In private conversation between intimate friends, the wisest men very often talk like the weakest : for indeed the talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud. - Joseph Addison
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. - Walter Winchell
A friend giveth sympathy in trouble. - Torquato Tasso
When you are down and out something always turns up - and it is usually the noses of your friends. - Orson Wells
Never speak ill of an absent friend. - Plautus
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. - Thomas Jefferson
A book is a friend that never deceives. - René Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt
A brother is a friend given by nature. - Socrates
- by Jason Cuce
A bond of friendship is a bond that is not easily created nor easily broken. While acquaintances may be a dime a dozen, such is not the case with true friends. Such themes are often repeated in familiar and popular quotes about friends.
Many quotes describe a friend as someone who will be there in good times and bad times alike. Often, the good times will be referred to as "light" and the bad as "dark".
And of course, there are quotes and sayings that don't quite place as high of value on friendship as other quotes do.
But those are generally the exceptions rather than the rule.
Friendship themes have been an essential piece of the film and music industries. Some of the greatest movies ever made hinge on these themes - even if the friends aren't human. In the Star Wars saga, the bond between the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 provides an interesting dynamic throughout the films. R2-D2, one hand, is bold and adventurous, while C-3PO is timid and cautious. Between the two there is often disagreement and you could say some argument, too.
I've just about had enough of you. Go that way. You'll be malfunctioning within a day, you near-sighted scrap pile. And don't let me catch you following me begging for help because you won't get it.
- C-3PO, Star Wars, 1977
But they were the best of friends, nonetheless.
Two holidays have been created over the past century to especially celebrate friends. The first Friendship Day was established in 1919 by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark Cards. The date of this holiday was ratified in 1935 by Congress, and is set on the first Sunday of every August. Most countries that celebrate the holiday observe it on this date. In 2011, the United Nations established a separate date for International Friendship Day, and it is set each year on July 30.
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
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