Friendship Quotes

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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
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 born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
C. S. Lewis
A tree is known by its fruit a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Saint Basil

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
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
Where you find true friendship, You find true love.
Unknown
Friendship is a horizon - - which expands whenever we approach it.
E. R. Hazlip
Friendship multiplies the good in life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert Humphrey
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
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
George Santayana
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry. Les Miserables.
Victor Hugo
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
Eustace Budgell
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
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
Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by - And - By. Never mind - The uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
Marie Dressle
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others.
William Hazlitt
Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode it is rather a life.
David Grayson
There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.
Francis Bacon
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
Colette, The Pure and the Impure, 1932
Friendship based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph with time it fades.
Carmen Sylva
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
German Prove
True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
C. C. Colton
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
La Rochefoucauld
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte
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
May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
Irish Prove
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison
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 a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Mortimer Adle
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
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd