A Quote by Kent Nerburn on friendship and character

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.  It is easy, we think, to be loyal to family and clan, whose blood is in our own veins.  Love between man and woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self seeking.  But to have a friend, and to be true under any and all trials, is the mark of a man!

Kent Nerburn

Source: Native American Wisdom (The Classic Wisdom Collection), Pages: 38

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A Quote by Elie Wiesel on friendship and love

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Elie Wiesel (1928 -)

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A Quote by Xu Xiangcai on a treasured friendship, friendship, and anxiety

A treasured friendship can replace regret and hatred and heal the old wounds of the mind. Such a friendship can provide sincere help, consolation and encouragement. These can be magic weapons for eliminating grief and anxiety. When your life is free from anxiety and grief, you will find food tasty, sleep restful and recreation enjoyable.'


Xu Xiangcai, Traditional Chinese Health Secrets


Xu Xiangcai

Source: Traditional Chinese Health Secrets

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on god, love, and friendship

The sun shines equally on diamond and charcoal, but the former has developed qualities that enable it to reflect the sunlight brilliantly, while the latter is unable to reflect the sunlight.  Emulate the diamond in your dealings with people.  Brightly reflect the light of God's love.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on divine, friendship, love, god, and sarcasm

Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness.  To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks, or suggestions, is despicable.  Sarcasm draws out the rebellious spirit and anger in the wrongdoer.  Loving suggestions bring out the repentence in him.  Repentence consists in thoroughly understanding one's own error and in abandoning it.  Friendship is pure by nature.  When you have a lilly in your hands, how can you crush it?  When you love a person dearly, how can you hurt him, even though he may be wrong?  Divine love is unlimited and infinite.  When two or more persons are friends always, no matter what happens, that is an expression of divine love, of divine friendship.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Source: Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons

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A Quote by unknown on friendship

You know a friend like you is a gift that paints a smile in my heart it gives memories that will stay in me not for a while but for a lifetime. True friends never leave each other true friends never part they just sometimes sit silently deep within each other's heart saying I am still here and want always the best for a friend like you who is rare, unique, kind and one of the best gifts I could treasure (your wonderful friendship)


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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on love and friendship

An average man is too concerned with liking people or with being liked himself. A warrior likes, that’s all. He likes whatever or whomever he wants, for the hell of it.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on love and friendship

For a warrior, to be inaccessible means that he touches the world around him sparingly. And above all, he deliberately avoids exhausting himself and others. He doesn’t use and squeeze people until they have shriveled to nothing, especially the people he loves.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan

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A Quote by Malcolm X on friendship and brotherhood

"I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment." -- Malcolm X

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on friendship, space-time, and absence

If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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