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Friend

St. Basil

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Hal Elrod

Research has shown that we virtually become like the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Who you spend your time with may be the single most determining factor in the person you become and in your quality of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives…

Jane Francis de Chantal

I have considered all methods of governing and I have finally seen that the best is that which is amiable, sincere, humble, and patient.

Aesop

If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself.

Aristotle

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

Abraham Lincoln

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

B.C. Forbes

Cheerfulness is among the most laudable virtues. It gains you the good will and friendship of others. It blesses those who practice it and those upon whom it is bestowed.

Helen Keller

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

George Washington

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.

William Arthur Ward

The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.

John Bosco

Fly from bad companions as from the bite of a poisonous snake. If you keep good companions, I can assure you that you will one day rejoice with the blessed in Heaven; whereas if you keep with those who are bad, you will become bad yourself…

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