Quotes about Friendship, On My Best Friend’s Birthday

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them” ― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. ― Proverbs 18:24

There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” ― P.G. Wodehouse

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Ron: “He must have known I’d want to leave you.”
Harry: “No, he must have known you would always want to come back.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“The best mirror is an old friend.” ― George Herbert

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” ― Aristotle

“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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Brett Brett (39 Posts)

PhD Student in Pastoral Theology at Southern Seminary. Married to Rachael. Father of two girls and a boy. Louisville, KY.


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