Friendship Quotes

Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
Blaise Pascal
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Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore
Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.
Unknown

No love, no friendship Can cross the path of our destiny Without leaving some mark on it forever.
Francois Mauriac
Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.
French Prove
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
La Rochefoucauld
He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.
Cicero
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
Friendships begin because, even without words, we understand how someone feels.
Joan Walsh Anglund
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
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 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
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship; and it is by far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde
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
Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog.
Author Unknown
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
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
German Prove
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
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
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
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 born at that moment when one person says to another What You, too Thought I was the only one.
Clive Staples Lewis
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Mencius
There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.
Francis Bacon
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
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, O Magazine, February 2004
Some of the most rewarding and beautiful moments of a friendship happen in the unforeseen open spaces between planned activities. It is important that you allow these spaces to exist.
Christine Leefeldt
The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Richard Burton
Friendship based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph with time it fades.
Carmen Sylva
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
George Eliot
Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
George Santayana
If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
La Rochefoucauld
Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.
Madame de Tencin
Friendship is love with understanding.
Author Unknown