Friendship Quotes

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

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. - Mother Teresa

I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.- Benjamin Franklin

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.- Aristotle

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.- Mark Twain

Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship.- Cicero

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The best mirror is an old friend.- George Herbert

What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.- Aristotle

The friendship that can cease has never been real.- Saint Jerome

I count myselt in nothing else so happy
As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends.- William Shakespeare

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

Sir, more than kisses, letters, mingle souls;
For, thus friends absent speak.- John Donne

Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend
Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end.- John Boyle O'Reilly

Friends have all things in common.- Plato

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.- Artistotle

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.- Henry Ford

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.- unknown

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.- George Eliot

It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm,
A happy and auspicious bird of calm...- Shelly

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.- Wilson Mizner

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.- Thomas Jefferson

One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.- Francoise Sagan

Friendship is always a sweet responsibilty, never an oppourtunity.- Kahil Gibran

There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.- Bejamin Disraeli

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.- Walt Whitman

True friendship is never serene.- Marquise de Sevigne

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance.- Anatole Broyard

Friends are born, not made.- Henry Adams

This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joy, and cutteth griefs in half.- Francis Bacon

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what is made by the friends whom we choose.- Tehyi Hsieh

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.- Antoine de Sainte-Exupery

The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life.- Edward Everett Hale

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this? - Henry David Thoreau

Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter. - James Fenimore Cooper

Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.- James Francis Byrnes

Never kiss a friend. If you have deeper feelings, never reveal them. You will lose that friend forever...- David

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.- Anna Cummins

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.- Alexander Pope

Best friends are like diamonds, precious and rare
False friends are like leaves, found everywhere.- Anoymous

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends.- Henry Brooks Adams

We are all angels with only one wing...we can fly only embracing each other.- unknown

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

A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget...- Sent by Joanne

Time isn't what makes a friendship last...It's love and devotion that keeps the tie between souls.- Sent by Christina