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Wise Quotes about Friendship

May you find great value in these Friendship quotes and sayings.

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

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Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

 

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

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It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

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 friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Friendship is certainly the finest balm
for the pangs of disappointed love.
- Jane Austen

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

In true friendship, one can express
anything and everything without feeling ashamed
or afraid of being rejected.
- Aparna Chatterjee

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

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship based solely upon gratitude
is like a photograph; with time it fades.
- Carmen Sylva

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

Friendship often leads to love,
but lust seldom leads to friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

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

What I cannot love, I overlook.
Is that real friendship?
- Anais Nin

A true friendship always feels safe and comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

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 Fadiman

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

Let there be no purpose in friendship
save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Above all else, my inspiration is friendship.
- Bono

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility,
never an opportunity.
- Khalil Gibran

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
- James Francis Byrnes

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
- Mencius

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

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

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
- Cicero

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

If a friendship isn't comfortable, it's not a friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

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

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Friendship is all about Mutuality,
neither Individuality nor Singularity.
- Aparna Chatterjee

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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