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Quotations about the value of companionship and standing by your friends.
Aikman, Leo: "You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him."
Arabic Proverb: "Write the bad things that are done to you in the sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble."
Bronner, Sr., Nathaniel H.: "You can't fly with eagles if you hang out with turkeys."
Chinese Proverb: "Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo: "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
Herbert, George: "The best mirror is an old friend."
Jackson, Jesse: "We must turn to each other and not on each other."
Jefferson, Thomas: "I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
King Jr., Martin Luther: "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
Leno, Jay: "Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad people; they're just acquaintances."
Mandino, Og: "Treasure the friendship you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished."
Morrison, Jim: "A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself."
Nietzsche, Friedrich: "Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes."
Plutarch: "I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better."
Quindlen, Anna: "Don't ever confuse the two, your life and your work. That's what I have to say. The second is only a part of the first."
Schweitzer, Albert: "The only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve."
Solomon: "He that walks with wise men shall be wise."
Solon: "In giving advice, seek to help, not please your friend."
Turkish Proverb: "A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them."
Wein, Len: "A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else."
Winfrey, Oprah: "Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher."
Yiddish Proverb: "What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth."
Maltz, Maxwell: "Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on."
Most Recent Quotations
Angelou, Maya:"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently."
James, Henry:"I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did."
Mead, Margaret:"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Buddha, Gautama:"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and attention."
Lorde, Audre:"You cannot use someone else's fire; you can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe you have it."
Doyle Melton, Glennon:"If you can't beat fear, just do it scared."
Kennedy, John F.: "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
Churchill, Winston: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
Churchill, Winston: "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
Hamilton, Alexander: "A promise must never be broken."
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