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Be Courteous To All, But Intimate With Few, And Let Those Few Be Well Tried Before You Give Them Your Confidence. True Friendship Is A Plant Of Slow Growth, And Must Undergo And Withstand The Shocks Of Adversity Before It Is Entitled To The Appellation.
~ George Washington
The Main Things Which Seem To Me Important On Their Own Account, And Not Merely As Means To Other Things, Are Knowledge, Art, Instinctive Happiness, And Relations Of Friendship Or Affection.
~ Bertrand Russell
The Language Of Friendship Is Not Words But Meanings.
~ Henry David Thoreau
There Is Little Friendship In The World, And Least Of All Between Equals.
~ Francis Bacon
A Friendship Can Weather Most Things And Thrive In Thin Soil But It Needs A Little Mulch Of Letters And Phone Calls And Small, Silly Presents Every So Often - Just To Save It From Drying Out Completely.
~ Pam Brown
We Cannot Tell The Precise Moment When Friendship Formed. As In Filling A Vessel Drop By Drop, There Is At Last A Drop Which Makes It Run Over So In A Series Of Kindness There Is At Last One Which Makes The Heart Run Over.
~ Samuel Johnson
The Glory Of Friendship Is Not The Outstretched Hand, Nor The Kindly Smile, Nor The Joy Of Companionship It Is The Spiritual Inspiration That Comes To One When You Discover That Someone Else Believes In You And Is Willing To Trust You With A Friendship.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
True Friendship Comes When Silence Between Two People Is Comfortable.
~ Dave Tyson Gentry
Be Slow To Fall Into Friendship But When Thou Art In, Continue Firm And Constant.
~ Socrates
Do Not Be Content With Showing Friendship In Words Alone, Let Your Heart Burn With Loving Kindness For All Who May Cross Your Path.
~ Abdul Baha, Paris Talks, p. 15
Friendship Often Ends In Love But Love In Friendship - Never.
~ Charles Caleb Colton
I Have Nothing But Contempt For The Kind Of Governor Who Is Afraid, For Whatever Reason, To Follow The Course That He Knows Is Best For The State And As For The Man Who Sets Private Friendship Above The Public Welfare - I Have No Use For Him Either.
~ Sophocles
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