A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, 'What? You too! I thought I was the only one.'
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.