Vänskap

Känns lite som att jag vill fortsätta på vad jag skrev igår. När jag läste det idag tyckte jag att man kan tolka det som att jag går igenom något väldigt jobbigt men det är inte så… Jag mår väldigt bra. Men jag är ärlig. Och en av de saker jag kommit fram till när det gäller äkta, djup vänskap och kärlek är just att det kostar mycket -för det handlar ju om att man lägger ner sitt eget för någon annan. Det gör ofta ont, ibland helt enkelt för att det är svårt för oss människor att inte först se till vårt eget. Men det är möjligt att leva i kärlek med Jesus i ens liv. Om min relation till Gud är levande och jag är mycket tillsammans med honom så kommer det att märkas i mina relationer.

På tal om vänskap så samlade jag ihop några citat jag tyckte var sanna och tänkvärda. Håll till godo! 🙂

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

”Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.”
– Oscar Wilde

”If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
– Mother Teresa

”I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.”
– Benjamin Franklin

”Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

”A simple friend thinks the friendship over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it’s not a friendship until after you’ve had a fight”
– Unknown

”A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Friendship is one mind in two bodies.”
– Mencius

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

”When you’re looking for a friend don’t look for perfection, just look for friendship.”
– Unknown

”Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden). The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, ”What? You too? I thought I was the only one.” . . . . It is when two such person discover one another, when, whether with immense difficulties and semi-articulate fumblings or with what would seem to us amazing and elliptical speed, they share their vision – it is then that Friendship is born. And instantly they stand together in an immense solitude.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves, paragraph 16

”Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.”
– George Eliot

”Good friends must not always be together; It is the feeling of oneness when distant that proves a lasting friendship.”
– Susan P. Schultz

”Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

”You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
– Dale Carnegie

”Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

”Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”
– Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

”Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.”
– Mary Catherwood

”Are we going to be friends forever? Asked Piglet. Even longer, Pooh answered.”
– A. A. Milne Winnie the Pooh

”True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.”
– Charles Caleb Colton

”Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.”
– Bible: Ecclesiastes