Quotes of Friendship

“ He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. ”

- Ali ibn Abi Talib

“ Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. ”

- Aristotle

“ Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. ”

- Aristotle

“ A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling. ”

- Arthur Brisbane

“ The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. ”

- Carl Jung

“ Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. ”

- Cicero

“ The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends. ”

- Cicero

“ It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship. ”

- Colette

“ Being friendless taught me how to be a friend. Funny how that works. ”

- Colleen Wainwright

“ Have no friends not equal to yourself. ”

- Confucius

“ Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. ”

- Czech Proverb

“ You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. ”

- Dale Carnegie

“ My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia. ”

- Dame Edna Everage

“ Friends were like clothes: fine while they lasted but eventually they wore thin or you grew out of them. ”

- David Nicholls

“ You're supposed to trust friends. You have no reason to be his friend? That is part of the pleasure of friendship: trusting without absolute evidence and then being rewarded for that trust. ”

- David Shore

“ Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his. ”

- Franklin P. Jones

“ Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. ”

- George Washington

“ Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. ”

- Gandhi

“ There isn’t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren’t really living without it. ”

- Gordon Atkinson

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

- Gordon Atkinson

“ You can forget a lot of things, but you cannot forget a woman’s name and claim to love her. ”

- Gordon Atkinson

“ All people want is someone to listen. ”

- Hugh Elliott

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

- Jane Austen

“ Good company requires only birth, education, and manners, and with regard to education is not very nice. Birth and good manners are essential; but a little learning is by no means a dangerous thing in good company; on the contrary, it will do very well. ”

- Jane Austen

“ Here and there, human nature may be great in times of trial; but generally speaking, it is its weakness and not its strength that appears in a sick chamber: it is selfishness and impatience rather than generosity and fortitude, that one hears of. There is so little real friendship in the world! and unfortunately, there are so many who forget to think seriously till it is almost too late. ”

- Jane Austen

“ My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company. ”

- Jane Austen

“ She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped. ”

- Jane Austen

“ To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment. ”

- Jane Austen

“ When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. ”

- Japanese proverb
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