Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world"
"Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts"
"A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship"
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence"
"A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends"
"I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world"
"Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway"
"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same"
"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine"
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend"
"One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human"
"I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better"
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival"
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends"
"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold"
"When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it"
"A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely"
"Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends"
"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything"
"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means 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"
"A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away"
"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"
"Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go"
"Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces"
"Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness"
"I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing"
"When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character"