Friendship Quotes


When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.
– Maria Shriver
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Friends are born, not made.
– Henry B. Adams
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One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
– Henry B. Adams
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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
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Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
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Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
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There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
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Friendship is essentially a partnership.
– Aristotle
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What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
– Aristotle
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Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
– Sir Francis Bacon
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Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
– Honore de Balzac
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The best time to make friends is before you need them.
– Ethel Barrymore
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They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.
– Henry Walter Bates
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Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
– Hilaire Belloc
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The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
– William Blake
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Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
– Joseph Brodsky
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If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
– Charlotte Bronte
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Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?
– Emily Bronte
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Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
– Anita Brookner
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