Friendship Quotes

I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.

Ann Richards

True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.

Ben Jonson

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.


To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.

Cornelia Otis Skinner

One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life

E.M. Forster

It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best

E.R. Bulwer-Lytton

I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you -- Nobody -- too? Then there's a pair of us? Don't tell! they'd advertise -- you know!

Emily Dickinson

Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

George Eliot (Mary Evans) 1819

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can ... As a peace-maker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Abraham Lincoln 1809

Those truly linked don't need correspondence. When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.

Deng Ming-Dao

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Elie Wiesel

The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.

George Santayana

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

Gore Vidal

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

The good man is the friend of all living things.

Mahatma Gandhi 1869

Though friendship is not quick to burn, It is explosive stuff.

May Sarton

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?"

Simone Weil

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.

Thomas Jefferson

Cultivate friendships. If you dont have time to cultivate all of them, plow under every fifth one and collect your bonus.

Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen

The real community of man, in the midst of all the self-contradictory simulacra of community, is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers, that is, in principle, of all men to the extent they desire to know. But in fact this includes only a few, the true friends, as Plato was to Aristotle at the very moment they were disagreeing about the nature of the good. Their common concern for the good linked them; their disagreement about it proved they needed one another to understand it. They were absolutely one soul as they looked at the problem. This, according to Plato, is the only real friendship, the only real common good.

Allan David Bloom

When I finally gathered, invented, stole, simplified, borrowed, and found a publisher for a clutch of reasonably foolproof recipes, I learned I had friends I hadn't known aboutmore proof that a mutual dislike can be quite as sound a basis for friendship as a mutual devotion.

Ruth Eleanor

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Updated On : March 17, 2014
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