The only way to have a friend is to be one.
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small,Be this thy care, for this, my friend, is all.
The waste basket is a writer's best friend.
A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Time is the enemy of the poor business and the friend of the great business. If you have a business that\'s earning 20%-25% on equity, time is your friend. But time is your enemy if your money is in a low return business.
Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but reality (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.
To me, fair friend, you never can be old For as you were when first your eye I eyed, Such seems your beauty still.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Be a friend to thyself and others will too.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
To find a friend one must close one eye; To keep him, two.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Fear is the outcome of weakness, a cowards friend, an enemy of firmness. Fear of death is the cause of all human fears. One who wins the fear of death wins himself. He is the one who wins the freedom. From his mental prison.