Friendship

On the question of relating to our fellowman – our neighbor’s spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love.

St. Edith Stein

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Fly from bad companions as from the bite of a poisonous snake. If you keep good companions, I can assure you that you will one day rejoice with the blessed in Heaven; whereas if you keep with those who are bad, you will become bad yourself, and you will be in danger of losing your soul.

St. John Bosco

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For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

St. Teresa of Avila

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If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.

St. Augustine

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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

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Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa

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True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

St. Jerome

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If this is the way You treat Your friends, no wonder You have so few!

St. Teresa of Avila

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If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful, and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed.

Pope Benedict XVI

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The sickness of a family member, friend or neighbor is a call to Christians to demonstrate true compassion, that gentle and persevering sharing in another’s pain.

Pope John Paul II

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