Famous Friendship Quotes

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

Michel de Montaigne

If warring is human, then why not declare a new kind of war: A waged War of education, love and friendship to win universal human well-being? I propose a brutal conflict against poverty, disease, ignorance, limitations. Imagine the troops, the regimens, the commanders, the soldiers, the discoveries, the heroes, the life! humanity and our planet, victors.

Vanna Bonta

If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.

La Rochefoucauld

If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.

La Rochefoucauld

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

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

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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

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

Charles Kingsley

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.

Colette

It isn't kind to cultivate a friendship just so one will have an audience.

Lawana Blackwell

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship; and it is by far the best ending for one.

Oscar Wilde

Life is nothing without friendship.

Cicero

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

Ethel Watts Mumford

Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.

C. C. Colton

Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?

Emily Brontë

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.

Ovid

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.

Sydney Smith

May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

Irish Proverb

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 Spencer Morrow Lindbergh

Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status such friendship will never give you happiness.

Panchatantra

Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.

Madame de Tencin

No birth certificate is issued when friendship is born. There is nothing tangible. There is just a feeling that your life is different and that your capacity to love and care has miraculously been enlarged with out any effort on your part. It's like having a tiny apartment and somebody moves in with you. But instead of becoming cramped and crowded, the space expands, and you discover rooms you never knew you had until your friend moved in with you.

Steve Tesich

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