Friendship Quotes

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Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Honest differences of opinion should never be permitted to destroy a friendship.
Chiam Potok, The Chosen
Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates
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 growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence about language.
Henry David Thoreau
Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
William Blake
Friendship with oneself is all - Important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
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
Love is friendship set on fire.
Jeremy Taylo
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
La Rochefoucauld
May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
Irish Prove
Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.
Unknown
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
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith
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
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 improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison, (1672 - 1719)
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
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
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 always a sweet responsibility never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran
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
Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.
French Prove
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Samuel Johnson
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship; and it is by far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
La Rochefoucauld
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Mortimer Adle
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 based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph with time it fades.
Carmen Sylva
Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.
Samuel Johnson
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
Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.
Joseph Parry
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 unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis