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A Few Words on Friendship


International Friendship Day is July 30. To get in the spirit of connecting with good friends and enjoying the company of others, here are a few inspiring quotes to remind you of the value of friendship.

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.”

―Jane Austen, British author

“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.”

―William Butler Yeats, Irish poet

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

―Nelson Henderson, Canadian author

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”

―Helen Keller, American author and disability advocate

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

―Marcel Proust, French novelist

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

―Anaïs Nin, French-American writer

“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”

―Walt Whitman, American poet

“Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.”

―H. Jackson Brown Jr., American author


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