Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years. In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you're connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends.
Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness, speak cheering words while their ears can hear, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them.
Most people have more than one soul mate. You may already be in several soul mate relationships with friends and loved ones. A soul mate can come in the form of a life partner, treasured friend, child, or lover. A soul mate can be someone with whom you share a spiritual path, a joint work in the world, or a commitment to be parents to certain souls. It can be someone whose growth you are sponsoring, such as a child.
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends
The man who treasures his friends is usually solid gold himself.
Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other's gold.
Family and Friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreicate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as this is all there is.
It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving, instead of actually getting up and leaving.
The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
When we exaggerate our friends tenderness towards us, it is often less from gratitude than from a desire to exhibit our own virtue.
Hug your friends tight, but your enemies tighter hug em so tight they cant wiggle.
Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
Just in case you need another reason to smile - consider the happiness friends bring.
A designer who gives her art away, makes no pay, A designer who keeps her art to herself, makes no friends.
Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.
Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.
Distance of time and place generally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we cant tolerate.
Don't tell your friends about your indigestion. "How are you" is a greeting, not a question.
There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.