Friendship Quotes

Friendship Quotes by Nicole Richie, Henry David Thoreau, Jethro Tull, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bethenny Frankel, Alexander Pope and many others.

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It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it.
Nicole Richie
Experience is in the fingers and head. The heart is inexperienced.
Henry David Thoreau
She’s a warm fart at Christmas.
Jethro Tull
Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Food is not your best friend or enemy.
Bethenny Frankel
Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
Alexander Pope
Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority.
Friends have ways of speaking without words.
Alice Dalgliesh
Finding an old friend is like finding a lost treasure.
Anthony D. Williams
Friends are necessary to a happy life. When friendship deserts us, we are as helpless as a ship left by the tide high upon the shore. When friendship returns to us, it’s as though the tide came back, giving us buoyancy and freedom.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.
William Hazlitt
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Stephen King
When it comes to Pakistan, the first word that comes to the mind of the Chinese is ‘iron brother.’ To us Chinese, Pakistan is always a trustworthy friend who is as solid as iron. Actually, Chinese netizens refer to Pakistan as ‘Iron Pak.’ This testifies to the strength of China-Pakistan friendship.
Li Keqiang
Hell, madame, is to love no longer.
Georges Bernanos
Friends depart, and memory takes them To her caverns, pure and deep.
Thomas Haynes Bayly
He who has achieved this state Is unconcerned with friends and enemies, With good and harm, with honor and disgrace. This therefore is the highest state of man.
Friendships do not grow up in any carefully tended and contemplated fashion…. They begin haphazard.
Christopher Morley
I definitely have guys that I’m friends with that I have a crush on, and you don’t want to ruin the friendship.
Miranda Cosgrove
Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dogs.
Ernest Thompson Seton
Choose your friends carefully, for you will tend to be like them and be found where they choose to go.
Thomas S. Monson
Of all the heavenly gifts that mortal men command What trusty treasure in the world can countervail a friend? What sweeter solace shall befall than one to find Upon whose breast thou may’st repose the secrets of thy mind
Nicholas Grimald
On one level, going bust didn’t bother me. It was the 80s, and there wasn’t the stigma about bankruptcy that you might think. My mates weren’t bothered. My dad was in business.. he knew that it happened, too. He loaned me the money to bail me out, and I got a loan from the bank to pay him back.
Simon Cowell
When you sit down to eat at a table, you are ready to take in nourishment – we all need to eat to live. Even in primal tribes, people ate together. It’s the opening for friendship.
Lidia Bastianich
We all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.
Margaret Guenther
To find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
Baltasar Gracian
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Don’t listen to friends when the Friend inside you says “Do this.”
Mahatma Gandhi
I know Donald Trump. I’ve met him; I know his family. I have love and friendship and affection for his family members. But I’m going to work very hard to ensure that he is not our president.
Cory Booker
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end… I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
Abraham Lincoln
Do not allow grass to grow on the road of friendship.
Marie Therese Rodet Geoffrin
Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.
Max Jacob
If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Life is slippery. Here, take my hand.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
You’re like a dull knife, it just ain’t cutting.
James Brown
It’s less about what you do and more about who you are doing it with.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
India-Seychelles relations have been characterized by close friendship, understanding and cooperation.
Pratibha Patil
The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?
Henry David Thoreau
Every man should have a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends.
Henry Adams
If you want to make a dangerous man your friend, let him do you a favor.
Lewis E. Lawes
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
universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer
You are beginning to see that any man to whom you can do favor is your friend, and that you can do a favor to almost anyone.
Mark Cane
We love everything on our own account; we even follow our own taste and inclination when we prefer our friends to ourselves; and yet it is this preference alone that constitutes true and perfect friendship.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together.
A friend is someone who allows you distance but is never far away.
Job endured everything – until his friends came to comfort him, then he grew impatient.
Soren Kierkegaard
My designs and labors and aspirations are my only friends.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Only be admonished by what you already see, not to strike leagues of friendship with cheap persons, where no friendship can be. Our impatience betrays us into rash and foolish alliances which no God attends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a ‘goddess circle’.
Jennifer Aniston
Time doesn’t take away from true friendship, nor does separation.
Tennessee Williams
If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
Christopher Morley
Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.
Trey Parker
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
We want to live a simple life, … I want to emphasize I’m not an environmentalist who goes to church. I want my principal identity as a Christian to be someone who follows Jesus. I want to work for peace and justice, care for God’s environment, be a good neighbor and friend and live the right life.
Allen Johnson
The dog is the only living being that has found and recognizes an indubitable, tangible and definite god. He knows to whom above him to give himself. He has not to seek for a superior and infinite power.
Maurice Maeterlinck
We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.
Donald Trump
Prove your friend ere you have need, but in deed
A friend is never known till a man have need.
John Heywood
I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails.
John Green
Love just seems to make life not just livable, but a gallant, gallant event.
Toni Morrison
Old friends, we say, are best, when some sudden disillusionment shakes our faith in a new comrade.
Gelett Burgess
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot
Fate chooses your relations,
you choose your friends.
Jacques Delille
Russia and China thawed their frosty relationship in the 1990s and signed a friendship treaty in 2001, but China’s rise has increased tensions in every regional relationship.
Fiona Hill
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Unless you make allowances for your friends foibles, you betray your own.
Publilius Syrus
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Seneca the Younger
The wise man, the true friend, the finished character, we seek everywhere, and only find in fragments.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and intimacies … 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 mere inertia.
William James
Restoration of friendship with Russia, our biggest neighbor, is necessary for our peace and economy.
Bidzina Ivanishvili
I never believed in trying to do anything. Whatever I set out to do I found I had already accomplished.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief, enemies with the worst intentions, or friends with the best.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Matching tattoos don’t ensure the longevity of a friendship, any more than any other mutual hardship.
Jenna Wortham
Drink up cause everyone here is good tonight. Except the niggas that I came wit, they good for life
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
E. W. Howe
I was just wondering if you’d come along to hold up my head when my head won’t hold on.
Dave Matthews
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
Steve Jobs
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
John Lennon
“Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.
Louisa May Alcott
A true bond of friendship is usually only possible between people of roughly equal status. This equality is demonstrated in many indirect ways, but it is reinforced in face-to-face encounters by a matching of the posture of relaxation or alertness.
Desmond Morris
Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
A. A. Milne
I love you and I’m here for you.
Will Smith
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
And we find at the end of a perfect day, The soul of a friend we’ve made.
Carrie Jacobs-Bond
What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship.
Andrew Sullivan
I’ll keep it short and sweet – Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Matt Groening
Freindshipp is beyond all relations of flesh and blood, because it is less materiall.
John Evelyn
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
It is said that friendship between women is only a suspension of hostilities.
Antoine Rivarol
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Elbert Hubbard
Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
Francis Bacon
Nothing prepared me for your smile
David Bowie
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
the only way Bex would miss this would be if she were unconscious. And tied up. And in a concrete bunker. In Siberia.
Ally Carter
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
Jessamyn West
When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin.
Lou Holtz
I like friends who, when you tell them you need a moment alone, know enough not to stray too far.
Robert Breault
Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep them.
Owen Feltham
You can never lose a true friend.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Friendship is an art, and very few persons are born with a natural gift for it.
Kathleen Norris
I think closeness to death would be pretty exhilarating in a way, and friendship, yeh, and selflessness, a kind of selflessness, a sense of your own worthlessness, I think, is pretty exhilarating.
Sebastian Faulks
Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.
Bill Watterson
I haven’t expressed this too much in public, but I have a friendship to a degree with Bruce Springsteen.
In comradeship is danger countered best.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Though I love you like a brother, I would rather be your lover.
Puff Daddy
Actually Pu La was my father’s friend and their friendship was very typical , as friends should be, fame did not come in between.
Ashok Saraf
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
St. Jerome
Politeness is an inexpensive way to make friends.
William Feather
Many a friendship, long, loyal, and self-sacrificing, rested at first on no thicker a foundation than a kind word.
Frederick William Faber
If I stopped writing and being at my piano, I wouldn’t know how to live. It’s your best friend.
Jessi Colter
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb
Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden).
C. S. Lewis
I think there is nothing more lovely than the love of two beautiful women who are not envious of each other’s charms.
Benjamin Disraeli
I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.
Oscar Wilde
I don’t discriminate between a boy and girl when it comes to friendship.
Pooja Bedi
It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
E. B. White
A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.
Benjamin Franklin
One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that’s not always the case.
Alana Stewart
When you feel someone else’s pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.
Ann Brashares
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.
Albert Camus
Under a tyranny, most friends are a liability. One quarter of them turn “reasonable” and become your enemies, one quarter are afraid to speak, and one quarter are killed and you die with them. But the blessed final quarter keep you alive.
Sinclair Lewis
Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts. -Maggie
Sarah Dessen
Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don’t worry…I’m here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you.
Charles M. Schulz
Can you understand how cruelly I feel the lack of friends who will believe in me a bit?
D. H. Lawrence
Friends are born, not made.
Henry Adams
Friendship is not diminished by distance or time, by imprisonment or war, by suffering or silence. It is in these things that it roots most deeply.
Pam Brown
Friendship is only a reciprocal conciliation of interests, and an exchange of good offices; it is a species of commerce out of which self-love always expects to gain something.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
George Santayana
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
Walt Whitman
Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear.
Alexander Pope
Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and is always, therefore, represented as blind.
Joseph Addison
It has been 20,000 years since man and dog formed their partnership.
Donald McCaig
The as if principle works. Act as if you were not afraid and you will become courageous, as if you could and you’ll find you can. Act as if you like a person and you’ll find a friendship.
Norman Vincent Peale
The great advantage of a new friend is that we have not yet found one another out.
Mason Cooley
I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid-1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say, he was a complicated and often combative man.
Jay Parini
Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
Hosea Ballou
Quarrel with a friend – and you are both wrong.
Not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without the giver is bare.
