Quotes and Sayings about Friendship



"One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

"The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Friendship, Enjoyment)

"Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Wonder)

"True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Conversation, Enjoyment, First, Self)

"Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Friendship, Leisure)

"Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Friendship, Love, Mother, Example)

"Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Friendship, Future, Will)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Meaning, School)

"Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)

"Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Friendship, Time, Trust, People)

"Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Friendship, Science, Justice)

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Friendship, Earth, Nothing)

"Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Friendship)

"I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship."
- Pietro Aretino
(Related: Friendship, Wisdom, Misers, Treasure)

"Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friendship, Men, Excellence)

"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friendship, Work, Quick, Wishing)

"Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friendship, Soul)

"Friendship is essentially a partnership."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friendship, Partnership)

"Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is."
- Malcolm Arnold
(Related: Music, Friendship, People, Act, Communication)

"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
(Related: Family, Friendship, Loss, Support, Will)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Dignity, Enemy)

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Friendship, Benevolence, Man)

"Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Friendship, Business, Money, May)

"Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Friendship)

"The worst solitude is to have no real friendships."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Solitude)

"Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Friendship, Belief, Nothing)

"Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Friendship, Thought, Wealth, Loyalty)

"I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Work, Career, Loyalty)

"But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Friendship, People, Right)

"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
(Related: Love, Friendship, Courtesy, Deed, Deeds, Kindness, Man, Plants)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Animals, Possession)

"I'm just talking specifically of women's friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Men, Women, Act, Fighting, Talking)

"I said, wouldn't it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn't it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Fight)

"It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There's not a lot of love going around."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Love, Friendship, Negative, Film, Relationships, Talk)

"006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Friendship, Character, Film, Journey, Wrong)

"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Life, Friendship, Love, Compassion, Value)

"There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

"Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Beginning, Ending, Laughter)

"When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Friendship, Men, Loneliness, Open, Space, World)

"Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship - two of life's major assets."
- Eleanor Robson Belmont
(Related: Friendship, Work, Life)

"Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Friendship, People, Today)

"I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music - should there be any left - would go mad with joy."
- Alban Berg
(Related: Love, Music, Friendship, Joy, Spiritual, World)

"Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: Friendship, Heart, Sight, Word)

"I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Friendship, Brother, Years)

"Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet'ner of life, and solder of society."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Society, Life, Soul)

"The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship."
- William Blake
(Related: Friendship, Man)

"Opposition is true friendship."
- William Blake
(Related: Friendship, Opposition)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Time)

"Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing."
- Randolph Bourne
"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
(Related: Love, Time, Business, Friendship, Intellect, Nonsense)

"Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Friendship, World)

"My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Friendship, First, Smile, Years)

"A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both."
- Fawn M. Brodie
(Related: Friendship, Politics, Power, Passion)

"If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Love, Friendship)

"Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?"
- Emily Bronte
(Related: Friendship, Love, Holly, Will)

"Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Friendship, Love, Strategy)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Letters, Needs, Silly, Weather)

"Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Friendship, Love, Time)

"Love and friendship exclude each other."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills."
- Buddha
(Related: People, Habit, Doubt, Nothing, Poison)

"Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another."
- Eustace Budgell
(Related: Friendship, Happiness)

"Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship; it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting."
- Eustace Budgell
(Related: Love, Friendship, First, Principles)

"One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Friendship, Gratitude, Error, Fault, Listening)

"Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all."
- John Burns
(Related: Action, Books)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Life, Animation, Ivy)

"You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Luck)

"You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Luck)

"I have walked away from friendships when I've realized that someone smiles to someone's face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Life, Negative, Energy, Smiles)

"Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It's when you make your best friends - I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Time, Teen, Heart, Being, Friends, Girls, Talk, Will)

"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
(Related: Marriage, Friends, Man, Will)

"Friendship is like money, easier made than kept."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Friendship, Money)

"Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Friendship, Life, Self)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Time, Peace, Opportunity, Nations, Respect, United, Will)

"Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Friendship, Love, May)

"Friendship is Love without his wings!"
- Lord Byron
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Love is a friendship set to music."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Friendship, Love, Music)

"How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Friendship, Truth, Nothing, Passion, Sincerity, Taste)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Occupation, Pretty)

"And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Friendship, Country, Duty, Necessity, Poverty)

"Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created, and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: Friendship, Appreciation, Deep, Democracy, Nations)

"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."
- Chanakya
(Related: Friendship, Truth, Self)

"Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness."
- Chanakya
(Related: Happiness, People, Friends, Will)

"The world is round so that friendship may encircle it."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Friendship, May, World)

"Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Friendship, Love, People, Hatred, Respect)

"I've got many close friends, but there's an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Friendship)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Life, Sun, Sweetness, World)

"The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Friendship, Sympathy, Trying, Words)

"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Grief, Joy, Misery)

"Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Beauty, Friendship, Love)

"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
(Related: God, Friendship, Lent, Mercy)

"Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Love, Sympathy, Friendship, Passion)

"Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Friendship is a sheltering tree."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Friendship)

"It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Friendship, Oil, Politeness)

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Friendship, Health, Sound, Value)

"The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Adversity, United)

"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Friendship, Adversity)

"Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself."
- Confucius
(Related: Friendship, Man)

"Few friendships could survive the moodiness of love affairs."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Love)

"Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Faith, Friendship, Loyalty)

"One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Friendship, Woman)

"No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship."
- Francis Marion Crawford
(Related: Friendship)

"Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Time, Friendship, Companionship, Connection, Loss, Mind, Talk, Woman)

"I play- it's kind of like a slice-of-life, LA women in their forties, playing forty kind of what's their friendship like, and what's their life like and so I just play one of the four friends."
- Joan Cusack
(Related: Friendship, Life, Women, Play)

"Friendships are forgotten when the game begins."
- Alvin Dark
"A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Man, Worth)

"I'm someone who loves to enjoy life and tries to focus on real things and real friendships. That's why I live very simply. I'm a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. I don't spend much time fixing myself up or trying to look cool. I live like a normal person and even though I'm in a very high-profile business, I really don't let it affect the way I live."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Life, Time, Business, Focus, Trying)

"Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Friendship, Wine)

"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
(Related: Family, Friendship, Character, Blood)

"Friendship is held to be the severest test of character."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Friendship, Character)

"I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Friendship, Kings, World)

"Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Friendship, God, Heart, Being, Desire, Prayer)

"Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking."
- George Eliot
(Related: Agreement)

"Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice."
- David Elkind
(Related: Adolescence, Chance, Childhood, Choice)

"Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Friendship, Soul, Immortality)

"Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship."
- Epicurus
(Related: Friendship, Wisdom, Possession)

"Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world."
- John Evelyn
(Related: Friendship, Heart, World)

"One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention."
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
(Related: Friendship, Measure)

"The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Love, Friendship, English, Trying, Vocabulary, Words)

"Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Friendship, Life, Evening, Shadow, Sun)

"Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Anger, Life, People, Acting, Hatred, Loss)

"The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Friendship, Men, Discipline, Results)

"One of the great things personally coming to Hawai'i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson."
- Dan Fouts
(Related: Friendship)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Love, Lovers, May)

"Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?"
- Anna Freud
(Related: Friendship, Acting, Hate, Ugliness)

"For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because he's another creative person who works as hard as I do."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Friendship)

"There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Friendship)

"In the name of the United States and President Bush, I want to thank the Mexican people, President Fox and his government for their friendship."
- Tony Garza
(Related: Friendship, Government, People, Name, President, states, United, Want)

"It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly."
- Theophile Gautier
(Related: Friendship)

"During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Business, Friendship)

"I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Women, Company, Deep)

"I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Happiness, Friendship, Sex, Being, Desire, Passion, Possession, Rest, Tenderness)

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Friendship, Heart, Dew, Laughter, Sharing, Sweetness)

"Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Friendship, Purpose, Spirit)

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Friendship, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship."
- William Glasser
(Related: Friendship, Caring, May, Trying)

"Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Friendship, Love, Commerce)

"Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Friendship, Pity)

"Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Friendship, Life, Evil)

"True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Friendship, Life, Fortune)

"The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated. We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Love, Family, Friendship, Building, Community, Country)

"You are almost not free, if you are teaching a group of graduate students, to become friends with one of them. I don't mean anything erotically charged, just a friendship."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Friendship, Students, Teaching)

"Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Friendship, Loneliness, Needs, Solitude, Words)

"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
(Related: Men, Friendship, Family)

"Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious - friendship and learning."
- Jane Harrison
(Related: Friendship, Life, Marriage, Learning, Woman)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Trust, Friendship, Life, Love, Marriage, Security)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Intimacy, Promise, Punctuality, Want)

"There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Love, Friendship, Force, Rules)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Love, Heart, Strength, Goodness, Mind)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Love, Fool, Hate, Reason, World)

"Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Friendship, Worth)

"Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Old)

"I have a very close friendship with the skaters."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Friendship)

"Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life."
- George Herbert
(Related: Life, Love, Friendship, Taste, Wine)

"Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Friendship, Praise)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Courtesy, Tact)

"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Friendship)

"The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Friendship, Truth, Now)

"The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Friendship, Love, Trouble, World)

"It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Friendship, May, Selfishness)

"Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Friendship, Credit)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Cause, Debate, May)

"The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Life, Friendship)

"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Friendship, Love, Healing, Therapy)

"My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness."
- Enrique Iglesias
(Related: Friendship, Inspiration, Loneliness, Woman)

"Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it."
- Max Jacob
(Related: Friendship, Inexplicable, Want)

"Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Policy, Mankind, May)

"Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Commerce, Nations)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Life)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Alliance, Name)

"Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Friendship, Poetry)

"I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Life, Love, Friendship, Jokes, Laughter)

"True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Friendship)

"The friendship that can cease has never been real."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Friendship)

"There have been some friendships lost over this. That's the most difficult for me. I find it very uncomfortable to know that I was at one time close friends with someone, and because of jealousies and misunderstandings and so on, these friendships have dissolved."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Time, Friends)

"The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Friendship, Love, Being, Feeling)

"Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Friendship, Love, Absence, May)

"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Friendship, Life, Man, Will)

"My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do."
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Related: Friendship, Job, Reputation)

"But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966."
- June Jordan
(Related: Friendship, Freedom, Mothers)

"Love between man and man is impossible because there must not be sexual intercourse and friendship between man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse."
- James Joyce
(Related: Friendship, Love, Man, Woman)

"In my public service, I treasure my friendship with law enforcement officers. I admire what they do and support them in every aspect of their job. I have always looked upon law enforcement officers as my friends."
- Dirk Kempthorne
(Related: Friendship, Job, Law, Public, Service, Support, Treasure)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Life, Moments, Nothing)

"Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship."
- Black Kettle
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Troops)

"It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Friendship)

"To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it's a thrill to start a friendship even up."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Friendship, May)

"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
(Related: Friendship, History, Strategy, Future, Partnership, states, United, Want)

"Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Friendship, Nonsense, Privilege, Talk)

"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Friendship, Love, Confidence, Fire, Loyalty, Perfection, Quiet, Sharing, Understanding)

"Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Friendship, Love, Genius, Difference, Order, Taste)

"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Friendship, Love, Beginning, Deep, Fire, Light, Pretty)

"The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship."
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Related: Friendship, Hatred)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Art, Survival, Philosophy, Value)

"Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Friendship, Will)

"Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don't give some value to friendships and it can be depressing."
- Adriana Lima
(Related: Time, Work, People, Money, Thinking, Value)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Men, Women, Football)

"The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn't."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: Sports, People, Opportunity, Positive, Games, Self)

"Ours is a circle of friendships united by ideals."
- Juliette G. Low
(Related: Ideals, United)

"Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship."
- Lucan
(Related: Friendship)

"I would like to raise my glass to friendship between Russia and the United States."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Friendship, Russia, states, United)

"Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: Friendship, Advice, Will)

"Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable."
- John D. MacDonald
"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
(Related: Friendship, Men, Feelings, First, Saying)

"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
(Related: Love, Friendship, Leaders, Religious, Respect, Talking, Value)

"I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: Friendship, Comfort, Nothing, Privilege)

"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
(Related: Men, Peace, Women, Friendship, People, Mission, Nations, World)

"She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them."
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Related: Friendship, Love, Children, Delight)

"So I really did stop and change what I saw I was about, and really try to put that principle into play as the center of everything - my friendships, my marriage, my career, my family, my way of being in the world. And that changed everything for me."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Change, Family, Marriage, Being, Career, Play, World)

"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
(Related: People, Fact, Old, Trying)

"The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Friendship, Fans, Film, Suffering)

