Famous Quotations about Friendship
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It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the
same godlike and superior impartiality.
– Arnold Bennett
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
– Samuel Butler
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
– Fr. Jerome Cummings
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable everyday to the same human being.
– Benjamin Disraeli
I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me!
– Henry Ford
There are three great friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
– Benjamin Franklin
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you
can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
– E. W. Howe
Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
– Thomas Jones
The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other
person? Can you enjoy together those moments of life that are utterly simple?
They are the moments people looks back on at the end of life and number as their
most sacred experiences.
– Eugene Kennedy
The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
– Abraham Lincoln
The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I
– Aaron Machado
When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek
the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
– Henry Miller
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
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they
– Anaïs Nin
We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.
– Caroline Norton
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we
often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures,
have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender
hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now
knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our
powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
– Henri Nouwen, Out of Solitude
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
– Samuel Paterson
Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the
simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much
sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she
would never have been able to find these words.
– Rainer Maria Rilke
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no
comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in
friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal
and less subject to trouble than marriage is.
– George Santayana
Good friends are good for your health.
– Irwin Sarason
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the
greatest happiness of existence.
– Sydney Smith
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
– Walter Winchell
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
– Virginia Woolf