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May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness...
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better.
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
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.
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]
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found one hath found a treasure.
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
To each one of us friendship has a different meaning. For all of us it is a gift. Friendship needs to be cherished and nurtured. It needs to be cultivated on a daily basis. Then shall it germinate and yield its fruit.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.

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