330 Famous Friendship Quotes 2020 Collection [Part 2]

Friendship is essentially a partnership.

Aristotle

One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.

Carroll O’Connor

Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.

Edward Young

Girls get competitive, as though there’s only one spot in the world for everything _ but that’s not true. We need to stick together and see there’s more to life than pleasing men. It’s important not to cut yourself off from female friendships. I think sometimes girls get scared of other girls, but you need each other.

Zooey Deschanel

My father, Birch Bayh, represented Indiana in the Senate from 1963 to 1981. A progressive, he nonetheless enjoyed many friendships with moderate Republicans and Southern Democrats.

Evan Bayh

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.

Charles Kingsley

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.

Clifton Fadiman

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.

Pam Brown

I despise shows that present friendship where you’re always there for each other and really strong because I don’t know anyone like that. I mean, I’ve got great friends, but I can go months without seeing them because I think, ‘I just can’t deal with having to give you anything.’

Sharon Horgan

Friendships are among the most fundamental of human needs.

Tom Rath

I think friendship is more important than love, but that love that grows out of friendship is the very best of all.

Jane Green

We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do.

Dave Blood

A lot of women, when they’re young, feel they have very good friends, and find later on that friendship is complicated. It’s easy to be friends when everyone’s 18.

Zadie Smith

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.

Henry Ward Beecher

It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.

W. Somerset Maugham

I don’t think it’s more important to preserve female friendship than a marriage. But I think that there’s a place for female friendship that’s really important in the lives of all the women I know. As I’ve gotten older, it’s become much more important to me.

Diane English

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.

John C. Maxwell

Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.

George Foreman

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?

Anna Freud

I’m calling my book series the ‘with God series.’ And this next ‘with God’ book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of ‘better’ on this planet.

Neale Donald Walsch

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

Henry Ward Beecher

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.

Robert Louis Stevenson

All the details of the life and the quirks and the friendships can be laid out for us, but the mystery of the writing will remain. No amount of documentation, however fascinating, can take us there.

V. S. Naipaul

Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.

William Hazlitt

On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression.

Martin Seligman

Growing up, I was blessed to be part of a great church. This is where I met many friends who have encouraged me in my life to live strong for Christ. My church is a place where I can develop friendships with others that will encourage me in my walk with Christ.

Bethany Hamilton

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.

Kenneth Branagh

I’m really interested in how people feel out new friendships, and at the start of college, that’s really important.

John Allison

There is no debate that social media is a great tool for networking with others in our industry. It can lead to friendships, support, and serendipitous connections with reviewers, agents, reporters, or editors.

M. J. Rose

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

Shows like ‘Sex and the City’ got women involved again in a political way. They were drawn into the personal stories of the four women who together make up one complete cosmopolitan woman. We want to have community, and the show filled that void in our lives: friendship between women.

Kim Cattrall

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

George Eliot

Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious.

Jonathan Edwards

Being known as a writer did change the relationships I had with directors. The rap on actors is that they always want to inflate their parts. But when directors know you write screenplays and have a different view of things, you really get invited into the huddle in a much fuller way. And those collaborations end in friendships.

Matt Damon

When people have compassion, friendship, and unity, they speak and think in a constructive way to ensure national independence and prosperity.

Bhumibol Adulyadej

I’ve enjoyed my time in the American League, the fans of Southern California and other friendships.

Joe Torre

Few friendships could survive the moodiness of love affairs.

Mason Cooley

The bracelet says ‘Fear Nothing.’ It was given to me by my friends, and it was made for me and my friends during the period of time that I was going through chemotherapy. And I still wear it, because it’s a great reminder of friendship and how my buddies and others came together in my time of need.

Joseph J. Lhota

I have got some fantastic friendships that I have had for a long, long time.

Will Poulter

I feel like I’ve exhausted guys and male friendships.

Irvine Welsh

A traitor is a betrayer – one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor.

Lysander Spooner

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!

William Hazlitt

What does being a woman today mean? Is there a right way of doing it? Is there a wrong way of doing it? Different kinds of women, female friendships: It’s all pretty funny, and worth making fun of.

Elizabeth Meriwether

Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.

Jean de la Bruyere

Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I’d probably choose success.

Sting

I’m fiercely loyal to my friends, and I really cherish my friendships.

David Schwimmer

When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin.

Lou Holtz

There was a time when I thought dudes had friendship all figured out. The focus on eating things in front of giant screens, pretending to punch one another, competing over who can utter the grossest and most profane personal insults imaginable – this struck me as the very apex of human social exchange.

Lynn Coady

I realized that everything I had to do I could not do on my own, and so I was almost obliged to put myself in God’s hands, to trust in Jesus who – while I wrote my book on him – I felt bound to by an old and more profound friendship.

Pope Benedict XVI

Often the magical elements in my books are standing in for elements of the real world, the small and magical-in-their-own-right sorts of things that we take for granted and no longer pay attention to, like the bonds of friendship that entwine our own lives with those of other people and places.

