Friendship Quotes

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

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.

David Tyson Gentry

True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades.

Evelyn Loeb

Gold begets in brethren hate; Gold in families debate; Gold does friendship separate; Gold does civil wars create.

Abraham Cowley

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

Hubert Humphrey

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.

Chin-Ning Chu

First meditate, be blissful, then much love will happen of its own accord. Then being with others is beautiful and being alone is also beautiful. Then it is simple, too. You dont depend on others and you dont make others dependent on you. Then it is always a friendship, a friendliness. It never becomes a relationship, it is always a relatedness. You relate, but you dont create a marriage. Marriage is out of fear, relatedness is out of love. You relate; as long as things are moving beautifully, you share. And if you see that the moment has come to depart because your paths separate at this crossroad, you say good-bye with great gratitude for all that the other has been to you, for all the joys and all the pleasures and all the beautiful moments that you have shared with the other. With no misery, with no pain, you simply separate.

Osho

Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit

Socrates

The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.

Samuel Johnson

I think the best friendships are those that can stand the test of time, where the friendship is based more on who you are than on what you do or what you have.

Steve Pavlina

Friendship and money: oil and water.

Mario Puzo

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

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

Anita Brookner

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon

Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions

Samuel Johnson

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.

George Eliot

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion

Simone De Beauvoir

Racism is something that people can transcend through friendship.

Vincent F. Rocchio

A vice in common can be the ground of a friendship but not a virtue in common. X and Y may be friends because they are both drunkards or womanizers but, if they are both sober and chaste, they are friends for some other reason.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority.

Mencius

Friendship, compounded of esteem and love, derives from one its tenderness and its permanence from the other.

Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.

Samuel Richardson

If goodness were only a theory, it were a pity it should be lost to the world. There are a number of things, the idea of which is a clear gain to the mind. Let people, for instance, rail at friendship, genius, freedom, as long as they will --the very names of these despised qualities are better than anything else that could be substituted for them, and embalm even the most envenomed satire against them.

William Hazlitt

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