|The friendships formed between good and evil men differ. The friendship of the good, at first faint like the morning light, continually increases; the friendship of the evil at the very beginning is like the light of midday, and dies away like the light of evening.
– Bhartrhari (450-510)
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|Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.
|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.
|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.|
|There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
– Gautama Buddha (563 BC-483 BC)
|Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.
– Jane Austen (1775-1817)
|Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts.
– Horace (65 BC-8 BC)
|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)
|One man envies the success in life of another, and hates him in secret; nor is he willing to give him good advice when he is consulted, except it be by some wonderful effort of good feeling, and there are, alas, few such men in the world. A real friend, on the other hand, exalts in his friend’s happiness, rejoices in all his joys, and is ready to afford him the best advice.
– Herodotus (484 BC-425 BC)
|I love a friendship that flatters itself in the sharpness and vigor of its communications.|
|If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.
– Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
|For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.|