Friendship Quotes

Clive staples lewis - friendship is not necessary, like philosophy,...
Samuel johnson - there can be no friendship without confidence,...

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
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
George Eliot
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
Colette, The Pure and the Impure, 1932
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, Antigone

At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry. Les Miserables.
Victor Hugo
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
Saint Teresa of Avila
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
The holy passion of Friendship is of 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
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
Blaise Pascal
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 is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
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
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - - Never.
Albert Camus
Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
Saint Jerome, Lette
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
German Prove
No love, no friendship Can cross the path of our destiny Without leaving some mark on it forever.
Francois Mauriac
Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.
Joseph Parry
To hear complaints with patience, even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship.
Samuel Johnson
If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
La Rochefoucauld
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Caleb Colton
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison, (1672 - 1719)
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
It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert Humphrey
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
Contests allow no excuses, no more do friendships.
Ibycus
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence about language.
Henry David Thoreau
The finest kind of friendship is between people who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
Sylvia Breme
May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
Irish Prove
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
The glory of friendship is not the outstreched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
Randolph Silliman Bourne
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
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
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