1:6:5 (30.4) Some degree of moral affinity and spiritual harmony is essential to friendship between two persons; a loving personality can hardly reveal himself to a loveless person.
99:4:1 (1089.9) Human friendship and divine religion are mutually helpful and significantly illuminating if the growth in each is equalized and harmonized.
99:6:2 (1092.2) And all live religions encourage human friendship, conserve morality, promote neighborhood welfare, and facilitate the spread of the essential gospel of their respective messages of eternal salvation.
100:4:4 (1098.1) If once you understand your neighbor, you will become tolerant, and this tolerance will grow into friendship and ripen into love.
140:5:17 (1575.2) Mercy here denotes the height and depth and breadth of the truest friendship—loving-kindness.
159:3:9 (1766.5) In preaching the gospel of the kingdom, you are simply teaching friendship with God.
160:2:5 (1775.6) These associations of friendship and mutual affection are socializing and ennobling because they encourage and facilitate the following essential factors of the higher levels of the art of living:
160:2.6 (1775.7) 1. Mutual self-expression and self-understanding. Many noble human impulses die because there is no one to hear their expression. Truly, it is not good for man to be alone. Some degree of recognition and a certain amount of appreciation are essential to the development of human character. Without the genuine love of a home, no child can achieve the full development of normal character. Character is something more than mere mind and morals.
160:2:6 (1775.7) Of all social relations calculated to develop character, the most effective and ideal is the affectionate and understanding friendship of man and woman in the mutual embrace of intelligent wedlock. Marriage, with its manifold relations, is best designed to draw forth those precious impulses and those higher motives which are indispensable to the development of a strong character. I do not hesitate thus to glorify family life, for your Master has wisely chosen the father-child relationship as the very cornerstone of this new gospel of the kingdom. And such a matchless community of relationship, man and woman in the fond embrace of the highest ideals of time, is so valuable and satisfying an experience that it is worth any price, any sacrifice, requisite for its possession.
160:2:8 (1776.2) friendship enhances the joys and glorifies the triumphs of life. … One of the crowning glories of human Friendship is this power and possibility of the mutual stimulation of the imagination.
160:4:12 (1779.4) But the noblest of all memories are the treasured recollections of the great moments of a superb friendship.
161:2:3 (1785.3) His life association with us exemplifies the ideal of human friendship; only a divine being could possibly be such a human friend.
169:2:5 (1854.1) I say to you who profess to be acquiring treasure in heaven: Take lessons from those who make friends with the mammon of unrighteousness, and likewise so conduct your lives that you make eternal friendship with the forces of righteousness in order that, when all things earthly fail, you shall be joyfully received into the eternal habitations.
172:3:5 (1881.3) A warrior king always entered a city riding upon a horse; a king on a mission of peace and friendship always entered riding upon an ass.
180:1:6 (1945.3) The impulse of friendship transcends all convictions of duty, and the service of a friend for a friend can never be called a sacrifice.
192:2:10 (2049.1) Admix friendship with your counsel and add love to your philosophy.