Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts


"It is my joy in life to find at every turning of the road strong arms of a comrade kind to help me onward with my load; and since I have no gold to give, and love alone must make amends, my prayer is, while I live, please God, make me worthy of my friends." -- Unknown

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

"Friendship is mutual curiosity." -- Holbrook Jackson (1874-1978)

"Friendship is a sheltering tree." -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

"Friends are the sunshine of life." -- John Hay (1871)

"Love is a friendship set to music." -- E. Joseph Cossman

"A friend is easier lost than found." -- Proverb

"To friendship every burden's light." -- John Gay (1685-1732)

"A friend in need is a friend indeed." -- English proverb

"Friendship is stronger than kinship." -- Yiddish proverb

"Friendship is the marriage of the soul." -- Japanese proverb

"A true friend is one soul in two bodies." -- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

"Friends though absent are still present." -- Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

"A man dies as often as he loses a friend." -- Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

"Friendship is the same heart in one body." -- Japanese saying

"A faithful friend is the medicine of life." -- Ecclesiasticus 6:16

"Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes." -- Anonymous

"Friends are God's way of taking care of us." -- Proverb

"The road to a friend's house is never long." -- Danish proverb

"Nothing can be compared to a faithful friend." -- Solomon

"The time to make friends is before you need them." -- Proverb

"Though Love be deeper, Friendship is more wide..." -- Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

"Love is only chatter, Friends are all that matter." -- Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)

"No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted." -- Aesop

"A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway." -- Fr. Jerome Cummings

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." -- Walter Winchell

"A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside." -- Denis Waitley

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; don't walk behind me, I may not lead; walk beside me, and just be my friend." -- Albert Camus

"A friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." -- Len Wein

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together" -- Woodrow Wilson

"A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more." -- Fitzwilliam

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost." -- Charles Caleb Colton

"A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget..."

"The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." -- Elizabeth Foley

"A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, but touches your heart." -- Kathleen Grove

"I get by with a little help from my friends." - John Lennon

"It's the friends you can call up at 4 am that matter." -- Marlene Dietrich

"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence." -- George Eliot

"Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead."
- Anna Cummins

Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at you back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand. -- Unknown

God made the world with a heart full of love,
Then he looked down from the heaven above,
And saw that we all need a helping hand,
Someone to share with, who will understand,
He made special people to see us through
The glad times and the sad times, Too;
A person on whom we can always depend,
Someone we can call a friend. -- Unknown

"To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"There is a destiny that makes us brothers, none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others will come back into our own." -- Edwin Markham

"A Friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." -- William Shakespeare

"A friend loveth forever, and a brother is born for adversity." -- Proverbs 17:17


Ecclesiasticus 6:5 Sweet language will multiply friends: and a fairspeaking tongue will increase kind greetings. 

Ecclesiasticus 6:6 Be in peace with many: nevertheless have but one counsellor of a thousand. 

Ecclesiasticus 6:7 If thou wouldest get a friend, prove him first and be not hasty to credit him. 

Ecclesiasticus 6:8 For some man is a friend for his own occasion, and will not abide in the day of thy trouble. 

Ecclesiasticus 6:9 And there is a friend, who being turned to enmity, and strife will discover thy reproach. 

Ecclesiasticus 6:10 Again, some friend is a companion at the table, and will not continue in the day of thy affliction. 

Ecclesiasticus 6:11 But in thy prosperity he will be as thyself, and will be bold over thy servants.

Ecclesiasticus 6:12 If thou be brought low, he will be against thee, and will hide himself from thy face.

Ecclesiasticus 6:13 Separate thyself from thine enemies, and take heed of thy friends. 

Ecclesiasticus 6:14 A faithfu1l friend is a strong defence: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.

Ecclesiasticus 6:15 Nothing doth countervail a faithful friend, and his excellency is invaluable. 

Ecclesiasticus 6:16 A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him. 

Ecclesiasticus 6:17 Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright: for as he is, so shall his neighbour be also.