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Two happy girls share their friendshipBe patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
       - Afghan Proverb

A small house will hold a hundred friends.
       - African Proverb

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
       - Aristotle

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
       - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is not born of words alone.
       - Armenian Proverb

Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
       - Assyrian Proverb

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
       - Czech Proverb

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
   - Gabonese Proverb

group of boys dressed upGod gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
- Ethel Watts Mumford

So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
       - Robert Louis Stevenson

I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred—that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
       - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
       - Walter Winchell

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
       - Buddha

One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.Photo of Chinese brother and sister
      - Russian Proverb

The time to make friends is before you need them.
       - Traditional Proverb

Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
       - Egyptian Proverb

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.     
- Fr. Jerome Cummings


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