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FRIENDS
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[ Also see Acquaintances Affection Companions Companionship Familiarity Friendship Guests Love Neighbors Sympathy Visitors ]

Self-love increases or diminishes for us the good qualities of our friends, in proportion to the satisfaction we feel with them; and we judge of their merit by the manner in which they act towards us.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Sometimes we lose friends for whose loss our regret is greater than our grief, and others for whom our grief is greater than our regret.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

The generality of friends puts us out of conceit with friendship; just as the generality of religious people puts us out of conceit with religion.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

When we exaggerate the tenderness of our friends towards us, it is often less from gratitude than from a desire to exhibit our own merit.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
      - Abraham Lincoln,
        in a reply to the Missouri Committee of Seventy

O friend! O best of friends! Thy absence more
  Than the impending night darkens the landscape o'er!
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christus
         (pt. II, The Golden Legend, I)

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship
  Let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        Courtship of Miles Standish
         (pt. VI, Priscilla, l. 72)

Alas! to-day I would give everything
  To see a friend's face, or hear a voice
    That had the slightest tone of comfort in it.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        Judas Maccaboeus (act IV, sc. 3, l. 32)

My designs and labors
  And aspirations are my only friends.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        Masque of Pandora--Tower of Prometheus on Mount Caucasus
         (pt. III, l. 74)

Ah, how good it feels!
  The hand of an old friend.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        New England Tragedies--John Endicott
         (act IV, sc. 1)

Let the falling out of friends be a renewing of affection.
      - John Lyly (Lylie or Lyllie), Euphues

Women, like princes, find few real friends.
      - Lord George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton ("The Good Lord Lyttelton"),
        Advice to a Lady (st. 2)

A true friend is forever a friend.
      - George MacDonald

He who reckons ten friends has not one.
      - Chretien Guillaume Malesherbes

He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes to betray you without witnesses.
  [Sp., Quien te conseja encobria de tus amigos.
    Enganar te quiere assaz, y sin testigos.]
      - Don Juan Manuel, Prince of Castile,
        Conde Lucanor

Friends are like melons. Shell I tell you why?
  To find one good, you must a hundred try.
      - Claude Mermet, Epigram on Friends

The way to gain a friend is to be one.
      - Jules Michelet

As we sail through life towards death,
  Bound unto the same port--heaven,--
    Friend, what years could us divide?
      - Dinah Maria Mulock (used pseudonym Mrs. Craik),
        Thirty Years--A Christmas Blessing

A faithful friend is the true image of the Deity.
      - Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I)

We have been friends together
  In sunshine and in shade.
      - Lady Caroline Sheridan Norton (Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton),
        We Have Been Friends

But oh! if grief thy steps attend,
  If want, if sickness be thy lot,
    And thou require a soothing friend,
      Forget me not! forget me not!
      - Mrs. Amelia Opie

The rest of the crowd were friends of my fortune, not of me.
  [Lat., Caetera fortunae, non mea, turba fuit.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Tristium
         (I, 5, 34)

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
      - William Penn

He is a friend who, in dubious circumstances, aids in deeds when deeds are necessary.
      - Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus)

There is nothing more friendly than a friend in need.
  [Lat., Nihil homini amico est opportuno amicius.]
      - Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus)


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