See also Friendship Pages, Best Friends, Friendship Quotes and Friendship.
Let's Not Wait
We will meet again my friend,
We will know each others' eyes
We will meet, I'm sure of this,
A Friend's Smiling Face
There is a place I like to go
Friends come and go,
but with a precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle,
because the older you get,
the more you need the people
who knew you when you were young.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives
mean the most to us,
we often find that it is those who,
instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures,
have chosen rather to share our pain
and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
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 curing, not healing
and face with us the reality of our powerlessness,
that is a friend who cares.
We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you
in serious and inconsequential chatter.
I wouldn't mind washing up beside you,
dusting beside you,
reading the back half of the paper while you read the front.
We are friends and I would miss you,
do miss you and think of you very often.
A friend is a person of great understanding
Who shares all our hopes and our schemes,
A companion who listens with infinite patience
To all of our plans and dreams.
A true friend can make all our cares melt away
With the touch of a hand or a smile,
And with calm reassurance make everything brighter,
And life always seem more worthwhile.
A friend shares so many bright moments of laughter
At even the tiniest thing--
What memorable hours of light-hearted gladness
And pleasure this sharing can bring!
A friend is a cherished and precious possession
Who knows all our hopes and fears,
And someone to treasure deep down in our hearts
With a closeness that grows through the years.
A friend is someone who listens,
A friend is someone who cares.
A friend is someone who understands,
A friend is someone who shares.
It's nice to have a special friend
To tell all your secrets to.
It's nice to know that someone you like,
Is someone who really likes you.
A friend is someone you call on the phone
To talk about nothing at all.
A friend is someone who cheers you up.
And makes you feel ten feet tall.
Everyone would like to have
A special friend it's true
But if you want a special friend,
You need to be one, too.
(B. J. Morbitzer)
Life is sweet,
just because of the friends we have made,
And the things which in common we share;
We want to live on, not because of ourselves,
But because of the people who care.
It's giving and doing for somebody else--
On that, all life's splendor depends . . .
And the joy of this world,
when you've summed it all up,
Is found in the making of friends.
(Music by Elton John)
There isn't much I haven't shared
With you along the road.
And through it all there'd always be
Suddenly that isn't true
There's another avenue
Beckoning the great divide.
Ask no questions, take no side
Who's to say who's right or wrong
Whose course is braver run.
Still we are, have always been
Will ever be as one.
What is done has been done for the best
Though the mist in my eyes might suggest
Just a little confusion
about what I'll lose.
But if I started over
I know I would choose
The same joy the same sadness
each step of the way
That fought me and taught me
that friends never say,
Never say goodbye.
Sometimes along life's pathways there will come a friend,
Who gets to know you inside out, right to the very end,
The depth and height and width of all that makes you 'you',
And they continue liking you no matter what you do.
They get to see inside of you where others dare not go,
And soon they are a part of you and you find you love them so.
They let you laugh and share your joy, they help you through the day,
And no matter what you've said or done, they never turn away.
Sometimes when things are getting rough, and when the crying's done,
They'll join with you in games and play, just like when you were young,
And had a special playmate who would run the field of joys,
That children find around the bend with other girls and boys.
They're honest and they're faithful, they try never to betray
The precious trust between you as you live from day to day.
It's so hard to express sometimes, and though it might sound odd,
My best way to describe them is they are a gift from God.
And so, my friend, I'm writing with a thankful heart to say
I'm so glad I have a friend like you to help me on my way.
When the ocean of life was rough thank you for being my buoy
But mostly thanks for running with me through the Field of Joys.
I have a list of folks I know all written in a book,
And every now and then I go and take a look.
That is when I realize these names, they are a part,
not of the book they're written in but taken from the heart.
For each Name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
and in that meeting they have become the reason and the rhyme.
Although it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I really am composed of each remembered name.
Although you're not aware of any special link,
just knowing you, has shaped my life more than you could think.
