friendshipWhen we’re looking for compassion, it’s about connecting with the right person at the right time about the right issue. —Dr. Brene Brown

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed That can make life a garden. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

True friendship is like a rose: We don’t realize its beauty until it fades. —Evelyn Loeb

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend; that would be giving as the angels give. —George MacDonald

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle 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. —Henri Nouwen

Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship. —Dorothy Parker

Just by giving friendship and love, you keep the people around you from give up—and each expression of friendship or love may be the one that makes all the difference. —Mary Anne Schwalbe

A friend is someone who knows the song of your soul and sings it back to you when you have forgotten the words. —Author Unknown