Friendship Quotes Quotes

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

Separation secures manifest friendship

Indian Proverb

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

We need better government, no doubt about it. But we also need better minds, better friendships, better marriages, better communities.

Wendell Berry

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon

Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation

Samuel Johnson

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

Hubert H. Humphrey

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

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

Hubert Humphrey

But you realize, love should ALWAYS start as friendship. If you can't be friends first, then love is USELESS. And I will be adamant about this fact. Lovers must be best friends. If you ask me, if you ask a married couple who their best friends are, and they reply someone OTHER than their spouse, their marriage will fail. Friends first. Always.

Unknown

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

Colette

To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.

Henry David Thoreau

Most friends sicken us of friendship, most devotees of devotion.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their friendship; and when they hear us praised by others, will ascribe it to sinister and interested motives if they can.

Charles Caleb Colton

The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last.

Andrew Sullivan

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