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friendship quotes (64)

Friends are born, not made.
Henry B. Adams   Category: Friendship

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

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Thomas Aquinas   Category: Friendship

A friend to all is a friend to none.
Aristotle   Category: Friendship

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Aristotle   Category: Friendship

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Aristotle   Category: Friendship

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

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
William Blake   Category: Friendship

The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.
Giotto di Bondone   Category: Friendship

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
Robert Brault   Category: Friendship

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
Pam Brown   Category: Friendship

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Buddha   Category: Friendship

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia   Category: Friendship

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus   Category: Friendship

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
Marlene Dietrich   Category: Friendship

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.
Charles Alexander Eastman   Category: Friendship

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison   Category: Friendship

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Friendship

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
Epicurus   Category: Friendship

Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus   Category: Friendship

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Friendship

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
Baltasar Gracian   Category: Friendship

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
Francesco Guicciardini   Category: Friendship

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   Category: Friendship

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

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Friendship

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Friendship

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.
Edward W. Howe   Category: Friendship

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Friendship

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Friendship

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Friendship

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Friendship

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
Sarah Orne Jewett   Category: Friendship

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
Bil Keane   Category: Friendship

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?
Eugene Kennedy   Category: Friendship

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
John Leonard   Category: Friendship

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis   Category: Friendship

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Friendship

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
Emil Ludwig   Category: Friendship

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
George MacDonald   Category: Friendship

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Shirley MacLaine   Category: Friendship

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

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
W. Somerset Maugham   Category: Friendship

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

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Mencius   Category: Friendship

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
Alice Duer Miller   Category: Friendship

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
Toni Morrison   Category: Friendship

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen   Category: Friendship

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
Henri Nouwen   Category: Friendship

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
Samuel Pepys   Category: Friendship

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
Laurence J. Peter   Category: Friendship

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
Plautus   Category: Friendship

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
Plutarch   Category: Friendship

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust   Category: Friendship

Friendship and money: oil and water.
Mario Puzo   Category: Friendship

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller   Category: Friendship

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Joseph Roux   Category: Friendship

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Margaret Lee Runbeck   Category: Friendship

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
George Santayana   Category: Friendship

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer   Category: Friendship

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
Margaret Walker   Category: Friendship

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
George Washington   Category: Friendship

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Oprah Winfrey   Category: Friendship

Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Friendship