Sunday, January 15, 2012


Really nothing new here today, but a look back on a few quotes about one of life's greatest treasures...friendship!

Nothing I can say is nearly as good as these few quotes by others. I think they about say it all.

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
Samuel Pepys

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
George Santayana

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
Francesco Guicciardini

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
William Blake

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Elbert Hubbard

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
Henry David Thoreau

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
Eugene Kennedy

The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.
Giotto di Bondone

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Thomas Aquinas

Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
William Butler Yeats

True friends stab you in the front.
Oscar Wilde

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Joseph Roux

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
Edward W. Howe

That's really all the deep thoughts I had for this Sunday. I hope you all have a great day!

I suggest we have our coffee inside the kitchen this morning. It's always better shared with friends!


Gorges Smythe said...

A man [that hath] friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend [that] sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

Ben in Texas said...

A friend will lie for you about where you were last night. but a TRUE friend will be right there with you in jail relieving every moment .

JOJO said...

Great Post My Special Freind.
Coffee with you in your cozy kitchen is always a great way to start the day.

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
As always, most wise suggestions for living our daily lives can be found in the good book!

It's a shame more folks don't use it!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Hey Ben...
That makes perfect sense to me. Probably more true than we know!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey JoJo...
It certainly does make getting started better when my first cup is shared with a dear friend!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

It is always good to read the blog of a blogger friend. Good post, my friend.

TROUBLEnTX said...

To have a friend, you have to be a friend. That's how it works.

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
I really appreciate the kind words this morning!

So when are you planning your first road trip? I know you are about more than ready!

Thanks for coming by today, buddy!

Hey Trouble...
Yep! Just like I posted from Emerson. Besides, we could always use another one, right?

Thanks for coming by today!