Friendship Quotes

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

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.

Robert Southey

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.

Francis Bacon

'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Charles Lamb

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

Friendship is the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure

Edward Young

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and,

Joseph Addison

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.

Francesco Petrarch

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship, as experience shows that the callosity formed around a broken bone makes it stronger than before.

St. Francis de Sales

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

Saint Francis de Sales

Conversation, which is friendship\'s mode of expression, is a superficial digression which gives us nothing worth acquiring. We may talk for a lifetime without doing more than indefinitely repeat the vacuity of a minute.

Marcel Proust

For money you can have everything it is said. No, that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money.

Arne Garborg

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Socrates

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil

Separation secures manifest friendship

Indian Proverb

That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.

Charles Bukowski

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures

Kahlil Gibran

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Being sociable and affable with people brings kindness and friendship.

al-Baqir, Muhammad

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.

Samuel Johnson

Our Fiji today is a new Fiji where individual freedom is protected and not a Fiji solely for Fijians. Wise decisions from this august house will promote multiracial harmony and true friendship.

Commodore Frank Bainimarama

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