Sunday, November 16, 2008

To My Friends

I read these words and I think of you…

You know who you are…
Thank you for being my friend…
Thank you for loving me…

"A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked." ~ Bernard Meltzer.

‘A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.” ~ Fr. Jerome Cummings

“Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.” ~ Cindy Lew

“Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure!” ~ Jewish Saying

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

"Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure." ~ Jewish saying

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ~ Aristotle

“Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ~ Albert Camus

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

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

“Hold a true friend with both your hands.” ~ Nigerian Proverb

"A faithful friend is the medicine of life." ~ Apocrypha

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.” ~ Anonymous

“Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find one good you must one hundred try.” ~ Claude Mermet

"Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil." ~ Baltasar Gracian (1647)

"Friendship needs no words." ~ Dag Hammarskjold.

"The best mirror is an old friend." ~ George Herbert

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

Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow. ~ Samuel Paterson

“A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” ~ Anonymous

“Count your wealth with friends not your gold” ~ Anonymous

“Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.” ~ Lois L. Kaufman

"I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship!” ~ Pietro Aretino (1537)

"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit." ~ Aristotle

"A friend loves at all times." ~ Proverbs 17:17.

"Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it." ~ Cicero (44 B.C.)

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost" ~ Charles Caleb Colton (1825)

"Friends show their love in times of trouble.” ~ Euripides (408 B.C.)

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives." ~ Euripides (408 B.C.)

"A good friend is my nearest relation." ~ Thomas Fuller (1732)

"My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private." ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol

"However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship." ~ La Rochefoucauld (1665)

"A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire." ~ La Rochefoucauld (1665)

"Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love." ~ Charles Peguy

"There can be no Friendship where there is no Freedom." ~ William Penn

"No man is useless while he has a friend." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with." ~ Mark Twain

An honest answer is the sign of true friendship~ Proverbs 24:26

"A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." ~ Len Wein

"A friend is a present you give yourself." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. ~ Leo Buscaglia

“It's the ones you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

“Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.” ~ Samuel Paterson

“Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.” ~ Sicilian Proverb

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.” ~ Sydney Smith

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

“It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” ~ Doug Larson

“Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.” ~ Czech. Proverb

“Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.” ~ Thomas Wilson

“Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.”

“A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.“

“When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.”

“True friendship never ends because true friends are forever.”

Most people walk in and out of your life. But only friends leave footprints in your heart.


  1. Thank you for being my best friend. I love you and value your friendship to me for the last 30 years. You're a good man and I'm proud to stand by your side.

  2. You guys are the best... I hope Ty and I will always be considered friends. Actually I'd like to be a neighbor as well... maybe someday :0)

  3. So are you Ross, Joey, or Chandler. And if so, what does that make me?

    You're my favorite Giants Fan, Favorite Red-Beard, Favorite Jimbae Player, and Second Favorite New Yorker.

    I'll be there for you - Shadraq

  4. “It's the ones you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

    I think I used up all my cards on that one...Thanks for always being there. You're the best!

  5. You truly are one of the best friends anyone could ever ask for or want. I know I miss you terribly, but I am more thankful that I was blessed to know you!

  6. Sounds like your missing us...because I know we are missing you :{

  7. Here's one more..."The quality of your friends is a mirror reflection of what kind of friend you are."

    You are the best of friends my brother. We're praying for your complete healing!

  8. Anonymous6:40 PM

    can u leave ur phone number to me???

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