Friendship quotes

Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.


Sometimes the measure of friendship isn't your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes.

- Randy K. Milholland

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious -- friendship and learning.

- Harrison, Jane

Friendship needs no words...

- Hammarskjold, Dag

When all is said and done, friendship is the only trustworthy fabric of the affections. So-called love is a delirious inhuman state of mind: when hot it substitutes indulgence for fair play; when cold it is cruel, but friendship is warmth in cold, firm ground in a bog.

- Franklin, Miles

Friends, in my experience, are like ladies'fashions. They come and go with the seasons, and are rarely of such stout stuff as bears repeated wearing.

- Stephanie Barron

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

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love.

- Shakespeare, William

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.

- Hazlitt, William

To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship.

- Sallust

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.

- Goldsmith, Oliver

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.

- Gentry, David Tyson

Electronic communication is an instantaneous and illusory contact that creates a sense of intimacy without the emotional investment that leads to close friendships.

- Clifford Stoll

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

- Darwin, Charles R.

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

- Eleanor Roosevelt

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

- Richard Burton

To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than friendship.

- Thomas Moore

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

- George Eliot

Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is.

- George Santayana

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