James Russell Lowell
It’s what each of us sows, and how, that gives us character and prestige. Seeds of kindness, goodwill, and human understanding, planted in fertile soil, spring up into deathless friendships, big deeds of worth, and a memory that will not soon fade out. We are all sowers of seeds-and let us never forget it!
George Matthew Adams
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
My friend is one… who take me for what I am.
Henry David Thoreau
People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.
Lisa See
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Usually, you don’t have commitment promises in a friendship. Usually, it just grows.
Sheila Heti
Changing a college curriculum is like moving a graveyard-you never know how many friends the dead have until you try to move them!
Calvin Coolidge
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Thomas Aquinas
Friendship’s the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.
Nahum Tate
A friend is more concerned about helping people than getting credit. A friend cares. A friend loves. A friend listens. And a friend reaches out.
Thomas S. Monson
Friends are like spaghetti, they should stick together. The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Mao Zedong
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
A road to a friend’s house is never long.
Ann Richards
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is hard to hold on to friendships when people move away to another state or to another world.
Anne Roiphe
Kindred weaknesses induce friendships as often as kindred virtues.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Friends share all things.
Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
James F. Byrnes
When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, “I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends.”
Abraham Lincoln
This was no friendship, to forsake your friend, To promise your support and at the end Abandon him-this was sheer treachery. Friend follows friend to hell and blasphemy- When sorrow comes one’s true friends are found; In times of joy ten thousand gather round.
Farid al-Din Attar
Whenever someone says the words ‘Our friendship is more important than this,’ watch out, because it almost never is.
Nora Ephron
Friendship,” said Christopher Robin, “is a very comforting thing to have.
A. A. Milne
Friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles R. Swindoll
Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go,
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all,–
There are none to decline your nectar’d wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Friends with benefits? More than friends? Don’t sample the goodies unless you’re willing to risk addiction and withdrawal.
Ann Landers
A friendship counting nearly forty years is the finest kind of shade-tree I know.
James Russell Lowell
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan
Many women… have buoyed me up in times of weariness and stress. Each friend was important… Their words have seasoned my life. Influence, just like salt shaken out, is hard to see, but its flavor is hard to miss.
Pam Farrel
Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
Thomas Watson, Jr.
The growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.
Sarah Orne Jewett
We were bringing Wham! to a close, but we weren’t bringing our friendship to a close.
Andrew Ridgeley
Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious – friendship and learning.
Jane Harrison
She’s always there for me when I need her; She’s my best friend; she’s just my everything.
Ashley Olsen
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
Alexander Pope
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Our relationship, our shared support, our consistency, is unrivaled by any other connection.
Sara Shandler
Fair and foul are near of kin And fair needs foul,” I cried. “My friends are gone, but that’s a truth Nor grave nor bed denied.”
William Butler Yeats
Let me be very clear: my friendship with my friends ends where the interest of the country begins.
Rodrigo Duterte
Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs, so plainly as does a dog, when with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master.
Charles Darwin
Keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
When I moved from Armenia to L.A., I moved to North Kingsley Drive. That was my street, that’s where I grew up and I saw everything there. I started skateboarding there. I witnessed homelessness, the poor, you know, I noticed gangs. I learned about friendship.
Shavo Odadjian
Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
Jesse Owens
To a man the greatest blessing is individual liberty; to a dog it is the last word in despair.
William Lyon Phelps
One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.
Jacqueline Leo
Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.
Georgia O’Keeffe
You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
A. A. Milne
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
Arthur Ashe
Prosecutors say it would be next to impossible to get one teen to testify in court that another had slipped him or her a copied disc at lunchtime. And besides, isn’t sharing music a time-honored part of teen friendship?
Charles Duhigg
My message to the people and rulers of Pakistan is, ‘As neighbours, we want peace and friendship and cooperation with you so that together we can change the face of South Asia.’
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The key to doing ‘Harold and Kumar’ movies is you make it earnest. Primarily what we do is make Harold and Kumar’s relationship and friendship believable, and we don’t actually work on being that funny.
John Cho
Friendship is not something you can learn in college or some learning institution, no one knows how to become friends you just become but if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship you haven’t learned anything
Muhammad Ali
It’s so much more friendly with two.
A. A. Milne
I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good – the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself… Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life!
Jessye Norman
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.
Cornelia Otis Skinner
If I mayn’t tell you what I feel, what is the use of a friend?
William Makepeace Thackeray
I might give my life for my friend, but he had better not ask me to do up a parcel.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The touchstone of false friends is the day of need: by way of proof, ask a loan from your friends.
Saib Tabrizi
When David Fincher called me up a few years ago and said, ‘Hey, I’d like you to score this film ‘The Social Network,’ I said, ‘I’m flattered, but I really don’t have any real experience scoring films, and I’d rather not screw it up on a high-profile project. And I like you and I don’t want to compromise our friendship.’
Trent Reznor
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Here’s a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That’s not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm’s way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship.
Eric Massa
But, alas! Misfortunes are too apt to wear out Friendship.
Charlotte Charke
Friendships begin with liking or gratitude- roots that can be pulled up.
George Eliot
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
David Hume
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
Henri Nouwen
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
William James
If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!
Marie de France
A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.
Thomas Moore
He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, or an effectual comforter.
Isaac Barrow
The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.
Thomas Moore
No doubt, the most important thing in my career was my time with Mr. Bergman, with whom I worked in so many films and also in so many stage productions, so it was a continuous working relationship and also a friendship, of course, that lasted for so many years.
Max von Sydow
Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.
Spike Milligan
Artists are often poignantly careless about making and keeping friends.
Eric Maisel
Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love.
William Shakespeare
If we look honestly at our relationships, we can see so much about how we have created them
Shakti Gawain
I can never think of promoting my convenience at the expense of a friend’s interest and inclination.
George Washington
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
You Too? I thought I was the only one.
C. S. Lewis
To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it’s a thrill to start a friendship even up.
Christopher Knight
It’s business inside the ring, but outside it, it’s friendship and brotherhood. I try to do that with all my opponents.
Joseph Parker
Obviously, when you’re up against somebody you don’t like there’s extra motivation, but I don’t think any person going for an Olympic gold is going to put friendship first.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
A friend is a possession we earn, not a gift.
Marvin J. Ashton
Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.
Henry David Thoreau
A true friend is someone who never gets tired listening to your pointless drama over and over again.
Lauren Conrad
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
Seneca the Younger
You grimy as birds shittin’ on the top of ya Fords.
Curtis Jackson
I’ve enjoyed a great friendship and relationship and have a tremendous amount of affinity for both the Clintons… and I’d like to keep it that way.
Danny K. Davis
Literary friendship is a sympathy not of manners, but of feelings.
Isaac D’Israeli
John Frances, Entertainment Chair, of the Friars Club: Of all the roasts that I have produced for the Friars Club, this is the one that I am most excited about. Mickey is one of the Club’s dearest friends, and we wanted to honor him in the way we know best.
Mickey Rooney
Friendship, sweet-resting place of the soul, the gloaming wherein our hearts find peace.
Alphonse de Lamartine
They motivate us to play, be affectionate, seek adventure and be loyal.
Tom Hayden
Natural affection is a prejudice; for though we have cause to love our nearest connections better than others, we have no reason to think them better than others.
William Hazlitt
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
The friendship of a great man is a favor of the gods.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Your Majesty may rest assured about my conduct towards the Comtesse de Provence; I will certainly try and gain her friendship and confidence, without going too far.
Marie Antoinette
Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher
The fun is having friends who help each other get free.
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Ram Dass
In a letter to a friend the thought is often unimportant, and the feeling, if it be only a desire to entertain him, every thing.
Walter Raleigh
To arrive at perfection, a man should have very sincere friends or inveterate enemies; because he would be made sensible of his good or ill conduct, either by the censures of the one or the admonitions of the other.
Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.
Thomas Hughes
To throw awayan honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away.
Acting is about communicating, reacting, and sharing – and friendship is about all of those things, too.
Diego Luna
A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
Henry Van Dyke
There is so little difference between husbands you might as well keep the first.
Adela Rogers St. Johns
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus
But in the end it’s still a game of golf, and if at the end of the day you can’t shake hands with your opponents and still be friends, then you’ve missed the point.
Payne Stewart
Friendship is something whose depth fits human aspirations and fulfills human possibilities. It has heft to it, as a gold-piece does and a gambling chip does not.
Eugene Kennedy
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Khalil Gibran
My friend is not perfect-no more than I am-and so we suit each other admirable.
Alexander Smith
Your neighbor’s vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
My feet have been my best friend for the last 40 years. I’ve just been a dancing fool on stage, and after awhile you just kind of wear them out.
Steven Tyler
I sacrificed a lot, in terms of friendship and family, from working so much at such a young age, but I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t.
Sasha Grey
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus
Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Yoko Ono
I watch the confusion of friends all numb with love moving like stray dogs to the anthem of night long conversations of pulsing rhythms and random voltage voices in spite of themselves graceful as these raindrops creeping spermlike across the car window.
Bruce Cockburn
No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it. To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.
Thomas Jefferson
Who discreetly whispers you forgot to zip up your pants? You babe, you’re my bestest friend.
Mac Davis
But to have a friend, and to be true under any and all trials, is the mark of a man!
Charles Alexander Eastman
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ultimately, it’s a sense of camaraderie and friendship with local people that is core to my journeys.
Tim Cope
It is hard to have a true friend, and it is harder to be the one.
Tran ?ai Nghia
Good God! how often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.
Alexander Pope
When I was a child I had a best friend who lived across the road from me. When her mother died unexpectedly it was like losing a member of my own family. I think I am still affected by the memory of that loss.
Margaret Mahy
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey
Around the time I graduated from high school, I decided better to underachieve and have friendship than to overachieve and be alone.
Evangeline Lilly
Friendship is given us by nature, not to favor vice, but to aid virtue.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
Joseph Addison
Pray steal me not, I’m Mrs. Dingley’s, Whose heart in this four-footed thing lies.
