631 Inspiring Quotes about Friendship

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Friendship quotes

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.

— Samuel Johnson

Who friendship with a knave hath made Is judged a partner in the trade.

— John Gay

The chain of friendship however bright does not stand the attrition of constant close contact.

— Sir Walter Scott

No real friendship is ever made without an initial clashing which discloses the metal of each to each.

— David Grayson

We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love.

— Joshua Prager

No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.

— Kahlil Gibran

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

— Henry David Thoreau

Your friendship is like a kiss that makes my heart young again and wipes out the years of darkness and destruction sure does remind me of Joel 2:25

— John M Sheehan

If you do not have a close friendship with your children, I will.–Child Molester warning all parents from the book Type 1 Sociopath

— P.A. Speers, Type 1 Sociopath – When Difficult People Are More Than Just Difficult People

So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.

— John Tyler

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.

— Charles Kingsley

We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do.

— Dave Blood

True friendship is counted in memories, experiences, and troubles shared; it’s a bond built up over time in person, not a virtual tally on the Internet. It finds you; you don’t find it.

— Connor Franta, A Work in Progress

True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

— George Washington

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

— Kahlil Gibran

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble prosperity is full of friends.

— Euripides

The wise man’s … friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people evoked as it is by many qualities.

— Charles Dudley Warner

There must be a stronger foundation than mere friendship or sexual attraction. Unconditional love, agape love, will not be swayed by time or circumstances.

— Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare

As the yellow gold is tried in fire so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.

— Ovid

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

— Fawn M. Brodie

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

— John D. Rockefeller

From the moment they’d met, their friendship had been leading to more…

— Katie Reus, Sweetest Surrender

Nothing firms up a friendship like a good-natured argument.

— Lemony Snicket, Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Their friendship was like a wilted bunch of flowers that she insisted on topping up with water. Why not let it die instead? It was unrealistic to expect a friendship to last forever…

— David Nicholls, One Day

Find yourself first…like yourself first…love yourself FIRST…& friendship & love will naturally find YOU.

— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

lonelyness is the only friend that last forever than having friendship among people

— ravishangaran

a good friendship is beneficial to both, a bought friend is a free enemy that no one can afford.

— Antwine Huffman

The joys of friendship inert the heart and fizzy home bouncing jubilantly with laughter-buttered love.

— Bradley Chicho

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

— Saint Teresa of Avila

Much of my work over the years has developed the premise that women’s styles of friendship and conversation aren’t inherently better than men’s, simply different.

— Deborah Tannen

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Despite the company of friendship we still have ourselves to reckon with at the end of the day.

— Darien Gee, Friendship Bread

We can let go of the person or love or friendship without letting go of the lesson.

— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

The consciousness of Divine friendship in devotion, so far from being impaired, is deepened by holy veneration. The purest and most lasting human friendships are permeated with an element of reverence; much more this friendship of a man with God.

— Austin Phelps, The Still Hour or Communion With God

Our friendship is made of bendy straws, long midnight letters, my so-called life marathons, sleepless sleepovers, diner milk shakes, apron strings, a belief in beauty, sucking helium, and the most trust I’ve ever felt for anyone, including myself.

— David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility

Sometimes I think of rebuilding my friendship with old friends. But at the same time, there’s a reason why we fell off. Shit happens, but life’s good.

— Manasa Rao

I cannot concentrate all my friendship on any single one of my friends because no one is complete enough in himself.

— Anais Nin

I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid-1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say, he was a complicated and often combative man.

— Jay Parini

If I have to question a friendship, then it wasn’t a friendship to begin with.

— Peprah Boasiako

Remember, ‘No one’s more important than people’! In other words, friendship is the most important thing–not career or housework, or one’s fatigue–and it needs to be tended and nurtured.

— Julia Child, My Life in France

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

— Edgar Allan Poe

They adore you beacause they think you offer up your friendship and ask for nothing in return. But that’s not true-‘ He took a deep breath. ‘You do ask for something. You ask that we never expect you to need us.

— Kamila Shamsie, Kartography

The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.

— Jay McInerney, The Last of the Savages

True friendship never questions what it costs you.

— Stephen Richards

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

— John Wooden

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

— Oscar Wilde

People instantly assume you can’t have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A. – or America.

— Isabel Lucas

If it be the chief point of friendship to comply with a friend’s notions and inclinations he possesses this is an eminent degree; he lies down when I sit, and walks when I walk, which is more that many good friends can pretend to do.

— Alexander Pope

Friendship is more than talent. It is more than government. It is almost the equal of family. Never forget that. If you had built up a wall of friendship you wouldn’t have to ask me to help. – Don Corleone

— Mario Puzo, The Godfather

Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.

— Brooke Elliott

The author observes that the friendship of John Hay and Charles Francis Adams benefited from a physical distance that required correspondence, meaning that feelings only implied in person had to be explicitly expressed.

— John Taliaferro, All the Great Prizes : The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt

Boys, Laila came to see, treated friendship the way they treated the sun: its existence undisputed; its radiance best enjoyed, not beheld directly.

— Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the sand.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.

— James Boswell

True friendship is as rare as twin lotuses on a single stalk.

— Lauren Bjorkman

The barriers between animal and human come down very easily. We belong to a single great family, and if we are lonely and unhappy we gladly accept the friendship of our distant relations.

— Marlen Haushofer

If you didn’t understand the need for friendship or love, could you be lonely?

— Laurell K. Hamilton, Cerulean Sins

True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp and noise it arises in the first place from the enjoyment of one’s self and in the next from the friendship and conversations of a few select companions.

— Joseph Addison

Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.

— Mason Cooley

The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can’t accept that.

— Alain de Botton

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

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship never.

— Charles Caleb Colton

We both want you dead. I’m bringing the friendship bracelets to the next meeting.

— Nenia Campbell, Armed and Dangerous

To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many.

— Stanley Hauerwas

The art of friendship has been little cultivated in our society.

— Robert J. Havighurst

A relationship is like a tree.The deeper the roots are, the more it will grow.The deeper the friendship is, the more it will grow.

— Johncen-k.m.f Vergara

The beauty of friendship is loyalty.

— Debasish Mridha M.D.

A mansion begins with one brick.A forest begins with one tree.A harvest begins with one seed.An ocean begins with one drop.A friendship begins with one gesture.A fire begins with one spark.A revolution begins with one idea.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I am aloof by nature. I mind my own business. I’m good with everyone, and I get along fine with people. But work is work, and friendship is friendship. I never mix the two.

— Sonakshi Sinha

a good friendship euchres the universe.

— Michael Hogan

I may be stupid, as you say, to believe in honour and friendship and loyalty without price. But these are virtues to be cherished, for without them we are no more than beasts roaming the land.

— David Gemmell, Shield of Thunder

As a writer, a poet, you’re not alone in wanting to be alone. Your work is a friendship that never leaves you.

— Jason E. Hodges

As I grow older, I think friendship between women is a thing to cherish.

— Susan Glaspell

Under every friendship there is a difficult sentence that must be said, in order that the friendship can be survived.

— Zadie Smith, The Autograph Man

People of noble character are afraid of keeping friendship with dishonorable people. But people of discreditable character consider friendship with the dishonorable as a blood relationship.

— Thiruvalluvar

Answer, yeah I know it… We were for little period of time texting nothing else… no friendship is available as a feature but you are talking about relationship and marriage are you right with your mind?

— Deyth Banger

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

— Baltasar Gracian

Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything.

