One of the many lessons that us as parents impart onto our children? The importance of friendship.
As our kids go to school, they will start to make friends that will hopefully last a lifetime. These bonds will see them through thick and thin, good times and bad, and will laugh, cry and play with them for years to come.
To celebrate the meaning of friendship, here are 14 quotes to share with your children.
“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” – Abraham Lincoln
“I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine, encourage me to grow.” -Cher
“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard
“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” – John D. Rockefeller
“A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. “- Shirley MacLaine
“Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” – Margaret Walker
“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. “- Muhammad Ali
“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. ” – Thomas A. Edison
“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. ” – Marlene Dietrich
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” – Francesco Guicciardini
“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.” – Henry David Thoreau
“When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character. “- W. Somerset Maugham