Famous Friendship Quotes

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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

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

John D. Rockefeller Jr.

A hedge between keeps friendship green.

German Proverb

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 tree is known by its fruit a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil

Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.

French Proverb

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

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

All that this world knows of living lies in giving -- and more giving; He that keeps, be sure he loses -Friendship grows by what it uses.

Alexander MacLaren

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

Sallust

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

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.

Danish proverb

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

Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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

Ovid

At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry. (Les Miserables)

Victor Hugo

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

George Washington

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. 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

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

Socrates

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

Derek Bethune

But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms.

George MacDonald

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.

Thomas Jefferson

But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.

Colette

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Rabindranath Tagore

Do you know what friendship is... it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.

Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chapter 13

Don Corleone What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully If you'd come to me in friendship, then this scum that ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies. And then they would fear you.

Godfather, The

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. 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

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