Friendship Quotes For The Perfect Bond

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

All you need to do to be my friend is like me.

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

A friend in power is a friend lost.

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.

Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Matching tattoos don’t ensure the longevity of a friendship, any more than any other mutual hardship.

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

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

When I turned about 14, I developed a friendship with this guy whose mom was the secretary to Ernest Angley, the faith healer, who’s very popular in the Midwest. He had a television show, and he was sort of like Liberace mixed with Jerry Falwell – very glitzy, very high-tech.

And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

My friends are my estate.

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.

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

A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.

Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers.

The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.

A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they’re really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.

Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.

Lovers have a right to betray you… friends don’t.

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

I have learned that friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who came and never left your side.

Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.

We want ‘Doll & Em’ to be something we’re proud of. We’d love to do another series, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. Our friendship is the be-all and end-all.

All I required to be happy was friendship and people I could admire.

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

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.

The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.

I was in high school – and I went to an all-boys Catholic high school, a Jesuit high school, where I was focused on academics and athletics, going to church every Sunday at Little Flower, working on my service projects, and friendship, friendship with my fellow classmates and friendship with girls from the local all-girls Catholic schools.

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.

Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious.

In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.

Everybody understands friendship, and friendship is different than love – it’s a different kind of love. Friendship has more freedom, more latitude. You don’t expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be; you expect your friend just to love you as a friend.

Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

There is no friendship in trade.

Friendship is such an important thing to me, and I feel like the people who I love and help keep me whole – I can’t imagine a life without them.

The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

Texas, with her superior natural advantages, must become a point of attraction, and the policy of establishing with her the earliest relations of friendship and commerce will not escape the eye of statesmen.

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.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

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

Likings arise when one has no earthly reason for liking – the most wildly improbable marriages and uncommon friendship.

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

How delightful to find a friend in everyone.

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.

A friend is, as it were, a second self.

When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a clique. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized what a true friend really is. So my friendship circle has changed a bit.

I think that the friendship that women share is so powerful. In fact, there’s nothing quite like it. People talk about mother-child bonds, but I would argue that female friendship bond is also in a league unto its own.

Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.

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

Instead of loving your enemies – treat your friends a little better.

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.

There are times in every friendship when you or your friend are too busy to call or are more focused on other relationships. It will hurt, but it’s rarely personal. Making it personal usually makes things worse, and being too clingy or demanding can drive a friend even further away. Like people, friendships can get ‘overworked’ and need to rest.

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.

My theme is, ‘The spirit of friendship is the balance of life.’ Not money. Not the World Series. It’s friendship. The relationships I have with people, that’s enough to keep me happy.

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.

When I was growing up, my mother was always a friend to my siblings and me (in addition to being all the other things a mom is), and I was always grateful for that because I knew she was someone I could talk to and joke with, and argue with and that nothing would ever harm that friendship.

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

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

The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can’t accept that.

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

Friendship is essentially a partnership.

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.

Many a friendship, long, loyal, and self-sacrificing, rested at first on no thicker a foundation than a kind word.

Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.

Friendship has its illusions no less than love.

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.

The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don’t mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.

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.

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

There’s nothing that makes me cry and laugh more than stories about friendship.

The best time to make friends is before you need them.

Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.

As is natural with contiguous states having like institutions and like aims of advancement and development, the friendship of the United States and Mexico has been constantly maintained.

A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships.

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.

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

People are roasting each other at parties, at work events, around the fire. It’s so fun. People are busting each other’s chops, and it’s a sign of affection, truly. It’s a true test of love and friendship: can you make a man laugh at himself? So what makes a good burn? Go after targets you love and respect. And hit ’em hard.

Every friendship is different because everyone’s personality is different.

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

My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.

I’ve always wanted to be a mom because I want to give a kid all of the magical gifts my mom gave to me, such as love and friendship. She and I had this incredible connection that was so unbelievable.

Don’t flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

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

Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

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

Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.

