Friendship Quotes

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Friendship is the golden thread that ties the hearts of all hearts of all the world.
John Evelyn
Contests allow no excuses, no more do friendships.
Ibycus
Friendship demands attention.
Sir Thomas More
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

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow - Ripening fruit.
Aristotle
Friendship based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph with time it fades.
Carmen Sylva
Do you know what friendship is... it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.
Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chapter 13
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues; Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent.
William Shakespeare, "Much Ado about Nothing", Act 2 scene 1
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Derek Bethune
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
Friendship multiplies the good in life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian
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
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to keep by force of inertia.
William James
True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
C. C. Colton
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
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
German Prove
Friendship is love with understanding.
Author Unknown
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
Samuel Johnson
We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, not of others, and in cooperation and friendship with others.
Golda Mei
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - Never.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Henry Ward Beeche
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
C. C. Colton
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Mencius
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence about language.
Henry David Thoreau
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It? s not something you learn in school. But if you haven? t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven? t really learned anything.
Mohammad Ali, Newspaper, Daily Herald
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
C. S. Lewis
Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
John D. MacDonald
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lam
To hear complaints with patience, even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship.
Samuel Johnson
The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.
Bertrand Russell
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran
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
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
Blaise Pascal
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.
Thomas Jefferson
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Samuel Johnson
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