He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,

And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

Ali ibn-Abi-Talib (602 AD – 661 AD), A Hundred Sayings


Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC), Eudemian Ethics


Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC), Nichomachean Ethics


A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.

Arthur Brisbane, “The Book of Today”


The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)


Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC), On Friendship, 44 B.C.


The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.

Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC), De Amicitia


It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.

Colette (1873 – 1954), The Pure and the Impure, 1932


Being friendless taught me how to be a friend. Funny how that works.

Colleen Wainwright, Communicatrix, 11-09-07




You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale Carnegie


All people want is someone to listen.

Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, May 8, 2003


Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), Northanger Abbey


When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.

Japanese Proverb

 True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719), The Spectator, March 17, 1911


You don’t get to pick your own nickname. They’ve gotta give you one. It’s like we’re all tryin’ to make pets out of each other and we’re not comfortable unless we get to name ‘em.

Laura Moncur, Merriton, 03-26-08


Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Unknown, (often attributed to Albert Camus)


We are advertis’d by our loving friends.

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)


……………somehow….i’m just……..lethargic……