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" Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. "
" That a friendship ends doesn't mean it was weak from the outset; that it ends says nothing about its importance. "
" It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. "
" Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. "
" It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations. "
James F. Byrnes
" Beauty and folly are old companions. "
" In a basic sense, 'A Little Life' is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It's a different version of adulthood, but it's no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else's. "
" As soon as I started working at the 'Los Angeles Times,' people warned me not to get too close to artists because it could make it difficult to review their work, and you can never really tell if the 'friendship' is genuine. "
" Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. "
" Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. "
" Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. "
" So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations. "
" A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend. "
Henry David Thoreau
" There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. "
" Look, I worked with American Republican presidents and Democratic presidents, all of them, and each of them has shown a deep and profound friendship to Israel, you know? I can't remember anybody who was in that sense negative as far as Israel is concerned. "
" But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right. "
" Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later. "
" Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends. "
" Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. "
" Friendship is Love without his wings! "
" Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. "
" If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue. "
" My writing partner, Nicki, and I became obsessed with a monologist who performs unscripted shows equipped with nothing more than scribbled bullet points and a glass of water. We wrote him a fan letter and found ourselves sharing lunch and eventually a friendship. "
" To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it's a thrill to start a friendship even up. "
" We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love. "
" To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. "
" I suppose, the natural outgrowth about writing about two friends, it becomes about their friendship, and the complexities of it, and the way personality plays off each other, and what they each like to do, separately and together. "
" Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease. "
" One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error. "
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
" The most important thing for me is to have real friendship between Egyptians and Americans. "
" Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. "