Jonathan Swift
What is a friend if not someone you feel close to, someone you like being with, someone you can confide in and share pleasure with. -Jeremy Malory-
Johanna Lindsey
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Henry Ford
Best-friend tattoos require so much prep work, which adds to their legitimacy. First, a friendship must be deep enough to warrant the rite; then the perfect symbol must be found to forge the bond.
Jenna Wortham
The depth of a friendship – how much it means to us … depends, at least in part, upon how many parts of ourselves a friend sees, shares and validates.
Lillian B. Rubin
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Abraham Lincoln
No, friends were like clothes: fine while they lasted but eventually they wore thin or you grew out of them.
David Nicholls
friends are like stars. You do not see all the time, but you know they are there
Tonya Hurley
If your trusted and people will allow you to share their inner gardern…what better gift?
Fred Rogers
I noticed that no matter where I went in the country, there was this group of questions that got asked. I would track them and keep them in categories. Like body image, school, family, friendship, you name it, the emotional life of a teenage girl.
Elizabeth Berkley
When grandpa was ill and could’ve died, I would have swapped all my record sales so he could get well. He is the reason I am a singer. He was my best friend growing up.
Michael Buble
I pretty much only wear Lilly Pulitzer ties because my best friend owns the company.
Harlan Coben
It pays to know who your friends are but it also pays to know you ain’t got any friends.
Bob Dylan
The only thing to do is to hug one’s friends tight and do one’s job.
Edith Wharton
I thank you for my friends, for those who understand me better than I understand myself. For those who know me at my worst, and still like me. For those who have forgiven me when I had no right to expect to be forgiven. Help me to be as true to my friends as I would wish them to be to me.
William Barclay
Despite the pain of his death, George is still very much alive in my memory today. A few years on from that tragic Christmas, I’ll sometimes catch myself thinking of our friendship and those years together as young kids in Wham!
Andrew Ridgeley
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I’ll tell you what a friendship is to me. Friendship to me is, if my friends need my little finger to live, I’m going to have it cut off. I’m going to the hospital, they cut off my finger, and maybe I have a gold finger instead, and I become famous. But I still give it to my friend.
Udo Kier
Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert
Friendship of a kind that cannot easily be reversed tomorrow must have its roots in common interests and shared beliefs.
Barbara Tuchman
We all need a laugh and I guess you’re just the one.
Rod Stewart
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa
The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.
Suzanne Brockmann
We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Sam Keen
There is no wilderness like a life without friends; friendship multiplies blessings and minimizes misfortunes; it is a unique remedy against adversity, and it soothes the soul.
Baltasar Gracian
The friend within the man is that part of him which belongs to you and opens to you a door which never, perhaps, is opened to another. Such a friend is true, and all he says is true; and he loves you even if he hates you in other mansions of his heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
But remember, when it comes to friends, it’s not how much time you spend with them, just how you spend it!
Eiichiro Oda
I ain’t looking to compete with you, beat, or cheat, or mistreat you, simplify you, classify you, deny, defy, or crucify you. All I really want to do is, baby, be friends with you.
Bob Dylan
It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.
Norman Maclean
A friend is one with whom you are comfortable, to whom you are loyal, through whom you are blessed, and for whom you are grateful.
William Arthur Ward
When the night has come and the land is dark and the moon is the only light we see. No, I won’t be afraid, no, I won’t be afraid, just as long as you stand, stand by me.
Ben E. King
I don’t think men are that attracted by glamour. I think women are attracted by glamour. I think men are attracted by a sense of friendship.
Joanna Lumley
A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company
Charles Evans Hughes
Happiness is time spent with a friend and looking forward to sharing time with them again.
Lee Wilkinson
True friendship is self-love at second-hand.
William Hazlitt
My friends, your people have both intellect and heart; you use these to consider in what way you can do the best to live.
Spotted Tail
I was the one with all the glory, while you were the one with all the strength. Only a face without a name, and I never once heard you complain.
Gary Morris
Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love, or life.
George Herbert
When you need a friend most is when no one is cheering.
K. C. Jones
Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk.
Peggy Noonan
It’s always useful to know where a friend-and-relation is, whether you want him or whether you don’t.
A. A. Milne
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
Jean de la Bruyere
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant
Friendship is the positive and unalterable choice of a person whom we have singled out for qualitites that we admire.
Abel Bonnard
The richest gifts we can bestow are the least marketable. We hate the kindness which we understand.
Henry David Thoreau
Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend, which neither heat, nor cold, nor misery, nor place, nor destiny, can alter or diminish
John Lyly
My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet. She’s now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia
Barry Humphries
What is Friendship? Something deep That the heart can spend and keep: Wealth that greatens while we give, Praise that heartens us to live.
Henry Van Dyke
To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.
Ricky Nelson
Politics has friendship, enmity, intrigue and even humour.
Akshaye Khanna
The connection between someone in Leeds and a comedian in Los Angeles would probably never happen if it weren’t for MySpace, so it enables friendship and connection far more than it limits it.
Tom Anderson
My dear old dog, most constant of all friends.
William Croswell Doane
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
King Solomon
Live without envy, spend your peaceful years
Unknown to fame, and choose your peers for friends.
The friendship of the bad is like the shade of some precipitous bank with crumbling sides, which, falling, buries him who is beneath.
J. K. Bharavi
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Henry Ward Beecher
When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.
Maria Shriver
A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
Austin O’Malley
Two in distressmake sorrow less.
Samuel Beckett
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
It’s a good thing to be rich and a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
Hugo Black
Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Ludwig van Beethoven
You’re supposed to trust friends. You have no reason to be his friend? That is part of the pleasure of friendship: trusting without absolute evidence and then being rewarded for that trust.
David Shore
What a tiny list of friends I have! All my fault. I less and less want to see people.
Dodie Smith
My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my ‘Top Ten’ friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown.
Julie Burchill
I would never betray a friend to serve a cause. Never reject a friend to help an institution. Great nations may fall in ruin before I would sell a friend to save them.
Edward Abbey
Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding.
Juan Antonio Samaranch
As is natural with contiguous states having like institutions and like aims of advancement and development, the friendship of the United States and Mexico has been constantly maintained.
Chester A. Arthur
The best things in life are free. And it is important never to lose sight of that. So look around you. Wherever you see friendship, loyalty, laughter, and love…there is your treasure.
Neale Donald Walsch
Mutual good humor is a dress we ought to appear in wherever we meet, and we should make no mention of what concerns ourselves, without it be of matters wherein our friends ought to rejoice.
Richard Steele
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov
[My father] was generous with his affection, given to great, awkward, engulfing hugs, and I can remember so clearly the smell of his hugs, all starched shirt, tobacco, Old Spice, and Cutty Sark. Sometimes I think I’ve never been properly hugged since.
Linda Ellerbee
I’ve learned that friendship does not equate business, business does not equate friendship.
Jill Scott
Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.
August Strindberg
I don’t trust him. We’re friends.
Bertolt Brecht
I get by with a little help from my friends.
John Lennon
Only friendliness produces friendship. And we must look far deeper into the soul of man for the thing that produces friendliness.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I like friendship.
Juergen Teller
We can never replace a friend. When a man is fortunate enough to have several, he finds they are all different. No one has a double in friendship.
Friedrich Schiller
A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.
Orison S. Marden
A fav’rite has no friend!
Thomas Gray
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.
Dog lovers are a good breed themselves.
Gladys Taber
Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.
Jonathan Swift
If you’ll be my body guard, I can be your long lost pal.
Paul Simon
The condition which high friendship demands is ability to do without it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You’ve got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend. When I was down you just stood there a grinin
Bob Dylan
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
Abraham Lincoln
As freely as the firmament embraces the world, or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.
Friedrich Schiller
Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt
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 hath the skill and observation of the best physician, the diligence and vigilance of the best nurse, and the tenderness and patience of the best mother.
Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon
Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.
Caleb Carr
I can still see my first dog. For six years he met me at the same place after school and convoyed me home – a service he thought up himself. A boy doesn’t forget that sort of association.
E. B. White
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Mother Teresa
It was the ill-fated Dil Diya Dard Liya in 1966, where she played my friend. Though the film didn’t do well, it is remembered for its powerful theme. Shyama was an entertaining friend during the shooting and we continued our friendship even after the film was over.
Waheeda Rehman
A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
Charles Kingsley
My father and he had cemented one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether.
Jorge Luis Borges
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
Robert Burton
Though the passion still flutters and flickers, it never got into our knickers.
Elvis Costello
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
Lord Chesterfield
It is mind-boggling to me that there are so few movies about female friendship, considering women make up half the movie-going population.
Ari Graynor
At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.
Benjamin Cheever
So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.
John Tyler
Be liked and you will never want.
Arthur Miller
You can’t eat your friends and have them too
Budd Schulberg
Newspapers should have no friends.
Joseph Pulitzer
We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.
David Levithan
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then
Henry David Thoreau
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It’s an interesting partnership that we have, friendship, whatever you want to call it. We don’t even know what to call it. But we know that it’s special and we’re celebrating that.
Scott Moir
Love is friendship set to music.
Jackson Pollock
When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.
Edward Abbey
May God defend me from my friends: I can defend myself from my enemies.
Friends are proved by adversity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
There is a perfectly good alternative to the European Union – it is called the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960. Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are members. E.F.T.A. stands for friendship and cooperation through free trade.
Geert Wilders
Never underestimate the power of words to heal and reconcile relationships.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from friend is snatched forlorn; when man is left alone to mourn, oh! then how sweet it is to die!
Anna Letitia Barbauld
Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.
Sarah Dessen
I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.
Jennifer Aniston
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
Charles Caleb Colton
Every child deserves a chance at a life
filled with love, laughter, friends and family.
Marlo Thomas
Agreement in likes and dislikes – this, and this only, is what constitutes true friendship.
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
George Eliot
Just go on . . . and faith will soon return. To a friend hesitant with respect to infinitesimals.
Jean le Rond d’Alembert
A true Friendship is as wise as it is tender. The parties to it yield implicitly to the guidance of their love, and know no otherlaw nor kindness.
Henry David Thoreau
Sits like a man, but smiles like a reptile.
