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Friends Quotes

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Friends Quotes
... I remember you and recall you without effort, without exercise of will; that is, by natural impulse, indicated by a sense of duty, or of obligation. And that, I take it, is the only sort of remembering worth the having. When we think of friends, and c

Douglas Fairbanks essential to intellectuals. You can date the evolving life of a mind, like the age of a tree, by the rings of friendship formed by the expanding central trunk.

Mary McCarthy

A day for toil, an hour for sport, but for a friend is life too short.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal. So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to

Abraham Lincoln

A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found one hath found a treasure.


A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is a present you give to yourself.

Robert Louis Stevenson

A Friend is a treasure. More precious than Gold, For love shared is priceless And never grows old.

Source Unknown

A friend is known when needed.

Arabic Proverb

A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.

St. Jerome

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.

William Shakespeare

A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us. The friend asks no return but that his friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They che

Henry David Thoreau

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.

Fr. Jerome Cummings

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

Elbert Hubbard

A friend is someone who doesn't like the same people you do.


A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.

Frank Crane

A friend is someone you can be alone with and have nothing to do and not be able to think of anything to say and be comfortable in the silence.

Sheryl Condie

A friend is, as it were, a second self.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A friend loveth at all times. Proverbs 17:17


A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend once wrote: Give me your faith, not your doubts.

Source Unknown

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

A friend should bear a friend's infirmities, But Brutus makes mine greater than they are.

William Shakespeare

A friend walks in when everyone else walks out

Source Unknown

A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.

Samuel Butler

A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him.

George D. Prentice

A friend you have to buy; enemies you get for nothing.

Yiddish Proverb

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.

Pam Brown

A Friendship that's sincere are true. Gives joy like nothing else will do; That's why glad hearts look up and send A prayer of thanks for faithful friends.

Source Unknown

A good friend is my nearest relation.

Thomas Fuller

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.


A good motto is: Use friendliness but do not use your friends.

Frank Crane

A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.

Austin O'Malley

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.

Henry David Thoreau

A man is known by the company he avoids.

Source Unknown

A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend, before he knows him.

Miguel de Cervantes

A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.

Source Unknown

A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.

Chinese Proverb

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.

Charles Darwin

A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage -- but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.

Samuel Butler

A memory lasts forever. Never does it die. True friends stay together. And never say goodbye.


A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. Proverbs 27:19


A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.

Lord (George Gordon) Byron

A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.

Josh Billings

A ray of sunshine, a balmy breeze Are a gift from God above, And He also gives us faithful friends. To warm our hearts with love.

Source Unknown

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.


A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Walter Winchell

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

Leo Buscaglia

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

George Washington

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.


A true friend is one soul in two bodies.


A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes.

Doug Larson

A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.

Len Wein

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

Bernard Meltzer

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire.


A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

Arnold Glasgow

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

William Penn

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

Anita Brookner

Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Ambrose Bierce

Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

Ambrose Bierce

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

All men have one refuge, a good friend, with whom you can weep and know that he does not smile.


All things being equal, people will do business with a friend; all things being unequal, people will still do business with a friend.

Mark Mccormack

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Abraham Lincoln

Among Life's precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond compare.

Source Unknown

An acquaintance is someone we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

Ambrose Bierce

An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.

Oscar Wilde

An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.

John Gay

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.


And say my glory was I had such friends.

William Butler Yeats

And the joy of it all; when we count it all up; is found in the making of friends.

Source Unknown

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

And what a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Announcements of others' joy are invitations to one's own misery.


As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.


Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.

Jesse Owens

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

George Washington

Be not the fourth friend of him who had three before and lost them.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in changing him.


Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.


Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!

George Eliot

Broken friendships can be soldered, but never sound.


Build bridges instead of walls and you will have a friend.

Source Unknown

But a lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.

Thomas Jefferson

But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

But Oh! The blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearless on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, A Life for a Life, 1866

Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?

Richard Bach

Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.

Peter Ustinov, Dear Me, 1977

Do not choose for your friends and familiar acquaintance those that are of an estate or quality too much above yours...You will hereby accustom yourselves to live after their rate in clothes, in habit, and in expenses, whereby you will learn a fashion and

Matthew Hale

Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.


Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.

Francois FeNelon

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.


Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead. Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.

Anna Cummins

Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy.

Arabic Proverb

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.

Edward W. Howe

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.

Thomas J. Watson

Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how.

Source Unknown

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

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.

Albert Camus

Every deed and every relationship is surrounded by an atmosphere of silence. Friendship needs no words -- it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

Dag Hammarskjold

Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.

Jean Paul Richter

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness...

Richard Bach

Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.


Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.

Agatha Christie

Everybody needs one essential friend.

Dr. William Glasser

Faithful are the wounds of a friend.


Faithful friends are gifts from heaven: Whoever finds one has found a treasure.

Source Unknown

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.

Christian Nevell Bovee

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.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.

Jacques Delille

For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.


For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation.

Simone Weil

Forget anything your friends would rather you forgot.

Michael Lipsey

Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.


Friend -- One who knows all about you and likes you just the same

Source Unknown

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Friends and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much

Benjamin Franklin

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.


Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.

English Proverb

Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find one good you must one hundred try.

Claude Mermet

Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow.

Samuel Paterson

Friends are proved by adversity.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friends are the sunshine of life.

John Hay

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait to hear the answer.

Source Unknown

Friends are treasures.

Horace Bruns

Friends come and go but enemies accumulate.

Arthur Bloch

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

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Thomas Jones

Friends show me what I can do, foes teach me what I should do.

Friedrich von Schiller

Friends show their love in times of trouble...


Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate.

David Pratt

Friends, both the imaginary ones you build for yourself out of phrases taken from a living writer, or real ones from college, and relatives, despite all the waste of ceremony and fakery and the fact that out of an hour of conversation you may have only fi

Nicholson Baker

Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.

Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

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.

J. August Strindberg

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.

Dumas The Younger

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.

Joseph Addison

Friendship is a comforting smile, A familiar voice that warms the heart, and the freedom to be the person God intended.

ource Unknown

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.

Oliver Goldsmith

Friendship is a horizon -- which expands whenever we approach it.

E.R. Hazlip

Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.

Source Unknown

Friendship is a precious gift. To give at Christmas time. A Cherished gift, a treasured gift that lasts through all time.

Source Unknown

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

Friendship is a priceless treasure never to be bought or sold -- it can only be cherished.

Source Unknown

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.

Eustace Budgell

Friendship is a very simple word, very commonly used. The word friend is almost used on a daily basis. Yet, the depth and meaning of friendship certainly go beyond the simple and the common. Throughout history friendship has been a favorite theme for many

Dorothy Riera

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.

George Santayana

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Kahlil Gibran

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.

Charles Montesquieu

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?

Thomas Jefferson

Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.


Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love.

William Shakespeare

Friendship is essentially a partnership.


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