Friendship Quotes

Don't sacrifice your life to work and ideals. The most important things in life are human relations. I found that out too late.

Katharine Susannah Prichard 1883

Freindship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.

Alexandre Dumas 1803

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772

A brief candle,both ends burning An endless mile, a bus wheel turning A friend to share the lonesome times A handshake and a sip of wine So say it loud and let it ring We are all a part of everything The future, present and the past Fly on proud bird You're free at last

Charlie Daniels

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Kahlil Gibran 1883

Go cherish your soul; express companions; set your habits to a life of solitude; then will the faculties rise fair and full within.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.

E. B. White

A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure

Ecclesiasticus 6:14

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anybody else in the world

Eleanor Roosevelt

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

George Eliot

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?

Henry David Thoreau

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.

Indira Gandhi

Isn't the fulfillment of our duty towards our neighbor an expression of deepest desire?

Dag Hammarskjold 1905

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.

George Bernard Shaw 1856

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

Marlene Dietrich

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends

Martin Luther King, jr.

There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.

Alfred Adler 1870

To find a friend one must close one eye; To keep him, two.

Norman Douglas

I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends,...they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.

Oscar Levant

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Rabindranath Tagore

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

Leo Buscaglia

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Updated On : March 17, 2014
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