A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
Time that withers you will wither me. We will fall like ripe fruit and roll down the grass together. Dear friend, let me lie beside you watching the clouds until the earth covers us and we are gone.
...Despite the mayhem that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel's hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go.
You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
But Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.
To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.
Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned.
We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.
The foundation of adult trust is not "You will never hurt me." It is "I trust myself with whatever you do."
When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Friendship is thinking of the other person first.
Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment.
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
He experienced the singular pleasure of watching people he loved fall in love with other people he loved.
Quizás aun no te comprenda. Pero, con un poco de tiempo, llegaré a entenderte. Y no habrá nadie en el mundo que te comprenda mejor que yo.
The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.
Hermione was screaming again: the sound went through Harry like physical pain.
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