There are no rules for friendship.
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Friendship needs no words.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.
The reward of friendship is itself. The man who hopes for anything else does not understand what true friendship is.
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it 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.
When someone allows you to bear his burdens, you have found deep friendship.
The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.