"One of the things you can give and will not cost you any money = friendship."
Friendship may not happen automatically, but what we crave about
them sure seems to! We all want to belong - that need to be connected
to others is an inherent feeling that comes with being born.
Shasta Nelson, Friendships Don't Just Happen!
Inspirational Quotes |
When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work,
but the solidest things we can know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friendship Poems |
If you do not like the way a person behaves or feel the person does not behave well, you never correct them and you are never rude.
You simply employ a ‘distant friendliness.’ You are not haughty, at all to a person you dislike. In fact you speak and smile at the same level you would with your friends;
but it does not quite reach your eyes.
Ginie Sayles, How To Meet The Rich for Business, Friendship, or Romance
The "as if" principle works. Act "as if" you were not afraid and
you will become courageous, "as if" you could and you'll find you can.
Act "as if" you like a person and you'll find a friendship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Encouraging Poems |
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
"Friendship is not threatened by honest criticism. It is strengthened."
We all need a little help from our friends. If not now, tomorrow.
Or the day after. Or the year after. Some people never realize it
until it's too late. They invest in stocks, bonds, or real estate
thinking money is going to give them the security and happiness they seek.
Sadly, they neglect the most important investment of their lives - time
spent finding, making, and nurturing true friendships and true lasting
Leil Lowndes, How to Be a People Magnet
A great way to start your journey towards more self-confidence is by surrounding yourself with your friends and loved ones.
Hugo Reynolds, Confidence
One never knows how far a word of kindness goes;
one never sees how far a smile of friendship flees.
Down, through the years, the deed forgotten reappears.
Edgar A Guest , Kindness
A Little Bit of Kindness |
It may easily happen that you are more polite and courteous to people
outside your home or people you never expect to meet again, than to those
who are members of your family or whose friendship is really worth cultivating.
Lawrence G. Lovasik, The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time
In research at our clinic, my colleagues and I have discovered that friendship
is the springboard to every other love.
Alan Loy Mcginnis, Friendship Factor
Short Love Poems |
Life is to be fortified by many friendships.
To love, and be loved, is the greatest happiness of existence.
Quotes about Life |
"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable."
David Tyson Gentry
"Don't allow the grass to grow on the path of friendship."
Native American Proverb
"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in,
continue firm and constant."
"One smile begins a friendship."
Author Unknown, Just One
Though many of us have friends and friendships we care about,
we don't necessarily feel the depth of intimacy we'd like to feel.
That yearning indicates we have an intimacy gap - which, in these times
of high productivity and low free time, can result from any number of factors.
Shasta Nelson, Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness
Poems about Life |
"Wherever life takes us, at times we find ourselves without a support
system and needing to make friends all over again.
Some of us are in recovery and realize we really need to
form new, healthier friendships."
Tami Green, Finding Friends: From Isolated Introvert to Social Expert
"Some friends play at friendship
but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin."
Proverbs 18:24 (NRSV)
"Believing the best about others, and offering time, support, and friendship shows the capacity for trust."
"The only unsinkable ship is friendship."
There are times in our life when we realize how blessed we are from the friendships we have formed
over the years, graduations and retirements often remind us of this.
Friendship, in its truest sense, is next to love the most abused of words. One may call many "friend" and be still ignorant of that sentiment, cooler than passion, warmer than respect,
more just and generous than either, which recognizes a kindres spirit in another, and claiming its right, keeps it sacred by the wise reserve that is to friendship what the purple bloom
is the grape, a charm which once destroyed can never be restored."
Quote of the Day |
Build friendships and network with people who will support you and not sabotage you. Have the willpower and mentality that you will make a commitment to see it through.
Jordan Koma, Bad Habits
"Invest in your friendship. Find activities you both enjoy and spend time
together. Do the kinds of things that friends do: talk, laugh, work, and play.
Share your heart with him - talk about your hopes and dreams - and ask
about his too."
Lisa Jacobson, 100 Ways to Love Your Husband
There are many gifts that we give through the course of a year, and
some of these are for special people in our lives as well as for many friends
and family. Sometimes, these gifts are really no more than an acknowledgement of friendship, or those given to commemorate a special day like a wedding anniversary or a birthday.
"As I read the many different thoughts on friendship and different
interpretations of what a friend is I realized my friend
was someone who stays with me no matter what the situation,
they can be count on not just in the good times but more especially
in the bad times."