Charles de Lint

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

Henry Ward Beecher

I really wasn’t even aware that Batman and Superman had this kind of grudging friendship.

Mark Valley

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?

Eugene Kennedy

Without a doubt, my richest relationships are my long-term friendships with musical partners, because we make music together. That’s what we love to do with our lives.

Chick Corea

I think what ‘The Hobbit’ and Middle-earth deal in are quite universal and timeless themes of honour and love and friendship… so they’re things that do resonate with people.

Martin Freeman

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.

Randolph Bourne

Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.

Joseph Addison

I definitely have had friendships and moments with people from different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives.

Sofia Coppola

You know, real life doesn’t just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can’t just say, ‘She’s my best friend.’ That’s not a given, it’s a process.

Viggo Mortensen

Sport is one of the few spaces where people can learn about different cultures in a spirit of trust and friendship.

Richard Attias

I hope to continue my friendship with France and its filmmakers for many years to come.

Harvey Weinstein

I think faith helps me a lot. God wants you to be where He wants you to be, and that’s where I want to be. If I do not get a part, I understand that maybe I needed to be home at that time, maybe in school; there’s always a reason. My faith is also where my core friends are, at my church, a faith-based friendship.

Jason Dolley

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.

Gilbert Parker

But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.

Alicia Machado

Life is funny, and a lot of times, the people that I’ve met have really gone past anything that I’ve ever dreamed of, so I’m really grateful. My friendships really go from the West to the East. You’d be amazed at some of the people I call friends.

BeBe Winans

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Henry David Thoreau

I have enjoyed most particularly reading the correspondence between Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. The genuine friendship, competitiveness and support that thread through their communications are life lessons for us all.

Jessye Norman

As far as an actor-director connection, I think those can develop, and when they do, they’re really great, and you just cultivate it like you would any relationship or friendship. If you find that something special, it helps down the line when you want to do more projects with each other.

Taylor Handley

I gave Mitt Romney some donations for his campaign because he was a friend, and friendship came first. I’ve always been a Democrat, and I’ve had different views than Mitt Romney. I’m not Mitt Romney, and I think people will realize that when they meet me out there.

Stephen Pagliuca

A lot of ink is given over to mythologizing female friendships as curious, fragile relationships that are always intensely fraught. Stop reading writing that encourages this mythology.

Roxane Gay

Most of my good friends are my friends from high school or childhood, and they’re not actors – they have 9-to-5 jobs. But I’ve obviously, over time, developed friendships with actors. It’s two completely different worlds.

Emily Meade

In 1962, I wrote a series about 42nd Street called ‘Welcome to Lostville.’ One result was that the young Bob Dylan read it and invited me to his first concert at Town Hall; the result was a kind of friendship that years later led to my liner notes for ‘Blood on the Tracks.’

Pete Hamill

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.

Ann Landers

If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!

Marie de France

The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.

Francis Bacon

Your most important friendships should be with your own brothers and sisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal to them. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters.

Ezra Taft Benson

The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn’t.

Greg Louganis

Richard Donner’s friendship and guidance showed me that there’s more to life than being an actor.

Jeff Cohen

Texas, with her superior natural advantages, must become a point of attraction, and the policy of establishing with her the earliest relations of friendship and commerce will not escape the eye of statesmen.

Sam Houston

Friendship is something whose depth fits human aspirations and fulfills human possibilities. It has heft to it, as a gold-piece does and a gambling chip does not.

Eugene Kennedy

The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you’re actually helping to make America stronger.

Michelle Obama

I’ve always wanted to be a mom because I want to give a kid all of the magical gifts my mom gave to me, such as love and friendship. She and I had this incredible connection that was so unbelievable.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation; my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real.

Ali Abdullah Saleh

The word ‘sister’ evokes an ideal of connection and support, like the friendships that made Rebecca Wells’s ‘Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood’ and Ann Brashares’s ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ into best-selling novels and successful films.

Deborah Tannen

I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.

Ernie Banks

I sacrificed a lot, in terms of friendship and family, from working so much at such a young age, but I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t.

Sasha Grey

One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that’s not always the case.

Alana Stewart

The Savior encouraged brotherhood. He was not a long-distance leader. He walked and worked with those whom he led. He was not afraid of close friendships. He spent many hours with his disciples, and his relationships with them were intimate.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings; it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O, and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did.

Randy West

Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.

Brooke Elliott

The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.

William Shenstone

Tony, Stacy and Jay really looked at life completely different and that played into everything that they did, whether it was skating or with their friendships. And for the three of us, we had such a close relationship off screen, that it was so easy to have that on screen.

John Robinson

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they’re really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.

Jena Malone

You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.

Joe Biden

I experience for the American officers and soldiers that friendship which arises from having shared with them for a length of time dangers, sufferings, and both good and evil fortune.

Marquis de Lafayette

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I’ve been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family.

Trey Anastasio

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.

Oliver Goldsmith

006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters.

Sean Bean

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

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.

Rowan Williams

Let me be very clear: my friendship with my friends ends where the interest of the country begins.

