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Lovers have a right to betray you. Friends don’t.

“Lovers have a right to betray you. Friends don’t.” Judy Holliday

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” Alice Walker

“In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.” John Churton Collins

“You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.” Laurence J. Peter

“Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again.” John O’Donohue

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie

“Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends.” Virginia Woolf

“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

“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.” Cicero

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” Euripides 

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