Friendship Quotes

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Joseph Addison

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

Joseph Addison

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.

Li Peng

The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.

Barack Obama

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.

Charles Dickens

From wine what sudden friendship springs

John Gay

Most of us, I suppose, are a little nervous of the sea. No matter what its smiles may be, we doubt its friendship

H.M. Tomlinson

Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.

Edward Gibbon

There is no friendship, no love, like that of a mother for her child.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because of all things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.

Unknown

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.

Dean Koontz

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

Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous.

Ambrose Bierce

An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship

Oscar Wilde

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Rabindranath Tagore

Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous

Ambrose Bierce

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.

Henry Ward Beecher

So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.

John Tyler

We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good will; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. I will not call you children, -- for parents sometimes chide their children too severely; nor brothers only, -- for brothers differ. The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain; for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts, we are all one flesh and blood.

William Penn

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.

C.S. Lewis

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