Friendship Quotes

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.

Epicurus

We need not think alike to love alike.

Francis David

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

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.

George Santayana

Great Spirit, grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins.

American Indian Paryer

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

He that is a friend to himself, know; he is a friend to all.

Montaigne 1533

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

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

Jane Austen

If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.

Carl Schurz

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

Jane Austen

Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.

Jessamyn West

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison 1672

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

Katherine Mansfield

Never befriend the oppressed unless you are prepared to take on the oppressor.

Ogden Nash

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

[W]e all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.

Margaret Guenther

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

The rule for us all is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.

C.S. Lewis 1898

Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone.

Maya Angelou

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

Rachel Carson

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

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.

Sir Francis Bacon

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

Sir Francis Bacon

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