Favorite Quotations ~  Friendship, 11 Gather Together in My Name

"Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable." ~ Jean de La Fontaine

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The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear. ~ Maya Angelou

Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world. ~ Henry Drummond

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. ~ John Leonard

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Friendship is like love at its best; not blind but sympathetically all-seeing; a support which does not wait for understanding; an act of faith which does not need, but always has, reason. ~ Louis Untermeyer

What a tiny list of friends I have! All my fault. I less and less want to see people. ~ Dodie Smith

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. ~ George MacDonald

Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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