Friendship Quotes

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Coleridge

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 you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, adapted

The light of friendship is like the light of phosphorus, even plainest when all around is dark.

Grace Crowell 1877

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

All love that has not friendship for its base, Is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too? Thought I was the only one."

C.S. Lewis

The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may be a life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintance and of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are needed. Perhaps it should be added that either the man or the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeks marriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success.

Anna Garlin Spencer

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and indeed, all the sweets of life.

Joseph Addison 1672

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Kahlil Gibran

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.

Mahatma Gandhi

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays The pleasing game of interchanging praise.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is notworth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be.

Gandhi

As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.

Ovid

The bird a nest the spider a web the human friendship.

William Blake

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.

Warren G. Harding

There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.

Sir Francis Bacon

Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners. Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Mark Twain

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing

Katherine Mansfield

Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.

Jane Austen

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

Jane Austen

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

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