Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tribute to Friendship

Friendship"It is my joy in life to find at every turning of the road strong arms of a comrade kind to help me onward with my load; and since I have no gold to give, and love alone must make amends, my prayer is, while I live, please God, make me worthy of my friends." -

  • "The only way to have a friend is to be one." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
  • "Friendship is mutual curiosity." -- Holbrook Jackson (1874-1978)
  • "Friendship is a sheltering tree." -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
  • "Friends are the sunshine of life." -- John Hay (1871)
  • "Love is a friendship set to music." -- E. Joseph Cossman
  • "A friend is easier lost than found." -- Proverb
  • "To friendship every burden's light." -- John Gay (1685-1732)
  • "A friend in need is a friend indeed." -- English proverb
  • "Friendship is stronger than kinship." -- Yiddish proverb
  • "Friendship is the marriage of the soul." -- Japanese proverb
  • "A true friend is one soul in two bodies." -- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)
  • "Friends though absent are still present." -- Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
  • "A man dies as often as he loses a friend." -- Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
  • "Friendship is the same heart in one body." -- Japanese saying
  • "A faithful friend is the medicine of life." -- Ecclesiasticus 6:16
  • "Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes." -- Anonymous
  • "Friends are God's way of taking care of us." -- Proverb
  • "The road to a friend's house is never long." -- Danish proverb
  • "Nothing can be compared to a faithful friend." -- Solomon
  • "The time to make friends is before you need them." -- Proverb
  • "Though Love be deeper, Friendship is more wide..." -- Corinne Roosevelt Robinson
  • "Love is only chatter, Friends are all that matter." -- Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)
  • "No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted." -- Aesop
  • "A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway." -- Fr. Jerome Cummings
  • "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." -- Walter Winchell
  • "A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside." -- Denis Waitley
  • "Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; don't walk behind me, I may not lead; walk beside me, and just be my friend." -- Albert Camus
  • "A friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." -- Len Wein
  • "Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together" -- Woodrow Wilson
  • "A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more." -- Fitzwilliam
  • "True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost." -- Charles Caleb Colton
  • "A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget..."
  • "The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." -- Elizabeth Foley
  • "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, but touches your heart." -- Kathleen Grove
  • "I get by with a little help from my friends." - John Lennon
  • "It's the friends you can call up at 4 am that matter." -- Marlene Dietrich
  • "No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence." -- George Eliot

  • "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."
  • - Anna Cummins
  • Irish Blessing
  • May the road rise up to meet you,
  • May the wind be always at you back,
  • May the sun shine warm upon your face,
  • And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
  • And, until we meet again,
  • May God hold you in the palm of His hand. -- Unknown
  • God made the world with a heart full of love,
  • Then he looked down from the heaven above,
  • And saw that we all need a helping hand,
  • Someone to share with, who will understand,
  • He made special people to see us through
  • The glad times and the sad times, Too;
  • A person on whom we can always depend,
  • Someone we can call a friend. -- Unknown
  • "To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "There is a destiny that makes us brothers, none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others will come back into our own." -- Edwin Markham
  • "A Friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." -- William Shakespeare
  • "A friend loveth forever, and a brother is born for adversity." -- Proverbs 17:17

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