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Friendship Quotes

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Quote of the day November 22nd, 2014

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Friendship Quotes
[W]e 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

A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world.

Alice Duer Miller

A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.(6:14)

ECCLESIASTICUS

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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

Elbert Hubbard

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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 man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.

BERTRAND RUSSELL

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

Leo Buscaglia

A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring.

FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

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

Arnold H. Glasow

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.

SAMUEL JOHNSON

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

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Buddha

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

George Washington

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

JANE AUSTEN

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

Thomas Jefferson

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.

SENECA

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.

Alice Duer Miller

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any affection. Keep your solitude. The day, if it ever comes, when you are given true affection there will be no opposition between interior solitude and friendship, quite the reverse. It is even by this infallible sign that you will recognize it.

SIMONE WEIL

Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.

ALBERT CAMUS

Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.

Alice Duer Miller

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

ANAIS NIN

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.

Shirley MacLaine

Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.

BLAISE PASCAL

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different. Persons and Places: The Middle Span, 1945

GEORGE SANTAYANA

Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.

UNKNOWN

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

GEORGE WASHINGTON

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too? Thought I was the only one."

C. S. LEWIS

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

Mencius

Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.

JANE AUSTEN

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

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

ELIE WIESEL

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

Dag Hammarskjold

Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners. Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anybody else in the world.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

Muhammad Ali

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

MARK TWAIN

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

How does one keep from "growing old inside"? Surely only in community. The only way to make friends with time is to stay friends with people…. Taking community seriously not only gives us the companionship we need, it also relieves us of the notion that we are indispensable.

ROBERT MCAFEE BROWN

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

KATHERINE MANSFIELD

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

Katherine Mansfield

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

Plutarch

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

Thomas A. Edison

I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends,...they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.

OSCAR LEVANT

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.

Robert Brault

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

RACHEL CARSON

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

George MacDonald

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.

Alice Duer Miller

If one is estranged from oneself, then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.

ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH

I'm a controversial figure. My friends either dislike me or hate me. speech, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1978

TONI MORRISON

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 the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.

EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

WILLIAM BLAKE

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

Mignon McLaughlin

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us. 3rd century BCE

EPICURUS

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

Epicurus

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

It is virtue, virtue, which both creates and preserves friendship. On it depends harmony of interest, permanence, fidelity.

CICERO

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.

ZORA NEALE HURSTON


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