Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
I don't want my friends to die for me; if they will just be polite and let me alone, I will be satisfied.
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them
Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.
Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.
It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens . . . There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends and books.
There are only two things to worry about, either you are healthy or you are sick. If you are healthy, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you are sick there are only two things to worry about, either you will get well or you will die. If you get well, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you die there are only two things to worry about, either you will go to heaven or to hell. If you go to heaven, then there is nothing to worry about. And if you to go hell, you'll be so darn busy shaking hands with your friends you won't have time to worry!
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.
You don’t lose when you lose fake friends.
If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile
Animals are my friends... and I do not eat my friends.
For the most part, we carnivores do not eat other carnivores. We prefer to eat our vegetarian friends.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
A man's best friends are his ten fingers.r
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Don't ask of your friends what you yourself can do.
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends
I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends,...they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.