Friend Quotes

A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.

Chinese Proverb

Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend, which neither heat, nor cold, nor misery, nor place, nor destiny, can alter or diminish.

John Lyly

There's not a one of us who has lived for a long stretch of time in the capital, I believe, who has not experienced that awful moment of realization that a friend or acquaintance with some public responsibility is losing the gift of normal discourse. He will have begun to address us over a casual drink or at the supermarket as if he were orating at the United Nations. -- Washington

Meg Greenfield

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

Hosea Ballou

A college education should equip one to entertain three things: a friend, an idea and oneself.

Thomas Ehrlich

Backstabbing occurs when a friend agrees with you when the tow of you are alone but later sides with your opponents in a social setting.

Les Parrott

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

Donna Roberts

When in reading we meet with any maxim that may be of use, we should take it for our own, and make an immediate application of it, as we would of the advice of a friend whom we have purposely consulted.

Charles Caleb Colton

Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.

Michael Strassfeld

The tongue that belongs to a fake friend is sharper than a knife.

Argentine proverb

An enemy will agree, but a friend will argue.

Russian Proverb

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Titus Maccius Plautus

Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.

Corey Ford

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

Aeschylus

With every rising of the sun, Think of your life as just begun. The past has shrived and buried deep All yesterdays; there let them sleep. Concern yourself with but today, Woo it, and teach it to obey Your will and wish. Since time began Today has been the friend of man; But in his blindness and his sorrow, He looks to yesterday and tomorrow. You, and today! a soul sublime, And the great pregnant hour of time, With God himself to bind the twain! Go forth, I say-attain, attain! With God himself to bind the twain!

Ella Wilcox

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend until he is unhappy

Thomas Fuller

It is true I gained muscular vigour, but with it a prodigious appetite, which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight, until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise.

William Banting

Because she my friend and my wife, she has seen and brought out the best and worst of me, and she is still with me and I owe her my whole heart, soul, attention, love, and anything she desires of me. She will always be there...

Dagny Connolly

Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.

Henry Fielding

I have lived temperately....I double the doctor's recommendation of a glass and a half of wine each day and even treble it with a friend.

Thomas Jefferson

A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.

William Arthur Ward

When I demanded of my friend what viands he preferred, He quote: A large cold bottle, and a small hot bird

Eugene Field

If all be true that I do think, There are five reasons we should drink: Good wine - a friend - or being dry - Or lest we should be by and by - Or any other reason why.

Henry Aldrich

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