A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. A friend to all is a friend to none. 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. A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go. Friendship and money: oil and water. Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. Friendship is one mind in two bodies. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
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