"But it's amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Men, People, Children, Gay, Shadows)

"Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it's a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself."
- John Mayall
(Related: Friendship, People, Care, Will)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Life, Society, Companionship, Years)

"I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships."
- Brian McBride
(Related: Sports, Being)

"True friendships don't fade in Hollywood, as so many myths about show business would have you insist."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Business, Hollywood, Myths)

"That's a job that it makes a few friendships, but it probably breaks more."
- Michael McKean
(Related: Job)

"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
(Related: Friendship)

"Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Friendship, Love, Truth, First, Sight)

"Friendship is one mind in two bodies."
- Mencius
(Related: Friendship, Mind)

"I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Friendship, Gay, Grace, Theatre, Will, World)

"If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Friendship, Love, Marriage)

"All lasting business is built on friendship."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Business, Friendship)

"Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Friendship, Favors)

"Came but for friendship, and took away love."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Love, Friendship)

"A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady."
- Thomas More
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them."
- Hector Hugh Munro
(Related: Friendship, Eyes)

"When Ted Williams was here, inducted into the Hall of Fame 37 years ago, he said he must have earned it, because he didn't win it because of his friendship with the writers. I guess in that way, I'm proud to be in this company that way."
- Eddie Murray
(Related: Friendship, Company, Fame, Writers, Years)

"And I tell you that's one of the reasons why I didn't have the friendships with the media, maybe like I could have. But I had to do what I had to do to make myself successful."
- Eddie Murray
(Related: Successful, Media)

"All the details of the life and the quirks and the friendships can be laid out for us, but the mystery of the writing will remain. No amount of documentation, however fascinating, can take us there."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Life, Mystery, Will, Writing)

"Love demands infinitely less than friendship."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Friendship, Love, Blind, Eyes)

"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Man, May, Woman)

"What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?"
- Anais Nin
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Failure, Israel, World, Wrong)

"You don't have to dislike people you disagree with and it doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to have bipartisan friendships in this place. Life's too short to have it any other way."
- Dave Obey
(Related: Life, People)

"One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Business, Years)

"Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: Friendship, Faces, Old)

"Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low."
- Ovid
(Related: Money, Fortune, Lies, Man, Nothing, Poor)

"Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust."
- Jesse Owens
(Related: Awards, Competition, Friends, Gold)

"It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Men, Friendship, Sea, Years)

"Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best."
- Joseph Parry
(Related: Change, Time)

"Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Friend)

"My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships."
- Westbrook Pegler
(Related: Mind, Spiritual)

"Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love."
- Charles Peguy
(Related: Friendship, Love, Genius)

"At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation."
- Li Peng
(Related: Friendship, Trust, Beginning, Cooperation, Countries, Understanding)

"Suspicion is the cancer of friendship."
- Petrarch
(Related: Friendship, Cancer, Suspicion)

"Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Friendship, Soul)

"There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Friendship, Love, Heart, Fidelity, Man, Self)

"Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?"
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Age, Life, Beauty, Friendship, Love, Decency, Example, Measure, Order, Statistics)

"Friendship and money: oil and water."
- Mario Puzo
(Related: Friendship, Oil, Water)

"That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Friendship, Will)

"Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Marriage, Time, Friendship, Participation, State)

"Tony, Stacy and Jay really looked at life completely different and that played into everything that they did, whether it was skating or with their friendships. And for the three of us, we had such a close relationship off screen, that it was so easy to have that on screen."
- John Robinson
(Related: Life)

"In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Love, Knowledge, Ignorance)

"If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Friendship, Love, Consequences, Hatred)

"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
(Related: Business, Friendship, Men, Profit, Self)

"However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Friendship, Love, May)

"A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Business, Friendship)

"Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Friendship, Self, World)

"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 A. Saleh
(Related: Friendship, Cooperation, Old, President)

"Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Will, World)

"A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Friendship, Quarrel)

"All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity."
- Sallust
(Related: Anger, Friendship, Hatred, Pity)

"All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity."
- Sallust
(Related: Anger, Friendship, First, Opinion, Pity, Sentiment)

"To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship."
- Sallust
(Related: Friendship)

"The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes."
- Sallust
(Related: Friendship, Identity)

"Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Related: Friendship, Peace, Belief, Cooperation, Philosophy, Understanding)

"Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding."
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Related: Peace, Friendship, History, Committee, Understanding)

"Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy."
- George Santayana
(Related: Friends, Intimacy)

"Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots."
- George Santayana
(Related: Friendship, People, Mind)

"Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer, conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort of long-term commitments and obligations."
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: Being, Years)

"It's not too late to develop new friendships or reconnect with people."
- Morrie Schwartz
(Related: People)

"I'm fiercely loyal to my friends, and I really cherish my friendships."
- David Schwimmer
(Related: Friends)

"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Friendship)

"Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures."
- Seneca
(Related: Friendship, Love, Benefits)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Friendship, Letters)

"The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Sports, Time, Life, Friends, Fun, Relationships)

"I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won't do is change the essence of my work."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Art, Change, Work, Friendship, Care)

"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
(Related: Time, Friendship, Accidents, Foreigners, World)

"Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Friendship, Life)

"Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Happiness, Life, Love, Existence)

"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant."
- Socrates
(Related: Art, Friendship)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Time, Worth)

"Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Friendship, Flowers)

"Friendship has its illusions no less than love."
- Stendhal
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Age, Health, Education, Money, Nothing, Profit, State, Talk)

"Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Friendship, Police)

"If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Friendship, Matrimony, Police)

"Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success."
- Sting
(Related: Friendship, Success, Choice)

"The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses."
- David Storey
(Related: Friendship)

"Friendships are discovered rather than made."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
"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
(Related: Friendship, Society, Man, Woman)

"The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Love, Successful, Gay, Romantic)

"The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two."
- Anne Sophie Swetchine
(Related: Friendship)

"Friendship based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph; with time it fades."
- Carmen Sylva
(Related: Friendship, Time, Gratitude)

"Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Friendship, Acquaintance)

"Friendship's the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial."
- Nahum Tate
(Related: Friendship, Men, Greatness, Privilege)

"Secrecy is the chastity of friendship."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Friendship, Chastity, Secrecy)

"Love is friendship set on fire."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Friendship, Love, Fire)

"In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Friendship, Men, Class, Racing)

"Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up."
- Terence
(Related: Time, Beginning)

"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."
- Saint Teresa
(Related: Friendship, God, Being, Nothing, Prayer)

"The language of friendship is not words but meanings."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Friendship, Language, Words)

"I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Society, Friendship, Solitude)

"True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Friendship, Knowledge, Darkness, Ignorance)

"In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Politics)

"The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Friendship)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Government, Nations, Will)

"The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Friendship, People, American, Freedom, Ireland)

"Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce."
- Voltaire
(Related: Friendship, Marriage, Soul, Divorce)

"I'm calling my book series the 'with God series.' And this next 'with God' book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of 'better' on this planet."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Friendship, God, Books)

"As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we're all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we've done all our lives pointless."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Friendship, Life, God, Act, First)

"Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Being, Principles, Understanding)

"True 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
(Related: Friendship, Growth, Adversity)

"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
(Related: Friendship, Growth, Adversity)

"To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Art, Friendship, Life, Fault, Joy, Want)

"These dudes were 30 years old, and they would compete about getting the best chick. That came before their friendships. Some of them treat women like they're objects. I never felt like that."
- Brian Welch
(Related: Women, Old, Years)

"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Friendship, Love, Illusion)

"The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships."
- H. G. Wells
"I feel like I've exhausted guys and male friendships."
- Irvine Welsh
"That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings; it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O, and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did."
- Randy West
(Related: Friendship, Day, Respect)

"The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many."
- James Whistler
(Related: Friendship, Life)

"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Friendship, Life, Love, Obsession, Sharing)

"All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Friendship, Men, Women, Love, Passion, Worship)

"Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Friendship, Beginning, Ending, Laughter)

"Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Equality, Friendship, Reward)

"I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Friendship, Companionship, Instinct, Republicans)

"My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism."
- John Woo
(Related: Patriotism, Family, Friendship, Honor)

"It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed."
- Fay Wray
(Related: Mother, Being, Parents)

"Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Friendship)

"Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure."
- Edward Young
(Related: Friendship, Wine)

"Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater."
- Emil Zatopek
(Related: Friendship, Victory)

"When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you're suddenly eager to know him or her even better."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Friendship, People, First)