— Martin Freeman

when building a friendship bridge don’t forget to construct a distruative path.

— Peter Adejimi

You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.

— Joe Biden

Somewhere between buying 25 friendship bands and passing by the shop with a smile looking at kids buying the bands, we grew up

— Anamika Mishra

One of the great things personally coming to Hawai’i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson.

— Dan Fouts

A quarrel between friends when made up adds a new tie to friendship as … the callosity formed ’round a broken bone makes it stronger than before.

— Saint Francis de Sales

Being first to ask for help in a friendship takes courage and humility.

— Afton Rorvik, Storm Sisters: Friends Though All Seasons

Those who cannot give friendship will rarely receive it and never hold it.

— Dagobert D. Runes

This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.

— Gerard Arpey

I think that real friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow against such high odds.

— Stephen King, The Eyes of the Dragon

We have different interests, fit into different cliques, but the length of our friendship makesmost of that unimportant. You go through enough with a personover a long enough period of time and they just become a part ofwho you are.

— Lindsey Leavitt, Sean Griswold’s Head

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.

— William Hazlitt

The bonds of friendship dwindle with age, Oliver. But a little blackmail lasts forever.

— Stephen Hunt, The Court of the Air

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

To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of this weary pilgrimage.” ~Samuel Johnson

— Edward M. Hallowell, Dare to Forgive: The Power of Letting Go & Moving on

Their friendship is like a tapestry in a drawer. Today is the iron passing over the cloth, smoothing out the wrinkles, bring out the pattern that makes it unique and beautiful.

— Nancy Thayer, Nantucket Sisters

There is no friendship between kings.

— Jayne Castel, The Breaking Dawn

Whether it’s music, loss of something, loneliness or friendship – if that emotion is heightened in some way and painted to fit in between the covers of 32 pages, that can become a picture book.

— Chris Raschka

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

— Hubert H. Humphrey

Sweat makes good friendship cement.

— Tyne Daly

He didn’t have many friends, but he valued his friendship with Angel. She was kind and giving and one of the few women who didn’t look at him like he was an un-caged tiger

— Katie Reus, Sweetest Surrender

To remember friendship is to recall those conversations that it seemed a sin to break off

— Christopher Hitchens

Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship – never.

— Charles Caleb Colton

I play- it’s kind of like a slice-of-life, LA women in their forties, playing forty kind of what’s their friendship like, and what’s their life like and so I just play one of the four friends.

— Joan Cusack

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

— Thomas Jefferson

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

I have always differentiated between two types of friends those who want proofs of friendship and those who do not. One kind loves me for myself and the others for themselves.

— Gerard de Nerval

I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace’s isn’t such a stretch.

— Debra Messing

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.

— Samuel Johnson

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

— William Hazlitt

Sadly for my wedding plans, I learned that Nestor is a bardash. I envy the men who enjoy his favors. He has always treated me with friendship which I now value more than my old romantic feelings.

— Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

… helping each other to have a true gaze on reality, on the circumstances we are living in, is the first gesture of friendship we can offer each other for living like human beings in the presence of the needs of the world.

— Julian Carron, Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.

— Samuel Johnson

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966.

— June Jordan

From the Twitter responses we got with ‘Best Friends Forever’ and the small feedback we are getting as the show is meted out, I think people are seeing themselves in the show and enjoying seeing female friendship portrayed in the way it really is.

— Lennon Parham

Every expression of desired friendship has potential bite. Every smile reveals the teeth.

— Dean Koontz, Velocity

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

— Charles Lamb

From an early age I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.

— Adam Clayton

Do you not know how bashful friendship is? Friends – comrades – do not look at each other. Friendship would be ashamed…

— C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength

True friendship is the best gift in life.

— Kristian Goldmund Aumann

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

— John Wooden

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.

— Dave Tyson Gentry

CPEC is an epoch-making project going to put Pakistan-China friendship and their economic cooperation to new heights.

— Shehbaz Sharif

True happiness … arises in the first place from the enjoyment of one’s self and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

— Joseph Addison

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.

— Charles Peguy

Your Majesty may rest assured about my conduct towards the Comtesse de Provence; I will certainly try and gain her friendship and confidence, without going too far.

— Marie Antoinette

Although hundreds of friends Have become my foes, The friendship of One Has given security to my soul. Rejecting many I have embraced the One-At last I am He and He is me.

— Sarmad Shaheed, The Rubaiyat of Sarmad

Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

The best things to hold on to are the memories of friendship and love.

— Debasish Mridha

Blunders, no, only friendship binds us to honesty – attracting crypts of mushrooms in the wake of our snowboards.

— Bradley Chicho

I hope to continue my friendship with France and its filmmakers for many years to come.

— Harvey Weinstein

Being shameless in thinking, then talking, about male friendship because it is important. Make room for friendship in your life. Make a federal case out of it.

— Stuart Miller, Men and Friendship

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of acts of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.

— James Boswell

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

Unlike a variety of other relationships, friendship requires an acknowledgement by both parties that they are involved or it fails to exist.

— Andrew Sullivan

…Agatha had declared that her friendship to Georgie still existed, as if it was a living, breathing thing, something that came to life the moment it happened and didn’t just go away because they no longer acknowledged it.

— Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper

For friendship I have nobody else except the volcano.

— Tanmaya Guru

Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II.

— Pope Benedict XVI

Who friendship with a knave hath made is judged a partner in the trade.

— John Gay

There has to be chemistry in a duet, but if you go beyond the point of friendship and attraction, you lose something.

— Kenny Rogers

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef love like being enlivened with champagne.

— Samuel Johnson

Friendship…is not something you learn in school, but if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship you really haven’t learned anything.

— Oscar Wilde

We want ‘Doll & Em’ to be something we’re proud of. We’d love to do another series, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. Our friendship is the be-all and end-all.

— Dolly Wells

I’d like to propose to you that revelation is not the product of laborious study, but it is the fruit of friendship with God.

— Kris Vallotton

If Reagan had intelligence information that showed that the upheaval in Egypt is actually Democratic in spirit, then he would have, I believe, turned his back on Mubarak, even though there’s a long friendship between the United States and Egypt.

— Douglas Brinkley

So I guess you could say Neel owes me a few favors, except that so many favors have passed between us now that they are no longer distinguishable as individual acts, just a bright haze of loyalty. Our friendship is a nebula.

— Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Remember, a friend does not need you to impress him. A friend loves you because you are true to yourself, not because you agree with him. Beware of grand gestures; the real mettle of friendship is forged in life’s daily workings.

— Ethan Hawke, Rules for a Knight

Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.

— Edward Young

There is no friendship no love like that of the parent for the child.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Richard Donner’s friendship and guidance showed me that there’s more to life than being an actor.

— Jeff Cohen

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

All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the sand.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.

— Steven Pinker

Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.

— Anne Lamott

The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people.

— Eamon de Valera

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

— Khalil Gibran

Don’t flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.

— Marcelene Cox

Because friendship is about laughing when the other person is joking to make you feel better. Even if you don’t find her joke all that funny.

— Padma Venkatraman, A Time to Dance

The key to keep a great friendship is not to make friends with the people who are really not your friend.

— Hiroko Sakai

I am quite sure that no friendship yields its true pleasure and nobility of nature without frequent communication sympathy and service.

— George E. Woodberry

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

— Honoré de Balzac

the ocean mist engulfs me, like a lifetime’s friendship honored.

— Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

— Aristotle

It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Just because our friendship has changed and now we grow in different directions, does not mean that we have to grow apart.

— Toni Sorenson

My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my ‘Top Ten’ friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown.

— Julie Burchill

I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation.

— Rupert Brooke

A friendship between Germany and Israel didn’t always seem natural.

— Reuven Rivlin

True friendship has no checks or balances. Once someone starts Keeping Score, the game is over.

— Kate McGahan

Our friendship is like a flowerthat seed is planted deep and realBlooms with sunshine and showerand will never wither if gives great care.

— Kaushal S. Kiroula

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.

— Charles Caleb Cotton

Each memory rips through me, and although I stow myself against the emotions, I can’t prevent the pain that accompanies each image. Pain for a love never acknowledged, pain for a friendship now gone. Pain for a loss I can’t possibly endure.

— Christine Fonseca, Mea Culpa

She recalled her father saying to her, ‘My dear Anna, do not forget that a friend who is not willing to risk his very friendship for a friend is perhaps not such a good friend as he thinks he is.

— Judith Pella, A House Divided

My theme is, ‘The spirit of friendship is the balance of life.’ Not money. Not the World Series. It’s friendship. The relationships I have with people, that’s enough to keep me happy.

— Ernie Banks

I’ve heard stories of people, even celebrities that have gone online, pretended to be someone they weren’t, and conducted a 5-year friendship via e-mail. Then, they got married because they really love each other from all that communication.

— Diane Lane

Wishing to be friends is quick work but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.

— Aristotle

I have always loved him. Every single minute of every single day my heart has belonged to him. I have just run away from the truth. I have covered it in shrouds of friendship and teenage crush.

— Aditi Bose, My Dream Man

In my public service, I treasure my friendship with law enforcement officers. I admire what they do and support them in every aspect of their job. I have always looked upon law enforcement officers as my friends.

— Dirk Kempthorne

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.

— Oliver Goldsmith

The way to make a true friend is to be one. Friendship implies loyalty esteem cordiality sympathy affection readiness to aid to help to stick to fight for if need be. … Radiate friendship and it will return sevenfold.

— B. C. Forbes

Peace is a place of unhindered enjoyment of friendship beyond guilt, suspicion, blame of inferiority

— François Du Toit, The Mirror Bible

To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade.

— Thiruvalluvar

Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honoring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities”.

— James Fredericks

I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly… that’s what I call true friendship.

— Harbhajan Singh

It’s important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them and important to friendship that we are not.

— Mignon McLaughlin

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

You cannot be a friend to someone else, if you do not have a friendship with yourself.

— Toni Sorenson

You do so much for me, my friend. I am truly blessed to have the friendship of someone as amazing as you. You are part of my life.

— Auliq Ice

It was in their friendship they just wanted to run forever, shadow and shadow.

— Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

If there is no friendship with them [the poor] and no sharing of the life of the poor, then there is no authentic commitment to liberation, because love exists only among equals.

— Gustavo Gutiérrez, A Theology of Liberation

Seeing the Pure Soul (Shuddhatma) in everyone is itself an intent of friendship towards the entire world.

— Dada Bhagwan

The friendship of Shostakovich cast a brilliant light over my whole life and whose spiritual qualities captured my soul once and for all time.

— Galina Vishnevskaya

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

A benefit of friendship is knowing whom to tell secrets to.

— Alessandro Manzoni

Satan’s friendship reaches to the prison door.

— Turkish proverb

Thirteen years of friendship had bonded us together more thoroughly than if we had been born of the same mother. Even at this late stage, I was unwilling to let him go.

— Melika Dannese Lux, Corcitura

Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.

— Eustace Budgell

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.

— Orson Welles

In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life.

— Ernst Mayr

The deep love that is born of friendship can too easily become stagnant when life becomes busy.

— Glenn C. Stewart

If we had more reliable systems of law and governance perhaps our friendship would be shallower.

— Kamila Shamsie, Kartography

I’ve got many close friends, but there’s an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case.

— Warren Christopher

The growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.

— Sarah Orne Jewett

A friendship like theirs was hard to come by, and when such a thing is found, it is often even harder to hold on to.But, as so few come to learn, absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder.

— Ross Turner, Marcii

Perhaps her requirements were too great, Or her indulgence for human weakness too small, For her attempts to form a friendship had alwaysEnded in disappointment.

— A.L.O.E., Claudia

Peace commerce and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none.

— Thomas Jefferson

Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.

— John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

I feel like our whole friendship was a lie. She’s probably the only person I’ve ever really opened up to, and the whole time she was hiding stuff from me. I just don’t feel like I can trust somebody like that.

— Brendan Halpin, Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom

Love is a friendship set to music.

— Joseph Campbell

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

— Donald Trump

The greatest gift of life is friendship and I have received it.

— Hubert H. Humphrey

The domestic cat is a bit of a contradiction. It freely accepts human friendship while never allowing even the most contented life to dim its sense of who it is and what it is capable of.

— Ellen Dugan, The Enchanted Cat: Feline Fascinations, Spells & Magick

True happiness… arises in the first place from the enjoyment of one’s self and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

— Joseph Addison

You understand that proof of your friendship lay in keeping your distance, in accepting what was told you, in turning and walking away when the door was shut in your face instead of trying to force it open again

— Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

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

One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that’s not always the case.

— Alana Stewart

One does not have to be Witted to know the companionship of a beast, and to know that the friendship of an animal is every bit as rich and complicated as that of a man or woman.

— Robin Hobb, Assassin’s Quest

Among young people, often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships. They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they’re desolate.

— Vincent Nichols

I think for a lot of people, friendship is a relationship that gets devalued once they move on to what people consider to be more important relationships: once you find a partner or when you have kids.

— Hanya Yanagihara

You will know a friendship is not natural when you don’t feel relaxed with

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Around the time I graduated from high school, I decided better to underachieve and have friendship than to overachieve and be alone.

— Evangeline Lilly

This is a classic story of the friendship between humans and cats. Yes. I got in a lie right from the start!

— Hiro Mashima, Fairy Tail, Vol. 1

I’ve got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is! Charlotte is fierce, brutal, scheming, bloodthirsty—everything I don’t like. How can I learn to like her, even though she is pretty and, of course, clever?

— E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

— Chanakya

I know Donald Trump. I’ve met him I know his family. I have love and friendship and affection for his family members. But I’m going to work very hard to ensure that he is not our president.

— Cory Booker

Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason.

— Mason Cooley

Treasure friendship in whatever form it takes.

— Dawn Camp, The Gift of Friendship: Stories That Celebrate the Beauty of Shared Moments

A friendship forged in the fires of adversity is a strong as one that has weathered the test of time.

— Lindsey Kelk, What a Girl Wants

A lot of women, when they’re young, feel they have very good friends, and find later on that friendship is complicated. It’s easy to be friends when everyone’s 18.

— Zadie Smith

Withdraw from talking about leaving someone behind. Just rekindle the friendship and love while you still have that moment together.

— RSCruz

Family isnt about blood relationships, its about the meaning behind them. I relize now that sharing chromosoms is not the only way to having a family, its about the friendship behind it.

— Sarah Dessen

Enmity dies when friendship is born.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.

— Aristotle

That friendship may be at once fond and lasting there must not only be equal virtue on each part but virtue of the same kind not only the same end must be proposed but the same means must be approved by both.

— Samuel Johnson

There is no immortality that is not built on friendship and work done with care.

— Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

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

The Bush Administration’s failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.

— Barack Obama

It’s quite difficult to write about female friendship without it seeming to be a very niche subject. It’s a difficult balance.

— Samantha Harvey

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.

— Pam Brown

The sticky marital truths: – Friendship lasts longer than romance. – Romance adds icing to the friendship cake. – There are times when neither romance nor friendship keeps a couple strong.

— Paula Whidden, Couple Corners: 52 Faithful Choices for a More Joy-Filled Marriage

Desires may dry off, bodies may decay, friendship may vanish and positions may be dissolved. One thing will remain; the word of God! In the word is life!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.

— Simon Sinek

Some of the most beautiful and rewarding relationships come from mutual respect that eventually burned into fervent passion. Don’t take for granted the friendship you are building at the moment, just appreciate it and cherish it for what it is.

— Osayi Emokpae Lasisi, Because You Deserve Love

My last public performance for money was in 1967. For free, it was 1972, with the exception of two little one-shot, one-song things. But that’s just for friends, out of friendship for the people involved, and also because it was fun.

— Tom Lehrer

Maybe friendship can’t begin until someone chooses you. But… that doesn’t mean you don’t get to make a choice too. You can’t do that…unless you know who they are. And they can’t choose you…until they know who you are.

— Miyoshi Toumori, A Devil and Her Love Song, Vol. 1

We’re born alone we live alone we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.

— Orson Welles

Anything can be done if you find friends to do it with. The lucky biographers find themselves drawn into a sort of friendship with their subject.

— Amity Shlaes

The biggest direct influence on my career is Ben Edlund, who gave me my first real professional break and, through his friendship and example, turned me into a writer and a more critical thinker in general.

— Christopher McCulloch

The man was great, but no man was great enough to sever a friendship between her and one of her girls. Chicks before dicks, and all that.

— Katee Robert, Seducing the Bridesmaid

When storms come, we naturally want to run. What might happen in your friendship if you learned instead to stay put when storm hit?

— Afton Rorvik, Storm Sisters: Friends Though All Seasons

Females and boys are the only creatures that propose others for friendship. As for the rest of us, friendship sort of just happens.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.

— Albert Camus

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

— Jane Austen, Emma

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

Friends don’t spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.

— Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

I want to use my connections with coaches, players, celebrities, whomever, and if I can take that friendship and use it to help someone else, I’m going to take advantage of that. I’m not going to apologize for that.

— Tim Tebow

Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.

— John Wooden

Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.

— Christie Brinkley

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

In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends.

— Major Taylor

Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.

— Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations.

— James F. Byrnes

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I’ve been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family.

— Trey Anastasio

Locating friendship at the heart of mission involves certain assumptions — that reconciliation with God is something for which every human being is made and relationships are reciprocal.

— Christopher Heuertz, Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

The risk of all friendship is, alas, a little grief.

— Alison Croggon, The Naming

When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.

— Christopher Morley

The alchemy that is friendship mixed with attraction is important. The alchemy that is two hearts, two minds, two lives, two particular laughs in silly melody is important.And, it is yet unknown, as you are, to me.

— Waylon H. Lewis, Things I Would Like To Do With You

That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings; it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O, and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did.

— Randy West

One of the most mawkish of human delusions is the notion that friendship should be eternal, or, at all events, life-long, and that any act which puts a term to it is somehow discreditable.

— H. L. Mencken

Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.

— Jean de la Bruyere

Loyalty and friendship trumps politics for me.

— Robert Kraft

A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.

— Auliq Ice

The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head.

— Anonymous

A gang is the same as a wolf pack; gang members do not use their energies in friendship with one another, for they do not know what friendship is. If they are united, it is by the common bond of a desire to attack their world.

— Haniel Long

If I’m right, the only reason our species is still around is because of our friendship with the canines.

— Bruce Cameron

I think friendship is more important than love, but that love that grows out of friendship is the very best of all.

— Jane Green

Great friendship is never without anxiety.

— Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

It’s bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They’re not. They’re just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close.

— Rachel Cohn, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.

— Samuel Johnson

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

— Elie Wiesel

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue.

— Mencius

The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.

— Sarah Orne Jewett

The knot of intimacy at the center of ‘Ten Thousand Saints’ is the friendship between Teddy McNicholas and Jude Keffy-Horn.

— Stacey D’Erasmo

Do you keep silent to keep a friendship or do you try to lend your support unconditionally, even if what they are doing goes against everything you believe in? Will it be principles over friendship, morality over love?

— Donna Lynn Hope

True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

— Charles Caleb Colton

If you walked away from atoxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-endlow vibrationalrelationship or friendship — you won.

— Lalah Delia

I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don’t trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen.

— John Cusack

As soon as a friendship passed a certain point – some obscure and secret boundary – a woman quite automatically became overwhelmed by a raging compulsion to complicate things.

— David Eddings, Magician’s Gambit

Maybe having to pretend to be in love with someone and then jump into bed with them breaks the ice very quickly friendship follows fast.

— Katherine Kelly

The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.

— Thiruvalluvar

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

— Jean de La Fontaine

A friendship with the Lord will sustain you in difficult times.

— Elizabeth George, Prayers to Calm Your Heart: Finding the Path to More Peace and Less Stress

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.

— Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

After your friendship with God, your wife’s friendship is the greatest treasure you possess.

— Jim George, A Man After God’s Own Heart

She had been trying hourly to ensure that this new friendship remained such, to be certain that it would not slip out of the careful grasp of her fingers and into the darker champers of her heart.

— Shamim Sarif

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Plunderous is the palate I gift to you, openly I hug the universe of our friendship expanding its outer limit.

— Bradley Chicho

Love and friendship exclude each other.

— Jean de la Bruyere

Friends hurt friends. They don’t mean to, but it happens. So friendship is made of forgiveness as much as it is love.

— Toni Sorenson

You are not my dream girl.You are this earth. You are not a fantasy: you are my love. And love is friendship lit by a wooden match with a white tip on its red tip. I am your match, and you are mine.

— Waylon H. Lewis, Things I Would Like To Do With You

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

— St. Jerome

Where friendship blooms, life is reborn.

— Vincent van Gogh

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

— Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I think quite a lot of people have a friendship or a love that’s gone like that and it never quite reconciles properly.

— Tim Finn

Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.

— Confucius

Then he leaned over, right there in the restaurant parking lot, and kissed me. And it wasn’t a friendship kiss, either. It was tender and real, and utterly romantic.

— Janette Rallison, All’s Fair in Love, War and High School

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

Never believe a friend who offered you his friendship just because he was getting bored.

— Amit Kalantri

True friendship is th treasure of forgiveness.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

— Anton Chekhov

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.

— Woodrow Wilson

I know I was a great friend to Tiger Woods. But when you have a relationship that’s involves business and friendship – and the business part comes to an end – things always get a little blurry.

— Hank Haney

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.

— Simone Weil

I would like to raise my glass to friendship between Russia and the United States.

— Richard Lugar

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

— Anita Brookner

Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough.

— Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love

There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.

— P.G. Wodehouse

Plant a seed of friendship reap a bouquet of happiness.

— Lois L. Kaufman

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

I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a clique. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized what a true friend really is. So my friendship circle has changed a bit.

— Aimee Teegarden

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 Fadiman

Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in external situations cause internal friction you grow apart and then bounce back together.

— Mariella Frostrup

We are your friends. It is the law of friendship that you tell us things you don’t want to tell us.

