"A friend is like a part of your extended family, they are special, value them."
"A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's
heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that
the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping,
and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."
"Friends are an important part of our lives. They celebrate with us on
good days and they are a shoulder to cry on during bad days.
Friends encourage us and motivate us."
V. Ashiedu, Bible Verses on Friendship
"Cherish your friends and family. They have helped you get where you are today."
Inspirational Quotes |
"I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for
that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy.
Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun."
Charles R Swindoll
Quotes about Life |
When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory,
and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that that friendship is a Reality, and not a Fancy--that it is builded upon a rock,
and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them.
Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead."
Friendship Poems |
"At home one relies on parents; away from home one relies on friends."
"When I was growing up, I remember my mother saying, 'Your friends
are like elevators; they will bring you up or down - the choice is yours.'"
"Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one
of life's greatest pleasures. So conquer your fears and get out there."
"If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them.
If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment;
you indicate that I have made an impression on you.
Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance."
Famous Quotes |
"Make new friends, but don't forget the old ones."
"A friend is the hope of the heart."
R. W. Emerson
Don't imagine you are wasting time for others that you spend:
You can rise to wealth and glory and still pause to be a friend.
Edgar A Guest, It Isn't Costly
We're not lonely because we don't have any friends; we're lonely because
those friends don't always leave us feeling better for having spent
time with them.
Shasta Nelson, Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness
"Fortify yourself with a flock of friends! There is always at least one
who will understand, inspire, and give you the lift you may need at the time."
George Matthew Adams
"All my lifetime through, I'll be thanking heaven for a special friend like you."
". . . choose to confide in friends with sunny dispositions who will
encourage you to be more positive."
Zayne Parker, Anxiety: Mastery
"It is to everyone's advantage to have a few close friends. It isn't usual for
everyone to have a multitude of
friends because a true friend is more rare than some may at first think."
Catherine Pulsifer, What Is a Friend
"A friend is someone who brings us laughter,
even in our tears, whose memories make us smile across the miles
and through the years."
"True friends are always there for you. They support and help you in
Marry Jones, 101 Best Friendship Quotes
Quotes about Overcoming |
"The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend."
Funny Inspirational Quotes |
Friends are a renewable resource, thank heavens.
Marla Paul, The Friendship Crisis: Finding, Making, and Keeping Friends When You're Not a Kid Anymore
"A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines."
"Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them,
but seldom used."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A friend is a priceless gem for the crown of life here and a cherished
star in memory forever."
Cyrus S. Nusbaum
"By the time kids are five I want them to know three things - God made me.
God loves me. Jesus wants to be my friend forever."
"May you find love in your family and your friends.
And may you share the love you have to give."
Catherine Pulsifer, Birthday Wishes For A Best Friend
"And, of all the things upon earth, I hold that a faithful friend is the best."
What Is A Friend |
"Your friends should be people you can get away to,
not people you want to get away from."
Nealey Stapleton, Life Lessons: From People Who Shouldn't Be Giving Them
Funny Quotes about Life |
"A true friend will be there for you no matter what you're
going through, no matter how strong the winds of adversity
are, and no matter whom you are becoming -
especially if it's a positive change for yourself."
Matt Morris, How To Live In The Present Moment
"A friend is one before whom I may think aloud."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Friend Recipe |
We cannot rewrite history, but we can redirect the future,
by not becoming unloving mothers' or uncaring friends, or lovers,
or colleaguesˇourselves. We can learn to see our mothers
as women of human proportion. And we can become a generation
of transitional daughters through whom the legacy of unacceptability
got rerouted, and with whom the metaphorical parental buck stopped.
Victoria Secunda, When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends: Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life
"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or
confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing... not healing,
not curing... that is a friend who cares."
"Friends are great as they encourage you to achieve your goals as well as challenge you to become better."
Nick Bell, Organize Yourself Starting Today!
Words of Encouragement |
"You feel at home with intimate friends without fear or hesitation.
These are the friends you trust the most and share everything with."
Daree Allen, What's Wrong With Me?
Among the best ways of winning a friend is to provide love
and support especially during a time another person needs it.
Anna Everitt, How to Make Friends Anywhere
Learn to give and be a good friend: If you have lots of things to share
don't be afraid to share it. Give good advice and be a good friend.
Sarah Palmer, Happiness: A Guide To Developing A Happier Life
When it comes to their behavior, teenagers will most likely be more
influenced by their friends more than anybody else.
