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Friendship Toasts

Here’s to our friends – in the hopes that they, wherever they are, are drinking to us.

Here’s to absent friends – particularly to prosperity.

Here’s to our faraway friends. May their spirits be with us as soon as these spirits are in us.

To our absent friends. Although they are out of sight, we recognize them with our glasses.

Here’s to our absent friends – God bless them.

Here’s to our absent friends – both the long-lost friends of our youth and our long-lost youth.

Here’s to the girl I love best,
I picked her out from all the rest;
She’s not here to take part,
So I’ll drink to her with all my heart.

May you live all the days of your life.

May our house always be too small to hold all our friends.

A toast to your coffin.
May it be made of 100 year old oak.
And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.

Here's to us,
And those like us.
Damn few and they're probably dead.
Cheers!

More friends and less need of them.

May misfortune follow you the rest of your life,
but never catch up.

Old wood to burn,
Old books to read,
Old wine to drink,
Old friends to trust.

A day for toil, an hour for sport,
But for a friend life is too short.

We'll think of all the friends we know
And drink to all worth drinking to.


- , Editor, Etiquette Scholar

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