~This post is dedicated to all my wonderful family and friends. Thank you!~
"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be."
"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."
"A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad."
"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another."
"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable."
-Dave Tyson Gentry
"Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy."
"Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer."
"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up hiss fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!...And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him--a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
"A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out."
"He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty."
"Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie."
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."
"There is a magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound."
"But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weight thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."