Value your friendship. Value your relationships.

Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.

Our species uses music and dance to express various feelings: love, joy, comfort, ceremony, knowledge, and friendship. And each one is distinct and widely recognized within cultures. Love songs cause us to move slowly and fluidly, for example, while songs of joy inspire us to dance in a full-body aerobic way.

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.

Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.

We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love.

He who hath many friends hath none.

There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

I have discovered that my interest in my dear pupil, Mabel, has ripened into a far deeper feeling than that of mere friendship. In fact, I know that I have learned to love her very sincerely.

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

Friendships naturally shift over life. We have different friends for different times in our lives, and sometimes it’s not the best idea to hang on to a friendship to try to make it work if it’s an unhealthy connection.

Remember that a gesture of friendship, no matter how small, is always appreciated.

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops… If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship?

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

‘Shake It Up’ definitely teaches kids about the importance of reaching for your dreams and setting high goals. It also teaches great lessons about friendship and family.

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

A friend to all is a friend to none.

You win the victory when you yield to friends.

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.

Sixth grade was a big time, in my childhood, of hoops and friendship, and coming up with funny things.

Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

There has to be chemistry in a duet, but if you go beyond the point of friendship and attraction, you lose something.

I love the fact that so many of my readers are intelligent, exceptional, accomplished people with an open-minded love of diversity. But even more than that, I love it when my readers find lasting friendship with others of my readers – knowing that they met through their mutual affection for my books and characters makes me happy!

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.

A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.

The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

With friendship, it’s hard sometimes – you don’t outgrow your friends, but you do question how people are friends to you in different ways and how it’s okay to cultivate other relationships outside of that.

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.

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.

Prosecutors say it would be next to impossible to get one teen to testify in court that another had slipped him or her a copied disc at lunchtime. And besides, isn’t sharing music a time-honored part of teen friendship?

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.

You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.

Love, friendship, networking – these are all critical connections and the foundation of a healthy, happy life.

Acting is about communicating, reacting, and sharing – and friendship is about all of those things, too.

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.

Female friendship… I think you have friendships that come and go, and then there are ones that the girl becomes a part of your bones.

Friends are the best to turn to when you’re having a rough day.

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.

People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.

No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.

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.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.

It’s the most exciting thing to watch God work when I’ve asked him about something, to listen to him and watch him work. It’s like this friendship, and it just grows and grows and grows and grows.

Have you ever thought how humiliating and distressing it was to be placed upon a sphere? For friendship it is a boon never to be able to be further apart than the antipodes. But suppose that you are leaving together to go on and on; it is impossible. To go beyond a certain point is to return to where you began.

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

The big, big block in the Arthur/Merlin friendship is the status issue, that Merlin is the servant and Arthur is royalty, and in that time, princes did not socialize with their servants; that wasn’t the done thing. It just so happens that their relationship, their friendship, is strong: they have been through the thick and the thin of it all.

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.

What I particularly like about Broadway is the camaraderie and the friendship of other people in other shows. Everybody knows you’re opening and cares about you. There’s a real village atmosphere.

I think the truth about male friendship is often left out of the media, and it’s that it has a million different shades, because masculinity has a million different forms.

Ultimately, it’s a sense of camaraderie and friendship with local people that is core to my journeys.

Since the Korean War, U.S. and South Korea have established an enduring friendship with shared interests, such as denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, combating aggression abroad and developing our economies.

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.

I think friendship is more important than love, but that love that grows out of friendship is the very best of all.

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.

I firmly believe, only because I’ve been doing this for so long, every show takes three years. 90% of them don’t get three years. It just does. It takes a long time to build a community, build a friendship with your characters. It’s hard for people to grasp on and make them care about you.

You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.

Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.

Going through an illness and then death of a close friend has changed my attitudes to friendship enormously.

We have a saying in the Marine Corps and that is ‘no better friend, no worse enemy, than a U.S. Marine.’ We always hope for the first, friendship, but are certainly more than ready for the second.

