Famous Friendship Quotes

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The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.

Edgar Watson Howe

The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.

Bertrand Russell

The many faces of intimacy: the Victorians could experience it through correspondence, but not through cohabitation; contemporary men and women can experience it through fornication, but not through friendship.

Thomas Szasz

The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple

Eugene Kennedy

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 look back on at the end of life and number as their most sacred experiences.

Eugene Kennedy

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

The wise man does not permit himself to set up even in his own mind any comparisons of his friends. His friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people, evoked as it is by many qualities.

Charles Dudley Warner

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon

There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.

William Penn

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.

Samuel Johnson

There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality.

Franoise d'Aubign Maintenon

There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.

Francis Bacon

Those truly linked don't need correspondence, When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.

Deng Ming-Dao

Though friendship is not quick to burn, It is explosive stuff.

May Sarton

Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache do be my enemy--for friendship's sake.

William Blake

Time keeps no measure when true friends are parted, No record day by day the sands move not for those who, loyal-hearted, friendship's firm laws obey.

Nicholson

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Charles Lamb

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

William Hazlitt

To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.

Nigerian Proverb

To hear complaints with patience, even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship.

Samuel Johnson

To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship.

Sallust

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.

Sallust

To reprehend well is the most necessary and the hardest part of friendship. Who is it that does not sometimes merit a check, and yet how few will endure one? Yet wherein can a friend more unfold his love than in preventing dangers before their birth, or in bringing a man to safety who is travelling on the road to ruin? I grant there is a manner of reprehending which turns a benefit into an injury, and then it both strengthens error and wounds the giver. When thou chidest thy wandering friend do it secretly, in season, in love, not in the ear of a popular convention, for oftentimes the presence of a multitude makes a man take up an unjust defence, rather than fall into a just shame.

Feltham

Tolerance/forbearance of one's differences/weaknesses is what gives rise to a lasting friendship/relationship. I mean, without tolerance/forbearance there can't/won't be any lasting friendship/relationship. Thus, be/remain tolerant/forbearing.

Emeasoba George

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