13 Quotes about Friendship by William Shakespeare (Free list)

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William Shakespeare quotes about friendship

…Who could refrain, That had a heart to love, and in that heart Courage to make love known?

— William Shakespeare, Macbeth


He that is thy friend indeed, He will help thee in thy need:If thou sorrow, he will weep;If thou wake, he cannot sleep:Thus of every grief in heartHe with thee doth bear a part.These are certain signs to knowFaithful friend from flattering foe.

— William Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim


Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.

— William Shakespeare, As You Like It


Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.

— William Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim


Give me that man that is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him in my heart’s core, in my heart of heart, as I do thee.

— William Shakespeare, Hamlet


I have unclasp’d to thee the book even of my secret soul.

— William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night


But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored and sorrows end.

— William Shakespeare


Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;But do not dull thy palm with entertainmentOf each new-hatch’d, unfledg’d comrade.

— William Shakespeare, Hamlet


This hand shall never more come near thee with such friendship

— William Shakespeare, The Two Noble Kinsmen


Friendship is constant in all other thingsSave in the office and affairs of love.Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues.Let every eye negotiate for itself, And trust no agent; for beauty is a witchAgainst whose charms faith melteth into blood.

— William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing


Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:Then, heigh-ho, the holly!This life is most jolly.

— William Shakespeare, As You Like It


But hear thee, Gratiano:Thou art too wild, too rude, and bold of voice – Parts that become thee happily enough, And in such eyes as ours appear no faults, But where thou art not known, why, there they show Something too liberal.

— William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice


A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities.

— William Shakespeare


Those friends thou hast and their adoption tried grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.

— William Shakespeare