The Wisdoms Project


Friendship


I’m a one-on-one type of guy.  I prefer small groups to large ones. I have chosen to have just a few, deep, intense friendships….rather than have a long list of people with whom I spend a lot of time.  Oh, I like being liked, but I like liking much more.


I'm still learning about relationships.  Relationships should be a freeing experience rather than enslavement. They should be an energy-giver, rather than an energy-drainer. It should be that the person or persons you're with enrich you and you enrich them. You shouldn't approach relationships with a sense of need. I think if you are looking at your friend or partner to fulfill you as a human being, you're in trouble.
Yanni Chrysomallis


Real friends are those who, when you have made a fool of yourself,
don't feel that you've done a permanent job.


It is one of the blessings of old, good friends,
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


People who like others are people others like.

When a friend deals with a friend,
let the bargain be clear and well penned so they may continue friends to the end.

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie

If you don't like someone:
                 ….the way they hold their spoon can make you furious.
If you do like them:
                 ….they can turn their plate over into your lap and you won't mind.

Be slow in choosing a friend….even slower in changing.
    Benjamin Franklin

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another:
People are friends in spots.
George Santayana


Fine friendship requires duration rather than fitful intensity.
    Aristotle

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

Our friends are people who know all about us and still like us.

Only your friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
Sicilian Proverb

We have fewer friends than we imagine….but more than we know.

Do not expect all friendships to last forever.
Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone
                                               ….but part, while you can part friends.
    William Hazlitt


I want to appreciate you without judging.
Join you without invading.
Invite you without demanding.
Leave you without guilt.
Virginia Satin

                                                                                                                                                      

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Some of the most rewarding and beautiful moments of a friendship
happen in the unforeseen open spaces between planned activities.
It is important that you allow these spaces to exist
                                              ….in fact, look for them.

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us
                                        ….as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
Epicurus

If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy them by asking if there is anything you can do.  Think up something appropriate and offer to do it.
Edgar Howe

Ah, how good it feels!
                                              The hand of an old friend.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Often we devote too little time to our friends….and to much time to our enemies.
Leon Uris

Friendship
                  improves happiness and abates misery
                                                by doubling our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make,
who would you call and what would you say?  
And why are you waiting?
Stephen Levine