A Short Friendship Poem
By Sydney Smith
I am for frank explanations with friends in case of affronts
sometimes save a perishing friendship;
sometimes they even place it on a firmer basis than before.
Secret discontent always end badly.
And by the way,
we ought to remember that the word friendship applies to
relationships in the family quite as much as with outsiders.
Somebody once said that love may not be
any part of friendship
but friendship must always
exist for love to be happy.
More Friendship Thoughts
By St. Augustine
The love of friendship should be gratuitous.
You ought not to have or
to love a friend for what he will give you.
If you love him for the reason that
he will supply you with money or some other temporal favor ,
you love the gift rather than him.
A friend should be loved freely for himself ,
and not for anything else.
Friends like you keep me from feeing blue. You accept me, and always let me be me.
A friend is known in time of need.
An older sister is a friend and defender - a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.
Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
If we want to make friends, let's greet people with animation and enthusiasm.
Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People
Be a friend. You don't need money: Just a disposition sunny; just the wish to help another.
Edgar A. Guest