Being a true friend

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Something random that i found on the net

1. Befriend yourself 

Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt

2. Accept others

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.Unknown

3. Make time

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.Barbara Bush

4. Be a good listener

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.Ed Cunningham

5. Enrich others life

Friendship is a treasured gift, and every time I talk with you I feel as if I’m getting richer and richer.Unknown

6. Understand first
Everyone looks at life through his own lens. Often we expect others to see life through the same lens as ours, but that will create a lot of problems. A true friend is someone who is willing to look through other people’s lenses first.

7. Find common ground

Finding common ground helps you connect with new friends quickly. The common ground allows you to talk to others about something they are interested in and thereby build relationships with them.

8. Be interested

if you want to be interesting you should first be interested. Be curious. Cultivate interest about many things. If you do that, you can genuinely be enthusiastic when people talk to you about something. People will feel appreciated and love to be around you.

9. Take initiative to talk 

Make use of your friends by being of use to them.Benjamin Franklin

10. Trust others

Confidence is the foundation of friendship. If we give it, we will receive it.Harry E. Humpreys

11. Rebuke when you should

In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend.Solon

12. Know the right time to do things
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.Gloria Naylor
13. Have integrity
There can be no friendship without confidence and no confidence without integrity.Samuel Johnson
14. commend others 
Reprove your friend privately, commend him publicly.Solon
15. Leverage others’ potential
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.Henry Ford
16. See positive sides in others first 
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.Bernard Meltzer
17. Be present in difficult times 
True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not.Unknown

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