As I look around my music/writing room, I see a number of “creativity” quotes to help keep my mind focused on creating beautiful things . Friendship is the same. When we cultivate those friendships, we (as well as they) can blossom into beautiful and lasting friends who “stick closer than a brother.”
Various types of quotes are happy thoughts that we can look at throughout the day. They bring a smile to one’s face and help us remember the small, simplistic things in our lives.
So it is with friendship quotes. They help remind us to look at the “simple things” and to “cultivate” the friendships that God has sent our way–those blessings in disguise just when we need them the most.
There are a number of blogs that have posted inspiring, thought-provoking, beautiful and funny quotes about friendship. Following are just some of the numerous quotes I have gathered for you to ponder and perhaps apply to the friendships you now have (or have yet to find) and to renew friendships that have gone astray. Enjoy and happy reading.
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”–Walter Winchell
“”Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'”–C.S. Lewis
“A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.”–Leo Buscaglia
“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
“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”–Unknown
“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”–Confucius
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”–Albert Schweitzer
“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.”–Arnold H. Glasgow
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”–Audrey Hepburn
“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.”–Leo F. Buscaglia
“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”–Charles Lamb
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”-Marcel Proust
“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”–Zig Ziglar
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”–Woodrow T. Wilson
“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”–Ed Cunningham
“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”–Bernard Meltzer
“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”–Donna Roberts
“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”–Epicurus
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”–Abraham Lincoln
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”–Carl W. Buechner
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”–Unknown
“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”–Albert Camus
“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”–Brandi Snyder
A friend is hard to come by but the one who “holds all our tomorrows” will be the greatest friend of them all–Jesus!