“A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them – they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship.” — Rainer Maria Rilke (via QuinnCreative

“To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts unexpressed — that can make of this earth a garden.” — Goethe

“To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.” — Doménico Cieri Estrada

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one” — C.S. Lewis

“One of the greatest titles we can have is “old friend”. We never appreciate how important old
friends are until we are older. The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are
young. We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age when a busy life and changing geographies can cause us to neglect those friends. Today is the day to invest in those people we hope will call us ‘old friend” in the years to come.” — Grant Fairley

“We don’t get to know people when they come to us; we must go to them to find out what they are like.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.” — Robert Louis Stevenson