"Friendship, of itself a holy tie,
is made more sacred by adversity."
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
"A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business,
and is the countersign of friendship."
Author Unknown, The Value of a Smile
"A few years back when my father was very ill in Nashville and I was
living in Florida I learned the value of friendship. I learned that no one
is a stranger when someone needs help."
Jackie Sagner, The Gift of Friendship
"Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness."
Lois L. Kaufman
"He who has ceased to pray has lost a great friendship."
Richard L Evans
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
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
Poems about Life |
"One measure of friendship consists not in the number
of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they
need no longer mention."
"The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when
he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him."
Ralph Waldo Emerson Trust |
"Gardens like friends, get better with age."
"Friendship is a word the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm."
"Most of us have business associates, casual acquaintances, and occasional
companions. Real friends, on the other hand, are not so easy to acquire.
Friendship rests upon more than accidental relationships or even association
in a common task. Its roots lie in the spiritual realm."
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