Mary Appleton, Parenting Teens
If you try to take on changes on your own, it is easy not to keep
yourself accountable. Try telling a close friend or family member
what you're doing and have them check in on you periodically.
Kathy Stanton, Simple Living And Loving It
Accountability Quotes |
As iron sharpens iron so, a friend will sharpen a friend.
Mandy Fender, Beautifully Broken: Giving God the Broken Pieces
We believe that all kids have friends out there waiting to
be met and it is just a matter of time before you find the right friend,
or friends, for you.
Nadine Briggs, How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges
Friends become couriers of grace, conduits of heaven's grace.
Those of us who need much grace come to treasure good friends.
Max Lucado, Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine
When D.L. Moody became a believer, he began to pray for his friends.
All but one was saved in his lifetime, and the last trusted Christ
as his Savior three months after Moody died.
Lori Hatcher, Hungry for God ... Starving for Time
A New Year's resolution to stay in touch with old friends,
start exercising, or get more sleep has no real painful consequence
for not following through, at least in the short-term, unless you
attach a consequence yourself.
Derek Doepker, The Healthy Habit Revolution
If there were not an inner desire to find a relationship, whether friend
or mate, there would be no online dating services, no confidential
ads in the newspaper, no friends trying to set you up, and no meaning to
"the third wheel." We want someone in our lives, someone to talk to,
to discuss problems with, to share joys and triumphs, fears and
Michael Lee Joshua, How Great Is Our God Devotional
As you get older, it becomes increasingly difficult to find time
to meet up with friends and acquaintances. Consider setting a
specific number of visits with friends for each month and list out
activities that you can do with them.
Matthew Paulson, The Ten-Year Turnaround
Stay close to friends who will encourage you to be yourself and
who celebrate all of your gifts and talents.
Ryan Help, Overcoming Insecurity, Jealousy and Anxiety in Relationships
Being Yourself |
For many young people struggling with social challenges,
it's not so much an issue of not wanting to have friends
but not knowing how to have friends.
Elizabeth Laugeson, The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults
To me a friend is somebody who's always there no matter what.
With the exception of murder, I feel that a friend should be there
whether you're right or wrong.
Rashard Royster, Mistakes
Mistake Quotes |
It is very important to learn how to talk to yourself, listen to yourself,
and make friends with your feelings and emotions.
Marta Tuchowska, Motivation: Motivation in 7 Simple Steps
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
My joy in friends, those sacred people, is my consolation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Best Friend Poems |
There is nothing worth the wear of winning,
but laughter and the love of friends.
Friends Like You |
Most of us will have many friends throughout our lifetimes, friends of all
shapes, sizes, and callings. Many of these are wonderful, meaningful
friendships. Some are difficult. But some magic few of these are
connections that have gone right to our soul. Some magic few
of this entire flock have been doing the heavy lifting. Some
magic five or ten or twelve have become remarkably powerful
keys to determining who we have become and who we will become.
These few move the inner tectonic plates of our being, our personalities,
Stephen Cope, Soul Friends
Poems about Life |
When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
W. Somerset Maugham
Welcome Friends. . . so bright the love you bring; for when I'm feeling
sadly, all alone, you put the spring back in my step,
your laughter is the tonic that I need.
Johm McLeod Quotes
To be a friend a man should be tolerant, he should have an
understanding heart and a forgiving nature, know that all men
stumble now and then, and that he
who never made a mistake never accomplished anything.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage
by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
... war can look like a long camping trip. Young men get into the best
physical shape of their lives, make friends and laugh at every opportunity,
then perform daring acts like jumping out of airplanes.
Their camaraderie is the stuff of being young, being proud,
and being a part of a great adventure.
William Guarnere, Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story
Every relationship contains the possibility of both cooperation and
competition. Instead of orienting ourselves to cooperate or compete,
we need to prepare to do both. By understanding that we are
simultaneously friends and foes, we not only gain deeper insight
into human nature but also gain insights into how to be more successful
in our relationships at work, in our communities, and at home.
Adam Galinsky, Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both
Humor is an excellent social lubricant. It allows you to identify
and hang onto similarities and shared sensibilities.
There is nothing more affirming than realizing that you
and the person you are speaking to have the same sense of humor.
You "get" each other.
That sense of bonding and interpersonal chemistry is priceless
and extremely rare.
Patrick King, Laugh Tactics: Master Conversational Humor and Be Funny On Command - Think Quickly On Your Feet