My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way.

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

There’s really not much friendship between the girls on tour. There’s so much rivalry and jealousy, so everyone just hangs out in their own camp. In the locker room and players’ lounge, you can feel the jealousy.

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin.

To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many.

One of the most mawkish of human delusions is the notion that friendship should be eternal, or, at all events, life-long, and that any act which puts a term to it is somehow discreditable.

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

True friends stab you in the front.

Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet’ner of life, and solder of society.

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.

I am quite familiar with Dubai and its design scene. I have been a regular visitor for more than 10 years. It is hard to name an area where hospitality, friendship, culture, ambition, and beauty are so highly regarded.

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.

When I was nine, the teacher asked us to write a piece about our village fete. He read mine in class. I was encouraged and continued. I even wanted to write my memoirs at the age of ten. At twelve I wrote poetry, mostly about friendship – ‘Ode to Friendship.’ Then my class wanted to make a film, and one little boy suggested that I write the script.

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.

I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.

I sacrificed a lot, in terms of friendship and family, from working so much at such a young age, but I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t.

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

We will pursue a relationship of friendship and co-operation with the United States, always rooted in mutual respect and in the defence of our fellow Mexicans who live and work honourably in that country.

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

So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.

Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

Your friend is your needs answered.

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

Acquaintances we meet, enjoy, and can easily leave behind; but friendship grows deep roots.

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

If you’re going through friendship issues, I would say, first of all take a step back. How important is the friendship to you? Sometimes, if someone’s not being a good friend to you and isn’t treating you the way you should be treated, then you kind of have to move on sometimes.

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you’re suddenly eager to know him or her even better.

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Love and friendship exclude each other.

My aim is to create a happy society with genuine friendship. Friendship between Tibetan and Chinese peoples is very essential.

Saks helps to empower women through how they look and feel – and Bumble wants to give all women a platform to connect with other empowered women, whether that’s in dating, friendship, or business.

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

The solution as consumers is – perhaps surprisingly – to take adverts very, very seriously. We should ask ourselves what it is that we find lovely in them – the visions of friendship, togetherness, repose, or whatever. And then consider what would actually help us find these qualities in our lives.

I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good – the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself… Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life!

The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you’re actually helping to make America stronger.

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

Friends are born, not made.

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.

Our way is straight and clear – the building up of a socialist democracy at home, with freedom and prosperity for all, and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations abroad.

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.

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

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?

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.

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

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

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

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

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!

Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

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.

Friendship is something whose depth fits human aspirations and fulfills human possibilities. It has heft to it, as a gold-piece does and a gambling chip does not.

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.

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

Friendships are the family we make – not the one we inherit. I’ve always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.

I’ve learned from my dealings with Johnny Carson that no matter what kind of friendship you think you have with people you’re working with, when the chips are down, it’s all about business.

The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.

One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.

One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that’s not always the case.

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

My message to the people and rulers of Pakistan is, ‘As neighbours, we want peace and friendship and cooperation with you so that together we can change the face of South Asia.’

I’ve learned that friendship does not equate business, business does not equate friendship.

India-Seychelles relations have been characterized by close friendship, understanding and cooperation.

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

A traitor is a betrayer – one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor.

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

In the family, in interpersonal relationships, even in friendship, faith is tremendously important. If you have a partner who you believe is a good person, then it is your duty to have faith in them until the end, despite the fact that they might have done some bad things. And you have to support and believe in your children.

We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others’ needs at some level or other.

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

Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

When people have compassion, friendship, and unity, they speak and think in a constructive way to ensure national independence and prosperity.

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression.

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

I want to know what it is to build the foundation of the friendship for real, to have my best friend and not because we’re just intimate, but because we’re mentally intimate. So I’m waiting for that person to come into my life.

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

Maintenance of good relations with the neighbours, friendship to all, malice to none is the policy I pursue throughout my life.

