Friendship Quotes

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
– Euripides
Friendship always benefits love sometimes injures.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real.
– Ali A. Saleh
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
– Saint Teresa of Avila
For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because he's another creative person who works as hard as I do.
– John Frusciante
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship and pass the rosy wine.
– Charles Dickens
Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.
– Namie Amuro
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
– William Hazlitt
During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
– J. Paul Getty
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
– Rabindranath Tagore
Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.
– Mortimer Adler
China has been committed to the independent foreign policy of peace and has developed friendship and cooperation with all countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.
– Hu Jintao
Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.
– William Glasser
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
– Thomas Moore
But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966.
– June Jordan
But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.
– Ernie Banks
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
– Thomas Jefferson
But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
– Alicia Machado
Blunders, no, only friendship binds us to honesty - attracting crypts of mushrooms in the wake of our snowboards.
– Bradley Chicho
Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.
– Gertrude Stein
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
– Henry David Thoreau
At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.
– Li Peng
As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we're all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we've done all our lives pointless.
– Neale Donald Walsch
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
– King Solomon
Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.
– Mortimer Adler
And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future.
– Aleksander Kwasniewski
And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.
– Margaret Cavendish
Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.
– Black Kettle
All you need to do to be my friend is like me.
– Taylor Swift
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A tree is known by its fruit a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
– Saint Basil
A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.
– Saint Francis de Sales
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
– Henry David Thoreau
A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they're really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.
– Jena Malone
A friendship like love is warm a love like friendship is steady.
– Sir Thomas More
A friend to all is a friend to none.
– Aristotle
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
– Elbert Hubbard
006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters.
– Sean Bean
Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.
– Tim Allen
I invite you, if your parents will let you, to come to our country, the best time being this summer. You will find out about our country, meet with your contemporaries, visit an international children's camp - Artek - on the sea. And see for yourself: in the Soviet Union - everyone is for peace and friendship among peoples.
– Yuri Andropov
Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
– Aristotle
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
– Jane Austen
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
– Simone de Beauvoir
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
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet'ner of life, and solder of society.
– Robert Blair
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy-for friendship's sake.
– William Blake
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
– Ray Bradbury
Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. No destructive lies. No ridiculous fears. No debilitating anger.
– Bill Bradley
A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
– Anita Brookner
Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.
– John Mason Brown
Now, there's been a persistent legend and a lot of slogans, and the formation of societies for the fostering of Franco-American friendship, which have had some effect, but there is a strong admiration in this country for the culture of France, and generally speaking I think the French find the Americans have been stout supporters of them in many of their periods of distress.
– David Bruce
Where fall the tears of love the rose appears, and where the ground is bright with friendship's tears, Forget-me-not, and violets, heavenly blue, spring glittering with the cheerful drops like dew.
– William C. Bryant
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
– Richard Burton
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
– Samuel Butler
Friendship is Love without his wings!
– Lord Byron
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
– Albert Camus
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
If our fellow men could be aware of our opinions about them, love, friendship, and devotion would be forever erased from the dictionaries; and if we had the courage to confront the doubts we timidly conceive about ourselves, none of us would utter an 'I' without shame.
– Emile M. Cioran
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
– Charles Caleb Colton
Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
– Charles Caleb Colton
If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
– Chin-Ning Chu
Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
– Laurie Colwin
No sex between Mulder and Scully! Only deep friendship. People thinking there's more than that between us amuses me. With Gillian, we've created the illusion of romance.
– David Duchovny
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity?
– Ronald Duncan
We have heard much of the phrase, peace and friendship. This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, peace and friendship, in freedom. This, I think, is America's real message to the rest of the world.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind - the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
– George Eliot
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
– Epicurus
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
– Jean de La Fontaine
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
– Jean de La Fontaine
When all is said and done, friendship is the only trustworthy fabric of the affections. So-called love is a delirious inhuman state of mind: when hot it substitutes indulgence for fair play; when cold it is cruel, but friendship is warmth in cold, firm ground in a bog.
– Miles Franklin
The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers.
– Larry Flynt
Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is notworth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Insistence on truth can come into play when one party practises untruth or injustice. Only then can love be tested. True friendship is put to the test only when one party disregards the obligation of friendship.
– Mahatma Gandhi
The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that too, unconditional assistance. Co-operation which needs consideration is a commercial contract and not friendship. Conditional co-operation is like adulterated cement which does not bind.
– Mahatma Gandhi
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
– Edward Gibbon
Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious - friendship and learning.
– Jane Harrison
At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry.
– Victor Hugo
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
– Hubert H. Humphrey
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
– Hubert H. Humphrey
As a Muslim, I know that my faith reveres all monotheistic religions. It completes God's message to mankind to live together in friendship and dignity, at a time when Islam, Christianity and Judaism, in many parts of the world, present an image which is totally alien to the spirit in which they were meant: the teachings of God in terms of tolerance and mutual respect.
– King Hussein
An Argument needs no reason; Nor any friendship.
– Ibycus
Mindful of his own dignity, he is mindful of others', because he wishes to safeguard what is in fact the essence of man's value, no one is replacable. It is in this way, in this solitude, that he finds friendship and a friendly society, rather than the flock or the herd.
– Eugene Ionesco
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all!
– Washington Irving
It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
– Charles Kingsley
Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
– Lois L. Kaufman
Ultimately, being a part of a team means competing, working, living and winning and losing together. And in the end, a teammate's nationality, his language, his taste in music or his religion aren't sources of division, but in fact mediums of greater friendship, understanding and success.
– Steve Kerr
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
– Dean Koontz
We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy.
– Dean Koontz
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
– Ann Landers
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
– Bruce Lee
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
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This trip is about friendship, being in the hills with good friends and focusing on everyone's goals and aspirations.
– Alex Lowe