David Bowie
The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.
Felix Adler
It is so rare…to find a complete person, with a soul, a heart and an imagination; so rare for characters as ardent and restless as ours to meet and to be matched together, that I hardly know how to tell you what happiness it gives me to know you.
Hector Berlioz
You don’t bring me anything but down.
Sheryl Crow
Ties of blood are not always ties of friendship; but friendship founded on merit, on esteem, and on mutual trust, becomes more vital and more tender when strengthened by the ties of blood.
Lord Chesterfield
A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Louisa May Alcott
As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.
Dean Smith
Laugh at your friends,
And if your friends are sore;
So much the better,
You may laugh the more.
Henry Ward Beecher
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Mortimer Adler
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
Robert Southey
And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Life is nothing without friendship.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.
Barbara Kingsolver
We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.
John Lennon
Yeah, the industry has always been both the enemy and the best friend of the artist. They need each other. That’s the bottom line.
Chrissie Hynde
I’m sure you have some cosmic rationale, but here you are with your faith and your Peter Pan advice.
Billy Joel
To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade.
An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect.
Mark Twain
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, But Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Leo Robin
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
Oscar Wilde
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Edmund Burke
I believe in God, because he is the only thing that kept me going. He’s my best friend.
Jessica Hahn
There are different types of double act: the classic dumb-and-dumber, like Morecambe and Wise; the good cop/bad cop, where one’s a bit spiky and the other’s daft. Sue Perkins and I take what we might call the Ant and Dec approach: the double act came out of our friendship.
Mel Giedroyc
I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Oliver Goldsmith
There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.
Good company, lively conversation, and the endearments of friendship fill the mind with great pleasure.
Edmund Burke
Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.
Haruki Murakami
We have been friends together
In sunshine and in shade.
Caroline Norton
No matter how you look at it, all the emotions connected with love are not really immortal; like all other passions in life, they are bound to fade at some point. The trick is to convert love into some lasting friendship that overcomes the fading passion.
Harold Pinter
Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.
Mariella Frostrup
A friend is a second self.
I knew I wanted to write about female friendship. I’ve got a few friends I’ve known since we were teenagers, who have spanned the decades, and I do find that a fascinating thing, that friendship can last that length of time.
Ruth Jones
Love cannot accept what it is. Everywhere on earth it cries out against kindness, compassion, intelligence, everything that leads to compromise. Love demands the impossible, the absolute, the sky on fire, inexhaustible springtime, life after death, and death itself transfigured into eternal life.
Albert Camus
I lay around and wonder why you were always there for me.
Sugar Ray Leonard
We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.
Sylvia Plath
Best Friends: we’re a parade – even by ourselves!
Mary Anne Radmacher
There is nothing like mortal fear to galvanize a friendship.
Andrew Lincoln
I know a lot of funny people in a lot of funny places.
John Mellencamp
Our friendship will weather the current disagreement as well, to grow even stronger in the future.
Benjamin Netanyahu
Say what you want about aging,
it’s still the only way to have old friends.
Robert Breault
My best friend was Aboriginal.
Isabel Lucas
A man is judged by his friends, for the wise and the foolish have never agreed.
Baltasar Gracian
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
George Eliot
I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.
Zachary Taylor
I think quite a lot of people have a friendship or a love that’s gone like that and it never quite reconciles properly.
Tim Finn
Oh, a friend! How true is that old saying, that the enjoyment of one is sweeter and more necessary than that of the elements of water and fire!
Michel de Montaigne
So long as you’ve got your friends about you, and a good positive attitude, you don’t really have to care what everyone else thinks.
Gail Porter
I had a Shiatsu dog for 12 years – we were different in size but he was certainly man’s best friend, he was my little guy.
Brian Baumgartner
Come, come, come. Without a monster or two it’s not a quest, merely a gaggle of friends wandering about.
A. A. Milne
Friends are like money, easier made than kept.
Samuel Butler
How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.
William Rotsler
Friends, books, a garden, and perhaps his pen,
Delightful industry enjoy’d at home,
An Nature, in her cultivated trim
Dress’ed to his taste, inviting him abroad –
Can he want occupation who has these?
William Cowper
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
Lord Byron
Only friends will tell you the truths you need to hear to make your life bearable.
Francine du Plessix Gray
A real friend isn’t capable of feeling sorry for you.
Jodi Picoult
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Indeed we do not really live unless we have friends surrounding us like a firm wall against the winds of the world.
Charles Hanson Towne
In friendship, as well as in love, the mind is often the dupe of the heart.
Lord Chesterfield
‘Chasing Amy’ was an amazing role, but then after that, I went and did ‘Big Daddy’ and you’re the girlfriend or you’re the best friend. I wasn’t getting the Nicole Kidman roles.
Joey Lauren Adams
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.
William Butler Yeats
I had more friends on my hockey team than I did on my soccer team. I might have been better at soccer, to be honest. But I think it was more the friendship, and my family was more of a hockey family than a soccer family, so when I had to make a decision, I tried hockey, and it turned out to be a good decision.
Carl Hagelin
There has to be chemistry in a duet, but if you go beyond the point of friendship and attraction, you lose something.
Kenny Rogers
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
Nothing but great antiquity can make graveyards interesting to me. I have no friends there.
Henry David Thoreau
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
The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you’re actually helping to make America stronger.
Michelle Obama
I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day.
Bam Margera
Acquaintances we meet, enjoy, and can easily leave behind; but friendship grows deep roots.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
My aim is to create a happy society with genuine friendship. Friendship between Tibetan and Chinese peoples is very essential.
Dalai Lama
These precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was defenseless, and parting with them is like parting with invisible best friends.
Alanis Morissette
Don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are.
Alanis Morissette
Most friendship is faining, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly.
This life is most jolly.
William Shakespeare
Come back, and do that thing, be lovely to each-other.
Stephen Fry
Among young people, often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships. They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they’re desolate.
Vincent Nichols
I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful, than a lifetime of nothing special.
Robert Harling
Treat your friends for what you know them to be. Regard no surfaces. Consider not what they did, but what they intended.
Henry David Thoreau
And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future.
Aleksander Kwasniewski
Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.
Maintenance of good relations with the neighbours, friendship to all, malice to none is the policy I pursue throughout my life.
Sheikh Hasina
I have always differentiated between two types of friends; those who want proofs of friendship, and those who do not. One kind loves me for myself and the others for themselves.
Gerard De Nerval
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow
The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.
Oliver Goldsmith
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
Francesco Guicciardini
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache: do be my enemy for friendship’s sake.
William Blake
I realized that everything I had to do I could not do on my own, and so I was almost obliged to put myself in God’s hands, to trust in Jesus who – while I wrote my book on him – I felt bound to by an old and more profound friendship.
Pope Benedict XVI
I believe in friendship over money and that’s how I lost a lot.
Jagapathi Babu
The golden rule of friendship is to listne to others as you would have them listen to you.
David W Augsburger
You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.
Laurence J. Peter
I cannot thank Don DeDonatis enough for his leadership of USSSA, his stewardship of our business initiatives, and his friendship to me over the years.
Robert Parish
It is part of the business of life to be affable and pleasing to those whom either nature, chance or circumstance has made our companions.
Thomas More
I believe the friendship of the Games still exists. There is a tremendous camaraderie and atmosphere at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games – where else could you go and sit down and have breakfast with a Russian weightlifter, an East German sprinter, and an Indian fencer and talk about different cultures and problems?
Lynn Davies
He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
Joseph Joubert
Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
Kofi Abrefa Busia
I could walk away from anyone I ever knew, but I can’t walk away from you.
Billy Joel
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall with our English dead.
William Shakespeare
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
Barack Obama
I think for a lot of people, friendship is a relationship that gets devalued once they move on to what people consider to be more important relationships: once you find a partner or when you have kids.
Hanya Yanagihara
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
Benjamin Franklin
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain
Political criticism is our enemies’ best friend.
Bernard Kerik
The pleasures of intimacy in friendship depend far more on external circumstances than people of a sentimental turn of mind are willing to concede; and when constant companionship ceases to suit the convenience of both parties, the chances are that it will be dropped on the first favourable opportunity.
Hester Lynch Piozzi
Music has been my everything since day one. It’s been my shoulder to cry on, my rock and my best friend.
Christina Perri
If all my friends jumped off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them. I’d be at the bottom, hoping to catch them.
Steve Berry
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
Blaise Pascal
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
Jean Paul
I think about my best friendship – which the Marnie-Hannah friendship in Girls is based on – as like a great romance of my young life.
Lena Dunham
‘Mistresses’ is about the lives of four women, each going through different versions of infidelity. Their longtime friendship is what gets them through extremely challenging times.
Rochelle Aytes
There should be no inferiors and no superiors for true world friendship.
Carlos P. Romulo
It is equally impossible to forget our Friends, and to make them answer to our ideal. When they say farewell, then indeed we beginto keep them company. How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual Friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins.
Henry David Thoreau
You know, I think everything I do cinematically for the rest of my life will probably have some direct route back to Jonathan. But I love him to death. He’s like my best friend and my big brother.
Ted Demme
A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
President Lincoln was once criticized for his attitude toward his enemies. “Why do you try to make friends of them?” asked an associate. “You should try to destroy them.” “Am I not destroying my enemies,” Lincoln gently replied, “when I make them my friends?”
Abraham Lincoln
A friend is Janus-faced: he looks to the past and the future. He is the child of all my foregoing hours, the prophet of those to come, and the harbinger of a greater friend.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still.
Whitney Otto
If you have no enemies you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends.
Elbert Hubbard
Peace is not made with friends. Peace is made with enemies.
Yitzhak Rabin
Nicole was always there with her door open, her arms open, her ears open – just what you need.
Naomi Watts
I wanted to show platonic friendship between men and women, because I think it is underutilised in fiction.
Gail Honeyman
one doesn’t measure friendship by length of time only; depth of time is just as valuable.
Helen Clark MacInnes
To find by experience that friendships are mortal, is the hard but inevitable lot of fallible and imperfect men.
Samuel Parr
Those that will always help a friend, will always have a friend.
Anthony D. Williams
Friendship should be in the singular; it can be no more plural than love.
Ninon de L’Enclos
A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they’re really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.
Jena Malone
WHAT IF we all treat other people as we wish to be treated? MORE happiness. LESS selfishness, crime, fraud, hatred, terrorism, wars.
Phil Harding
Oooh I get by with a little help from my friends.
Joe Cocker
The most real thing of all, the only thing any of us wants, is to matter to somebody. To feel and share love, even on a friendship level or as deep as a romantic one. Who doesn’t want that?
Gavin Creel
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Look, I worked with American Republican presidents and Democratic presidents, all of them, and each of them has shown a deep and profound friendship to Israel, you know? I can’t remember anybody who was in that sense negative as far as Israel is concerned.
Shimon Peres
The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
Walter Benjamin
It was amazing that a play that seems dated in this world… A man whose best friend is a six-foot white rabbit… But it caught on, especially with young people – they surprised me most of all.
James Stewart
The friends that have it I do wrong
Whenever I remake a song,
Should know what issue is at stake:
It is myself that I remake.
William Butler Yeats
Mixing with groups of people can be enjoyed, it is pleasing in a way that cannot be explained other than the temptation to become closer to one or the other.
Raymond Burr
The pieces I am, she gather them and gave them back to me in all the right order.
Toni Morrison
Tonight, we will both discover, how friends turn into lovers, when I make love to you.
Roberta Flack
Tell me what company thou keepest and I’ll tell thee what thou art.
Miguel de Cervantes
Love and friendship exclude each other.
Jean de la Bruyere
The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.
Fred Allen
A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
A. A. Milne
Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.
Brooke Elliott
What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I’m going back to my parrot head friends.
Jimmy Buffett
The paradox of friendship is that it is both the strongest thing in the world and the most fragile. Wild horses cannot separate friends, but whining words can. A man will lay down his life for his friend but will not sacrifice his eardrums.
Sydney J. Harris
The bonds of friendship that I forged in my college days are still going strong.
Diana Penty
Everyone has problems, and learning to share them is essential. Hiding pain requires an enormous amount of energy; sharing it is liberating.
Carly Simon
The Fifth Amendment is an old friend and a good friend, one of the great landmarks in men’s struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized.
William O. Douglas
True friends stab you in the front.
Oscar Wilde
Got seven women on my mind. Four that want to own me, two that want to stone me, and one says she’s a friend of mine.
Jackson Browne
I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile, who weeps when I weep; for my shadow in the pool can do better than that.
French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation; my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real.
Ali Abdullah Saleh
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.
Octavia Butler
Best friends are made are made through smiles and tears, and sometimes that fades away through miles and years.
Arnold McCuller
I come to you defenses down with the trust of a child.
Peter Gabriel
Friendship is the most important thing of all.
Kim Philby
Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
Augustine Birrell
Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone.
Maya Angelou
Give me someone I can look up to, show me someone I can love.
John Mellencamp
It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
W. Somerset Maugham
I guess a man’s best friend is his mother.
Vina Delmar
He that wrongs his friend, wrongs himself more.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
Eustace Budgell
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer
In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner’s foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both.
Mariella Frostrup
Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
Francis Cornford
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Henry David Thoreau
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
William Hazlitt
Nothing opens the heart like a true friend, to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes…and whatever lies upon the heart.
Francis Bacon
I think I never passed so sad an hour, Dear friend, as that one at the church to-night. The edifice from basement to the tower Was one resplendent blaze of coloured light.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities.
William Shakespeare
I’ve often been told that I’m a 30-year-old trapped in a teenager’s body. I don’t know how I feel about that, but I’ll take it, I guess. I’m definitely mature, and I’m the one that takes care of everyone in my friendship group.
Angourie Rice
One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
Gail Godwin
A friend doesn’t go on a diet because you are fat.
Erma Bombeck
Friends are thieves of time.
Francis Bacon
If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu
In friendship we find nothing false or insincere; everything is straight forward, and springs from the heart.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I can’t forgive my friends for dying; I don’t find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Give me a wave I can ride upon, come and show your strength to me.
Gordon Lightfoot
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Society is commonly too cheap. We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other. We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.
Henry David Thoreau
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
William Hazlitt
The Friend asks no return but that his Friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other’s hopes. They are kind to each other’s dreams.
Henry David Thoreau
Don’t go changing, to try and please me
You never let me down before.
Billy Joel
Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.
Christie Brinkley
Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
Mary Cholmondeley
We’ll be friends until forever, just you wait and see
A. A. Milne
You can go through life and make new friends every year – every month practically – but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.
Alexander McCall Smith
I’ve noticed your hostility towards him… I ought to have guessed you were friends.
Malcolm Bradbury
Distrust those who love you extremely upon a slight acquaintance, and without any visible reason.
Lord Chesterfield
I think in order to really create something special, it has to be built on some foundation. And I think friendship is a good foundation you could always tap back on if you don’t agree. So for me, it’s not dating, it’s more so friendship.
Dread more the blunderer’s friendship than the calumniator’s enmity.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Value your friendship. Value your relationships.
Barbara Bush
Happiness is being married to your best friend.
Barbara Weeks
Like many other much-loved humans, they believed that they owned their dogs, instead of realizing that their dogs owned them.
Dodie Smith
No one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend.
Groucho Marx
Friends are like windows through which you see out into the world and back into yourself. If you don’t have friends you see much less than you otherwise might.
Merle Shain
A friend is someone with whom I can reveal many parts of me, even those I am meeting for the first time.
Jennifer Youngs
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Sigmund Freud
Doubtless a good general rule for close friendships, where confidences are freely exchanged, is that what one is not informed about, one may not inquire about.
Louis Kronenberger
People don’t appreciate music any more. They don’t adore it. They don’t buy vinyl and just love it. They love their laptops like their best friend, but they don’t love a record for its sound quality and its artwork.
Laura Marling
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Virginia Woolf
Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I’ll never have a best friend who is a man. It just doesn’t work that way. So many times young girls will be like, ‘I’m a guy’s girl.’ And I’m like, ‘No, you’re not. There’s no way a man can understand you like a woman, and you’re a guy’s girl because you’re threatened by other women.’ I was like that.
Jemima Kirke
Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.
As thou these ashes, little brook, wilt bear
Into the Avon, Avon to the tide
Of Severn, Severn to the narrow seas,
Into main ocean they, this deed accursed
An emblem yields to friends and enemies
How the bold teacher’s doctrine, sanctified
By truth, shall spread, throughout the world dispersed.
William Wordsworth
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Miguel de Cervantes
Friendship buys friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All I needed was a friend to lend a guiding hand. But you turned into a lover, and mother what a lover, you wore me out.
Rod Stewart
Who do I like best, men or women? I think it really depends on what for!
Joyce Grenfell
Forever in debt to your priceless advice.
Kurt Cobain
. . . a friend . . . showed me the kitchen in her new home with the words, “This is my office.” I knew what she meant. This is where I do the work I want to, the work I like and enjoy.
Shashi Deshpande
I’ve become close with Masoud Esmaeilpour and consider him a friend. We send each other messages from time to time on Instagram, checking in to see how the other is doing. Whenever I see him, he’s always a gentleman, giving me tips about my next opponent. There is a tremendous amount of respect in our friendship.
Jordan Burroughs
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
George Sand
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.
Edith Wharton
There are three classes of friendship and enmity, since men are so disposed to one another either by preference or by need or by pleasure and pain.
I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.
William Blake
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Ambrose Bierce
You can never maintain a friendship if you don’t tell the truth, even if it hurts.
Peyton List
Choose your friends carefully. It is they who will lead you in one direction or the other. Everybody wants friends. Everybody needs friends. No one wishes to be without them. But never lose sight of the fact that it is your friends who will lead you along the paths that you will follow.
Gordon B. Hinckley
The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
Hector Hugh Munro
Officious, innocent, sincere, Of every friendless name the friend.
Samuel Johnson
Friendship and money: oil and water.
Mario Puzo
There isn’t a particle of you that I don’t know, remember, and want.
Noel Coward
A pretext is never lacking to him who would break with a friend.
Bernard of Clairvaux
ELVIS PRESLEY was bigger than life. His success was documented and laid out for him. He came to the first show I had in Memphis, and it was very nice. He sort of treated me like an equal, because we were both fresh in the business. We got to be great friends and kindred souls.
Roy Orbison
The best mirror is an old friend.
George Herbert
The harmony of the nation is promoted and the whole Union is knit together by the sentiments of mutual respect, the habits of social intercourse, and the ties of personal friendship formed between the representatives of its several parts in the performance of their service at this metropolis.
John Quincy Adams
The way you look I understand how you were not impressed, but I heard you let that little friend of mine take off your party dress.
Elvis Costello
Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice.
Otto von Bismarck
Your face looked like something Death brought with him in his suitcase.
Warren Zevon
Very different from eros is philia, a serene love much more akin to friendship, with its reciprocal kindnesses. You love each other for the happy experiences and pleasures you share.
Francois Lelord
Everyone needs a spiritual guide: a minister, rabbi, counselor, wise friend, or therapist. My own wise friend is my dog.
Gary A. Kowalski
Troubled heart you’ll know, problems have solutions, trust and I will show.
Stevie Wonder
Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend
Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end.
John Boyle O’Reilly
The potential strength of female friendship and the bonds that can be formed, especially over a lifelong relationship, is very profound.
Toni Collette
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury
The orchid’s association in Chinese culture with such virtues as elegance, good taste, friendship, and fertility goes all the way back to Confucius himself, who was said to have a particular attachment to the flowers.
Lawrence Osborne
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
Robert Hall
Our chief want in life, is,
someone who shall make us do what we can.
This is the service of a friend.
With him we are easily great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Thomas Moore
Thy face is mine eye, and mine is thine.
