Friendship Quotes

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True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes.
Unknown
Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.
Madame de Tencin
Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds.
Jeremy Taylo
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
Warren Gamaliel Harding

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
True friendship is never serene.
Marie de Rabutin - Chantal
There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.
Francis Bacon
I do not believe the expenditure of $2. 50 for a book entitles the purchaser to the personal friendship of the author.
Evelyn Waugh
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton
Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Richard Burton
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
Ethel Watts Mumford
No love, no friendship Can cross the path of our destiny Without leaving some mark on it forever.
Francois Mauriac
Friendship is the golden thread that ties the hearts of all hearts of all the world.
John Evelyn
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.
Author Unknown
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
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
Blaise Pascal
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
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Samuel Butle
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.
Thomas Jefferson
The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Mark Twain
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
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
Mark Twain
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship; and it is by far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde
Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Caleb Colton
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence about language.
Henry David Thoreau
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
La Rochefoucauld
Some people think only intellect counts knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Dean Koontz
Friendship is not only doing something for someone, but it is caring for someone, which is what every person needs.
C. Neil Strait
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Mortimer Adle
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Dean Koontz
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
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
William Hazlitt