— J. Lynn, Wait for You

The point of life isn’t to avoid pain. The point of life is to be alive! To feel things. That means the good and the bad. There’ll be pain. But also joy, and friendship and love. And it’s worth it, believe me.

— John J. Stephens, The Fire Chronicle

I feel friendship towards philosophers, but towards sophists, teachers of literature, or any other such kind of godforsaken people, I neither feel friendship now, nor may I ever do so in the future.

— Apollonius of Tyana

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

Love is friendship set to music.

— Jackson Pollock

Sudden friendship sure repentance.

— Anonymous

My mother had told me once when I was little and had a friendship fall apart that some relationships just end. Like a star, they burn bright and brilliant, and then nothing in particular goes wrong, they just reach their end.

— Cora Carmack, Losing It

When you think back in history about producers and artists or writers who’ve had good synergy, a lot of times they date, or they’re married, or there’s a friendship and a kinship.

— Solange Knowles

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.

— J. Paul Getty

Between love and a friendship, the crucial difference is that when the love breaks you will realise that the friendship is what kept the two of you together.

— Isabel Aanya Leigh

The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many.

— James Whistler

Any friendship or relationship is about a language.

— Gina Bellman

When I was working on my first novel, ‘The Quilter’s Apprentice, ‘ I knew I wanted to write about friendship, especially women’s friendship and how women use friendship to sustain themselves and nurture each other.

— Jennifer Chiaverini

Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in continue firm and constant.

— Socrates

Our friendship has survived betrayals and our ambitions. Even death is afraid to come between us. Welcome back to my life.” ~ Fidelis O Mkparu, author of ‘Love’s Affliction’ ‪#‎authors‬, ‪#‎friendship‬

— Fidelis O. Mkparu

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

— Khalil Gibran

I take friendship very seriously.

— Wole Soyinka

I love ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Extras’ and also ‘The Trip.’ That had all the nuances of friendship and finding things out about their lives without it being too much plot-driven.

— Dolly Wells

To cement a new friendship especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person and cut across the accidents of place and time.

— George Santayana

True friendship doesn’t include jealousy.

— Eraldo Banovac

It’s no such thing! she said. It’s friendship! And if you’re a man who can’t tell friendship from charity, then you’re to be pitied!

— Bette Lee Crosby, The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

We have formed a sick little friendship over the past year

— Dee Remy, There Once Was A Boy

He thought of her often, and he missed the companionship they’d once shared and the friendship that had been the bedrock of their marriage at its best.

— Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man but for this to endure it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.

— Charles Lamb, The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

— Michel de Montaigne

Whenever people reach out the hand of friendship towards me, I am not going to refuse that hand.

— Martin McGuinness

I kill the living to make way for the dead.But we had hot chocolate, she and I. We tried to make our friendship last as long as we could.Then I was forced to let her go. I held her when she returned to the earth.

— R.A. Parry, James Dean Rode a Unicorn: A Fantastical Collection of Short Fiction

Love sometimes injures. Friendship always benefits, After friendship is formed you must trust, but before that you must judge.

— Seneca

Sometimes a friendship is more like a war.

— Kelly Link, Get in Trouble

A friendship has no guidelines.

— Unarine Ramaru

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

— St. Jerome

There can be no friendship when there is no freedom. Friendship loves the free air and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.

— William Penn

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

— Thomas A. Edison

I’ve decided that I’m not going to try to squeeze myself into a friendship that hurts me any more. I’m going to let her go and just be friends with people who make me feel good about my self.

— Zoe Sugg, Girl Online

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.

— J. Donald Walters

I didn’t have that kind of friendship, the forever kind of friendship that will last your whole life through, no matter what.

— Jenny Han

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.

— William Wycherley

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.

— David Storey

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.

— E. W. Howe

Youth fades love droops the leaves of friendship fall A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I’d probably choose success.

— Sting

All love that has not friendship for its base Is like a mansion built upon the sand.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

0 summer friendship whose flat-tering leaves shadowed us in our prosperity With the least gust drop off in the autumn of adversity.

— Philip Massinger

Maybe friendship was loving someone even when you didn’t always understand them.

— Sarah Morgan, Sunset in Central Park

It’s important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them and important to our friendship that we are not.

— Mignon McLaughlin

The value of friendship is based on a solid underline friendship.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa

If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!

— Marie de France

I was desperate for a friend, and I used to lie in bed at night thinking about what it would be like. My younger brothers and sisters had friends, and I used to watch them playing to try to work out what they did and how friendship worked.

— Daniel Tammet

On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression.

— Martin Seligman

Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?

— Anna Freud

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live.

— Armistead Maupin

Unreal friendship may turn to real But real friendship, once ended, cannot be mended

— T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral

Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.

— Namie Amuro

Holiness is found in how we treat others, not in how we contemplate the cosmos. As our experiences in marriages, families, and friendship teach us, it takes relationships to provide the friction that wears down our rough edges and sanctifies us.

— Terryl Givens

The only true test of friendship is the time your friend spends on you.

— John Marsden, Circle of Flight

True friendship is the hardest thing to break…

— Mykyta Isagulov

A friendship between a man and a woman was what you called it when one had been pursuing the other for a long time and never gotten anywhere.

— Joe Abercrombie

Don’t flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

It is impossible to preserve my friendship with people who are allegedly leaders when they are attacking their own people, shooting at them, using tanks and other forms of heavy weaponry.

— Recep Tayyip Erdogan

There are things in the world that cannot be brought about. There are mistakes that cannot be repaired. But there is one thing sure — that loyalty and friendship are the most precious possessions a man can have.

— Herbert Hoover

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

— Charlotte Bronte

The key to doing ‘Harold and Kumar’ movies is you make it earnest. Primarily what we do is make Harold and Kumar’s relationship and friendship believable, and we don’t actually work on being that funny.

— John Cho

The secret to lifelong friendship is to treat is not just as a gift, but also as a responsibility. Thanks for playing your part to perfection….

— Sachin sawariya

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations…entangling alliances with none

— Thomas Jefferson

Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.

— Anonymous

In the end, you will realize most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.

— Abhysheq Shukla, Feelings Undefined: The Charm of the Unsaid

Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in continue firm and constant.

— Socrates

There is no friendship in trade.

— Cornelius Vanderbilt

I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different.

— Emma Bunton

Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you secruity and friendship and didn’t ask for anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly.

— Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

I feel the need of relations and friendship of affection of friendly intercourse. … I cannot miss these things without feeling as does any other intelligent man a void and a deep need.

— Vincent van Gogh

So friendship is all about ignoring?…Fake smiles?…Lies…Promises which get broken?…

— Deyth Banger, Deeper Level C#N

Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created, and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations.

— Lincoln Chafee

True friendship is a house where we can take off our masks.

— Debasish Mridha

Where are Haldad my father, and Haldad my brother? If the king of Doriath fears a friendship between Haleth and those who have devoured her kin, then the ways of the Eldar are strange to Men.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

— Joseph Addison

Basically I’m interested in friendship sex and death.

— Sharon Riis

Don’t fall in love, it is dangerous, fall for friendship and you will find everything” Ashwin

— Shaikh Ashraf, Friendship, Love & Sacrifice

But like any friendship or relationship, everything starts off as a tiny sprout-or so my granny says. If you neglect or smother it, it will eventually wither. But when nurtured and cared for properly…it will bloom into something special.

— instantmiso, Where Tangents Meet

He who looks for advantage out of friendship strips it all of its nobility.

