Ananda, the Buddha’s friend
and personal assistant, once said to the Buddha that
half the spiritual life consist of kalyana mitrata,
spiritual friendship, or friendship with what is lovely.
The Buddha replies, ‘Say not so Ananda. Say not so.
It is the whole, not the half of the spiritual life.’
"In a chaotic world, friendship
is the most elegant, the most lasting way to be useful.
We are, each of us, a living testament to our friends’
compassion and tolerance, humor and wisdom, patience
and grit. Friendship, not technology, is the only thing
capable of showing us the enormity of the world."
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched
hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when
he discovers that someone else believes in him and is
willing to trust him with his friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of al the blossoms in life’s garden,
Friendship is the most fragrant!
Friendship is the most precious and lasting
gift I have ever recieved
True friendship is the most noble, exalted,
and generous sentiment that ever actuated the human
But how few are there who are capable of enjoying it
in its original purity.
The Female Marine edited by Daniel A. Cohen
True friendship comes when silence between
two people is comfortable.
Dave Tyson Gentry
Friendship improves happiness and abates
misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing
of our grief
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The greatest sweetener of human life
is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of
enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The friendship which is to be practised
or expected by common mortals, must take its rise from
mutual pleasure, and must end when the power ceases
of delighting each other.
Friendship is the union of spirits, a
marriage of hearts, and the bond thereof virtue
William Penn, Fruits of Solitude
The friendship between me and you I will
not compare to a chain; for that rains might rust, or
the falling tree might break.
William Penn, Treaty with the Indians
A real friend is one who walks in when
the rest of the world walks out. Friendship is one mind
in two bodies.
Life without friendship is like the sky
Friendship is a single soul living in
Nothing is great like friendship on earth,
No jewel No pearl has got it's worth. No one except
a friend can be trusted, Your life will never ever get
The holy passion of Friendship is of
so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature
that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked
to lend money.
Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson
True friendship starts the moment one
person says to another, 'What? You too? I thought I
was the only one!
Friendship is the golden thread that
ties all hearts together
Friendship is a horizon which expands
whenever we approach it.
E. R. Hazlip
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh
thoughts nor measure words.
Good friends must not always be together;
It is the feeling of oneness when distant That proves
a lasting friendship.
Susan P. Schultz