Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
(Harriet Beecher Stowe)
There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them.
I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.
It is the friends you can call at 4AM that matter.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
(Anthony J. D'Angelo)
There isnıt much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you arenıt really living without it.
(Real Live Preacher)
In married life three is company and two is none.
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
I married beneath me - all women do.
I think, therefore I'm single.
People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow.
When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
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?
(Henry David Thoreau)
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.
From the start, marriage was instituted for contemptible, practical reasons an idea of men.
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
(Dave Tyson Gentry)
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)
A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
One doesn't know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one's friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one.
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
A good friend is cheaper than therapy.