Quotes are an eloquent way for one to express how they feel and reflect on a specific situation, relationship or feeling. Friendship quotes for example, help convey our feelings towards that special friend in our life. We find solace in words when situations or feelings are confusing, when friendship turns to love, a new bond is born or a dear friend is lost.
Real friends are those that allow us to be ourselves, be comfortable, be stupid, make mistakes, and still not be judged. They are a mirror to our true selves and we can’t fathom a life without them by our side. As Danielle Steele stated in her book The Gift: It’s like some people just come through our lives, to bring us something, a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn, and that’s why they’re here.
A test for real friendship is whether we can be happy for our friends’ successes and supportive for their mishaps. Genuine care and support are what should define a friendship not jealousy, envy, and pity. Let’s all remember the great words of Oscar Wilde: Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend success.
There are friendship quotes that celebrate the friends we turn to, find solace with, and seek support from. They make life more beautiful simply by being there, sharing and listening. No moment is complete without their being part of it. As one great person once put it: Some people come into our lives, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never ever the same.
And sometimes the inevitable happens. The friendship catches fire. We start developing strong feelings to a friend and cross the thin line between love and friendship. We launch into treacherous territory naively convincing ourselves that should things not work out we can always stay friends. The reality of the matter is quite the opposite. While friendships can often end in love, love will never to convert to friendship. Should we ever jump in and then discover that our feelings are not returned, we’ll almost always end up losing that friend forever. As the famous poem goes: You’re not friends; you’ll never be friends; you’ll be in love ’till it kills you both; you’ll fight, and you’ll hate each other ’till it makes you quiver, but you’ll never be friends.