Friendship Quotes

Best selected friendship quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These friendship quotes will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Quotes About Friendship

Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another. George Ebers

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It is a good thing to be rich, and it is a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be loved of many friends. ~Euripides
A real friend is someone who would feel loss if you jumped on a train, or in front of one. ~Author Unknown

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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. Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man! Charles Alexander Eastman
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. ~Shirley Maclaine
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. ~Katherine Mansfield

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Friendship isn’t a big thing — it’s a million little things. ~Author Unknown
We are each the star of our own situation comedy, and, with luck, the screwball friend in somebody else's. ~Robert Brault
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends. Truman Capote

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We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature. ~Abraham Lincoln
Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing. Randolph S. Bourne
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. ~Dag Hammarskjold

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Friendship is a comforting smile, A familiar voice that warms the heart, and the freedom to be the person God intended. Anonymous
There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound. ~Diana Cortes
Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own. Thomas Wilson

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Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off. St. Francis De Sales
Friendship is Love with jewels on, but without either flowers or veil. ~Augustus William Hare
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. Baltasar Gracian
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

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Friendship's the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial. Nahum Tate
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. ~Samuel Johnson
Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode: it is rather a life. David Grayson
One doesn't know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one's friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one. ~D.H. Lawrence

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Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots. George Santayana
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves. Oliver Goldsmith
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved. Joseph Addison

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Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe. John Mason Brown
Friendships that have stood the test of time and chance are surely best, Brows may wrinkle, hair grow gray, Friendship never knows decay. Anonymous
Friendship is the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts or measure words, but pouring all right out just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful friendly hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and, with a breath of comfort, blow the rest away. Dinah Mulock Craik
Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life. James F. Byrnes
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad. ~Arnold H. Glasgow
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. St. Thomas Aquinas
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. Eustace Budgell
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
Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie. ~Robert Brault
We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of a stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they don't hesitate to be a lighthouse. ~Dodinsky
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. Charles Darwin
Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed. Marcus T. Cicero
Friendship is a priceless treasure never to be bought or sold -- it can only be cherished. Anonymous
Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long. Robert Lynd
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
What do we ask of friendship except to be taken for what we pretend to be - and without having to pretend. ~Robert Brault
Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties. Marcus T. Cicero
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley
If 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
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding. Anonymous
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another? Thomas Jefferson
Friendship is a very simple word, very commonly used. The word friend is almost used on a daily basis. Yet, the depth and meaning of friendship certainly go beyond the simple and the common. Throughout history friendship has been a favorite theme for many writers. The following passages highlight what others have said about friendship in the past. Dorothy Riera
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
A Friendship that's sincere are true. Gives joy like nothing else will do; That's why glad hearts look up and send A prayer of thanks for faithful friends. Anonymous
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. Joseph Addison
A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. ~Lois Wyse
Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up. George Eliot
The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. ~Barbara Kingsolver
Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports. Kenneth Branagh
It's important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to the friendship that we are not. ~Mignon McLaughlin
Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don't understand. ~Robert Brault
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives. Dumas The Younger
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. Woodrow T. Wilson
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ~Author Unknown
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life. Jean De La Fontaine
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones. Charles De Montesquieu
Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits. Anonymous
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. ~William Penn
Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it's good just knowing they are there. ~Author Unknown
A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage -- but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends. Samuel Butler
As a friend, you first give your understanding, then you try to understand. ~Robert Brault
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Kahlil Gibran
Friendship Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway. A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down. A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it. However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words. Eric Hoffer
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity. Charles Caleb Colton
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Friend asks no return but that his Friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other's hopes. They are kind to each other's dreams. ~Henry David Thoreau
Friendship is like vitamins, we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements. Anonymous
Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view. J. August Strindberg
Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love. William Shakespeare

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