|Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
– Albert Camus (1913-1960)
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|For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.|
|Friendship is a calm and sedate affection, conducted by reason and cemented by habit; springing from long acquaintance and mutual obligations, without jealousies or fears, and without those feverish fits of heat and cold, which cause such an agreeable torment in the amorous passion.
– David Hume (1711-1776)
|I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
– Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
|One friend in a life-time is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
– Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)
|Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
– Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)
|If fortune drives the master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death.
– George Vest (1830-1904)
|When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun’.
– Groucho Marx (Oct 2, 1890-Aug 19, 1977)
|Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.
|Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
– Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
|I love a friendship that flatters itself in the sharpness and vigor of its communications.|
|Among real friends there is no rivalry or jealousy of one another, but they are satisfied and contented alike whether they are equal or one of them is superior.