Friendship Quotes

“The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.”–Joseph Addison

“Stay is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.”--Louisa May Alcott

“Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog.”–Anonymous

“Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.”--Anonymous

“Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other’s gold.”–Anonymous

“My friend, why have you drifted so far away? All motion is relative, maybe it is you who have moved away by standing still.”-Anonymous

“To reprove small faults within due vehemence, is as absurd as if a man should take a great hammer to kill a fly on his friend’s forehead.”-Anonymous

“Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.”-Ambrose Bierce

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.”–William Blake

“Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy–for friendship’s sake.”–William Blake

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving,make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!”
–Amanda Bradley

“If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must lovefriends for their sake rather than for our own.”-Charlotte Bronte

“Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.”–Jean De La Bruyere

“The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heartwithers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hearsonly the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.”--Pearl S. Buck

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”-John Burrough

“False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.”–Richard Burton

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.”--James F. Byrnes

“Give me one friend, just one, who meets
The needs of all my varying moods.”–Esther M. Clark

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.”-C. C. Colton

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.”-Laurie Colwin

Lord, defend me from my friends; I can account for my enemies.”-D”Hericault

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.”-George Eliot

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet. She’s now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.”-Dame Edna Everage

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”-Henry Ford

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.”-E. M. Forster

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”-Kahlil Gibran

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.”-Goethe

“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”-Baltasar Gracian

“Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode: it is rather a life.”-David Grayson

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.”-Robert Hall

“He who loses money losses much. He who loses a friend loses more. But he who loses faith loses all.”-Henry H. Haskins

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.”-Katharine Butler Hathaway

When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”-Edgar Watson Howe

Never Explain–your Friends do not need it and your Enemies will not believe you anyway.”-Elbert Hubbard

“Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will be.”-William James

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.”-Thomas Jefferson

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair.”-Samuel Johnson

“Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.”-Thomas Jones

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” -Abraham Lincoln

“Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.”-Robert Lynd

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people whoshould be friends.”-Shirley Maclaine

There is nought better than to be with noble souls in company.”–Mahabharata (Indian Epic Poem)

There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality.”-Francoise D”Aubegne Maintenon

I am treating you as my friend asking you share my present minuses in the hope I can ask you to share my future pluses.”-Katherine Mansfield

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”-Golda Meir

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knowsthat you are slightly cracked.”-Bernard Meltzer

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.”-Mencius

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.”-Wilson Mizner

A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.”-Austin O”Malley

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.”-Austin O”Malley

“To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an oldpleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing hisname on the wings of a dragon.”-Chinese Proverb

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”-Proverbs 17:17

“Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot befriends with anyone else in the world.”-Eleanor Roosevelt

“Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another: people are friends in spots.”-George Santayana

“I love my kids, but I wouldn’t want them for friends.”-Janet Sorensen

“The wise man does not permit himself to set up even in his own mind any comparisons of his friends. His friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people, evoked as it is by many qualities.”-Charles Dudley Warner

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks ofadversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”–George Washington

“Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.”-Virginia Woolf

“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends,
And say my glory was I had such friends.”-William Butler Yeats

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  1. I loved your quote on friendship!

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