Friend Quotes

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

Nature is my friend. Life is my teacher of philosophy. History is my guide.


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

If you share your friend's crime, you make it your own

Latin Proverb

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

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.


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


Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really is my enemy, that I am free to marry a woman when in fact she is my mother, that this person is a chambermaid when it is a young nobleman in disguise, that this well-dressed young man is rich when he is really a penniless adventurer, or that if I do this such and such a result will follow when in fact it results in something very different. All good drama has two movements, first the making of the mistake, then the discovery that it was a mistake.

W. H. Auden

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

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