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Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Your notions of friendship are new to me; I believe every man is born with his quantum, and he cannot give to one without robbing another. I very well know to whom I would give the first place in my friendship, but they are not in the way, I am condemned to another scene, and therefore I distribute it in pennyworths to those about me, and who displease me least, and should do the same to my fellow prisoners if I were condemned to a jail.
I have a friend who tells a tale With statements parenthetical; To start at the beginning must To her seem quite heretical; For her accounts of happenings Are full of disconnection s; She starts them in the middle, And proceeds in all directions.
Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
A friend should bear a friend's infirmities, But Brutus makes mine greater than they are.
Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet.
If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life -- if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.
You can't eat your friends and have them too.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Good friends are good for your health.
One who looks for a friend without faults will have none.
Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.
Men are more evanescent than pictures, yet one sorrows for lost friends, and pictures are my friends. I have none others. I am never long enough with men to attach myself to them; and whatever feelings of attachment I have are to material things.
I would rather have a million friends than a million dollars.
Real friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel that you've done a permanent job.
That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless.
A friend you have to buy; enemies you get for nothing.
The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to no one.
These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller.
Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
A friend is known when needed.
A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him.
If I cannot understand my friend's silence, I will never get to understand his words.
What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.
Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.
You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
Wherever you are it is your own friends who make your world.
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
In a friend you find a second self.
The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
We will win the world when we realize that fellowship, not evangelism, must be our primary emphasis. When we demonstrate the Big Miracle of Love, it won't be necessary for us to go out -- they will come in.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.

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