"Friendship is always the union
of a part of one mind
with a part of another."
-- George Santayana --
"Lay down this rule of friendship:
neither ask nor consent to do what is wrong.
The plea, 'for friendship's sake,'
is a discreditable one,
nd should not be admitted for a moment.
We should ask from friends
and do for friends only what is good."
-- Cicero/ TREATISE ON FRIENDSHIP --
"I'd rather have two good friends,
than 500,000 admirers."
-- E.E. Cummings --
"The friendships that last are those wherein
respects the other's dignity
to the point of not really wanting anything from him."
-- Cyril Connolly --
"The shortness of an acquaintance
is in no way connected with the inner, spiritual time
during which a friendship can develop and mature."
-- Vladimir Nabokov --
"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of
feeling safe with a person!
Having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but pouring them all out just as they are, chaff and grain together.
Certain that a faithful hand will take them and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping,
and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away."
-- George Eliot --