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

2. “Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.” – Cicero 

3. “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides 

4. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival” – C.S. Lewis 

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

6. “I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” – Robert Brault 

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7. “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

8. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” – Ally Condie 

9. “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” – Charles Lamb 

10. “A friendship that can end never really began.” – Publilius Syrus 

11. “Lovers have a right to betray you. Friends don’t.” – Judy Holliday 

12. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker 

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13. “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” – Winnie The Pooh 

14. “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 

15.”A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.” – Arthur Brisbane 

16. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson 

17. “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.” – Albert Camus 

18. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard 

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19. “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 

20. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust 

21. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” – Khalil Gibran 

22. “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.” – Buddha 

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

24. “Friends are the family you choose.” – Jess C. Scott 

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25. “My friends are my estate.” – Emily Dickinson 

26. “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 

27. “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” – Henry David Thoreau 

28. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow Wilson 

29. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson Gentry 

30. “We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin 

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31. “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” – Anonymous  

32. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.” – Socrates 

33. “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” – Samuel Butler 

34. “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.” – Shakespeare 

35. “Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.” – Oscar Wilde 

36. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” – Plutarch 

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37. “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” – Abraham Lincoln 

38. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford 

39. “Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche 

40. “Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf 

41. “The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” – Eugene Kennedy 

42. “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 

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43. “The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” – Shanna Rodriguez 

44. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln 

45. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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46.“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau 

47.”Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” – Aristotle 

48. “In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.” – John Churton Collins 

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49“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

50. “Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.” – Alexander Dumas 

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