Friendship Quotes

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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
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
I do not believe the expenditure of $2. 50 for a book entitles the purchaser to the personal friendship of the author.
Evelyn Waugh
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

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Samuel Johnson
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
Colette, The Pure and the Impure, 1932
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
George Santayana
The finest kind of friendship is between people who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
Sylvia Breme
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
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Henry David Thoreau
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
He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.
Cicero
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Thomas Jefferson
Friendship is a horizon - - which expands whenever we approach it.
E. R. Hazlip
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison
Friendship is... the sort of love one can imagine between angels.
Clive Staples Lewis
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Mortimer Adle
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
Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Derek Bethune
The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple.
Eugene Kennedy
Friendship is not only doing something for someone, but it is caring for someone, which is what every person needs.
C. Neil Strait
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
Fawn M. Brodie
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Thomas Jefferson
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
Ethel Watts Mumford
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
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow - Ripening fruit.
Aristotle
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer - Lytton
Friendships begin because, even without words, we understand how someone feels.
Joan Walsh Anglund
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Caleb Colton
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
Saint Jerome, Lette
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
The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
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