Just Friends

Sunday, December 5, 2010 – Just Friends

Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best; they are merely the people who got there first. ~ Peter Ustinov

The only thing that lasts longer than a friend’s love is the stupidity that keeps us from knowing any better. ~ Randy K. Milholland

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

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. ~ Elbert Hubbard

If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~ William Blake

You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job. ~ Laurence J. Peter

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. ~ C. S. Lewis

It’s important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to the friendship that we are not. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. ~ Marlene Dietrich

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. ~ Oprah Winfrey

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

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. ~ Barbara Kingsolver

Probably no man ever had a friend that he did not dislike a little. ~ E. W. Howe

Friends are relatives you make for yourself. ~ Eustache Deschamps

My mother never breastfed me, she told me she only liked me as a friend. ~ Rodney Dangerfield

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends – you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue. ~ Alice Duer Miller

I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world. ~ Blaise Pascal

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger. ~ Franklin P. Jones

True friends stab you in the front. ~ Oscar Wilde

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. ~ George Washington

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend. ~ Abraham Lincoln

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. ~ Harry S. Truman

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx

When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. ~ Edward Abbey

The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it. ~ Doug Larson

I was the kid next door’s imaginary friend. ~ Emo Philips

The monster was the best friend I ever had. ~ Boris Karloff

If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. ~ Carl Sandburg

When you are younger, the camera is like a friend and you can go places and feel like you’re with someone, like you have a companion. ~ Annie Leibovitz

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress – for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love. ~ William Hazlitt

A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget. ~ Samuel Butler

I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. ~ E. M. Forster

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention. ~ Clifton Fadiman