I stumbled across Cicero a while back and have decided that (a) I like him and (b) he was a man ahead of his time. I came across one of his quotes and it left me with warm fuzzies.

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

Friendship, the state of being a friend. A real friend will tell you when your expensive new jeans are “just a bit tight”, they’re brutally honest particularly when you don’t want to hear it, they know your mind better than you do and they’re not afraid of telling you so.

But on the flip-side, that same friend will answer the phone at midnight when you’re having a meltdown. They will listen while you wallow in self pity because you didn’t get a promotion at work, your birthday presents will be things you actually want, and they will defend your honour without question.

We all have lots of acquaintances but true friends are harder to find. So when you find one, hang onto them for dear life. Your life will be all the richer for it.


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