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The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.

    Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have.

    Author: Ernie Banks

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.

    Author: Richard Burton

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.

    Author: John Evelyn

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

    Author: Saint Thomas Aquinas

The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.

    Author: Anne Sophie Swetchine

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

    Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

    Author: Anita Brookner

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

    Author: Jane Austen

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.

    Author: Simone Weil

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

    Author: Joseph Addison

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.

    Author: James F. Byrnes

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

    Author: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

    Author: Robert Lynd

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?

    Author: Eugene Kennedy

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.

    Author: Charles Alexander Eastman

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.

    Author: Kenneth Branagh

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

    Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.

    Author: Pietro Aretino

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