Some quotes about friendship

In this article we present you with some of our favorite friendship quotes

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer

On we go

Friendship quotes

Henry B. Adams
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

Joseph Addison
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

Joseph Addison
True happiness 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.

Mortimer Adler
Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.

Mortimer Adler
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.

Mortimer Adler
Aristotle uses a mother’s love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.

Muhammad Ali
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.

Namie Amuro
Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.

Thomas Aquinas
Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.

Thomas Aquinas
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

Thomas Aquinas
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

Pietro Aretino
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.

Aristotle
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.

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

Aristotle
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle
Friendship is essentially a partnership.

Arthur Ashe Ashe
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

Jane Austen Austen
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

Jane Austen Austen
General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.

Jane Austen Austen
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.

Francis Bacon
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.

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

Ernie Banks
Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.

Ernie Banks
But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.

Henry Walter Bates
They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.

Sean Bean
006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters.

Simone de Beauvoir
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

Henry Ward Beecher
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

Henry Ward Beecher
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
Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.

Jean de la Bruyere
Love and friendship exclude each other.

Lord Byron
Friendship is Love without his wings!

Warren Christopher
I’ve got many close friends, but there’s an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Charles Caleb Colton
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.

Francis Marion Crawford
No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.

Jean de La Fontaine
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Dan Fouts
One of the great things personally coming to Hawai’i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson.

John Frusciante
For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because he’s another creative person who works as hard as I do.

Thomas Fuller
There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.

Theophile Gautier
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal… one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.

Eric Heiden
I have a very close friendship with the skaters.

Oliver Wendell Holmes
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

St. Jerome
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

St. Jerome
The friendship that can cease has never been real.

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

Lucan
Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.

Mignon McLaughlin
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

Thomas Moore
A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.

Thomas More
A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.

Robin Morgan
Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love.

George Jean Nathan
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

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

Anais Nin
What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?

Titus Maccius Plautus
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

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

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

Stendhal
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.

David Storey
The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.

Anne Sophie Swetchine
The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.

Mao Tse Tung
The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

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

William Wycherley
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.

Cicero
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.

Cicero
What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.

Cowper, William
I would not enter in my list of friends, Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path, But he has the humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live.

Dhammapada, The
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.

Euripides
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.

Fuller, Thomas
A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn.

Bacon, Francis
Friends are thieves of time.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!

Aesop
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.

Santayana, George
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.

Bible
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13, KJV)

Twain, Mark
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.