Catherine Pulsifer, What Is A Friend
"The characteristics of a friendship include empathy, honesty, altruism,
mutual understanding and compassion,
enjoyment of each other's company, trust, acceptance,
and the ability to be oneself, express one's feelings, and make
mistakes without fear of judgment."
Vincent Thnay, Friends Indeed
"Whether it is a friendship, a politician, a couple, a company, or a church,
there is often more work at the beginning of a new
relationship to gain or attract someone's favor than there is every
Shannon Scott, Influence
New Beginnings |
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire: in the beginning a flame,
very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.
As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as
coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."
"Sharing and experiencing another person's joy is what
true friendship is all about."
Amy E. Dean
The friendship between Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, which
spanned more than 30 years, is legendary. They encouraged
and inspired one another, often helping each other's work.
Jim Dell, Memorable Quotations from Thomas Edison and Henry Ford
Words of Encouragement |
... friendship is a key relationship, not an "extra" that we make the time
for when the other primary relationships in our life are addressed
(the work relationships, the parenting, the care giving for seniors,
or the romantic relationships). As busy as we all are, we need to make
time for our friends, another primary relationship that can make
the difference in our mental and even our physical health.
Jan Yager, When Friendship Hurts: How to Deal with Friends Who Betray, Abandon, or Wound You
Making A Difference |
"He [God] wants us to love one another and trust Him,
even in the midst of adversity. Love for others is necessary
and my love for people, especially in friendships and romance,
stems from my faith in God."
Katrina Wade, Friends, Lovers, Other: Finding F.A.I.T.H. in Love's Testament
Poems about Faith
"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
"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!
"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
"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)
"Friendship is the marriage of affections."
Waste Not Affection |
"Friends change . . . friendships change. Real friends move
with these changes
and talk about them as they are happening."
Anne Wilson Schaeft
The women who preserve their shifting friendships work hard at it.
Marla Paul, The Friendship Crisis: Finding, Making, and Keeping Friends When You're Not a Kid Anymore
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
Honesty A Core Value |
Social media technology has captured the attention of the public
by misrepresenting the term "friend" and the concept known as "friendship."
Martin Murphy, Friendship: The Joy of Relationships
Top Ten Quotes |
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
Shy women may have always been short on companions; for them
the frustration is not losing friends, but pushing past their reserve
to make them. Whatever the reason pals are scarce, the impact is the same.
It's like missing an essential nutrient. Without friends, problems weigh
more and pleasures yield less joy.
Marla Paul, The Friendship Crisis: Finding, Making, and Keeping Friends When You're Not a Kid Anymore
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -
entangling alliances with none.
If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances
through life, he will soon find himself left alone.
A man should keep his friendship in constant repair.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.
Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never
anything but sharing.
Friendships are often tested by separation and silence; you are divided by physical distance or you are unable to talk. In your friendship with God, you won’t always feel close to him.
In addition to helping us grow and giving us pleasure and providing aid and comfort, our intimate friendships shield us from loneliness.
Friends. Relationships. For women that's what life's about. We are
relational beings. As such, we almost always put our relationships
children, and friends before ambition and material gain.
Yet the evidence is that our life-nourishing relationships are
being eroded today as we live frenetic, time-pressured lives.
Brenda Hunter, In the Company of Women: Deepening Our Relationships with the Important Women in Our Lives
As you go through life, you'll have maybe a handful of friends who
are in it for the long haul. A true testament to their character is
how consistent they are throughout that friendship.
But when you are looking on anyone as a friend when you do not
trust him as you trust yourself, you are making a grave mistake,
and have failed to grasp sufficiently the full force of true friendship.
Letting your friends know you take their problems and
concerns seriously and being willing to open up to them as well is important.
Nothing demonstrates trustworthiness more than trusting someone else.
Robert Garfield, Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship
Every friendship of ours is more or less closely connected with everything
else about us: every one of our friends, the more so the more intimate we are,
influences the direction our life takes, just as our life's direction influences
our choice of friends. Friendship is crucial to what most of us come to be in life.
Alexander Nehamas, On Friendship
You can create closeness with anyone who also desires it -
regardless of how you met or by what title you call each other.
Family member, friend, romantic partner, even coworker -
anyone can become a person close to your heart, if you make the effort.
You can create closeness within one of your existing relationships
or within one yet to be formed.
Kira Asatryan, Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships