quotes tagged with 'friendship', page 4

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

Author: Seneca, Source: UnknownSaved by jarvie in friendship understanding bkp 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You are friendly, kind and caring
Sensitive, loyal and understanding
Humorous, fun, secure and true
Always there... yes that's you.

Special, accepting, exciting and wise
Truthful and helpful, with honest blue eyes
Confiding, forgiving, cheerful and bright
Yes that's you... not one bit of spite.

You're one of a kind, different from others
Generous, charming, but not one that smothers
Optimistic, thoughtful, happy and game
But not just another... in the long chain.

Appreciative, warm and precious like gold
Our friendship won't tarnish or ever grow old
You'll always be there, I know that is true
I'll always be here... always for you.

Author: Angela Lee Hillsley, Source: "Your one of a Kind"Saved by jarvie in love friendship unique special poem bkp 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Source: unknownSaved by jarvie in friend love service friendship serve bkp 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

thanks to all of you for overwhelming me and my family with good so that we aren’t overwhelmed with the reality of the situation we find ourselves in. thank you.

Author: elizabeth bryant , Source: http://blog.cjanerun.com/2008/10/guest-post-by-christians-sist...Saved by mlsscaress in love protection friendship kindness good comfort care sweetness 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The foundation of that isn't some ideal of romantic love. It's a commitment based on the goals you share. And real love, married love, is not what you start with -- it's what you create together along the way.

How foolish, when our young people wait to find love, or to have God show them their foreordained mate, instead of rationally looking at the eligible people and choosing someone who can and will live up to the commitment of marriage, someone with shared faith, someone with whom you can establish friendship and affection.

All marriages are between strangers. And sometimes it's the boring man who'll make the best husband, the plain woman who'll make the best mother.

It takes time to come to know the other person; it take time for each of you to become someone new and different and perfectly adapted to the other. You'll be there through the whole process, though, because your commitment is stronger than the bands of death.

But as that knowledge grows, so does the real love, the deep love. Compared to the thick, strong fabric of married love, romantic love is a Kleenex. You can't make anything out of it. It's disposable -- there's always another in the box.
Author: Orson Scott Card, Source: Making ourselves a perfect fit in marriage. Published: Thursday, Apr. 24, 2008, Deseret News, Mormon Times, M3, M6Saved by mlsscaress in faith choice goals love commitment friendship marriage rational romance affection jouney adapt create 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Jean-Marc had passed the point of no return, but it didn't matter. After two weeks of adjusting to the breakfast, lunch and dinner (Mush a la Ghana), he had no desire to escape. The most basic of foods and good friends proved to be the only real necessities, and what would seem like a disaster from the outside was the most life-affirming epiphany he'd ever experienced: The worst really wasn't that bad. To enjoy life, you don't need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things aren't as serious as you make them out to be.
Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour Work Week, p 45Saved by mlsscaress in control food perception friendship time less basics necessities takeiteasy 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the love of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.

Author: ~Robert Southey, Source: ~UnknownSaved by jarvie in worth love friendship time bkp distance 140quotes 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
From the Lord’s condemnation of Job’s visitors, we learn much about how to comfort those suffering crises of faith. We learn that it does not help to have all the “right” answers if we do not speak the truth in love. (See Eph. 4:5.) With good cause Job complains to Eliphaz: “To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend.” (Job 6:14.)

We also learn that we risk divine displeasure when we cease to comfort and start to accuse. The Prophet Joseph Smith warned that those who see suffering come upon others must “judge not.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 162–63.)

From the failure of Job’s comforters, we further learn that the only abiding comfort must come from the Comforter. Job doesn’t need a carefully argued treatise solving the philosophical problem of evil. He needs a renewed witness that God has not forsaken him.
Author: John S. Tanner, Source: Hast Thou Considered My Servant Job?, Ensign, Dec 1990, 49. ht...Saved by mlsscaress in faith love friendship job comfort answers witness comforter judgenot 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
Author: Doug Larson, Source: http://tvvshowzz.wordpress.com/2008/01/29/humor-from-great-min...Saved by Doc in friendship forgiveness charity envy jealosy 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

True friendship acknowledges imperfections, accepts them as part of our individual makeup, and focuses on our positive aspects instead of expounding upon our faults. Your friends don’t like you to comment upon their failings any more than you like them to criticize you. When your friends are discouraged or disappointed in themselves, a word of encouragement will serve much better than a sermonette. To be the kind of friend you would like to have, be a good listener, offer advice when you are asked for it, and treasure the trust that your friends have placed in you. Praise them for their achievements and sympathize when they fall short, but avoid offering "constructive criticism" or playing devil’s advocate. Most of us expect more from ourselves than anyone else ever would, and we are painfully aware of our shortcomings. We don’t need to be reminded of them by our friends.
Author: Napoleon Hill, Source: Thought for the Day - January 2, 2008Saved by bluesfreak in friendship imperfections 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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