"Friendship is not threatened by honest criticism. It is strengthened."
"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable."
David Tyson Gentry Communication |
"Don't allow the grass to grow on the path of friendship."
Native American Proverb Proverbs |
"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in,
continue firm and constant."
Socrates Attitude |
"One smile begins a friendship."
Author Unknown, from Just One Laughter |
"Some friends play at friendship
but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin."
Proverbs 18:24 (NRSV) Friend |
"Believing the best about others, and offering time, support, and friendship shows the capacity for trust."
Steve Brunkhorst Believe |
"The only unsinkable ship is friendship."
Author Unknown Funny |
"Sharing and experiencing another person's joy is what
true friendship is all about."
Amy E. Dean Experience |
"A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship."
Author Unknown, from The Value of a Smile Good |
"Friendship isn't a big thing, it's a million little things."
"In fact I really like that about our friendship,
no matter what happens we'll always keep in touch and support each other."
Peter Simmons, from Desperation to Inspiration in Thirty Minutes Flat! Appreciation |
"The test of friendship is its fidelity when every charm of fortune and
environment has been spent away, and the bare, undraped character
alone remains; if love still holds steadfast, and the joy of companionship
survives in such an hour, the fellowship becomes a beautiful prophecy
Hamilton W. Mabie Love |
"Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble."
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT) Success |
"Friends change . . . friendships change. Real friends move
with these changes
and talk about them as they are happening."
Anne Wilson Schaeft Change |
True friendship requires mutual submission, and a desire for the
wellbeing of the other person,
as well as the ability to effectively communicate.
Chris Canuel, Restless In The Home People In Our Lives |
The currency of friendship is honesty and truth, not silence and compliance.
Tim Chaddick; Craig Borlase, Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search
for Meaning Honesty A Core Value |
Build and maintain healthy relationships: These relationships should
be built on mutual trust and friendship.
Sarah Palmer, Happiness: A Guide To Developing A Happier Life
They say that the one way to help you out of your own problems
and "woe is me, life sucks attitude" is to turn your thoughts and efforts
to someone or a group of people who are worse off than you
and offer the hand of friendship and help.
Jeff Paul Smith, Be Nice and Grow Famous
Helping Others |
Purchasing what we can't afford also requires us to work overtime,
nights, and weekends to pay for them, thus affecting our family lives,
friendships, and church attendance.
Lori Hatcher, Hungry for God ... Starving for Time
Believing and receiving God's love is the key to obedience,
complete joy, loving others, sacrificial love, friendship with God,
being fruitful, and complete access to God's unlimited resources.
Melanie Wilber, Faith Hope and Love
Forgiveness provides healthier relationships whether it be friendship
or intimate relationships.
L. S. Louvain, How To Be Happy: The Wondrous Power Of Forgiveness
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,
and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Rock Bankole, How to Be Happy: The secret Weapons of Happiness