Friendship: A Necessity of Life

Humans are social animals with a great need for intimacy. Intimacy doesn’t have to be physical. In many cases, emotional intimacy is just as important, if not more important, than any other type. Friendship gives us the emotional support we need to get through the hard times in our lives.

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
– Elbert Hubbard

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
– Hellen Keller

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. … It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
– C. S. Lewis

“You know a real friend? Someone you know will look after your cat after you are gone.”
– William S. Burroughs

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
– Aristotle

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
– Bob Marley

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Silence makes the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.”
– Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense and to have her nonsense respected.”
– Charles Lamb

“If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking, they can make you laugh.”
– P. C. Cast

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Stay is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.”
– Amos Bronson Alcott

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