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Friendship Quotes and Friendship Sayings — Friends in Heaven

These funny friendship quotes and friendship proverbs are all about the importance of friendship:

In Heaven an Angel is nobody in particular. On Earth a Friend is an Angel.
— Unknown Wise Person

Heaven must be an awfully dull place if your best friends end up elsewhere.
— Author Unknown

The “kingdom of Heaven” is a condition of the heart — not something that comes “upon the earth” or “after death.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Heaven is the place your best friends want to go only if you are heading there; so is hell.
— Anonymous

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell — you see, I have friends in both places.
— Mark Twain

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
— Plautus

I believe in angels, the kind Heaven sends. I am surrounded by angels, but I call them my best friends.
— Unknown Author

If I'm in heaven and you’re not there, I'd carve your name in golden chairs, for all the angels there to see, that I love you and you love me. If you’re not there on judgment day, I'll know you've gone the other way, so just to prove our love is true, I'd go to hell to be with you.
— Author Unknown

The tear drop from heaven that travels homeward to the ocean is the love of my best friend whose hand rests in mine.
— Unknown wise person

I believe in Angels, the kind Heaven sends. I am surrounded by Angels, but I call them my best friends.
— Unknown wise person

Heaven — a place where the wicked cease from troubling you with talk of their personal affairs and the good listen with attention while you expound your own.
— Ambrose Bierce

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.  
— John Milton    

Of all the friends I've ever met, you're the one I won't forget and if I die before you do I'll go to heaven and wait for you.
— Unknown Wise Person

But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?
— Robert F. Kennedy

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
— Pearl S. Buck

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
— Mark Twain

COPYRIGHT © 2011 by Ernie J. Zelinski
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Advice on How to Make New Friends and 

Keep the Friends That Heaven Sent

  1. Remember that everything worthwhile — including developing great friendship — usually takes longer than expected.
  2. Occasionally, someone will say something nasty and untrue about you to your friends. Your best response is to live so no one believes it.
  3. Just as important as deciding what sorts of friends we want in our universe is deciding the types we don't want. We must allow ourselves to give up the people that don't make us happy. Oddly enough, they aren't always the easiest to give up. But to open up the space for better people to enter your life, you have to let go of some of the mediocre ones first. You may object that it means going backward if you must weed out some people from your address book. That's life! In order that you can experience more happiness in your world, sometimes you must go backwards before you go forwards. Don't ask why. Some things just work better in practice than they do in theory.
  4. A good friend is much more valuable today than the perfect friend you may find tomorrow.
  5. New friends come with new problems — but with new opportunities and adventures.
  6. You may have found that the faster a love affair starts out the faster it fades. This can be true for friendship as well.
  7. Stick to being yourself and not anyone else. When Leonardo da Vinci was asked what was his greatest accomplishment in his life, he replied, “Leonardo da Vinci." In this regard, Zen Masters don't ask us to be something or someone we aren't. Instead, they ask us to be more truly and more fully who we are.
  8. Great friends will still like you whether you got the great promotion or got fired from your job. By the same token, your love for your friends should be just as strong whether they succeed or fail at the new business they started.
  9. Sometimes even best friends aren't always a treat to be around. You may even have a fight with a best friend. But don't freak out! You can work it out — today's crisis is tomorrow's great story.
  10. Above all, always present your true self and never advertise yourself as something you aren't. Otherwise people with similar values won't recognize you for who you really are. Worse yet, you will attract the bad apples and the bad oranges instead of the good ones.
  11. Don't be all things to all people. It simply doesn't work. You're not Superman or Superwoman. Trying to be loved by everyone will ensure that you are loved by no one.
  12. You should already know that you will learn more and become a wiser person by listening than talking. The Big, Big Bonus is that you will create more great friends by listening than you will by talking.
  13. Keep a tight rein on your temper when a friend does something that grates on you. Bite your tongue even if it hurts. When you must say something, critisize the behavior and not the friend.
  14. Give yourself some time to cool off when you have become upset with a friend. When anger gets the best of you, go for a long walk. If you are really angry, try to outrun a bus.
  15. If it involves something serious, give yourself a day or two to think about it.

COPYRIGHT © 2011 by Ernie J. Zelinski

All Rights Reserved 

Top-10 List of Best Things Ever Said about Friendship

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a
— Plautus

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
— Sicilian Proverb

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be
stupid with them.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

On the road between homes of friends, grass does not grow.
— Norwegian proverb

If I don't have friends, then I ain't nothing.
— Billie Holiday

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
— Samuel Butler 

To be rich in friends — is to be poor in nothing.
— Anon

A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
— Russian Proverb

Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A loyal best friend is someone who sticks up for you even when you're not there.
— Anon

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