On Friendship

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art….It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that GIVE value to survival”
C.S. Lewis        (1898-1963)
“Friendship’s the wine of Life”   (I like this one!!!!!!)
Edward Young  (1683-1765)
“If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair”
Samuel Johnson
‘There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend’
Socrates
“Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship”
Epicurus
“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them our just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”
George Eliot 1819/1880.
“There can be no friendship where there is no freedom.
Friendship loves a free air, and will not be penned up in straight and narrow enclosures.
It will speak freely, and act so too;
And take nothing ill where no ill is meant;
nay, where it is, t’will easily forgive, and forget too, upon small acknowledgements.
Friends are true twins in soul, they sympathize in everything.
One is not happy without the other, nor can either of them be miserable alone.
As if they could change bodies, they take their turns in pain as well as in pleasure,
relieving one another in their most adverse conditions”
William Penn  (1644-1718)
“One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are”
Gail Godwin  1937
“Of what help is anyone who can only be approached with the right words”
Elizabeth Bibesco 1897-1945
“Each friend represents a world to us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born”
Anais Nin 1903-1977
“One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.”
Gail Godwin
“When a friend speaks his mind you fear not the “nay” in your own mind, nor do you withhold the “ay”.
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart; for without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed
When you part from your friend, you grieve not; for that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain, to the climber, is clearer from the plain”
Kahil Gibran.
“Friendship, on the other hand, serves a great host of different purposes all at the same time.
In whatever direction you turn, it still remains yours.
No barrier can shut it out, I can never be untimely; it can never be in the way.
We need friendship all the time, just as much as we need the proverbial prime necessities of life, fire and water”.
Cicero (106-43BC)
“There can be no friendship where there is no freedom.
Friendship loves a free air, and will not be penned up in straight and narrow enclosures.
It will speak freely, and act so too;
And take nothing ill where no ill is meant;
nay, where it is, t’will easily forgive, and forget too, upon small acknowledgements.
Friends are true twins in soul, they sympathize in everything.
One is not happy without the other, nor can either of them be miserable alone.
As if they could change bodies, they take their turns in pain as well as in pleasure,
relieving one another in their most adverse conditions”
William Penn  (1644-1718)
Man strives for glory, honour, fame,
That all the world may know his name.
Amasses wealth by brain and hand;
Becomes a power in the land
But when he nears the end of life
And looks back o’er the years of strife,
He finds that happiness depends
On none of these, but the Love of Friends
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