Famous Friendship Quotes

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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

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Henry David Thoreau

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.

Dave Tyson Gentry

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

C. C. Colton

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

Charles Caleb Colton

True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes.

Unknown

True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Joseph Addison

We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy.

Dean Koontz

We have heard much of the phrase, peace and friendship. This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, peace and friendship, in freedom. This, I think, is America's real message to the rest of the world.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind- the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other that has always been my firm faith about friendship.

Marie Dressler

What importance can we attach to the things of this world? Friendship? It disappears when the one who is liked comes to grief, or the one who likes becomes powerful. Love? it is deceived, fleeting, or guilty. Fame? You share it with mediocrity or crime. Fortune? Could that frivolity be counted a blessing? All that remains are those so-called happy days that flow past unnoticed in the obscurity of domestic cares, leaving man with the desire neither to lose his life nor to begin it over.

Chateaubriand

When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.

Hilaire Belloc

When someone allows you to bear his burdens, you have found deep friendship.

Real Live Preacher

Where you find true friendship, You find true love.

Unknown

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow-ripening fruit.

Aristotle

Women can form a friendship with a man very well but to preserve it--to that end a slight physical antipathy must probably help.

George Jean Nathan

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