John Donne
I think every relationship has its ups and downs. I think that’s a part of whether you’re married or whether you’re in friendship or in business, right? They all have their ups and downs, and I think it’s just a normal part of life.
Dakota Meyer
My dog does have his failings, of course. He’s afraid of firecrackers and hides in the clothes closet whenever we run the vacuum cleaner, but, unlike me he’s not afraid of what other people think of him or anxious about his public image.
Gary A. Kowalski
Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society.
Michel de Montaigne
If your house burns down, rescue the dogs. At least they’ll be faithful to you.
Lee Marvin
I’m named after a horse. My mom’s best friend had a horse named Brooke, so my dad suggested ‘Brooklyn’ as a more formal version, and it just stuck – and now I live in Brooklyn part-time, so go figure.
Brooklyn Decker
The man that hails you Tom or Jack, and proves by thumps upon your back how he esteems your merit, is such a friend, that one had need be very much his friend indeed to pardon or to bear it.
William Cowper
Peace begins with a smile.
Mother Teresa
Guests can be, and often are, delightful, but they should never be allowed to get the upper hand.
Elizabeth von Arnim
You find out who your friends are. Some people didn’t have much to do with me when I was down. I’ve got a long memory.
Lanny Wadkins
When my world seems to crumble all around, and foolish people try to bring me down, I just think of your smile face, and I’m flying.
Madonna Ciccone
By the time I sit down and face the blank page I am raring to go. I tell it as if I’m talking to my best friend or one of my grandchildren.
Michael Morpurgo
Friends are to be feared, not so much for what they make us do as what they keep us from doing.
Henrik Ibsen
Because our expression is imperfect we need friendship to fill up the imperfections.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
A friend is someone who inspires, who challenges, who sends you in search of some truer sense of yourself.
Steve Lopez
Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
Dag Hammarskjold
I don’t want to make more friends. I have four kids, I have plenty of friends, and all the personal relationships I need.
Guy Kawasaki
Most of the things in your life are not in your control – the family you are born into, the parents, and the siblings you have. It is only friendship and love that you create for yourself in this lifetime.
Rana Daggubati
Friendship is the union of spirits.
William Penn
Friendship warms like a sunbeam; charms like a good story; inspires like a brave leader; binds like a golden chain; guides like a heavenly vision.
Newell Dwight Hillis
I have a friendship with Hezbollah, and I also have contacts outside of Lebanon, but it doesn’t mean I follow anyone’s agenda.
Najib Mikati
A traitor is a betrayer – one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor.
Lysander Spooner
If you’re going through friendship issues, I would say, first of all take a step back. How important is the friendship to you? Sometimes, if someone’s not being a good friend to you and isn’t treating you the way you should be treated, then you kind of have to move on sometimes.
Victoria Justice
Friendship is all about opening up and letting in the highest-quality people you can find. It’s about trusting a person enough to know that your dreams are supported and safe in his airspace, as well as supporting him in the same way when he needs it.
Sean Stephenson
Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
It is a common saying that many pecks of salt must be eaten before the duties of friendship can be discharged.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.
Jon Katz
The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.
Giotto di Bondone
I rekindled a friendship I hadn’t had in a long time, and I was reminded of all the parts of me that had left. I was like, ‘Wow, I love to paint and to write and to be outside.’
Lauren Jauregui
My mom and I always had a great bond. It was always a natural friendship bond since early on. My mom was 18 when she had me.
Christina Milian
Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.
Douglas Malloch
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
Oscar Wilde
Someone spoke of your death, Heraclitus. It brought me Tears, and I remembered how often together We ran the sun down with talk . . . somewhere You’ve long been dust, my Halicarnassian friend. But your Nightingales live on. Though the Death world Claws at everything, it will not touch them.
Men are more evanescent than pictures, yet one sorrows for lost friends, and pictures are my friends. I have none others. I am never long enough with men to attach myself to them; and whatever feelings of attachment I have are to material things.
John Ruskin
Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego.
Yolanda Hadid
Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
Jennifer Aniston
If Reagan had intelligence information that showed that the upheaval in Egypt is actually Democratic in spirit, then he would have, I believe, turned his back on Mubarak, even though there’s a long friendship between the United States and Egypt.
Douglas Brinkley
Lovers have a right to betray you… friends don’t.
Judy Holliday
William Holden and I weren’t just good friends. He was my very best friend. I feel his loss very much still.
Glenn Ford
We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them…
Evelyn Waugh
The psychological and moral comfort of a presence at once humble and understanding-this is the greatest benefit that the dog has bestowed upon man.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
Jonathan Swift
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
Walt Whitman
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he, and I was I.
Michel de Montaigne
You have been my friends. That in itself is a tremendous thing.
E. B. White
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.
Truman Capote
Every girl needs a bestfriend to
help her laugh when she thinks
she`ll never smile again
Cassie Ventura
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world
Elton John
Friendship is like love at its best; not blind but sympathetically all-seeing; a support which does not wait for understanding; an act of faith which does not need, but always has, reason.
Louis Untermeyer
When I am linked with close friends, it affects my friendship with them, and that’s upsetting.
Jasmin Bhasin
It is one of the biggest blessing that you can be stupid with your true friends and behave like you shame to do elsewhere
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What will it take for you to believe in me, the way that I believe in you?
Billy Joel
Don’t marry someone you would not be friends with if there was no sex between you.
William Glasser
Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
Robert E. Lee
Do not assume that he who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, he would never have been able to find these words.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.
Steven Pinker
Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes
Immanuel Kant
Friendship is infinitely better than kindness.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
George MacDonald
Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances. Those too big to pass through are our friends.
Arlene Francis
Those truly linked don’t need correspondence. When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.
Ming-Dao Deng
I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another.
Jean Cocteau
Better be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no man so friendless but that he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Let’s examine the dog mind: Every time you come home, he thinks it’s amazing. He can’t believe that you’ve accomplished this again. You walk in the door. The joy of it almost kills him. “He’s back again! It’s that guy! It’s that guy!”
Jerry Seinfeld
I do have a lot of time for people in my life, and friendship is a very important subject for me. I think I’m unusual among the writers I know in that respect.
Salman Rushdie
A real friend … exults in his friendВ’s happiness, rejoices in all his joys, and is ready to afford him the best advice.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
George Washington
Dogs love company. They place it first on their short list of needs.
J. R. Ackerley
Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community, organisation or nation.
Queen Elizabeth II
I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you
Roy Croft
My mother, father, stepmother and surrogate mother have all died of cancer; my best friend has got terminal cancer and at least five of my other friends have had cancer but survived it.
Arabella Weir
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison
Here’s to the few who forgive what you do, and the fewer who don’t even care
Leonard Cohen
He saw my complications and he mirrored me back simplified, and we laughed how our perfect world would always be denied.
Joni Mitchell
You mean the world to me and I’ll never stop loving you ‘Cause what you have given me I can never repay And if we meet again somehow, I will love you then as now ‘Cause you mean the world to me
David LaMotte
Hear our humble prayer, O God. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to the animals.
Albert Schweitzer
We are keenly aware of the faults of our friends, but if they like us enough it doesn’t matter.
Mignon McLaughlin
Of course, the E.U. were never going to welcome Brexit. Some sour grapes were inevitable. That’s why we worked hard to leave on positive terms, extending the arm of friendship.
Dominic Raab
Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.
Anne Lamott
True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
George Washington
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walker
Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
Elbert Hubbard
Extinction is the beginning of the path: it is traveling to God Most High. Guidance comes afterwards. What I mean by guidance is the guidance of God, as described by the Friend of God, Abraham: “Lo! I am going unto my Lord Who will guide me.”
Ibn Ata Allah
A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
Khalil Gibran
Oh call it by some better name, For friendship sounds too cold.
Charles Lamb
I really think that technology has the greatest potential to accelerate happiness of most things in the world. The companies that will ultimately do well are the companies that chase happiness. If you find a way to help people find love, or health or friendship, the dollar will chase that.
Ashton Kutcher
When my soul was in the lost-and-found
You came along to claim it.
Carole King
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
All I required to be happy was friendship and people I could admire.
Christian Dior
With the publication of my book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With the First Lady,’ I have exercised my right to free expression.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
I got to sing with Placido Domingo… I got to sing with Aaron Neville, who is one of my favorites. Got to sing with Brian Wilson, one of the great high tenors. And Ricky Skaggs, a bluegrass tenor. I’m also proud of my musical friendship with Emmylou Harris.
Linda Ronstadt
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
Henry David Thoreau
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
When I’m sad, she comes to me with a thousand smiles.
Jimi Hendrix
The joys of friendship inert the heart and fizzy home bouncing jubilantly with laughter-buttered love.
Bradley Chicho
Over my head his arm he flung, Against the world.
Robert Browning
My off-camera friendship with Brock Lesnar has always been different than my off-camera friendship with CM Punk. But I could not tell you that I am closer to either one of them or either one of them is closer to me. It’s just a different relationship.
Paul Heyman
Men are motivated when they feel needed while women are motivated when they feel cherished.
John Gray
Four things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Dorothy Parker
I was too dumb to know Opie was going to grow up to be a great Director, if so, boy, I would certainly have become his best friend.
George Lindsey
Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don’t understand.
Robert Breault
In 1962, I wrote a series about 42nd Street called ‘Welcome to Lostville.’ One result was that the young Bob Dylan read it and invited me to his first concert at Town Hall; the result was a kind of friendship that years later led to my liner notes for ‘Blood on the Tracks.’
Pete Hamill
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go… And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.
Gloria Naylor
All the people we used to know, they’re an illusion to me now.
Bob Dylan
A real friend is someone you say a sentence to and they know ten thousand words behind that sentence.
Jackson Pollock
I would rather have a million friends than a million dollars.
Eddie Rickenbacker
By listening, by caring, by playing you back to yourself, friends ratify your better instincts and endorse your unique worth. Friends validate you.
Gail Sheehy
As the people grow colder, I turn to my computer and spend my evenings with it like a friend.
Kate Bush
There is a very thin line between relationship and friendship.
