Friendship Quotes

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
– Epicurus
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
– Euripides
Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.
– John Evelyn
One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
– Clifton Paul Fadiman
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
– Henry Ford
The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
– Harry Emerson Fosdick
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
– Benjamin Franklin
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
– Kahlil Gibran
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
– Oliver Goldsmith
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
– Baltasar Gracian
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
– Arnold H. Glasow
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
– Francesco Guicciardini
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
– Robert Hall
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
– Dag Hammarskjold
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
– Warren Harding
Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
– William Hazlitt