— Marcus Annaeus Seneca

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship and he who plants kindness gathers love.

— Saint Basil

I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial.

— Thomas Jefferson

Half of wisdom is love and friendship with people.(the other half is to guard yourself against the evils of people)

— Ali ibn Abi Talib

I lend people money, but I’d never lend something that would jeopardise a friendship if I didn’t get it back.

— Paloma Faith

I was in misery, and misery is the state of every soul overcome by friendship with mortal things and lacerated when they are lost. Then the soul becomes aware of the misery which is its actual condition even before it loses them.

— Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

This is the real way a friendship ends. Not with some huge screaming row, but with a gradual withdrawal. You’d think it would be less painful this way.

— Cat Clarke, Torn

Perhaps friendship doesn’t divert sound judgment.

— J.D. Tew, The Ghost of Sephera

Friendship marks a life even more deeply rhan love. Love risks degenerating into obsession friendship is never anything but sharing.

— Elie Wiesel

Even if there is no connection.Even if you are far from reach.Even if friendship is not enough.Even if love itself is not enough.What about apathy?I need you.

— Nurudeen Ushawu

There is a mutual interest between Israel and the United States of America. It is more than friendship – it is friendship plus mutual interest, and it is bipartisan.

— Tzipi Livni

If there is a particular person in your life that is repeatedly choosing not to honor you and is causing you more sadness or pain than they are joy – it might be time to release that friendship back to God and trust that it is not where you belong.

— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

A man Sir should keep his friendship in constant repair.

— Samuel Johnson

Women can form a friendship with a man very well but to preserve it a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

…nothing cements a friendship like hating the same person.

— Steven Strogatz

Love is friendship set on fire.

— Jeremy Taylor

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 however is a plant which cannot be forced — true friendship is no gourd spring up in a night and withering in a day.

— Charlotte Brontë, The Letters of Charlotte Brontë

I’ve decided that I’m not going to try to squeeze myself into a friendship that hurts me anymore. I’m going to let her go and just be friends with people who make me feel good about myself.

— Zoe Sugg

Ultimately, it’s a sense of camaraderie and friendship with local people that is core to my journeys.

— Tim Cope

Friends end. But family will stay when your friendship ends

— Misti Hemlock

My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.

— Georg Brandes

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

Every good marriage must be a friendship between two people who are willing to sacrifice for the other person.

— Jim George, A Husband After God’s Own Heart

In friendship you are free, you don’t hurt much. But love when comes to hurt hollows your identity, peace, mind and body so intensely making blank mind.

— Sadashivan Nair, Negative-Positive and We

It was a lesson most people learned much earlier; that even friendship could have an undisclosed shelf life. That loyalty and affection, so consuming and powerful, could dissipate like fog.

— Jennifer Haigh, The Condition

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

Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.

— John Wooden

Even a friendship needs an effort from both sides, how can we expect a relationship to work from the effort of one..!! It should be a true-hearted commitment from both involve.

— Akansh Malik, Love Heals Everything

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

A hedge between keeps friendship green.

— German proverb

The only way not to break a friendship is not to drop it.

— Julie Holz

Maybe I’m just sick of putting more into this friendship than I get out of it.

— Daniel Clowes, Ghost World

You will be stuck with you for the rest of your life so learn to be your own best friend. Take a moment, look at yourself in the mirror, and say, “I love you.” It feels awkward at first. Do it anyway. Begin a great friendship with YOU!

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

… but she believed and that was the price of belief. It gave no discounts to friendship (p370)

— Alex London, Proxy

Our way is straight and clear – the building up of a socialist democracy at home, with freedom and prosperity for all, and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations abroad.

— Lal Bahadur Shastri

There is no wilderness like a life without friends friendship multiplies blessings and minimizes misfortunes it is a unique remedy against adversity and it soothes the soul.

— Baltasar Gracian

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

— Henry David Thoreau

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.

— Francis Quarles

I have a very close friendship with the skaters.

— Eric Heiden

What I particularly like about Broadway is the camaraderie and the friendship of other people in other shows. Everybody knows you’re opening and cares about you. There’s a real village atmosphere.

— Ian Mckellen

The key to friendship with God, he said, is not changing what you do, but changing your attitude toward what you do.

— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Gold begets in brethren hate Gold in families debate Gold does friendship separate Gold does civil wars create.

— Abraham Cowley

Revenge might be sweet and although friendship might be sweeter, once you find true love you will tast the sweetest thing life has to offer

— Morten Høgsberg

I cannot lament the loss of a love or a friendship without meditating that one loses only what one really never had.

— Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

True friendship is self-love at second hand.

— William Hazlitt

Acquaintances we meet, enjoy, and can easily leave behind; but friendship grows deep roots.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes friendship means not having to say anything. Thank yous and apologies can sometimes get lost, but that doesn’t mean they’re unexpressed, ” murmured Hermione.

— Bex-chan

The friendship we share grows amidst the craggy rock pond reeds of water spray fireflies scented with bonfires.

— Bradley Chicho

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship and pass the rosy wine.

— Charles Dickens

True friendship is never serene.

— Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.

— Lauren Conrad

Pak-China friendship is higher than Himalayas, deeper than ocean, sweeter than honey, and stronger than steel.

— Shehbaz Sharif

Not so long ago we were all a tightly knit group of friends. Too bad someone had ripped apart the stitches that held us together, unraveling the cozy blanket of our friendship and leaving just enough strands to hang ourselves with.

— E.J. Stevens

But friendship meant you at least planted the seed for them, love meant allowing them the ability to weed their own garden until it was something healthy and thriving, blooming and bright and smelling of heather and tiger lilies.

— Shannon Noelle Long, Second Coming

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

— Katherine Mansfield

Advocating for yourself in the context of friendship starts with choosing the right people to be part of your inner circle.

— Kimberly Guilfoyle

LOVE is a friendship set to music

— E. Joseph Cossman

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

Love is years of devotion, sacrifice, commitment, loyalty, trust, faith, and friendship all wrapped up in one. True love does more than cause your heart to flutter. It upholds your heart when the infatuation no longer makes it flutter.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Return of a Queen

Despots prefer the friendship of the dog, who, unjustly mistreated and debased, still loves and serves the man who wronged him.

— Charles Fourier

The same thing that makes friendship so valuable is what makes it so tenuous: it is purely voluntary. You enter into it freely, without the imperatives of biology or the agenda of desire. Officially, you owe each other nothing.

— Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship – never.

— Charles Caleb Colton

It is in the dark times that the light of friendship shines brightest. (The Walk – Chapter 19, Page 122

— Richard Paul Evans

The condition which high friendship demands is the ability to do without it.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship – two of life’s major assets.

— Eleanor Robson Belmont

Why have you been my friend when I didn’t deserve friendship?” “Because friendship isn’t something anyone deserves…it’s just one of those blessings of life, you can’t earn…love has no price tag.

— Toni Sorenson

Forsake not the friendship of those who have been your staff in adversity, Forget not be benevolence of the blameless.

— Thiruvalluvar, Thirukkural

I hate it when people talk like friendship is less than other kinds of – as though it’s some kind of runner-up prize for people who can’t have sex.

— R.J. Anderson, Quicksilver

There is no friendship that cares about an overheard secret.

— Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

When taken for granted remember there are thousands out there that will value and cherish your friendship and effort-Just move on

— Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more.”True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

— Charles Caleb Colton

I want to know what it is to build the foundation of the friendship for real, to have my best friend and not because we’re just intimate, but because we’re mentally intimate. So I’m waiting for that person to come into my life.

— LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

The life-changing encounters that John Quincy Adams made as an adolescent on his own in Stockholm began with a friendship he struck up at a bookstore.

— Paul C. Nagel, John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life

Texas, with her superior natural advantages, must become a point of attraction, and the policy of establishing with her the earliest relations of friendship and commerce will not escape the eye of statesmen.

— Sam Houston

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.

— Thomas Moore

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

— Rabindranath Tagore

I have a friendship with Hezbollah, and I also have contacts outside of Lebanon, but it doesn’t mean I follow anyone’s agenda.

— Najib Mikati

Even in darkness it is possible to create light and encourage compassion. That it is possible to feel free inside a prison. That even in exile, friendship exists and can become an anchor. That one instant before dying, man is still immortal.

— Elie Wiesel, Open Heart

Love is friendship set to music

— Erich W. Pollak

I do have a lot of time for people in my life, and friendship is a very important subject for me. I think I’m unusual among the writers I know in that respect.

— Salman Rushdie

Let me be very clear: my friendship with my friends ends where the interest of the country begins.

— Rodrigo Duterte

Revenge might be sweet and although friendship might be sweeter, once you find true love you will taste the sweetest thing life has to offer

— Morten Høgsberg

To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it’s a thrill to start a friendship even up.

— Christopher Knight

No true friendship takes account of credit and debt. It gives freely, without thought of compensation or reward.

— Una McCormack

Her eyes take on that suspicious, wounded look girls get when they know they’ve fallen off the top rung of friendship and someone else has passed them, but they don’t know when or how the change took place.

— Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious – friendship and learning.

— Jane Harrison

It’s b******* to think of friendship and romance being different. They’re not. They’re just variations of the same love. Variatons of the same desire to be close.

— David Levithan

Never was a man further from a partiality for Spain than I am. But I think I now have left them in a sincere and steady intention to cultivate the friendship of America.

— Marquis de Lafayette

The friendship that like live is warm; a love like friendship, steady.

— Thomas Moore

I sacrificed a lot, in terms of friendship and family, from working so much at such a young age, but I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t.

— Sasha Grey

‘Shake It Up’ definitely teaches kids about the importance of reaching for your dreams and setting high goals. It also teaches great lessons about friendship and family.

— Zendaya

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal… one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.

— Theophile Gautier

A ruse. That’s all it was. Pretend to like this girl. Pretend to have feelings, to pursue some kind of relationship. Earn her friendship and trust, knowing I might have to destroy it, and her, in the end.

— Julie Kagawa, Talon

You are still thinking like a child, talking about friendship and crap. You’ll regret it when you see one of them die in front of you.

— Charles Lee, The Way To Dawn: Ascension Zero

Let us learn how to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead’ he suggested, ‘After that my own rule is to let everything alone’.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.

— Lucy Larcom

The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.

— Chelsea Handler

I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother.

— Jimmy Carl Black

As it is with the love of the body, so with the friendship of the mind, the full is only reached by admittance to the most retired places.

— Samuel Beckett, Murphy

Saying it’s hard is ultimately a justification to do whatever seems like the easiest thing to do — have the affair, stay at that horrible job, end a friendship over a slight, keep loving someone who treats you terribly.

— Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

After all, nothing nurtures a friendship bond more than the ability to consistently bitch about someone else!

— Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.

— Thomas Jefferson

God’s friendship is with people who know their poverty.

— Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

once you stop communicating as much as you use to, your friendship would not last. people change and people make new friends.

— Karina Celestine

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

I experience for the American officers and soldiers that friendship which arises from having shared with them for a length of time dangers, sufferings, and both good and evil fortune.

— Marquis de Lafayette

I want him to be with me because he likes being with me, not because he’s forced to be with me or because he wants something from me. That’s not how friendship should be.” [Ellani]

— A.L. Davroe, Nexis

I always felt that the great high privilege relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

— Katherine Mansfield

Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it’s a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself.

— John Mayall

Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.

— Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Rock n’ roll as a genre is different from pop and hip hop: it is about bands, and that for me suggests brotherhood, family, friendship and community.

— Steven Van Zandt

The principle component in any genuine friendship is caring, not competition.

— Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

The ideal of all Kosovo is membership in the E.U. and a permanent friendship with the United States. I believe and I am convinced our dreams will come true.

— Atifete Jahjaga

I only understand friendship or scorched earth.

— Roger Ailes

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

— Francois Mauriac

My mom and I always had a great bond. It was always a natural friendship bond since early on. My mom was 18 when she had me.

— Christina Milian

So much of friendship is about being in the right place at the right time.

— Anna Quindlen, Every Last One

Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.

— Bahá’u’lláh

[A mother] discovers with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

— Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It makes no sense to try to extend a friendship that was only meant to be a season into a lifetime.

— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?

— Eugene Kennedy

My message to the people and rulers of Pakistan is, ‘As neighbours, we want peace and friendship and cooperation with you so that together we can change the face of South Asia.’

— Atal Bihari Vajpayee

In some rare cases, a friendship between two people benefits both of them, and what’s more, in some rarer cases, it benefits both of them equally.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

The principal component in any genuine friendship is caring, not competition.

— Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

The two families, sundered in the ruin of a friendship, were united again first in new friendship and then in mariage. My grandfather made a peace here that has joined many who would otherwise have been divided. I am the child of his forgiveness.

— Wendell Berry, Fidelity

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

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… To find one real friend in a lifetime is a good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

— Baltasar Gracián

For an hour we talked of Anne and that famous farm on Prince Edward Island. Thus the friendship began.

— Kathy Reichs, Bones to Ashes

Truly it is a blessed thing to love on earth as we hope to love in Heaven, and to begin that friendship here which is to endure for ever there.

— Francis de Sales

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

— George Washington

Never declare Fate your enemy; she does not take lightly declarations of war. Declare your friendship to her instead, and smile in hope of better days.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Empire of Guanduania

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.

— Thomas Aquinas

I have no word of yours to assure me that our brief friendship held for you the same significance it held for me, but I must go on believing so. Every hope of the future is meaningless unless I have faith that you and I will share it together.

— Elizabeth George Speare, Calico Captive

dear kiara, The women in the shop told me that yellow rose represents friendship and red rose shows love. And the rosery is the only thing i own that i care for, its yours i’m yours C

— Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

A real friendship ought to introduce each person to unexpected weirdness in the other.

— Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget

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 Abdullah Saleh

I preach that odd defiant melancholy that sees the dreadful loneliness of the human soul and the pitiful disaster of human life as ever redeemable and redeemed by compassion, friendship and love.

— John Derbyshire, Fire from the Sun

If you can control your actions and reactions, you’ll rule the day. The key for message is …. stay in balance, Mind/Body/Spirit and you will spend the day in celebration of abundance, friendship and joy.

— Arven-TheWolfmyinnerSoul

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

— Jane Austen

The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.

— Suzanne Brockmann

Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.

— Emil Zatopek

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

The energy of mindfulness has the element of friendship and loving kindness in it.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.

— Mortimer Adler

No friendship is an accident.

— O. Henry, Heart of the West

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love are the two greatest proofs not only of goodness of heart but of strength of mind.

