Quotes About Friendship

Friendship is an in-depth relationship. I do not know a person that would not need or have friends. At least one! Person without any friends (if one exists) must be utterly unhappy. Friendships may not last, however one tends to find a new friend fairly quickly. This is because friendship is probably our deepest inner need.

Building healthy friendships takes time. It's not an easy job as it requires our dedication, time and effort. Quotes and sayings about friendship may teach us alot. Following quotes and sayings were probably written by people with lots of experience in friendships. Their sayings may help us maintain and improve our own friendships, or give us wisdom on whether someone is a true friend or not.

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"The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover." Joseph Addison

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost." Charles Caleb Colton

"Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you." Elbert Hubbard

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" C. S. Lewis

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." Walter Winchell

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility; never an opportunity." Kahlil Gibran

"Make new friends but keep the old, one is sliver and the other gold !" Unknown author

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

"Ask yourself what kind of friend you are being to your mate." Dr. Phil

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down." Oprah Winfrey

"A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines." Benjamin Franklin

"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends." Abraham Lincoln

"I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship." Pietro Aretino

"A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend." Henry David Thoreau

"Friendship is love with understanding." Unknown author

"We must be thankful for that friend that is with us and supports us, not just the best friend that isn't there." M. Raymond Sheppard

"Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus

"I felt it shelter to speak to you." Emily Dickinson

"Be courteous to all but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation." George Washington

"Only friends will tell you the truths you need to hear to make your life bearable." Francine Du Plessix Gray

"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief." Marcus Tullius Cicero

"A friendship that can end never really began." Publilius Syrus

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice." Samuel Johnson

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable." Unknown author

"Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy - for friendship's sake." William Blake

"A true friend stabs you in the front." Oscar Wilde

"A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. William Arthur Ward

"A true friend is one who likes you despite your achievements." Arnold Bennett

"Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you." Madame de Tencin

"Friendship is love with understanding." Unknown author

"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Have no friends not equal to yourself." Confucius

"To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind." William Hazlitt

"The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring in nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money." Mark Twain


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