Divya Agarwal
Our species uses music and dance to express various feelings: love, joy, comfort, ceremony, knowledge, and friendship. And each one is distinct and widely recognized within cultures. Love songs cause us to move slowly and fluidly, for example, while songs of joy inspire us to dance in a full-body aerobic way.
Daniel Levitin
The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
Bob Lemon
I have made some of the best friends that I’ve got in this business.
Kate Moss
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne
The deepest wounds aren’t the ones we get from other people hurting us. They are the wounds we give ourselves when we hurt other people.
Isobelle Carmody
Love is friendship set on fire.
Jeremy Taylor
The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.
I realized it’s important to have love in your life, it’s important to have friendship, it’s very important to have mentors and family.
Sergei Polunin
My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me. We’re all protective of the self.
Neil LaBute
I believe in you, even though I be outnumbered.
Bob Dylan
Everybody has something good inside them. Some hide it, some neglect it, but it is there
Mother Teresa
Am reserving two tickets for you for my premiere. Come and bring a friend – if you have one. Telegram inviting Winston Churchill to opening night of Pygmalion. Churchill wired back: Impossible to be present for the first performance. Will attend the second – if there is one.
George Bernard Shaw
The first two lessons, which we learned early in our efforts to be good member missionaries, have made sharing the Gospel much easier: We simply can’t predict who will or won’t be interested in the Gospel, and building a friendship is not a prerequisite to inviting people to learn about the Gospel.
Clayton M. Christensen
Seth Green, he and I are trying to figure out how this all came about. Because we don’t remember what came first, the chicken or the egg, no pun intended. But I don’t remember what came first, ‘Robot Chicken’ or our friendship, because we’ve known each other for so long.
Katee Sackhoff
Now and forever, I’ll remember all the promises still unbroken and think about all the words between us that never needed to be spoken.
Carole King
Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.
Mary Kay Ash
There is no stronger bond of friendship than a common enemy.
Frank Frankfort Moore
I didn’t have any Indigenous friends until I was in my 30s, and I’ll always remember and be inspired by the remarkable friendship I had with Connie Bush, an outstanding Indigenous leader from Groot Eylandt on who was on the National Women’s Advisory Council with me.
Quentin Bryce
It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations.
James F. Byrnes
And friend received with thumps upon the back.
Edward Young
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
Doug Larson
Faith in friendship is the noblest part.
Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery
If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall. Or the mountain should crumble to the sea. I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear, just as long as you stand by me.
Ben E. King
With every friend I love who has been taken into the brown bosom of the earth a part of me has been buried there; but their contribution to my being of happiness, strength and understanding remains to sustain me in an altered world.
Helen Keller
Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet’ner of life, and solder of society.
Robert Blair
Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.
Once upon hearing a friend’s bashing comment I said, “Did you reach that conclusion on your own, or did it come through prayer?”
Marvin J. Ashton
A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.
Lucy Larcom
I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world.
Kenny Marchant
Friendship is usually treated…as a tough…thing which will survive all manner of bad treatment. But this is an exceedingly great and foolish error; it may die in an hour of a single unwise word.
I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
Ann Richards
My Friend is that one whom I can associate with my choicest thought.
Henry David Thoreau
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
We would often rather seem dutiful to others than to succeed in our duties; and often we would rather tell our friends that we have done them good than to do good in actuality.
Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity, is to genius the stern friend
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you.
Bob Marley
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Only friendship which can stand occasional plain speaking is worth having.
Lin Yutang
What drew me towards team sport were the camaraderie and friendship. The chance to celebrate victory and success with a group of other people is something I have enjoyed doing.
Rahul Dravid
Friendship’s an abstract of this noble flame, ‘Tis love refin’d, and purged from all its dross, ‘Tis next to angel’s love, if not the same, As strong in passion is, though not so gross.
Katherine Philips
Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.
Mary Catherwood
Friends make pretence of following to the grave but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand.
Robert Frost
The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
Mark Twain
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
Cesare Pavese
Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
Norman Douglas
I don’t think life offers any greater experience than the joyful sense of recognition when one finds in a new acquaintance a real friend, or when an old relationship deepens into friendship, or when one finds an old friendship intact despite the passage of years and many absences.
Abigail McCarthy
Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
We should never stand upon ceremony with sincerity. We should never cheat and insult and banish one another by our meanness, if there were present the kernel of worth and friendliness. We should not meet thus in haste.
Henry David Thoreau
I know what I say; I understand my mission and business. God Almighty is my shield; and what can man do if God is my friend?
Joseph Smith, Jr.
The thing that makes our friendships so short and changeable is that the qualities and dispositions of the soul are very hard to know, and those of the understanding and wit very easy.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The best part about having true friends is that you can go months without seeing them and they’ll still be there for you and act as if you’d never left!
Ariana Grande
Wendy, let me in, I wanna be your friend. I wanna guard your dreams and visions.
Bruce Springsteen
You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.
Elizabeth Taylor
Here at the house, I’ve been decorating it and getting it organized. My best friend moved in in October so I’ve been getting her settled. She’s my personal assistant now.
Picabo Street
There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Friendship never forgets. That is the wonderful thing about it.
Oscar Wilde
I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.
Robert Burns
I probably like being isolated more than many people do, but I’m lucky to have the friendship of many fine people, and they keep me from becoming very isolated. The world of my mind is certainly a populated and warm place, too. It’s difficult for me to become too isolated with such resources.
Jesse Ball
The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.
David Storey
Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing, and you know both of them are wrong.
Hugh Allen
In the choice of a horse and a wife a man must please himself ignoring the opinion and advice of friends.
George Whyte-Melville
Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.
Namie Amuro
When I was first pitched the show, I was like, ‘Oh, God, a soapy show called ‘Mistresses.” But it wasn’t that at all. It wasn’t a bunch of women pulling guns on each other and stabbing each other in the back. We really have a core friendship.
Jes Macallan
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The soil of friendship is worn out with constant use. Habit may still attach us to each other, but we feel ourselves fettered by it. Old friends might be compared to old married people without the tie of children.
William Hazlitt
People get work done, not buildings, not staffs in a generic sense, and not plans, but people
Colin Powell
It is said that love is blind. Friendship, on the other hand, is clairvoyant.
Philippe Soupault
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
Francis Bacon
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.
Len Wein
To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many.
Stanley Hauerwas
You know, real life doesn’t just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can’t just say, ‘She’s my best friend.’ That’s not a given, it’s a process.
Viggo Mortensen
If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
Charles Bukowski
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
Joseph Addison
Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
Kenneth Branagh
When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.’
Rudyard Kipling
Sport is one of the few spaces where people can learn about different cultures in a spirit of trust and friendship.
Richard Attias
A friend is not the one that will kill for you, but the one that will die for you
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
Henry David Thoreau
It is hard to believe long together that anything is “worth while,” unless there is some eye to kindle in common with our own, some brief word uttered now and then to imply that what is infinitely precious to us is precious alike to another mind.
George Eliot
Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
John Wooden
We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do.
Dave Blood
Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
Anita Brookner
For to cast away a virtuous friend, I call as bad as to cast away one’s own life, which one loves best.
Remembering. Forgetting. I’m not sure which is worse.
Kelley Armstrong
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
St. Jerome
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
Oscar Wilde
During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
J. Paul Getty
If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.
Marjorie Garber
In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life.
Ernst Mayr
Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone
One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim.
George Carlin
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles de Gaulle
The essence of true friendship, in my view, is to make allowances for one another’s little lapses.
David Storey
I said I love you and that’s forever
And this I promise from the heart
I could not love you any better
I love you just the way you are.
Billy Joel
A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.
Bil Keane
I think about growing up back in Philly. It was about friendship with the guys and having a distant crush on some gal. And when you finally got the nerve to take her out on a date, you went to her parents’ house with a shine on your shoes, took her to the movies, and got her home nice and early.
Frankie Avalon
It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends.
Cynthia Rylant
There are two kinds of fidelity, that of dogs and that of cats; you, gentleman, have the fidelity of cats who never leave the house.
Napoleon Bonaparte
The permanency of most friendships depends upon the continuity of good fortune.
Lord Chesterfield
It is well known to all great men, that by conferring an obligation they do not always procure a friend, but are certain of creating many enemies.
Henry Fielding
You cannot find, make or understand true friendship without having enemies.
Frank Moore Colby
Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses.
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beecher
Kuwait has been a strong partner to the United States, and the royal family has maintained an enduring and sincere friendship with my family for generations.
Neil Bush
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung
They might be a good friend, but they are also a bitter commercial rival. Let’s not kid ourselves.. The American wheat industry has done everything it possibly can to criticize the Australian wheat industry in order to take the Iraqi wheat market from us.
John Howard
He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, For he knew when he pleas’d he could whistle them back.
Oliver Goldsmith
I’m friends with Taylor Swift, and I am tired of people asking me questions about our friendship. When I post a picture of us on Instagram, I’m posting a picture of me and my friend.
Sarah Hyland
A friend worth your tears, will never make you cry.
William Conner
What’s quite nice about this whole folk movement is that it’s born out of genuine friendship. And nobody’s infringing on anybody’s space.
Johnny Flynn
God it’s good to be here walkin together, my friend.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
But even if we take matrimony at its lowest, even if we regard it as no more than a sort of friendship recognized by the police, there must be degrees in the freedom and sympathy realized, and some principle to guide simple folk in their selection.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead
A generous friendship no cold medium knows, Burns with one love, with one resentment glows.
Alexander Pope
As people grow up, they realize it’s less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.
Lauren Conrad
The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.
Doug Larson
Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.
C.J. Langenhoven
Every once in a while your world stands still… There are certain friendships that are so important they leave a mark on you long after the person is gone.
Art Buchwald
Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
William Butler Yeats
We poets would die of loneliness but for women, and we choose our men friends that we may have somebody to talk about women with. Letter to Olivia Shakespeare, 1936
William Butler Yeats
But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
Alicia Machado
I know that I have had friends who would never have vexed or betrayed me, if they had walked on all fours.
