Quotes about friendship

Albert Camus
Albert Camus
French Philosopher
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist
I never had intimate friends, and the few who came close are in New York. By which I mean they're dead, because that's where I suppose condemned souls go in order not to endure the truth of their past lives.
Brian Jacques
Brian Jacques
English novelist
You will find joy, frustration and sorrow in your quest. Never forget that friendship and loyalty are more precious than riches...Happiness can be brief, but it knows no time in the land of dreams.
David Hume
David Hume
Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist
...virtue is attended by more peace of mind than vice, and meets with a more favourable reception from the world. I am sensible, that, according to the past experience of mankind, friendship is the chief joy of human life and moderation the only source of tranquillity and happiness.
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
American novelist, short story writer
Thou wine art the friend of the friendless, though a foe to all.
Ann Landers
Ann Landers
Columnist
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Carole King
Carole King
American Songwriter
Everybody understands friendship, and friendship is different than love - it's a different kind of love. Friendship has more freedom, more latitude. You don't expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be; you expect your friend just to love you as a friend.
Charles Caleb Colton
Charles Caleb Colton
English Writer
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope
English poet, translator, and satirist of the Augustan period
No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her.
Bilal Philips
Bilal Philips
Canadian Islamic teacher, speaker, author, founder and chancellor of the International Open University, who lives in Qatar
A wife and a husband should be regarded as friends for the sake of Allaah. And that friendship is above material needs; each encouraging the other one to do good deeds, which are pleasing to Allaah.
Christian Lacroix
Christian Lacroix
French Designer
I look for friends who make me laugh.
Charles Stanley
Charles Stanley
American Clergyman
In our friendships we have to be wise that we choose godly people to be our friends. Somebody might say, well does that mean that you should never have a lost person as your friend? No, I wouldn't say that. But you can't have the same intimacy with a lost person that you can with a godly person in whom the Holy Spirit is living.
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
English Scientist
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
Carl Icahn
Carl Icahn
American Businessman
You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog.
Calista Flockhart
Calista Flockhart
American Actress
I'm close with my parents. I have a lot of acquaintances, but my very good close friends are few I can count my very good friends on one hand. And that's how I like it to be.
Caleb Carr
Caleb Carr
American Novelist
Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.
Confucius
Confucius
Chinese Philosopher
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis
British Writer
Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
Addison Mizner
Addison Mizner
American Architect
God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.
Adam DeVine
Adam DeVine
American Comedian
I think making friends is not being afraid to look stupid, because everyone wants a friend who is willing to be stupid and fun. If you try and be too cool, it only works in high school. After that, being uncool is a very cool thing to do. So just have fun, and don't worry what other people think of you and people will want to be your friends.
Alex Joseph Pritchard
Alex Joseph Pritchard
British Dancer
My brother is my best friend by choice and a superman.
Adrian Anthony Gill
Adrian Anthony Gill
British journalist, critic, and author
So, being a good man is not an exam or a qualification, it changes, and it incorporates being a good friend, a good father, a good employee, a good boss, a good neighbour and a good citizen.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Arthur Schopenhauer
German Philosopher
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe
American Tennis Player
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
Aristotle
Aristotle
Greek Philosopher
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix
American Athlete
The biggest way I stay motivated is to run with a group of friends. Sometimes it's hard to get going by yourself, but if you have a plan and a meeting time, you know this run will happen for sure. It's a way to have fun - while also getting in a workout. Plus it distracts from pain, helps you fight fatigue, and gives you that extra push.
Aesop
Aesop
Greek Author
A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
American President
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
Christian Dior
Christian Dior
French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses Christian Dior SE
All I required to be happy was friendship and people I could admire.
David Hume
David Hume
Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, librarian and essayist
Friendship is a calm and sedate affection, conducted by reason and cemented by habit; springing from long acquaintance and mutual obligations, without jealousies or fears, and without those feverish fits of heat and cold, which cause such an agreeable torment in the amorous passion.
Albert Camus
Albert Camus
French Philosopher
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Charles Caleb Colton
English Writer
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
Confucius
Confucius
Chinese Philosopher
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis
British Writer
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
Aristotle
Aristotle
Greek Philosopher
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
American President
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
Charles Caleb Colton
Charles Caleb Colton
English Writer
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
Aristotle
Aristotle
Greek Philosopher
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Albert Camus
Albert Camus
French Philosopher
Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
Aristotle
Aristotle
Greek Philosopher
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
Aristotle
Aristotle
Greek Philosopher
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Aristotle
Aristotle
Greek Philosopher
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Aristotle
Aristotle
Greek Philosopher
A friend to all is a friend to none.