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What does friendship mean to you?

We asked our readers what friendship meant to them – here are some of our favourite responses.

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"Friendship is a blessing that can make you the happiest and most successful person in the world, no matter what your status.”
"Friendship is like a brilliant star which shines brighter when the sky turns darker.”
"It is the cure for loneliness, the source of happiness, the well where comfort and confidence never dries.”
"Friendship is like a good bra. Hard to find but supportive, comfortable, always lifts you up and of course close to your heart!”
"The fruitful conversation over a cup of everlasting tea, before the bittersweet departure towards busy lives.”
"Friendship is like a diamond... time and pressure is essential to bring out its true lustre and beauty.”
"Friendship is laughing too loud with someone without caring about your expression.”
"Friendship is like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle – you get the occasional mismatch, but when you find the right fit, you stick closely together.”
"Friendship is like a guitar; the music may stop now and then, but the strings will last forever.”
"Not just a shoulder to cry on but a clown to laugh with. Not just an ear who listens but a heart who's accepting.”
"Friends are like umbrellas, they keep away the cold drops of rain."
"Friendship means being able to share honest thoughts, opinions, and comments without fear of judgment.”
"Friendship is a majestic garden full of roses, butterflies and bees, supporting each other for the sake of survival and realising dreams.”
“A friend is like a heart that goes
Strong until the end.
Without ties of blood
Yet for each other we fend
Where would we be in this world
Without a true and dear friend”
“The best kind of friend is one you can sit on a porch with and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation.”
“Friendship is like a tree, it is not measured by how tall it could be, but how deep the roots have grown.”
“Friends are like mirrors, honest enough to tell whether you look good or bad.”
“Friendship is like an unexpected silent pillar of strength that guides and support me to be a better and stronger individual.”
“To me friendship is like an angel sent by God above to cleanse my soul of sadness, and fill it with love.”
“Friendship for me is grabbing the last slice of pizza from your friend because she's getting fat anyway.”
“Friendhsip is running the whole 10km cheering for your best mate as she tries to finish her first long distance race.”
“A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.”
“Making a million friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a friend who will stand by you when millions are against you.”


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