friendship

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on friendship, communication, silence, listening, and absence

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet, pp. 58-59 (On Friendship)

Contributed by: Zengirl

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on friendship

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Contributed by: jdp

A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on friendship, taming, and bond

All the chickens are just alike, and all the men are just alike.  And, in consequence, I am a little bored.  But if you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life.  I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others.  Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground.  Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: The Little Prince, Pages: 83

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by John O'Donohue on friendship and recognition

Your beloved and your friends were once strangers.  Somehow at a particular time, they came from the distance toward your life. Their arrival seemed so accidental and contingent. Now your life is unimaginable without them.

John O'Donohue

Source: Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by John O'Donohue on friendship and recognition

Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention.  Friendship is always an act of recognition... in the moment of friendship, two souls suddenly recognize each other.  It could be a meeting on the street, or at a party or a lecture, or just a simple, banal introduction, then suddenly there is the flash of recognition and the embers of kinship grow.  There is an awakening between you, a sense of ancient knowing.

John O'Donohue

Source: Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, Pages: 22..23

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Gary Zukav on love, healing, all there is, reality, creating, manifestation, attraction, intentions, harmony, love, warmth, friendship, companionship, purpose, journey, life, experience, and opportunity

You may seek companionship and warmth, for example, but if your unconscious intention is to keep people at a distance, the experiences of separation and pain will surface again and again until you come to understand that you, yourself, are creating them. Eventually, you will choose to create harmony and love. You will choose to draw to you the highest-frequency currents that each situation has to offer. Eventually, you will come to understanding that love heals everything, and love is all there is.

The journey may take many lifetimes, but you will complete it. It is impossible not to complete it. It is not a question of if but of when. Every situation that you create serves this purpose. Every experience that you encounter serves this purpose. 

Gary Zukav

Source: The Seat of the Soul, Pages: 121

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on friendship, losing, and tears

When one has lost a friend one's eyes should be neither dry nor streaming. Tears, yes, there should be, but not lamentation.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Letters from a Stoic

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on confidence, friendship, and integrity

There can be no friendship without confidence and no confidence without integrity.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on best friend, friendship, illness, sanity, statistics, and suffering

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

Rita Mae Brown (1944 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on friendship, reward, and virtue

The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Contributed by: Zaady

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