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Friendship quotes (142)

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster   Category: Friendship

He is your friend your partner your defender your dog. You are his life his love his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Unknown   Category: Friendship

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon   Category: Friendship

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Friendship

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Aristotle   Category: Friendship

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Friendship

Defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
Marechal Villars   Category: Friendship

We prefer people who are trying to imitate us more than those who are trying to equal us. This is because imitation is a sign of esteem but the desire to equal others is a sign of envy.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable   Category: Friendship

Friendships are fragile things and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
Randolph S. Bourne   Category: Friendship

Life is fortified by many friendships
Sydney Smith   Category: Friendship

True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Friendship

Friendship is precious not only in the shade but in the sunshine of life.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Friendship

Theres nothing better than a good friend except a good friend with CHOCOLATE
Linda Grayson   Category: Friendship

If you have one true friend you have more than your share. Chance makes our parents but choice makes our friends.
Jacques Delille   Category: Friendship

Friendship is the shadow of the evening which increases with the setting sun of life.
Jean de La Fontaine   Category: Friendship

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
Eustache Deschamps   Category: Friendship

The qualities of your friends will be those of your enemies cold friends cold enemies; half friends half enemies; fervid enemies warm friends.
Johann Kaspar Lavater   Category: Friendship

The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy together those moments of life that are utterly simple? They are the moments people look back on at the end of life and number as their most sacred experiences.
Eugene Kennedy   Category: Friendship

When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean 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. 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 now knowing not curing not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen   Category: Friendship

My heart is warm with the friends I make And better friends Ill not be knowing; Yet there isnt a train I wouldnt take No matter where it's going.
Edna St. Vincent Millay   Category: Friendship

A false friend and a shadow stay around only while the sun shines.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Friendship

The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the others dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him.
Cyril Connelly   Category: Friendship

Four things I am wiser to know: Idleness sorrow a friend and a foe.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Friendship

Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Friendship

And these few precepts in thy memory Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue Nor any unproportion'd thought his act. Be thou familiar but by no means vulgar; The friends thou hast and their adoption tried Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.
William Shakespeare   Category: Friendship

Each friend represents a world in us a world possibly not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anaïs Nin   Category: Friendship

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Henry Ford   Category: Friendship

But in deede A friend is never knowne till a man have neede.
John Heywood   Category: Friendship

The good man is the friend of all living things.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Friendship

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes.
Doug Larson   Category: Friendship

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
Katherine Butler Hathaway   Category: Friendship

My friends are my estate.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Friendship

I give to my friends the assurance that if they will recast their ideas and attitudes about the relative importance of the spiritual to the material and bring themselves to participate in the mighty cause of establishing Gods kingdom in the earth they will find a satisfaction a sureness of purpose a peace and contentment surpassing anything they have ever known. They will not be ashamed to say to themselves and to their fellows that God and his work come first. When they can develop the faith and the courage to make this acknowledgment self-sufficiency and egotism will be replaced by humility of spirit. The brotherhood of man will become real to them. Their service will be ennobled and they will lay the foundation for the attainment of the highest rewards and blessings vouchsafed to humanity.
Stephen L. Richards   Category: Friendship

I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Friendship

He who gives money gives much. He who gives time gives more. He who gives himself gives all.
Thomas S. Monson   Category: Friendship

Blessed is the man who has the gift of making friends; for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things but above all the power of going out of one's own self and seeing and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.
Thomas Hughes   Category: Friendship

Good friends are good for your health.
Irwin Sarason   Category: Friendship

The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice or leagues of pleasures.
Joseph Addison   Category: Friendship

Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.
Randolph Bourne   Category: Friendship

If its painful for you to criticize your friends youre safe in doing it; if you take the slightest pleasure in it thats the time to hold your tongue.
Alice Duer Miller   Category: Friendship

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

Friends will keep you sane Love could fill your heart A lover can warm your bed But lonely is the soul without a mate.
David Pratt   Category: Friendship

A real friend is someone who knows all your faults but likes you anyway.
Charles M. Schulz   Category: Friendship

A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Friendship

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love arent you already there?
Richard Bach   Category: Friendship

When you are down and out something always turns up and its usually the noses of your friends.
Orson Welles   Category: Friendship

Women like princes find few real friends.
Lord Lyttleton   Category: Friendship

The best mirror is an old friend.
George Herbert   Category: Friendship

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement much disputation and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot   Category: Friendship

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
Shirley MacLaine   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 friend you have to buy wont be worth what you pay for him.
G. D. Prentice   Category: Friendship

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections And rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Friendship

Go often to the house of a friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path.
Proverb   Category: Friendship

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Socrates   Category: Friendship

A friend is someone you don't have to be nice to.
Arnold H. Glasow   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

In the End we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Friendship

Give me one friend just one who meets The needs of all my varying moods.
Esther M. Clark   Category: Friendship

Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.
James Fenimore Cooper   Category: Friendship

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship and it is far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Friendship

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
Richard David Bach   Category: Friendship

Friendship is like money easier made than kept.
Samuel Butler   Category: Friendship

Goodwill is earned by many acts; it can be lost by one.
Duncan Stuart   Category: Friendship

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us but for ours to amuse them.
Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh   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

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Friendship

Your friend is that man who knows all about you and still likes you.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Friendship

Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
Arnold H. Glasgow   Category: Friendship

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Alphonse de Lamartine   Category: Friendship

If you have one true Friend you have more than your Share comes to.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Friendship

