Friendship Quotes

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

Arnold Glasow

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

C.S. Lewis

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.

Thomas Jefferson

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Elbert Hubbard in The Notebook, 1927

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

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

Plautus

Love is like the wild-rose briar; Friendship is like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose briar blooms, But which will bloom most constantly?

Emily Bronte

In my friend, I find a second self.

Isabel Norton

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Thomas A. Edison

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

Dinah Craik

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.

Douglas Pagels

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean 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. 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 curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

Henri Nouwen

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh!' he whispered. 'Yes, Piglet?' 'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. 'I just wanted to be sure of you.'

A.A. Milne

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Epicurus

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry David Thoreau

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.

Albert Schweitzer