Famous Friendship Quotes

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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 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

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.

Robert Southey

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are throughout persuaded of each other's worth.

Robert Southey

No love, no friendship Can cross the path of our destiny Without leaving some mark on it forever.

Francois Mauriac

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

Honore' de Balzac

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

Epicurus

Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

Epicurus

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family --but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.

Willa Cather

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