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What is a friend? I will tell you it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. [Proverbs 27:19]
What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
To love, for us men, is to clasp one woman with our arms, feeling that she lives and breathes just as we do, suffers as we do, thinks with us, loves with us, and, above all, sins with us.
Love talked about is easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
Frustrated love has been the incentive for many great works.
Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
It is by loving and by being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.
A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -
Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Friendship is the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts or measure words, but pouring all right out just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful friendly hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and, with a breath of comfort, blow the rest away.
A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
If your words are soft and sweet, they won't be as hard to swallow if you have to eat them.
Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart; never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; and never to tell that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening while you tell it.
He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
Love gives itself; it is not bought.
You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.
What Women Want: To be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held. What Men Want: Tickets for the world series.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the comma bacillus.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
How can I explain with the exact words the pain you do in me every time you say her name and worst is that she is my best friend
Nobody can teach you love. Love you have to find yourself, within your being, by raising your consciousness to higher levels. And when love comes, there is no question of responsibility. You do things because you enjoy doing them for the person you love. You are not obliging the person, you are not even wanting anything in return, not even gratitude. On the contrary, you are grateful that the person has allowed you to do something for him. It was your joy, sheer joy. Love knows nothing of responsibility. It does many things, it is very creative; it shares all that it has, but it is not a responsibility, remember. Responsibility is an ugly word in comparison to love. Love is natural. Responsibility is created by the cunning priests, politicians who want to dominate you in the name of God, in the name of the nation, in the name of family, in the name of religion -- any fiction will do. But they don't talk about love. On the contrary, they are all against love, because love is unable to be controlled by them. A man of love acts out of his own heart, not according to any moral code. A man of love will not join the army because it is his responsibility to fight for his nation. A man of love will say there are no nations, and there is no question of any fight.
Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. [Hebrews 13:2]
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.
The world is filled with hidden love.
First open your mind to someone,then open your heart
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love. Kindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
If someone were to pay you $.10 for every kind word you ever spoke and collect $.05 for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness...
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning Good morning at total strangers.
Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence.
There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.
Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.
Learning to love yourself first brings more joy and peace then trying to love someone else.
Nobody knows what you want except you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. Wanting some other way to live is proof enough of deserving it. Having it is hard work, but not having it is sheer hell.

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