Horace Walpole
I am quite familiar with Dubai and its design scene. I have been a regular visitor for more than 10 years. It is hard to name an area where hospitality, friendship, culture, ambition, and beauty are so highly regarded.
Marcel Wanders
Friendship is a plant that loves the sun, thrives ill under clouds.
Amos Bronson Alcott
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by our friends the murderers.
Alphonse Karr
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Friends, companions, lovers, are those who treat us in terms of our unlimited worth to ourselves. They are closest to us who best understand what life means to us, who feel for us as we feel for ourselves, who are bound to us in triumph and disaster, who break the spell of our loneliness.
Henry Alonso Myers
I have enjoyed most particularly reading the correspondence between Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. The genuine friendship, competitiveness and support that thread through their communications are life lessons for us all.
Jessye Norman
A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.
Les Brown
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Dale Carnegie
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Samuel Johnson
Somehow I got a hold of an address for Vonnegut shortly after making the Marx Brothers film. Vonnegut wrote back, saying that he had seen the Marx brothers film and loved it. That became the foundation of our friendship: old movies and comedies.
Robert B. Weide
Art thou a friend to Roderick?
Walter Scott
Friendship is cemented by interest, vanity, or the want of amusement; it seldom implies esteem, or even mutual regard.
William Hazlitt
Some good, some so-so, and lots plain bad: that’s how a book of poems is made, my Friend.
Our actual Friends are but distant relations of those to whom we are pledged.
Henry David Thoreau
We love those who know the worst of us and don’t turn their face away.
Walker Percy
I burned my candle at both ends, And now have neither foes nor friends.
Samuel Hoffenstein
To others we are not ourselves but a performer in their lives cast for a part we do not even know that we are playing.
Elizabeth Bibesco
Love will enter cloaked in friendship’s name.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
Thomas Jefferson
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
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A. A. Milne
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell
A friend of mine once sent me a post card with a picture of the entire planet Earth taken from space. On the back it said, ‘Wish you were here.
Steven Wright
Friendship’s full of dregs.
William Shakespeare
I think ageing is challenging, surprising, fun, and full of friendship, so that is the approach I’ll take, objecting to the stigmatization of ageing in so many modern societies.
Martha Nussbaum
Always keep good company. Never waste an hour with anyone who doesn’t lift you up and encourage you.
Spencer W. Kimball
Always, Sir, set a 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
If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky
S. E. Hinton
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Josh Billings
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
Willa Cather
If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
Benjamin Franklin
He is extremely loyal to his friends, but he is tougher than anyone if he feels betrayed.
Ivanka Trump
Our first conversation went like: ‘So, what do you do in the Philippines for fun?’ ‘Well, I like to rap and breakdance.’ And Will was like, ‘What?? Me too!’ That sparked our friendship and from then on, we were inseparable.
The United States and Saudi Arabia have an extraordinary relationship and friendship that dates back to Franklin Roosevelt and King Faisal.
Barack Obama
They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.
Henry Walter Bates
Friendship can be really tested only in bad times.
Donald Trump
I know you’re shining down on me from Heaven, like so many friends we’ve lost along the way. And I know eventually we’ll be together, one sweet day.
Mariah Carey
Every one has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend.
Marian Anderson
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
Richard Bach
Friendship is but a name, faith is an empty name. Alas,
it is not safe to praise to a friend the object of your love;
as soon as he believes your praises, he slips into your place.
I lend people money, but I’d never lend something that would jeopardise a friendship if I didn’t get it back.
Paloma Faith
Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship – two of life’s major assets.
Eleanor Robson Belmont
While you should be friendly with all people, select with great care those whom you wish to have close to you. They will be your safeguards in situations where you may vacillate between choices, and you in turn may save them.
Gordon B. Hinckley
This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.
Gerard Arpey
The way to make a true friend is to be one. Friendship implies loyalty, esteem, cordiality, sympathy, affection, readiness to aid, to help, to stick, to fight for, if need be. … Radiate friendship and it will return sevenfold.
B. C. Forbes
I can only think of one wacky best friend who I thought was awesome: Rhys Ifans in ‘Notting Hill.’ He really nailed the wacky best friend.
Jemaine Clement
He who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.
Omar Khayyam
We have a saying in the Marine Corps and that is ‘no better friend, no worse enemy, than a U.S. Marine.’ We always hope for the first, friendship, but are certainly more than ready for the second.
John F. Kelly
The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.
H. G. Wells
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
William Shenstone
My favorite thing about ‘Superbad’ is it values male friendship.
Beanie Feldstein
I can make beleive I have everything, but I can’t pretend that I don’t see that without you in my life is complete.
So often the truth is told with hate, and lies are told with love.
Rita Mae Brown
Sweat makes good friendship cement.
Tyne Daly
Each had his own business to think of. Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title.
Virginia Woolf
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Thomas Jefferson
Isn’t it wonderful how dogs can win friends and influence people without ever reading a book.
Charles E. McKenzie
You’re young and dumb and quick at the tongue.
Kool Moe Dee
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Luciano De Crescenzo
I love Saturday nights with my best friend and a big bowl of pasta, wanting a good scare, something that will say, ‘Listen, your life is not as bad as this. Your life can be so much worse’.
Vera Farmiga
When you ask God for a gift, Be thankful if he sends, Not diamonds, pearls or riches, but the love of real true friends.
Helen Steiner Rice
No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.
Francois Mauriac
Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
Emil Ludwig
One of my favorite activities as a teen-ager was to watch television over the phone with my best friend.
Susan Orlean
Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be.
Holbrook Jackson
…it’s what charity truly means, that compassion for each other’s vulnerability
Sally Brampton
True friendship destroys envy, and true love destroys coquetterie.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
He can hardly be a true friend to another, who is an enemy to himself.
James Howell
You’re looking like a woman now, you’re mind hasn’t gotten the message somehow.
Bobby Vee
My friendship with The Doobie Brothers never really changed. We’re all still good friends, and I really admire those guys a lot.
Michael McDonald
I believe that friendship is life’s most precious and amazing gift and an incredibly powerful force.
Ananya Birla
It’s always really challenging trying to go from player to player/coach. You have a kind of friendship basis of relationship with all of your teammates, and now you go to this power position where you have to make decisions that might hurt people’s feelings.
Abby Wambach
A generous friend gives life for a friend let’s rise above this animalistic behavior and be kind to one another
I’m not of the American ilk that, you know, your lover needs to be your best friend and know you inside out. I think he should know you well enough to please you. Otherwise, what secret will there be to tell him when you’re ninety?
Padma Lakshmi
When we are old, our friends find it difficult to please us, and are less concerned whether we be pleased or not.
Jonathan Swift
We have learned the simple truth, as Emerson said that the only way to have a friend is to be one. We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion or mistrust or with fear.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Let us be kinder to one another.
Aldous Huxley
What’s helped me is having really good friends I know I can rely on. Cameron Diaz is one of the greatest friends anyone can ever have. She has so much love to give.
Drew Barrymore
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Ethel Barrymore
It is a very dangerous thing to know one’s friends.
Oscar Wilde
I see through your brain like I see through the water that runs down the drain.
Bob Dylan
The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?
Richard Bach
Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
C. S. Lewis
Gangster is the truest friend I can ever ask for.
Sylvester Stallone
You are a worksmith and who cares for his brothers, whos not seduced by illusions or fair weather friends.
Alanis Morissette
We be tight like frogs ass.
The Notorious B.I.G.
“I can see nothing,” said I, handing it back to my friend. “On the contrary, Watson, you can see everything. You fail, however, to reason from what you see. You are too timid in drawing your inferences.”
Arthur Conan Doyle
Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.
Charles Alexander Eastman
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie
My only sketch, profile, of Heaven is a large blue sky, and larger than the biggest I have seen in June – and in it are my friends – every one of them.
Emily Dickinson
My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.
Enrique Iglesias
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few.
George Washington
You can’t make someone be your best friend.
Rosalind Wiseman
Good company requires only birth, education, and manners, and with regard to education is not very nice. Birth and good manners are essential; but a little learning is by no means a dangerous thing in good company; on the contrary, it will do very well.
Jane Austen
My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.
Helen Keller
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.
Groucho Marx
Friendship cannot live with ceremony, nor without civility.
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.
Elbert Hubbard
The vital air of friendship is composed of confidence. Friendship perishes in proportion as this air diminishes.
Philibert Joseph Roux
I’m back with my own kind of people here now, the bums and drinkers and no goods and it is a fine thing.
John Steinbeck
I feel friendship towards philosophers, but towards sophists, teachers of literature, or any other such kind of godforsaken people, I neither feel friendship now, nor may I ever do so in the future.
Apollonius of Tyana
The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.
Soren Kierkegaard
“I can forgive, but I cannot forget,” is only another way of saying, “I will not forgive.”
Henry Ward Beecher
I love my friends very much, but I find that it is of no use to go to see them. I hate them commonly when I am near them. They belie themselves and deny me continually.
Henry David Thoreau
My friendship with the great actor and director Alan Rickman did not have a particularly auspicious start.
Katharine Viner
That’s so rare in the world of TV or film to have a genuine friendship turn into something that people watch, that people relate to. That’s so unique.
Carrie Brownstein
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 Beecher
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.
St. Jerome
[Friendships] are easy to get out of compared to love affairs, but they are not easy to get out of compared to, say, jail.
Fran Lebowitz
Love is a friendship set to music.
Joseph Campbell
You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you.
Fred Rogers
No friendship is an accident.
O. Henry
He that wrongs a friend Wrongs himself more, and ever bears about A silent court of justice in his breast, Himself the judge and jury, and himself The prisoner at the bar ever condemned.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
As uncommon a thing as true love is, it is yet easier to find than true friendship.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
It’s getting late have you seen my mates, Ma tell me when the boys get here, It’s seven o’clock and I want to rock, Want to get a belly full of beer…
Elton John
Love Him, and keep Him for thy Friend, who, when all go away, will not forsake thee, nor suffer thee to perish at the last.
Thomas a Kempis