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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."



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