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Friends

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same. Elbert Hubbard

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

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. Epictetus

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear. Maya Angelou

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language. Henry David Thoreau

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy. Lao Tzu

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend. Thomas Jefferson

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer. Henry David Thoreau

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius. Joseph Addison

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed. Carl Jung

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend. Harry S. Truman

I live to experience something new each day –
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone’s life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart. Elisabeth Foley

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it. Anonymous

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one. Joan Baez

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. Henry David Thoreau

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters. Thomas Jefferson

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend. Abraham Lincoln

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure. Ecclesiastes 9:10

The only thing to do is to hug one’s friend tight and do one’s job. Edith Wharton

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. Walter Winchell

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

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice –
but when you don’t follow it,
they still respect and love you. Doris Wild Helmering

A true friend sees the good in everything,
and brings out the best in the worst of things. Sasha Azevedo

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. Henry David Thoreau

If I mayn’t tell you what I feel, what is the use of a friend? William Makepeace Thackeray

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin

You are my friend when you can guard my failure,
challenge my thought and celebrate my success. Anonymous

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Latin Proverb

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

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend’s success. Oscar Wilde

I choose you as my friend, and rejoice. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. Henry David Thoreau

A true friend is one who believes in you
when you have ceased to believe in yourself. Anonymous

In everyone’s life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit. Albert Schweitzer

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. Euripides

A brother is a friend given by Nature. Jean Baptiste Legouve

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain. Khalil Gibran

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Donna Roberts

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar,
but I cherish the friend who for me
does not consult his calendar. Robert Brault

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

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is one before whom I can think aloud. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Time

And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?  Tillie Olsen

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That’s probably why they get along so well.  Jonathan Carroll
 
But time growing old teaches all things. Aeschlus 

By the time we’ve made it, we’ve had it. Malcolm Forbes 

Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. William Faulkner 

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. George Bernard Shaw 

Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important. Mariel Hemingway 

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. Golda Meir 

I took some time out for life. James L. Brooks 

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? John Wooden 

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth. Francois Rabelais 

Know how to live the time that is given you. Dario Fo 

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. Roger Babson 

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine. Friedrich Schiller 

Lost time is never found again.  Ben Franklin
 
Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. Dion Boucicault 

My time is now. John Turner 

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness. John Wanamaker 

So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day. Menachem Mendel Schneerson 

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln 

The present is a point just passed. David Russell 

The time I kill is killing me. Mason Cooley 

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. Paul Valery 

 

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