Friendship Quotes

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To err is dysfunctional, to forgive co-dependent.
-- Berton Averre

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
-- Source Unknown

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
-- Jane Austen

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

I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.
-- Mark Twain

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim.
-- George Carlin

An old friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move a dead body.
-- Jim Hayes

I saw a close friend of mine the other day. He said "How come you haven't called me?" I said, "I can't call everyone I want. My new phone has no 5 on it." He said, "How long have you had it?" I said, "I don't know. My calendar has no 7s."
-- Steven Wright


A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
-- Bernard Meltzer

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
-- Lois Kaufman Quotes

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
-- Woodrow Wilson Quotes

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend."
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
-- Baltasar Gracian

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
-- Austin O'Malley


A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
-- Proverb

Sometimes just a smile on our face,
Can help to make this world a better place.
Stand up for the things that are right.
Try to talk things out instead of fight.
Lend a hand when you can, get involved this is good.
You can help to make a difference in your neighborhood.
-- Robert Alan

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
-- Robert Southey

The road to a friendís house is never too long.
-- Danish Proverb

The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.
-- Anne Sophie Swetchine

Donít walk in front of me, I may not follow; donít walk behind me, I may not lead; walk beside me, and be my friend.
-- Albert Camus

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.
-- Source Unknown

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
-- Jaime H. Young

No woman/man is worth your tears and the only one who is, will never make you cry.
-- Source Unknown

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them.
-- Source Unknown

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.
-- Source Unknown

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

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
-- Source Unknown

A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice--but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you.
-- Doris Wild Helmering

Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.
-- Yasser Arafat

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.
-- Elizabeth Bowen

I have a friend who tells a tale With statements parenthetical; To start at the beginning must To her seem quite heretical; For her accounts of happenings Are full of disconnection s; She starts them in the middle, And proceeds in all directions.
-- Erica H. Stux

I'm always there to tell people that their life is not that bad. I wish it was easy to follow that advice It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
-- Mignon McLaughlin

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
-- Martin Luther

There is nothing more noble or admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. Homer, Odyssey
-- Odyssey Homer

You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference in beauty or desire.
-- W. H. Auden

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
-- Henry David Thoreau

Little friends may prove great friends.
-- Aesop

We can not do great things. We can only do little things with great love.
-- Mother Teresa

If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance
-- Dale Carnegie

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
-- Ed Cunningham

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
-- Lois L. Kaufman

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

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.
-- Francois Mauriac

A friend is someone who, upon seeing another friend in immense pain, Would rather be the one experiencing the pain, Than to have to watch their friend suffer.
-- Amanda Gier

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
-- Chinese Proverb

A friend to everybody and to nobody is the same thing.
-- Spanish Proverb

That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing -- the truly democratic thing about it -- is that you don't even have to be a player to lose.
-- Barbara Ehrenreich

Our friends don't see our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.
-- Joseph Addison

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
-- Lewis Mumford

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
-- John Leonard

I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.
-- Mark Twain

Call a truce, then, to our labors -- let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if ''faint and forced the laughter,'' and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.
-- Rudyard Kipling

A friend is a present you give to yourself.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success.
-- Sting

The book is closed, the year is done, The pages full of tasks begun. A little joy, a little care, Along with dreams, are written there. This new day brings another year, Renewing hope, dispelling fear. And we may find before the end, A deep content, another friend.
-- Arch Ward

As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.
-- John Donne

There's always something about your success that displeases even your best friends.
-- Mark Twain

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
-- Francesco Guicciardini

From quiet homes and first beginning,
Out to the undiscovered ends,
There's nothing worth the wear of winning,
But laughter and the love of friends.
-- Hilaire Belloc

So you wish to conquer in the Olympic games, my friend? And I too, by the Gods, and a fine thing it would be! But first mark the conditions and the consequences, and then set to work. You will have to put yourself under discipline; to eat by rule, to avoid cakes and sweetmeats; to take exercise at the appointed hour whether you like it or no, in cold and heat; to abstain from cold drinks and from wine at your will; in a word, to give yourself over to the trainer as to a physician. Then in the conflict itself you are likely enough to dislocate your wrist or twist your ankle, to swallow a great deal of dust, or to be severely thrashed, and, after all these things, to be defeated.
-- Epictetus

To the query, ''What is a friend?'' his reply was ''A single soul dwelling in two bodies.''
-- Aristotle

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
-- Henri Nouwen

In my friend, I find a second self.
-- Isabel Norton

The final test for a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define.
-- Edward M. Forster

The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies.
-- Leon Uris

Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
-- Ambrose Bierce

Friends Are Treasures
-- Horace Bruns

How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins.
-- Source Unknown

My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.
-- Dame Edna Everage

I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator.
-- Johann Von Goethe