Like everyone else I feel the need of relations and 
friendship, of affection, of friendly intercourse and 
I am not made of stone or iron, so I cannot miss these 
things without feelings, as does any other intelligent 
man, a void and deep need. I tell you this to let you 
know how much good your visit has done me.  
	-Vincent van Gogh 

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as 
the confident knowledge that they will help us. 

Life without a friend is like death without a witness. 
	-Spanish Proverb 

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away. 
	-Wilson Mizner 

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which 
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed 
	-Thomas Jefferson 

Friendship is like a bank account: you cannot continue to 
draw on it without making deposits. 

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. 
	-Samuel Butler 

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly 
ever does. 
	-Jane Austen 

Hold a true friend with both your hands. 
	-Nigerian Proverb 

A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him. 
	-George D. Prentice 

The surest way to lose a friend is to tell him something for 
his own good. 
	-Sid Ascher 

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary. 
	-Amos Bronson Alcott 

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be 
one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.  

Never explain-- your friends do not need it, and your enemies 
will not believe it anyway. 

It is well, when one is judging a friend, to remember that he 
is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality. 
	-Arnold Bennett 

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not 
something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the 
meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. 
	-Muhammad Ali 

A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend. It will talk to 
you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want 
it to keep still-- and there are not many friends who know enough 
to do that. A library is a collection of friends.  
	-Lyman Abbott 

"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 

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.
	-Tom Stoppard  

The creative person is usually rebellious. He or she is the survivor
of a trauma called education. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it 
is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a 
thing to be achieved. 
	-William Jennings Bryan 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared
to what lies within us. 
	-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared 
to what lies within us.
	-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting 
some on yourself.
	-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

People don't care how much you know...until they know how much you care.

I believe the overall quality of work improves when you give people a 
chance to fail.
	-Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner 

When one door closes, another opens: but we often look so long and so 
regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see
the one which has opened for us.
	-Alexander Graham Bell 

My heart trembles like a poor leaf.
The planets whirl in my dreams.
The stars press against my window.
I rotate in my sleep.
My bed is a warm planet.
	-Marvin Mercer 

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the 
mind on the present moment."

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: 
it goes on."
	-Robert Frost 

"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful
because you love her."

"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."
	-H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, 
I did not say so."
	-David Grayson 

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when 
you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the 
spirit of love."
	-Henry Drummond 

I have loved many, the more and the few 
I have loved many that I might love you.
	-Grace Fallow Norton 

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
	-Ralph Vaull Starr 

Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches,
And here is my heart which beats only for you.
	-Paul Verlaine "Romances sans Paroles" 

"Life is what happens when you're making other plans." 
	-John Lennon 

"Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't change, 
the courage to change the things I can, 
and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill 
because they pissed me off." 
	-Monica's bulletin board 

"I love you. I have always loved you. 
I wish I could believe in anything other than love at this moment,
but I can't." 
	-Anne Rice Queen of the Damned 

"The sun is gone but I have a light." -Kurt Cobain 

"That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet." -Emily Dickinson 

"The more cynical you become the better off you'll be." -The Offspring 

"The world belongs to the energetic." -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Dreams by Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow

"Success is a journey, not a destination."

"Do not wish to be anything but what you are. And try to be that perfectly." 
	-St. Frances de Sales 

"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back." 
	-Arthur Rubenstein 

"In dreams and in love, there are no impossibilities." 
	-James Arany 

"Sometimes you just have to take a leap, and build wings on the way down." 
	-Kobe Yamada  

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or 
even touched, they must be felt with the heart." 
	-Helen Keller 

"Music and love are the wings of the soul." -Berlioz 

"To love for the sake of being loved is human. 
But to love for the sake of loving is angelic."
	-Alphonse de Lamartine 

"It can in no sense be said that heaven is outside of anyone. It is within." 
	-Emanuel Swedenborg 

"Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you." 
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." 
	-Audrey Hepburn 

"Hold a true friend with both hands." -African proverb 

"Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, 
but the strings remain forever." 
	-June Masters Bacher 

"Friendship is the marriage of the soul." 

(more to come as I find them)