So please don't think my greeting as just a mere routine,
your name was not forgotten in between.
For when I send a greeting that is addressed to you,
it is because you're on the list of folks I'm indebted to.
So whether I have known you for many days or few,
in some ways you have a part in shaping things I do.
I am but a total of many folks I've met,
you are a friend I would prefer never to forget.
Thank you for being my friend!
It is not wise to count your friends
on a bright sunny day.
When the sky is blue
and smiles come so easily.
Instead wait for a storm,
when the clouds are dark
and the day grows cold.
Laughter is not heard
in your heavy heart.
Then when a friend comes
and stands beside you
and lifts your spirits to the sky
and laughter is in your heart,
he or she deserves the name . . . friend.
(B.J. Morbitzer, used with permission)
If nobody smiled and nobody cared
and nobody helped us along.
If every moment looked after itself and
good things always went to the strong;
If nobody cared just a little about you
and nobody cared about me,
and we stood alone, in the battle of life,
what a dreary old world this would be
Live is sweet, just because of the friends we have made
and the things which in common we share,
We want to live on, not because of ourselves
but because of the people who care.
It is doing and giving for somebody else
on which all of life's splendor depends.
The joy of this world, when you've summed it all up
is found in the making of friends
There are friends who pass like ships in the night,
Then there are friends that sail together,
(B. J. Morbitzer)
There's a miracle called Friendship
But the happiness it brings you
Thank You for the Light
Into the dim lit, bare walls of my world,
With tender care, you added comfort, warmth,
With me; our friendship has become a part
Remembering just how drab these walls had been,
Friendship is a Golden Chain
(Helen Steiner Rice)
Friendship is a golden chain--
Time can't destroy its beauty
For friendship is a priceless gift
The Key to Friendship
The key to friendship..
It's not how you make a person smile
The key to friendship..
(based on a poem © Sandra Lewis Pringle)
If I could catch a rainbow,
If I could build a mountain
If I could take your troubles,
I can not build a mountain
When we share laughter, there's twice the fun;
When we share dreams, they become more real;
If we share with someone on whom we depend,
Today I share this poem with you . . .
from Count Me In
(Gary Lewis and the Playboys)
If you need someone to count on
When you start to count the ones
If you need someone to count on
Just be sure you count on me
Good friends are one in a million.
Good friends are lives overlapping.
The Gift of Happiness
If I had a magic wand
When you get right down to it
Around the corner I have a friend
If, we were younger then,
Around the corner!--yet miles away,
Wherever we go,
He drew a circle that shut me out--
The Seeds of Friendship
Seeds God has planted here on earth
Value your friends, honor their decisions,
Never be angry if you don't talk to them each day,
Hold their memory in your heart and mind,
Friends Are Angels
Our friends are like angels
Their thoughtfulness comes
Like upside-down rainbows,
Friends are like angels
Your friends are very precious things;
Their love is like the rarest gem.
But friends are hard to find and keep
Unless you are a friend to them.
Thanks for being There
The world is moving faster now;
When I have had to follow new directions,
When nothing held together or
Everyone needs someone
Our friendship is soothing
Our friendship can bloom
Our friendship brings rainbows
Our friendship withstands hardships
I Call You Friend
A friend like you is a special gift
You know my thoughts before I speak,
You're always there with a hug to share,
Magic in Our Friendship
There is magic in our friendship
There is something magical
That's the magic I feel
My Wish for You
I wish you happiness--
I wish you serenity
I wish you success
I wish you dreams
Above all I wish you could see
A Part of My Life
Somehow, out of all the twists and turns
Friends are like MATH!
They multiply your joy,
I Think we're close enough that
we can discuss our relationship
freely without feeling embarrassed.
I hope I don't make you uncomfortable
when I go a step further and say those
'Three Little Words' that sum up how
I feel about having you as a friend . . .
You're Damn Lucky!