A Quote by unknown on friends, love, and happiness

The walls may crumble, the pictues may fade, but we'll never forget the friends we've made.


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A Quote by Morrigan on success and friends

"It is often thought that people find out who their real friends are when the chips are down, but try having some sudden, unexpected and huge success...Then you will really find out who are your nearest and dearest."


Source: Jacquelene Close Moore

Contributed by: Morrigan

A Quote by unknown on friends


A friend is one of God's angels on earth.


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A Quote by Tim McGraw on friends


If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them. I'd be at the bottom to catch them.  

Tim McGraw

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on friends and life

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Contributed by: Tara

A Quote by Dalai Lama on buddhism, dalai lama, four excellences, peace of mind, friends, and happiness

In the Buddhist approach, wordly happiness is based on what we call the four excellences: the Dharma, wealth, nirvana, and satisfaction.  Nirvana, or freedom from suffering, is the ultimate goal.  The satisfaction achieved from a successful temporal life is just a transient goal.  The teachings are the means to achieve ultimate inner freedom, whereas money and wealth facilitate worldly happiness, temporary satisfaction.  One strives to achieve that which is positive for all beings.  To do so, one must attend to both ultimate and temporary goals.  Well being and money belong to the latter category.  In fact, Buddhist texts mention the fruition of eight qualities including wealth, health, and fame that define a "fortunate" human existence. 

To enjoy even temporary happiness, however, one must first have peace of mind.  Next comes health, then good companions, and then money, in that order, though of course all four aspects are connected.  For example, when we had to escape from Tibet, our first priority was to save our lives.  Being penniless was secondary.  If one is alive, it is always possible to make friends and earn money.  Peace of mind must come first.  Peace of mind generally attracts prosperity.  Certainly someone who has peaceful of mind will use his or her money judiciously.

The mind is key.  If anything should be considered a god, so to speak, it is the mind, not money.  A healthy positive mind is the utmost priority.  But if we were to reverse the order of these priorities, what would happen?  I find it hard to imagine how a person with great wealth, bad health, no friends, and no peace of mind could feel even slightly happy.

Dalai Lama

Source: Imagine All the People: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Money, Politics, and Life as it Could Be, Pages: 5

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on friends, friendship, loss, and abandonment

Pythagoras asks that we not let a friend go lightly, for whatever reason.  Instead, we should stay with a friend as long as we can, until we're compelled to abandon him completely against our will.  It's a serious thing to toss away money, but to cast aside a person is even more serious.  Nothing in human life is more rarely found, nothing more dearly possessed.  No loss is more chilling or more dangerous than that of a friend.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: SoulMates, Pages: 208

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on friends


People who plead with you for favours
May eventually prove to be great flatterers.
Your friends are only those
Who all the time cheerfully support
Your heart's aspiration-flames.

Sri Chinmoy


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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on marriage, great companions, friends, significant others, maze, and mazes

The point is that getting married for lust or money or social status or even love is usually trouble.  The point is that marriage is a maze into which we wander - a maze that is best got through with a great companion.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, Pages: 149

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Dana Meadows on culture, talk, friends, causes, believe, join, strangers, crass messages, embarrassing, shyness, intrusion, rejection, share, real, heartfelt, commitments, easier, cynicism, and dreams

It is not OK in this culture to talk to friends about causes you believe in, much less to ask them to join in. It's OK to blast perfect strangers with crass messages every hour of the day, but it's a tinge embarrassing, it brings up some shyness, it seems an intrusion, it risks rejection to share real heartfelt commitments. It's easier to share our cynicism with strangers than our dreams with friends.

Dana Meadows

Contributed by: RainbowBright

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