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Saturday, August 05, 2006


On the eve of Friendship Day on 6th August here is a part list of different roles that a friend plays in our life.

confidant, guide, buddy, bro, mate, philosopher, companion, compatriot, associate, acquaintance, aide, accomplice, advisor, counsellor, confrere, pal, partner, ally, alter ego, sidekick, soulmate, classmate, roommate, schoolmate, collegemate, cohort, crony, chum, brother, teacher, instructor, colleague, co-worker, collaborator, comrade, well-wisher, benefactor, confederate, brother-in-arms, partner-in-crime, supporter, office buddy, bosom buddy, teammate, net friend, online friend, chat friend, Orkut friend, saviour, magician, love letter writer, problem solver, seer, fellow traveller, information provider, superman, challenger, motivator, and more.

A friend is a friend in any language, whether one says:

dost, mitr, yaar, bhidu, bhai, bandhu, bondhu, dostaar, kake, macha, da, amigo, bhaijaan, rafique, mohsin, humsafar, freund, freond, amicus, amico, ami, megobari, barát, cara, tomodachi, jingu, péngyou, mik, vriend, vriendje, ven, sõber, prijátel, rafiki, arkadas, or friend.

Friendship quotes that I like.

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
~ Albert Camus

Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
~ James Francis Byrnes

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
~ Lee Iacocca

Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake.
~ William Blake

If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I would walk through a garden forever.

If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.

In a way, it's fun to have a friendship day for friends, but the truth is friendship lasts a lifetime, and if one has five friends at the end of a lifetime, one has spent a life worth living in its truest sense. Right now, I think I have two or maybe three, and I hope to find a few more.

Click image to enlarge. Photo from InterfaceLift, lyrics from Dionne Warwick's That's What Friends Are For.

Greetings on Friendship Day - 6th August - Click image to enlarge