Saturday, April 30, 2005

Quotes for Teens: Best Friends Forever

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.  ~Eustache Deschamps 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 A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.  ~Douglas Pagels A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.  ~Leo Buscaglia The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.  ~Elisabeth Foley Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.  ~Sicilian Proverb When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.  ~Henri Nouwen 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 True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.  ~Dave Tyson Gentry Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.  ~Virginia Woolf The language of friendship is not words but meanings.  ~Henry David Thoreau She is a friend of mind.  She gather me, man.  The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.  It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.  ~Toni Morrison, Beloved Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.  ~Plautus 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 Silences make the real conversations between friends.  Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.  ~Margaret Lee Runbeck, Answer Without Ceasing Yes we are [friends] and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter.  I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front.  We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often.  I don't want to lose this happy space where I have found someone who is smart and easy and doesn't bother to check her diary when we arrange to meet.  ~Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body, 1992 It takes a long time to grow an old friend.  ~John Leonard The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.  ~William Blake A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend

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