Friendship quotes and sayings

Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
Muhammad Ali

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore

A hedge between keeps friendship green.
Proverb

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

A true bond of friendship is usually only possible between people of roughly equal status. This equality is demonstrated in many indirect ways, but it is reinforced in face-to-face encounters by a matching of the posture of relaxation or alertness.
Desmond Morris

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
Proverb

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
Aristotle

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

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Menclus

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
Anonymous

A woman can become a man’s friend only in the following stages – first an acquaintance, next a mistress, and only then a friend.
Anton Chekhov

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Jane Austen

Learn to reject friendship, or rather the dream of friendship. To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art, or life (like aesthetic joys). I must refuse it in order to be worthy to receive it.
Simone Weil

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

Friendship is Love, without his wings.
Lord Byron

If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
Edgar Watson Howe

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

Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship.
Dorothy Parker

If I had to sum up Friendship in one word, it would be Comfort.
Adabella Radici

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

Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life.
Sare and Cate

A good friend is my nearest relation.
Proverb

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Brandi Snyder

Friendship is like a violin; the music may stop now and then, but the strings will last forever.
Anonymous

Those truly linked don’t need correspondence. When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.
Deng Ming Dao

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

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
Elie Wiesel

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

Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.
Buddha

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

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

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
Warren G. Harding

True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.
Anonymous

True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.
Ben Jonson

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Henry David Thoreau

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

The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
George Santayana

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
Grace Pulpit

If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.
Winnie the Pooh

We are keenly aware of the faults of our friends, but if they like us enough it doesn’t matter.
Mignon McLaughlin

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anäis Nin

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Samuel Butler

Plant the garden of your life with friendship’s lovely flowers.
Anonymous

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
Anonymous

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

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.
George Santayana

It’s important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to the friendship that we are not.
Mignon McLaughlin

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Samuel Johnson

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.”
C.S. Lewis

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.
Anonymous

Never explain–your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

All love that has not friendship for its base, Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Life is nothing without friendship.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
Robert Southey

True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not.
Anonymous

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Aristotle

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Aristotle