Friendship Quotes

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Abraham Lincoln

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Alice Walker

Be a friend to thyself and others will too.

Thomas Fuller 1608

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles W Eliot 1834

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

Don't listen to friends when the Friend inside you says 'Do this.'.

Mahatma Gandhi 1869

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

Martin Luther King Jr

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attentionÖ. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.

Rachel Naomi Remen

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Coleridge

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.

Samuel Johnson

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.

Samuel Johnson

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment

Seneca

Friendship I've discovered a way to stay friends forever -- There's really nothing to it. I simply tell you what to do And you do it!

Shel Silverstein

The verb "to love" in Persian is "to have a friend." "I love you" translated literally is "I have you as a friend," and "I don't like you" simply means "I don't have you as a friend."

Shusha Guppy

Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any affection. Keep your solitude. The day, if it ever comes, when you are given true affection there will be no opposition between interior solitude and friendship, quite the reverse. It is even by this infallible sign that you will recognize it.

Simone Weil

Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.

Unknown

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.

Zora Neale Hurston

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Updated On : March 17, 2014
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