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.


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

Mahatma Gandhi 1869

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

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.


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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