"One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
~ Proverbs 18:24 ~
"My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them. They tell me those who were poor early have different views of gold. I don't know how that is. God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him." ~ Emily Dickinson ~
"Don't walk in front of me...I may not follow
Don't walk behind me...I may not lead
Walk beside me...just be my friend."
~ Albert Camus ~
"Those who live in the Lord
never see each other for the last time."
"Good friends, good books
and a sleepy conscience;
this is the ideal life."
~ Mark Twain ~
"A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers,
blesses you with love and
encourages you with hope."
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival." ~ C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves ~
"It is not a lack of love,
but a lack of friendship
that makes unhappy marriages."
~ Nietzsche ~
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It' snot something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
~ Muhammad Ali ~
"No person is your friend who demands your silence,
or denies your right to grow."
~ Alice Walker ~
"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." ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey ~
"Friends are friends forever, if the Lord is the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never, cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands I know
That a lifetime's not too long... to live as friends."
~ Michael W. Smith ~
"That is God's call to us--simply to be people who are content to live close to Him and to renew the kind of life in which the closeness is felt and experienced." ~ Thomas Merton ~
"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you.
You just got to find the ones worth suffering for."
~ Bob Marley ~
"My command is this:
love each other as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no one than this:
to lay down one's life for one's friends.
~ John 15:12-13 ~
Please pray for ~ Joey's family and friends ~ Bonnie Jean ~ Patty and daughters ~ Gina ~ Mary ~ Nancy and Julie ~ Diana and her hero ~ Jim ~ Ronnie ~