Famous Friendship Quotes

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I do not believe the expenditure of $2.50 for a book entitles the purchaser to the personal friendship of the author.

Evelyn Waugh

I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.

Sophocles, Antigone

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.

Edward Gibbon

I've learned that true friendship continues to grow, Even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

Unknown

If the friendship of the good be interrupted, their minds admit of no long change; as when the stalks of a lotus are broken the filaments within them are more visibly cemented.

The Hitopadesa

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 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

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

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