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Sweet is the memory of distant friends!

“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” Washington Irving

“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” Friedrich Nietzsche

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival” C.S. Lewis

“The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.” Barbara Kingsolver

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” Robert Brault

“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.” Shel Silverstein

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” Ally Condie

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” Ray Bradbury

“Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life-and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.” Dean Koontz

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” Charles Lamb

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A friendship that can end never really began.” Publilius Syrus

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