“Know before whom thou stands. Understand your friends for who they are, not who you wish them to be. Accept them for their flaws as well as their attributes. Turn to them for their strengths, what good stuff they can bring to your life, and forget about the rest. To ask for more only sets you up for failure.”

— Fran Drescher, Enter Whining, Share via Whatsapp

“Don t let your teeth make you lose respect by permanently keeping them opened for the sake of being friendly.”

— Michael Bassey Johnson, Share via Whatsapp

“Most of my friends were in band, and most of my free time during school was spent within twenty feet of the band room”

— John Green, Paper Towns, Share via Whatsapp

“It is always good to have friends. Friends may be considered as part of the family because you have created and unbreakable bond. But, sometimes we outgrow certain people. We no longer have the same interests or outlook on life. That is when you realize that the friendship has to be maintained from a distance. Therefore, you create a new avenue in your life by removing toxic people who defeat your purpose.”

— Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Share via Whatsapp

“Usiwapoteze marafiki zako wa mwanzo kwa sababu ya ujinga wako, wala usiwaache marafiki zako wa mwanzo kwa sababu ya ujinga wao.”

— Enock Maregesi, Share via Whatsapp

“Do not pay attention to my cousins. Every family needs a couple idiots and we keep them around for entertainment.”

— Michelle M. Pillow, Love Potions, Share via Whatsapp

“Marafiki zako wa mwanzo ni wazuri kuliko wote.”

— Enock Maregesi, Share via Whatsapp

“Marafiki zako wa mwanzo ambao bado ni marafiki zako mpaka sasa ni wazuri kuliko wote kutokana na sababu mbalimbali: Wamekuwepo pamoja nawe katika shida na raha; wanakujua vizuri unapokuwa na furaha, na wanakujua vizuri unapokuwa na huzuni; mmezoeana kwa miaka mingi na wanaujua hata utani wako wa ndani; wanajua nini unapendelea zaidi na nini hupendelei zaidi, na wanazijua sifa zako za ushupavu na sifa zako za udhaifu. Hata hivyo, katika maisha yetu, tunahitaji marafiki wa aina zote mbili kurahisisha maisha. Marafiki wapya hutuongezea viungo muhimu katika maisha yetu wakati marafiki wa mwanzo ni nguzo au miamba imara ya maisha yetu, na ndiyo watu hasa watakaotusaidia katika shida na raha! Usiwapoteze au usiwaache marafiki zako wa mwanzo lakini jenga mahusiano mapya. Marafiki zako wa mwanzo ni dhahabu, wa sasa ni fedha.”

— Enock Maregesi, Share via Whatsapp

“Cutting my roots and leaving my home and family when I was 18 years old forced me to build my home in other things, like my music, stories and my journey. The last years I have more or less constantly been on my way, on the road, always leaving and never arriving, which also means leaving people. I’ve loved and lost and I have regrets and I miss and no matter how many times you leave, start over, achieve success or travel places it’s other people that matter. People, friends, family, lovers, strangers – they will forever stay with you, even if only through memory. I’ve grown to appreciate people to the deepest core and I’m trying to learn how to tell people what I want to tell them when I have the chance, before it’s too late. …”

— Charlotte Eriksson, Share via Whatsapp

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”

— Paul Sweeney, Share via Whatsapp

“No matter how many years passed or how much responsibility each assumed, they still managed to bicker like bitchy teenagers on a regular basis. In some way, though, each found it comforting; it reminded them how close they really were: Acquaintances were always on their best behavior, but sisters loved each other enough to say anything.”

— Lauren Weisberger, Chasing Harry Winston, Share via Whatsapp

“Books are just old friends waiting to be discovered.”

— Carmela Dutra, Share via Whatsapp

“It s not that easy to find someone I can relate to. I m tough to crack because I m shy.”

— Kristin Kreuk, Share via Whatsapp

“But you are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn t making you stronger, they re making you weaker.”

— Tim Ferriss, Share via Whatsapp

“The people in my circle? Those who make me feel blessed; not stressed.”

— Steve Maraboli, Share via Whatsapp

“Internet makes you think that you have millions of friends, whereas you are your own friend.”

— Michael Bassey Johnson, Share via Whatsapp

“It was a night where the rogue drow felt tiny, and yet grand, a part of something ancient, eternal, and as vast as his imagination and as warm as the love among these five freinds surrounding him ...”

— R.A. Salvatore, Night of the Hunter, Share via Whatsapp