Friendship Quotes

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world
to explain. It's not something you learn in school. 
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, 
you really haven't learned anything. 
Muhammad Ali 

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. 
Others stay awhile, make footprints on our
hearts and we are never, ever the same. 

Make new friends but keep the old ones;
one is silver and the other's gold. 

Love demands infinitely less than friendship. 
George Jean Nathan 

Women can form a friendship with a man
very well; but to preserve it-- to that end a slight
physical antipathy must probably help. 
Friedrich Nietzsche 

Hold a true friend with both your hands. 
Nigerian Proverb 

Friendship is constant in all other things
save in the office and affairs of love. 
William Shakespeare 

The mere process of growing old together will make 
the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend. 
Logan Pearsall Smith 

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

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

Some people go to priests; others
to poetry; I to my friends. 
Virginia Woolf 

Chide a friend in private 
and praise him in public. 

Depend on no man, on no friend, but him 
who can depend on himself. He only
who acts conscientiously towards himself 
will act so towards others, and vice versa. 

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 

If you want enemies, excel others; 
if you want friends let others excel you. 

Old friends are best. King James
used to call for his old shoes;
they were easiest to his feet. 
John Seldon 

There's not so much danger in a known 
foe than in a suspected friend. 

To lose a friend is the greatest of all losses. 

True friendship is like sound health, 
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. 
Charles Caleb Colton 

We cherish our friends not for their 
ability to amuse us, 
but for ours to amuse them. 
Evelyn Waugh 

Who purposely cheats his 
friend, would cheat his God. 

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

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

If all men knew what others say of them,
there would not be four friends in the world. 
Blaise Pascal 

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

There is as much difference between the 
counsel that a friend giveth, and that a 
man giveth himself, as there is between 
counsel of a friend and a flatterer. 
Francis Bacon 

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, 
we shall be honest with each other. 
George Macdonald 

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

Friendship is Love without his wings! 

To give counsel as well as to take 
it is a feature of true friendship. 

Words are easy, like the wind;
Faithful friends are hard to find. 


That friendship will not continue 
to the end which is begun for an end. 

He who has not the weakness of
friendship has not the strength. 

The mind is lowered through association 
with inferiors. With equals it attains
equality; and with superiors, superiority. 
The Hitopadesa 

Rare as is true love, 
true friendship is rarer. 
La Fontaine 

The more we love our friends, the less 
we flatter them; is by excusing nothing 
that pure love shows itself. 

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 Brook Adams 

A friend in need is a friend to be avoided. 
Lord Samuel 

While your friend holds you affectionately 
by both your hands you are safe, 
for you can watch both of his. 

Even the best of friends cannot
attend each other's funeral. 
Kehlog Albran 

The best way to destroy your enemy 
is to make him your friend. 
Abraham Lincoln 

True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited, 
but in adversity they come without invitation. 

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, 
and must undergo the shocks of adversity 
before it is entitled to the appellation. 
George Washington 

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 

True friendship brings sunshine to the 
shade, and shade to the sunshine 
Thomas Burke