Loving Your Best Friend

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  • “I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.” ~ Victor Hugo
  • “Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead. Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.” ~ Anna Cummins
  • “I must confess, as the experience of my own soul, that the expectation of loving my friends in heaven principally kindles my love to them while on earth.” ~ Richard Baxter
  • “The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • “Surely great loving-kindness yet may go With a little gift: all’s dear that comes from friends.” ~ Theocritus
  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu
  • “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  • “To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.” ~ Alphonse De Lamartine
  • “Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  • “Do you have to have a reason for loving?” ~ Brigitte Bardot
  • “Loving someone can be hard at times. You risk a lot when you love – your heart and soul, at the least. Love is the most important and most rewarding investment you can make in another person.” ~ J.E.B. Spredemann
  • “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” ~ John Joseph Powell
  • “The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.” ~ Edwin Louis Cole
  • “There is no limit to the power of loving.” ~ John Morton
  • “Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • “It is by loving and by being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another.” ~ George Mcdonald
  • “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” ~ Euripides
  • “Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” ~ Richard Bach
  • “Trust no friend without faults, and love a maiden, but no angel.” ~ Doris Lessing
  • “A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  • “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” ~ John the Apostle
  • “Sooner or later you’ve heard all your best friends have to say. Then comes the tolerance of real love.” ~ Ned Rorem
  • “It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  • “would consider him definitely one of my very best friends and I know he feels the same about me. We have a lot of love and respect.” ~ Anthony Kiedis
  • “The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.” ~ Moliere
  • “Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.” ~ Seneca
  • “Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.” ~ Socrates
  • “When your love contracts in anger, the atmosphere itself feels threatening. But when you’re expansive, no matter what the weather, you’re in an open, windy field with friends.” ~ Rumi
  • “Love your friends as if they would some day hate you.” ~ R. D. Hicks
  • “Nobody who is afraid of laughing, and heartily too, at his friend, can be said to have a true and thorough love for him.” ~ Julius Charles Hare

This post was last modified on October 10, 2019 12:10 am