FRIENDS Quotes

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.

Unknown

Instead of weeping when a tragedy occurs in a songbird's life, it sings away its grief. I believe we could well follow the pattern of our feathered friends.

Unknown

Wealth maketh many friends.

Bible, The

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

Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate

Unknown

I'm a controversial figure. My friends either dislike me or hate me.

Toni Morrison

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

Sir Francis Bacon

[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

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

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.

George Santayana

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

Epicurus

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

E.R. Bulwer-Lytton

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

Ben Jonson

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

Ann Richards

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The values indicated by status-insecure parents are such that their children learn to put personal success and the acquisition of power above all else. They are taught to judge people for their usefulness rather than their likeableness. Their friends, and even future marriage partners, are selected and used in the service of personal advancement; love and affection take second place to knowing the right people. They are taught to eschew weakness and passivity, to respect authority, and to despise those who have not made the socio-economic grade. Success is equated with social esteem and material advantage, rather than with more spiritual values.

Norman F. Dixon

Only your friends steal your books

Voltaire

The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve; we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong

Charron, Pierre

Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.

Kofi Busia

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

George Eliot (Mary Evans) 1819

When friends are at your hearthside met, Sweet courtesy has done its most If you have made each guest forget That he himself is not the host.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

You remember me. Im Gracie Allen. Im the candidate who forgot to take off her hat before she threw it in the ring. Furthermore, Im the only candidate who got the idea of running myself. All the others had to have somebody else think it up for them, or anyway they say the only reason theyre running is because their many friends kept after them and after them until they finally gave in.

Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen

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