— William Hazlitt

Some love comes like the wind off the sea, while others grow slowly from the seeds of friendship and kindness.” – Carline

— Raymond E. Feist, Magician: Apprentice

When Ted Williams was here, inducted into the Hall of Fame 37 years ago, he said he must have earned it, because he didn’t win it because of his friendship with the writers. I guess in that way, I’m proud to be in this company that way.

— Eddie Murray

A girl does not treat a possible lover with unvarying simplicity and directness. In all its phases, love is complex; friendship is not.

— Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship – never.

— Charles Caleb Colton

I’m single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that’s me.

— Joel Edgerton

Scatter seeds of kindness everywhere you go Scatter bits of courtesy-watch them grow and grow. Gather buds of friendship keep them till full-blown You will find more happiness than you have ever known.

— Amy R. Raabe

I’ve learned that friendship does not equate business, business does not equate friendship.

— Jill Scott

We are born, we get names, we get educated, we get values, we get job and money. But all this is not life, life is love found in friendship, friendship found in love and in love, sacrifice.” Vijay

— Shaikh Ashraf, Friendship, Love & Sacrifice

Enlightenment is making friendship with the whole existence.

— Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

The principle component in any genuine friendship is compassion, not competition.

— Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

one of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood

— Anonymous

A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships.

— Delilah

I’ve learned from my dealings with Johnny Carson that no matter what kind of friendship you think you have with people you’re working with, when the chips are down, it’s all about business.

— Joan Rivers

Every friendship is different because everyone’s personality is different.

— Nargis Fakhri

It is characteristic of spontaneous friendship to take on without enquiry and almost at first sight the unseen doings and unspoken sentiments of our friends the part known gives us evidence enough that the unknown part cannot be much amiss.

— George Santayana

I would like to say to those who think of my pictures as serene, whether in friendship or mere observation, that I have imprisoned the most utter violence in every inch of their surface.

— Mark Rothko

People really do like seeing their best friends humiliated; a large part of the friendship is based on humiliation; and that is an old truth, well known to all intelligent people.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Gambler

When Perry and I walked into the hospital waiting room and I saw her sitting there, I began to cry, because that’s what friendship looks like: knowing your friend better than she knows herself and being there to hold her hand while her heart breaks.

— Melanie Shankle, Nobody’s Cuter Than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship

There was something tragic in a friendship so colored by romance.

— Oscar Wilde

When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.

— Maria Shriver

The depth of friendship depends on the depth of our love.

— Debasish Mridha

Without the friendship we’d never have discovered the reason we were friends.

— Mike A. Lancaster, Human.4

If it’s easy to be friendly she will be. If the wind blows the other way her friendship will be gone. And I’m thinking the wind is blowing the other way. She has found some other way to be an important person in her own right by hating others.

— Charlaine Harris, All Together Dead

‘Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense and have her nonsense respected.

— Charles Lamb

Going through an illness and then death of a close friend has changed my attitudes to friendship enormously.

— Jane Green

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef.

— Samuel Johnson

When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted friendship – when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us.

— Oswald Chambers

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.

— William Shakespeare, As You Like It

…writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary alliances with peers who will glory in your every failure, write novels.

— Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm

And here was the moment. The end of it all, for civilization was merely another name for friendship, and friendship was coming to an end.

— Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

— Henry David Thoreau

In times of difficulty friendship is on trial.

— Greek proverb

True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

— Charles Caleb Colton

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship

— John D. Rockefeller

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

A friendship that can be ended didn’t ever start.

— Mellin de Saint-Gelais, Oeuvres Poetiques Francaises, Tome 1

Restoration of friendship with Russia, our biggest neighbor, is necessary for our peace and economy.

— Bidzina Ivanishvili

Relationship gurus always said that an attraction based on friendship and mutual respect was far more likely to stay the course – and the bastards were right.

— Marian Keyes, The Other Side of the Story

The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.

— Sophie Swetchine

The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.

— Sallust

The most important thing for me is to have real friendship between Egyptians and Americans.

— Mohammed Morsi

Never knew what a friendship was, Never knew how to really love, You can’t be what I need you to, & I don’t know why I fuck with you

— Erykah Badu

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

Since the Korean War, U.S. and South Korea have established an enduring friendship with shared interests, such as denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, combating aggression abroad and developing our economies.

— Charles B. Rangel

Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.

— Mariella Frostrup

The reward of friendship is itself. The man who hopes for anything else does not understand what true friendship is.

— Saint Alfred of Rievaulx

There is no medicine that can ignite the bond of love. Friendship is compulsory, love comes around when friendship ripes, and sex is a matter of choice.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

I dont celebrate any friendship that was build on hate, because we share the common enemy.

— De philosopher DJ Kyos

There. Let the gods of friendship and common sense strike him dead.

— Kelly Moran, Tracking You

Today I know this: when it comes time to take stock, the most painful wound is that of broken friendships; and there is nothing more foolish than to sacrifice a friendship to politics.

— Milan Kundera, Encounter

Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.

— Gertrude Stein

‘Mistresses’ is about the lives of four women, each going through different versions of infidelity. Their longtime friendship is what gets them through extremely challenging times.

— Rochelle Aytes

When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin.

— Lou Holtz

My heart and my soul are best of friends.And their friendship startedthe day you and I first met.

— Frederick Espiritu, One Whole Naked Me

A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was.

— Stephen Richards, Forgiveness and Love Conquers All: Healing the Emotional Self

As is natural with contiguous states having like institutions and like aims of advancement and development, the friendship of the United States and Mexico has been constantly maintained.

— Chester A. Arthur

It is easy to make friends.But, it is tough to honor that friendship with’em.If you find those people, hold on to them.If you don’t, move on.

— Sachin Panwar

I find that the Amazon comments often are exceptionally shrewd and insightful, so I’m not going to diss them. But you don’t really have any guarantees that what you’re reading wasn’t written out of friendship or spite.

— Michael Dirda

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.

— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Being blinded in love and friendship is a common mistake.

— Eraldo Banovac

There was really no friendship in modeling, though a certain amount of warmth comes from running into models you know on shoots, because you end up in so many unfamiliar places, from Alaska to Africa.

— Carol Alt

The potential strength of female friendship and the bonds that can be formed, especially over a lifelong relationship, is very profound.

— Toni Collette

People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.

— Lisa See

In real friendship the judgment the genius the prudence of each party become the common property of both.

— Maria Edgeworth

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for a moment that we’re not alone.

— Orson Welles

Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn’t all-encompassing, that wasn’t blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she’d had this kind, she didn’t want another.

— Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

If you do not have a close friendship with your children, I will.” Child Molester warning all parents from the book Type 1 Sociopath

— P.A. Speers, Type 1 Sociopath – When Difficult People Are More Than Just Difficult People

The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.

— Hector Hugh Munro

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

— Arthur Ashe

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion enmity worship love but no friendship.

— Oscar Wilde

The Scotchman seemed hardly the same Farfrae who had danced with her, and walked with her, in a delicate poise between love and friendship – that period in the history of a love when alone it can be said to be unalloyed with pain.

— Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

Happy is the soul that has a friend. Happier is the soul that trusts in the truth of the heart of a friend. Happiest is the soul that knows the solemnity of friendship and honours its laws.

— Ogwo David Emenike

After puberty, you look to one sex for more than friendship and to the other for less-than-complete intimacy.

— Rafael Yglesias, The Wisdom of Perversity

I know Donald Trump. I’ve met him I know his family. I have love and friendship and affection for his family members. But I’m going to work very hard to ensure that he is not our president.

— Cory Booker