O. Henry Quotes

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We can’t buy one minute of time with cash; if we could, rich people would live longer.

No friendship is an accident.

O. Henry, the pen name of William Henry Porter (1862-1910), was an American writer who mastered the art of crafting short stories.

Amy Weatherly Quotes

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Friendship is about real, no-filter-needed life.

Friendship involves efforts on both parts.  On your part.  On theirs.  Make your peace with this truth right now or you will forever be disappointed.

Amy Weatherly is an American author who remains active with writing and her down-to-earth blog (amyweatherly.com).  

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was a former first lady of the United States during her husband’s tenure as President (1933-1945).  Her life was filled with many accomplishments and pursuits outside of her political involvement with her husband:  diplomat (United Nations) and activist (human rights).

Washington Irving Quotes

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Sweet is the memory of distant friends!  Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.

Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.

American Washington Irving (1783-1859) ranks as one of his country’s most renowned authors.  His amazing short stories of “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleeping Hollow” remain all-time classics.  Ironically, his final resting place is at the Sleeping Hollow Cemetery in New York state.

Rod McKuen Quotes

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Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.

Ideas are few, another might not come by soon.

American Rod McKuen (1933-2015) was a distinguished poet, songwriter, and actor.  During the late 1960s, his poetry was some of the most sought after.  

What’s Your Rush?

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Driving fast down time’s hectic road

Passing new sign’s life-changing mode


Hey busy people, “What’s your rush?”

Best to paint life with brand new brush


Slow self down, before passing by

More to life than hello and bye


Coffee’s better with second cup

Take time to really size life up


Spend precious moments, call your friend

Each minute pays big dividends


Look around, lend others your hand

Playing music on life’s bandstand


Time spent with young children at play

Ageless, feeling younger each day


Neighborhood walk with man’s best friend

Rounding out life’s perfect weekend


Share love with your special someone

Lighting rainbows with rising sun


Cruisin’ along life’s peaceful street

No rush now, enjoying each treat


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Treasures as Friends

This poem was inspired by Lisa’s post where she shares a series of brilliant and encouraging quotes about friendship.  Take a moment and visit her post at The Road Back to Life.

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Destiny unites true friends

Transforming life with its spark

Sincere friendship fills two hearts

Never alone in the dark


Never take friends for granted

Honesty, laughter, and tears

Staying connected insures

Treasures shared over the years


Sharing life’s pain, healing wounds

Long-lasting friendship endures

Glue holding life together

Truly caring, reassures


Always count on each other

Offering silent support

“Forever minutes” share love

Caring never falling short


Life travels through forest trails

Friends together, all these years

Brings us home through darkest times

Greatest love when friendship cheers 

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From Proverbs 18:24:  “Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin.”

C. S. Lewis Quote

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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.”

From Proverbs 18:24:  “Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin.”