– Abraham Lincoln
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
– Albert Camus
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.
– Alice Walker
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
He who hath many friends hath none.
– Arnold H. Glasow
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
– Baltasar Gracian
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
– Bill Watterson
Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.
– C. S. Lewis
Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
– Charles Darwin
A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
– Chelsea Handler
The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.
– Christie Brinkley
Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
– Doug Larson
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
– Elbert Hubbard
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
– Enrique Iglesias
My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
– Francis Bacon
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
– Giotto di Bondone
The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.
– Hector Hugh Munro
The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
– Helen Keller
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
– Henri Nouwen
Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.
– Henry Adams
Friends are born, not made.
– Henry David Thoreau
Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
– Henry Ford
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
– Henry Van Dyke
A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
– Henry Ward Beecher
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
– Hubert H. Humphrey
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
– James F. Byrnes
Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
– Jane Austen
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
– Jean de la Bruyere
Love and friendship exclude each other.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
– Jean de La Fontaine
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
– Jean de La Fontaine
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
– Jeremy Taylor
Love is friendship set on fire.
Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
– Jim Morrison
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
– John D. Rockefeller
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
– John Leonard
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
– John Webster
Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.
– Joseph Brodsky
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
– Joseph Campbell
Love is a friendship set to music.
– Justin Bieber
Friends are the best to turn to when you’re having a rough day.
– Kenneth Branagh
Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
– Khalil Gibran
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
– King Solomon
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
– Len Wein
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.
– Leo Buscaglia
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
– Lord Byron
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
Friendship is Love without his wings!
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
– Marcel Proust
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
– Margaret Walker
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.
– Marlene Dietrich
It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
– Mason Cooley
Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.
Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
– 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.
– Nargis Fakhri
Every friendship is different because everyone’s personality is different.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
– Oscar Wilde
True friends stab you in the front.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
– Rabindranath Tagore
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
– Robert E. Lee
Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
– Robert Southey
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
– Saint Francis de Sales
A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
– St. Jerome
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
– Tahar Ben Jelloun
Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.
– Thomas Aquinas
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
– Thomas Fuller
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
– Thomas Moore
A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.
– Virginia Woolf
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
– Walt Whitman
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
– Walter Winchell
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
– Washington Irving
Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
– William Blake
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
Opposition is true friendship.
– William Butler Yeats
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.
– William Penn
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
– William Wycherley
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.