The Buddha stated, “A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others,” meaning that a person becomes a better person when he realizes that the kind acts from friends help him. Only when someone realizes that friends give freely to one another does that person understand the gift of friendship.
Joanna Fuchs wrote the following poem, “I thank you for your kindness, I will not soon forget; You’re one of the nicest people I have ever met.” The poem expresses how gracious the speaker is for the friendship of the other person and states that the speaker will always remember the tenderness offered by his friend. The poem expresses to friends that kind and thoughtful actions have a lasting impact on the speaker's life. Those actions, no matter how small, are what helps create lasting bonds between people.
Henry David Thoreau stated, “The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.” He expressed the idea that friends are not simply friends because they talk to one another, but that they understand one another. Friends have a deeper bond beyond being able to hold a conversation; friends hold a deeper understanding of the words they say to one another.