Ideal Friendship Quotes

  1. You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality. Woodrow Wilson
  2. It’s much easier to turn a friendship into love, than love into friendship. Proverb
  3. What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle
  4. The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. Sir Francis Bacon
  5. There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends. Hillaire Belloc
  6. The rain may be falling hard outside, But your smile makes it all alright. I’m so glad that you’re my friend. I know our friendship will never end. Robert Alan
  7. It’s what each of us sows, and how, that gives to us character and prestige. Seeds of kindness, goodwill, and human understanding, planted in fertile soil, spring up into deathless friendships, big deeds of worth, and a memory that will not soon fade. . . . George Matthew Adams
  8. 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. Saint Basil the Great
  9. 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. Pietro Aretino
  10. A faithful friend is the medicine of life. Apocrypha
  11. Friendship is Love without his wings!” Lord Byron
  12. A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. Len Wein
  13. Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it. Cicero (44 B.C.)
  14. Friendship needs a diet of mutual understanding and camaraderie. Unknown
  15. There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. Henry Ward Beecher
  16. True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. Charles Caleb Colton (1825)
  17. Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit. Aristotle (4th century B.C.)
  18. There is no distance too far between friends, for friendship gives wings to the heart. Kathy Kay Benudiz
  19. Friendship is essentially a partnership. Aristotle
  20. Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs. H. G. Bohn
  21. Every man passes his life in the search after friendship. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget. Samuel Butler
  23. I have had, and may have still, a thousand friends, as they are called, in life, who are like one’s partners in the waltz of this world –not much remembered when the ball is over. Lord Byron
  24. A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself. James Boswell (1763)
  25. Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. Eustace Budgell (1711)
  26. A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  27. Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. Eustace Budgell
  28. One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. Euripides (408 B.C.)
  29. A good friend is my nearest relation. Thomas Fuller (1732)
  30. My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private. Solomon Ibn Gabirol
  31. A friend is a present you give yourself. Robert Louis Stevenson
  32. We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need. Epicurus
  33. Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. Baltasar Gracian (1647)
  34. Friendship needs no words… Dag Hammarskjold
  35. Friends are the sunshine of life.” John Hay (1871)
  36. A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Readers Digest
  37. The best mirror is an old friend. George Herbert
  38. To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship. Sallust (1st century B.C.)
  39. In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. Khalil Gibran
  40. Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love. Charles Peguy
  41. Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up. George Eliot
  42. What is a friend? I will tell you it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself. Frank Crane
  43. There can be no Friendship where there is no Freedom. William Penn
  44. Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. Mark Twain
  45. A friend is one who knows us but loves us anyway. Fr. Jerome Cummings

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