A mans friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
Charles Robert Darwin   Category: Friendship

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins   Category: Friendship

No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.
Alice Malsenior Walker   Category: Friendship

Nothing is more costly nothing is more sterile than vengeance.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Friendship

The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for anothers little lapses.
David Storey   Category: Friendship

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

Two friends two bodies with one soul inspired.
Homer   Category: Friendship

I am treating you as my friend asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses.
Katherine Mansfield   Category: Friendship

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell   Category: Friendship

Do more than you have to do more than your share and do it as well as you can.
Ralph Charell   Category: Friendship

When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
Henry Miller   Category: Friendship

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it but when they do.
Nan Fairbrother   Category: Friendship

Nothing is more noble nothing more venerable than fidelity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Friendship

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
Anita Brookner   Category: Friendship

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Friendship

Friendship is the shadow of the evening which strengthens with the setting sun of life.
Jean de La La Fontaine   Category: Friendship

True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington   Category: Friendship

The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didnt exist.
Aaron Machado   Category: Friendship

If you treat an individual as he is he will remain as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Friendship

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Lets face it friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles Swindoll   Category: Friendship

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man but for this to endure it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Friendship

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

There is no friend like the old friend who has shared our morning days No greeting like his welcome no homage like his praise; Fame is the scentless sunflower with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Friendship

A FRIEND IS A PERSON ... With whom you can be sincere.... To whom you never need to defend yourself.... On whom you can depend whether present or absent.... With whom you never need pretend.... To whom you can reveal yourself without fear of betrayal.... Who does not feel she owns you because you are her friend.... Who will not selfishly use you because she has your confidence. I WOULD HAVE SUCH A FRIEND... AND I WOULD BE SUCH A FRIEND. I DO HAVE SUCH A FRIEND! ~ Y-O-U ~
Alfred Armand Montapert   Category: Friendship

TRUCE n. Friendship.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Friendship

Give me the avowed the erect the manly foe Bold I can meetperhaps may turn his blow! But of all plagues good Heaven thy wrath can send Save save oh save me from the candid friend!
George Canning   Category: Friendship

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
Grenville Kleiser   Category: Friendship

My heart has joined the Thousand for my friend stopped running today.
Richard Adams   Category: Friendship

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure because of all the things granted us by wisdom none is greater or better than friendship.
Pietro Aretino   Category: Friendship

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
Len Wein   Category: Friendship

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
Francis Quarles   Category: Friendship

A friend loveth at all times and a brother is born for adversity.
The Bible   Category: Friendship

There is no man so friendless but what he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Friendship

I think in all of us there is a profound longing for friendship a deep yearning for the satisfaction and security that close and lasting friendships can give.
Marlin K. Jensen   Category: Friendship

On earth there is nothing great but man; in man there is nothing great but mind.
Sir William Hamilton   Category: Friendship

The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.
Israel Zangwill   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.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Friendship

I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I can find them but I seldom use them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Friendship

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

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

A friend is one who knows us but loves us anyway.
Fr. Jerome Cummings   Category: Friendship

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings and the one which we take the least thought to acquire.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Friendship

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis   Category: Friendship

Love begins with love.
Jean de la Bruyere   Category: Friendship

True friendship is never serene.
Marie Dezzz Rabutin-Chantal   Category: Friendship

It is not so much our friends help that helps As the confidence of their help.
Epicurus   Category: Friendship

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.
Mark Twain   Category: Friendship

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Friendship

If friendship is to transpire between two people it is important that both be in a state of availability. I have often been in the company of those who complain that they have no friends. Inevitably I have observed that this condition was due to their own lack of availability; they were too encumbered to be able to welcome another. Such unavailability may be exterior in nature; that is people may lack the time or the emotional energy necessary for friendship.
Ignace Lepp   Category: Friendship

One does not make friends. One recognizes them.
Garth Henrichs   Category: Friendship

The World is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving if you are friendly if you are helpful the World will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The World is what you are.
Thomas Dreier   Category: Friendship

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

Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet.
John Selden   Category: Friendship

As long as you are lucky you will have many friends; if cloudy times appear you will be alone. Donec eris felix multos numerabis amicos; tempora si fuerint nubila solus eris
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Friendship

When someone asked Abraham Lincoln after he was elected president what he was going to do about his enemies he replied I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Friendship

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
   Category: Friendship

Let us ... realize that the privilege to work is a gift that the power to work is a blessing that love of work is success.
David Oman McKay   Category: Friendship

A friend is the only person you will let into the house when you are Turning Out Drawers.
Pam Brown   Category: Friendship

The prince who relies upon their words without having otherwise provided for his security is ruined; for friendships that are won by awards and not by greatness and nobility of soul although deserved yet are not real and cannot be depended upon in time of adversity.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Friendship

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

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   Category: Friendship

A friend in power is a friend lost.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Friendship

To like and dislike the same things that is indeed true friendship.
Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust   Category: Friendship

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Friendship

I have no sceptre but I have a pen.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Friendship

From quiet homes and first beginnings Out to the undiscovered ends Theres nothing worth the wear of winning But laughter and the love of friends.
Hilaire Belloc   Category: Friendship

Love is friendship set on fire.
Jeremy Taylor   Category: Friendship

We all take different paths in life but no matter where we go we take a little of each other everywhere.
Tim McGraw   Category: Friendship

Its so much more friendly with two.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Friendship

Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Friendship

Chuang Tzu   Category: Friendship