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- If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
- Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
- Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC)
- Friends, in my experience, are like ladies' fashions. They come and go with the seasons, and are rarely of such stout stuff as bears repeated wearing.
- Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, 1996
- We are like oil and water, but all my other relationships are like oil and vinegar! Delicious!
- Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
- Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
- Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
- Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
- Thomas Jones (1892 - 1969)
- We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
- Thucydides (471 BC - 400 BC), Peloponnesian War
- I've learned that all a person has in life is family and friends. If you lose those, you have nothing, so friends are to be treasured more than anything else in the world.
- Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Prehistoric Ice Man, 1999
- 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.
- Unknown, (often attributed to Albert Camus)
- I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
- We are advertis'd by our loving friends.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)