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Friendship Quotes

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Friendship Quotes
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

John Leonard

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

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

MARLENE DIETRICH

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

Marlene Dietrich

I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.

ANN RICHARDS

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

MARCEL PROUST

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Oprah Winfrey

Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.

UNKNOWN

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.

Samuel Pepys

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

ALICE WALKER

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

Plautus

One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.

E. M. FORSTER

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.

George Santayana

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.

WARREN G. HARDING

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

GEORGE ELIOT

Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.

Toni Morrison

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

CONFUCIUS

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.

Margaret Lee Runbeck

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.

Francesco Guicciardini

Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

William Blake

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Elbert Hubbard

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. (adapted)

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

MARK TWAIN

The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring in nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

MARK TWAIN

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend. The Life of Reason, 1905-1906

GEORGE SANTAYANA

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?"

SIMONE WEIL

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.... A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.

RACHEL NAOMI REMEN

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.

ELIZABETH FOLEY

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

Henry David Thoreau

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

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?

Eugene Kennedy

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.

AUDRE LORDE

The verb "to love" in Persian is "to have a friend." "I love you" translated literally is "I have you as a friend," and "I don't like you" simply means "I don't have you as a friend."

SHUSHA GUPPY

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.

SAMUEL JOHNSON

There is an energy field between humans. And, when we reach out in passion, it is met with an answering passion and changes the relationship forever.

ROLLO MAY

There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.

FRANCIS BACON

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person's eye when he feels that we have sympathized with him, understood him. At these moments something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These are the moments worth living.

DON MARQUIS

This is my beloved and this is my friend.

SONG OF SOLOMON

Those truly linked don't need correspondence. When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.

DENG MING-DAO

Though friendship is not quick to burn, It is explosive stuff.

MAY SARTON

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. The Ape in Me, 1959

CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER

To find a friend one must close one eye; To keep him, two.

NORMAN DOUGLAS

True friends stab you in the front.

Oscar Wilde

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.

BEN JONSON

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

DAVID HUME

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

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.

Joseph Roux

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

TENZIN GYATSO, 14TH DALAI LAMA

We need not think alike to love alike.

FRANCIS DAVID

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.

FRANCIS BACON

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

GEORGE ELIOT

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

ARISTOTLE

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

EDGAR WATSON HOWE

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

Edward W. Howe

When a woman like that whom I've seen so much, All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can, Spare you a moment, it means a man.

Alice Duer Miller

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

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

GORE VIDAL

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Aristotle

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.

SARAH ORNE JEWETT

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.

Sarah Orne Jewett

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

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.

INDIRA GANDHI


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