Friendship Quotes

Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.

Alexandre Dumas

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

Fawn McKay Brodie

The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like; Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Friendship needs no words it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

Dag Hammarskjld

Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

Henry Ward Beecher

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.

Jean de La Fontaine

Man seeks, in his manhood, not orders, not laws and peremptory dogmas, but counsel from one who is earnest in goodness and faithful in friendship, making man free.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Friendship is a priceless treasure never to be bought or sold - it can only be cherished.

Unknown

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

George Washington

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Kahlil Gibran

We too must remain faithful to the 'yes' we have given to the Lord's offer of friendship. We know that he will never abandon us. We know that he will always sustain us through the gifts of the Spirit. Mary accepted the Lord's' proposal' in our name. So let us turn to her and ask her to guide us as we struggle to remain faithful to the life-giving relationship God has established with each one of us.

Pope Benedict XVI

When people are friends, they have no need of justice, but when they are just, they need friendship in addition.

Aristotle

There is no such thing as eternal friendship or eternal hostility-only eternal interests.

Al-Ansari, Abd Al-Hamid

A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship.

John D. Rockefeller

There are many sparks of sanctity in each person in [a] group. And when you collect all the sparks of sanctity into one place, as brothers, with love and friendship, you will certainly have a very high level of sanctity...

Yehuda Ashlag

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 Brooks Adams

Love is like the wild rose-briar;Friendship like the holly-tree.The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,But which will bloom most constantly?

Emily Jane Bront

A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward.

Saint Basil

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.

Richard Burton

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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