You know, real life doesn’t just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can’t just say, ‘She’s my best friend.’ That’s not a given, it’s a process.

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

Advocating for yourself in the context of friendship starts with choosing the right people to be part of your inner circle.

Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is – if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want.

Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.

Love is friendship set on fire.

I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life.

Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.

To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade.

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

A lot of why I climb is for the friendship, the loyalty and trust, the shared experience of being in that moment.

I noticed that no matter where I went in the country, there was this group of questions that got asked. I would track them and keep them in categories. Like body image, school, family, friendship, you name it, the emotional life of a teenage girl.

I rekindled a friendship I hadn’t had in a long time, and I was reminded of all the parts of me that had left. I was like, ‘Wow, I love to paint and to write and to be outside.’

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

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.

As I grow older, I think friendship between women is a thing to cherish.

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.

I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different.

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.

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

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.

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

Friendship is the most important thing of all.

If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends – you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.

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

The Bush Administration’s failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.

What drew me towards team sport were the camaraderie and friendship. The chance to celebrate victory and success with a group of other people is something I have enjoyed doing.

I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly… that’s what I call true friendship.

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

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

A gang is the same as a wolf pack; gang members do not use their energies in friendship with one another, for they do not know what friendship is. If they are united, it is by the common bond of a desire to attack their world.

The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.

The bracelet says ‘Fear Nothing.’ It was given to me by my friends, and it was made for me and my friends during the period of time that I was going through chemotherapy. And I still wear it, because it’s a great reminder of friendship and how my buddies and others came together in my time of need.

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.

The orchid’s association in Chinese culture with such virtues as elegance, good taste, friendship, and fertility goes all the way back to Confucius himself, who was said to have a particular attachment to the flowers.

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.

I am aloof by nature. I mind my own business. I’m good with everyone, and I get along fine with people. But work is work, and friendship is friendship. I never mix the two.

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.

There are no shortcuts to genuine friendship. Relationships are built over time.

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.

Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.

The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.

November 11, 1802, I arrived at Judge Patterson’s at Lisle. This respectable family treated me with every mark of distinction and friendship, and likewise all the people did the same. I really want for words to express my gratitude.

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.

Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It’s also about mutual help, not about exploitation.

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.

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

I made my first white women friends in college; they loved me and were loyal to our friendship, but I understood, as they did, that they were white women and that whiteness mattered.

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.

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.

Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.

When it comes to Pakistan, the first word that comes to the mind of the Chinese is ‘iron brother.’ To us Chinese, Pakistan is always a trustworthy friend who is as solid as iron. Actually, Chinese netizens refer to Pakistan as ‘Iron Pak.’ This testifies to the strength of China-Pakistan friendship.

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

We are going to extend our frank hand to seek a relation of friendship – I repeat – of cooperation with the United States.

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.

A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It’s also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it’s a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself.

You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

I don’t need to go onto Facebook and pretend to have friends I’ve never even met. To my mind, that kind of destroys the meaning of the word ‘friend.’ I take exception to that. Because I value and respect friendship.

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.

An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.

Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.

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

Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.

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

People of noble character are afraid of keeping friendship with dishonorable people. But people of discreditable character consider friendship with the dishonorable as a blood relationship.

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.

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

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

Opposition is true friendship.

Let me be very clear: my friendship with my friends ends where the interest of the country begins.

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.

In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life.

I know Donald Trump. I’ve met him; I know his family. I have love and friendship and affection for his family members. But I’m going to work very hard to ensure that he is not our president.

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

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.

If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

There is a lot that binds Germany to Turkey, and even if we have a difference of opinion on an individual matter, the breadth of our links, our friendship, our strategic ties, is great.

Here’s a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That’s not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm’s way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship.

Friendship is Love without his wings!

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?

Love is a friendship set to music.

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

We are aware that globalization doesn’t mean global friendship but global competition and, therefore, conflict. That doesn’t mean we will all destroy each other, but it is no happy global village, either.

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