A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.
When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
W. Somerset Maugham
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.
Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.
Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
I love cats.
Dick Van Patten
Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Ward Beecher
Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!