What are the TOP 10 friends quotes by Henry David Thoreau?


The language of friendship is not words but meanings.


Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.


Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.


True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.




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


A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.


A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us. The friend asks no return but that his friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other's hopes. They are kind to each other's dreams.


We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend.


One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then


To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.



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