Friendship Quotes

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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 Spurgeon
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore
Our friendships are precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson
Friendship multiplies the good in life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy.
Dean Koontz
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, O Magazine, February 2004
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 Warne
The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love do not require coupons.
George T. Hewitt
The glory of friendship is not the outstreched 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
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
Colette, The Pure and the Impure, 1932
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
Eustace Budgell
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte
When someone allows you to bear his burdens, you have found deep friendship.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, January 4, 2003
Women can form a friendship with a man very well but to preserve it - - To that end a slight physical antipathy must probably help.
George Jean Nathan
Friendship with oneself is all - Important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.
Sophocles, Antigone
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Mencius
Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.
Abdul Baha, Paris Talks, p. 15
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
Joseph Addison
Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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.
Nigerian Prove
Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.
Madame de Tencin
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Though friendship is not quick to burn, It is explosive stuff.
May Sarton
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 you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.
Bertrand Russell V. Delong
Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.
Unknown
Real friendship is shown in times of trouble prosperity is full of friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No love, no friendship Can cross the path of our destiny Without leaving some mark on it forever.
Francois Mauriac
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another What You, too Thought I was the only one.
Clive Staples Lewis
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow - Ripening fruit.
Aristotle
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Henry David Thoreau
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran
True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes.
Unknown
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
William Blake
Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode it is rather a life.
David Grayson
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is.
George Santayana