Aside from my immediate family, my friends mean the world to me; I would be lost without them. Which is why it is extra hard when I feel as though they are not putting as much into our friendship as I am. I am sure I am not the only person in the world with this issue. Over the years, I have found that quotes really help me in such trying times. I like to type them up and leave them around my house. Here are some quotes on friendship that I hope will bring to you the peace they bring to me.
“Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache: do be my enemy for friendship’s sake.” – William Blake
“Have no friends not equal to yourself.”- Confucious (551 – 497 BC) Chinese philosopher.
“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.”- Jacques Delille (1738 – 1813) French poet.
“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice.”- Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) British lexiographer.
“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.”- George Washington (1732 – 1799) US Statesman.
“Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”- Eleanor Roosevelt