behind his understanding of his sexuality is incredibly inspirational. Sam is…

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Everyday Hero: Mary Jane

My friend Mary Jane was born in Columbia. But now she is in America and we are going to film school together. She has been my best friend since we met. She opened my mind to so many new things. She taught me what it really means to appreciate music and food and art. Most of my ideas for short…

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Everyday Hero: Susej

Susej has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. He was always there for me to listen to my troubles and never once let me down. Whenever I cry, he is some one who always listens. One time I fell into a horrible depression. I would cry myself to sleep every night. But I also wanted…

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Everyday Hero: Dana

When I first met my best friend, I noticed how caring she was to me and how honest she was too. I used to keep everything inside me so I knew and felt how caring and understanding she was to me. She touched my heart with her advice and care. She showed me the right way from the wrong way.…

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Everyday Hero: My Dad

My hero is my dad. He passed away two years ago and yet it still feels just like yesterday he was here. He died of cirrhosis of the liver. It was hard watching him slowly fading away. He'd been to the hospital before but always came out. Until this day I had always thought of this as a dream. A…

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Everyday Hero: Muhammed

I went to Dubai alone to work. I met this man the day I was applying for a job. He dropped me back home without asking me anything except my name. After three or four months, he came up for some work in the Department where I work. That is when I saw him for second time. Then, after two…

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Everyday Hero: Drew

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Drew Elliott is an you man who is Autistic.. He is wanting to make one "BFF" at a time.. So he and his family with friends are make BFF necklace to anyone who may need an extra friend. Who doesn't need more friends. One of his dear friends made a facebook page for him call "Drew Elliott & Friends" he…

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Everyday Hero: Samantha

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Samantha is a good friend. I can always count on you to give me a pencil when i dont have one. Also you are very funny and always make my day. Thanks for being a great friend!!!

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Everyday Hero: Elisha

Before I became friends with Elisha, I thought I was a generally good person. Now I've been friends with Elisha for around one month and I have already learned that character is more than good intentions. He has taught me to be honest, hardworking, to forgive others, and so much more that has changed my world right-side up. I am…

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Everyday Hero: Nicole

My hero is my teacher. She recently started at my school this year, it is her first time teaching. She just graduated from University last year. She has become my friend this past year and has helped me with my volleyball, doing training and guiding me to my decision about playing volleyball in college. If she wouldn't have been here…

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Everyday Hero: Charlotte

Charlotte. She means so much to me. My name is Hailey. Charlotte is my best friend ever. She has been there for me through good times and bad. She was very supportive when my grandmother died and never left my side. I can't put in to words how awesome she is.

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Everyday Hero: Ahmad

Ahmad Mekki is a very special and dear friend of mine. He brought the light to my world again. My heart beats his name every second...My life became a love story, I don't know what to do without my Hero.

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Everyday Hero: Tricia

I met my very dear friend Trishy back in 1999 at a job I had recently taken after getting married. The moment we met I just had a feeling this woman and I had a connection much deeper than the average person. Over the next few months/ years she retired from the US Army Reserves and her spouse went full…

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Everyday Hero: Lindsey

I am writing this on the behalf of my best friend. She has been there for me through everything that my life has throw at me. Without her, I don't know what kind of person I would be today. She has helped me deal with so much. From family issues, to personal problems. She is always putting me before herself.…

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Everyday Hero: annie pagatpat

She is a teacher of sorts: A teacher who understands with just a look, a teacher who had her smile a bargain, and a teacher who really knows your worth. I love her and she owns a portion of my heart. She is incomparable. She is one of a kind. A beautiful person inside and out. A loving daughter. A…

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Everyday Hero: Austin

Austin is my best friend and my hero because he came to me when I was all alone. He believed in me when I myself could not. I became friends with him two years ago. I had just been accepted into a new school. I felt alone and depressed because none of my friends came with me. I missed them…

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Everyday Hero: Brittany

I'm sure a lot of stories on here have to do with incredibly amazing life-changing people. My story might not seem amazing, but the person is completely life changing. She is my best friend, Brittany. She makes hundreds of people smile in our high school. She makes people wonder what it's like to live a beautiful life as she does.…

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Everyday Hero: Dakota

My hero happens to be my best friend. Never once in my childhood did I realize that she was going through tough things of her own. I was there for her, she may have been there for me all the time and she kept her head held high in the toughest of times, in a way I guess you could…

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Ann Harris ... I'll be your friend. Join Facebook and request me as a friend. My name is dawn l. O'donnell. From Washington, D.C. Seriously.
Dawn about 1 month ago from DC

I will be 60 yrs old in june of 2014 and I don't have any friends I know that I am a very nice person I talk to peoples I got to church with peoples but I don't have any close friends and I would so much like to have some a friend that I could keep in touch with after the death of my husband five yrs ago my life in 24 hours of blank.but I want give up I know I one day I will have a good friend. on my 60th birthday I will celebrate it alone.
ann harris about 1 month ago from detroit mi

friendship is power ;P
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Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe
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