Friendship Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Friendship

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The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship; it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.
~By Eustace Budgell ~


To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.
~By Cornelia Otis Skinner ~


Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet'ner of life, and solder of society.
~By Robert Blair ~


And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


I have a very close friendship with the skaters.
~By Eric Heiden ~


Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy.
~By George Santayana ~


When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you're suddenly eager to know him or her even better.
~By Zhang Ziyi ~


I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music - should there be any left - would go mad with joy.
~By Alban Berg ~


Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
~By Aristotle ~


One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.
~By Carroll O'Connor ~


Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
~By Ovid ~


There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings; it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O, and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did.
~By Randy West ~


Came but for friendship, and took away love.
~By Thomas Moore ~


Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
~By Lord Byron ~


A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.
~By Saint Francis de Sales ~


A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.
~By Thomas Moore ~


I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
~By Katherine Mansfield ~


Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
~By George Herbert ~


There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution.
~By Jose Ramos Horta ~


Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
~By John D. MacDonald ~


Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
~By Seneca ~


I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them.
~By Paul Getty ~


The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time.
~By Andrew Shue ~


To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
~By Simone Weil ~


Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
~By George Jean Nathan ~


I play- it's kind of like a slice-of-life, LA women in their forties, playing forty kind of what's their friendship like, and what's their life like and so I just play one of the four friends.
~By Joan Cusack ~


The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love.
~By Robin Morgan ~


When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
~By Hilaire Belloc ~


Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
~By Augustine Birrell ~


Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
~By Edward Young ~


Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


I said, wouldn't it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn't it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships.
~By Jennifer Beals ~


One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.
~By Marcelene Cox ~


Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
~By Anna Freud ~


Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
~By Titus Maccius Plautus ~


Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
~By Muhammad Ali ~


I've got many close friends, but there's an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case.
~By Warren Christopher ~


The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers.
~By Larry Flynt ~


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


I'm fiercely loyal to my friends, and I really cherish my friendships.
~By David Schwimmer ~


If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!
~By Marie de France ~


These dudes were 30 years old, and they would compete about getting the best chick. That came before their friendships. Some of them treat women like they're objects. I never felt like that.
~By Brian Welch ~


The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
~By Eugene Kennedy ~


The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
~By Hubert H. Humphrey ~


Friendship's the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.
~By Nahum Tate ~


Love and friendship exclude each other.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
~By Petrarch ~


Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
~By Randolph Bourne ~


Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.
~By Charles Alexander Eastman ~


Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success.
~By Sting ~


She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
~By Gabriel Garcia Marquez ~


If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
~By Ray Bradbury ~


It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
~By Robert Southey ~


Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.
~By William Glasser ~


In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


Ours is a circle of friendships united by ideals.
~By Juliette G. Low ~


Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
~By J. Donald Walters ~


But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
~By Alicia Machado ~


Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
~By Jean de La Fontaine ~


When Ted Williams was here, inducted into the Hall of Fame 37 years ago, he said he must have earned it, because he didn't win it because of his friendship with the writers. I guess in that way, I'm proud to be in this company that way.
~By Eddie Murray ~


Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious - friendship and learning.
~By Jane Harrison ~


Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat.
~By Russell Crowe ~


If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
~By David Elkind ~


The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
~By Hector Hugh Munro ~


Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
~By Charles Peguy ~


Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.
~By Jane Austen ~


Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
~By Mignon McLaughlin ~


It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
~By Edgar Watson Howe ~


Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.
~By Terence ~


There have been some friendships lost over this. That's the most difficult for me. I find it very uncomfortable to know that I was at one time close friends with someone, and because of jealousies and misunderstandings and so on, these friendships have dissolved.
~By Donald Johanson ~


Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
~By William Hazlitt ~


In the name of the United States and President Bush, I want to thank the Mexican people, President Fox and his government for their friendship.
~By Tony Garza ~


However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
~By Anita Brookner ~


It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


Friendship is a sheltering tree.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they're really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.
~By Jena Malone ~


Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
~By Jane Austen ~


True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.
~By Gertrude Stein ~

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