Rodrigo Duterte

I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly… that’s what I call true friendship.

Harbhajan Singh

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.

Jeremy Taylor

Life is all about the friendship and the love and the music. It sounds silly, but it is. I want to have that experience as much as I can as an adult, not as a kid doing something that people are telling her she has to do. If anyone gets in my way, I’m going to get them out of my way.

Fiona Apple

The first two lessons, which we learned early in our efforts to be good member missionaries, have made sharing the Gospel much easier: We simply can’t predict who will or won’t be interested in the Gospel, and building a friendship is not a prerequisite to inviting people to learn about the Gospel.

Clayton Christensen

I’m loyal, and I like my friends. Friendship enriches your life and makes it more interesting.

Wendi Deng Murdoch

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

Mencius

I play- it’s kind of like a slice-of-life, LA women in their forties, playing forty kind of what’s their friendship like, and what’s their life like and so I just play one of the four friends.

Joan Cusack

Faced with stress, too many people feel they have nowhere to turn to, that they don’t have access to the kind of friendships or communities where they can easily and openly share their problems and worries.

Daisaku Ikeda

Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.

Mariella Frostrup

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.

J. Paul Getty

My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.

Enrique Iglesias

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

Baltasar Gracian

We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent’s birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend’s important anniversary.

Mariella Frostrup

I had a friend where it turned out that she hated my guts, all through our friendship. I thought she was my best friend, and then, in high school, she turned on me and had sordid affairs with all of the people that I’d dated. It was less hurtful because I was in high school, so it was more like, ‘What’s wrong with you? Gross!’

Mae Whitman

I was bullied from grade one to six. Even middle school was tough for me. Everyone had these pre-existing friendships, and I was the new kid, who was acting, so that didn’t help much either. It was really tough.

Devon Bostick

When you think back in history about producers and artists or writers who’ve had good synergy, a lot of times they date, or they’re married, or there’s a friendship and a kinship.

Solange Knowles

There have been some friendships lost over this. That’s the most difficult for me. I find it very uncomfortable to know that I was at one time close friends with someone, and because of jealousies and misunderstandings and so on, these friendships have dissolved.

Donald Johanson

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Anything can be done if you find friends to do it with. The lucky biographers find themselves drawn into a sort of friendship with their subject.

Amity Shlaes

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.

Samuel Richardson

A gang is the same as a wolf pack; gang members do not use their energies in friendship with one another, for they do not know what friendship is. If they are united, it is by the common bond of a desire to attack their world.

Haniel Long

When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you’re suddenly eager to know him or her even better.

Zhang Ziyi

For many, long-term friendships, rather than family ties, are the foundations for sustainable lives.

Mariella Frostrup

Never was a man further from a partiality for Spain than I am. But I think I now have left them in a sincere and steady intention to cultivate the friendship of America.

Marquis de Lafayette

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the great things personally coming to Hawai’i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson.

Dan Fouts

I think I’d probably be really good friends with Hulk Hogan. I think we’d get along, and I’d, like, chill him out because he’d be all rambunctious and rowdy, and I’d be like, ‘Chill out, Hulk Hogan. Everything will be okay.’ And he’d be like, ‘Thanks, Ron.’ And then we’d form a friendship.

Ron Funches

As far as friendships go, things change even without the fame. People start moving on. I have a few friends that are married and are starting to have kids and I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness gracious – that’s so insane.’ I also have friends who are just doing their own thing, which is cool.

Jordin Sparks

Friendship and sentiment and the giving of one’s words are very important.

Michael Cimino

For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because he’s another creative person who works as hard as I do.

John Frusciante

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.

Jesse Owens

In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner’s foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both.

Mariella Frostrup

Whenever people reach out the hand of friendship towards me, I am not going to refuse that hand.

Martin McGuinness

When the Taiwan Relations Act passed in 1979, our biggest concern was preventing the use of military force against Taiwan. Little did we know that our friends on Taiwan could so effectively use the space created by our friendship to revolutionize their political system.

Sam Brownback

I’m quite obsessed with the idea of nailing the girl friendship. It’s such an art, so delicate.

Alanis Morissette

Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II.

Pope Benedict XVI

The biggest lesson from Africa was that life’s joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time.

Andrew Shue

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Most people are enduring a marginalized isolation. One of the great obstacles to modern friendships is the ‘religion of rush.’ People are rushing all the time through time. Friendship takes time.

John O’Donohue

I boldly assert, in fact I think I know, that a lot of friendships and connections absolutely depend upon a sort of shared language, or slang. Not necessarily designed to exclude others, this can establish a certain comity and, even after a long absence, re-establish it in a second.

Christopher Hitchens

So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.

John Tyler

In a basic sense, ‘A Little Life’ is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It’s a different version of adulthood, but it’s no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else’s.

Hanya Yanagihara

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

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.

William Wycherley

I was desperate for a friend, and I used to lie in bed at night thinking about what it would be like. My younger brothers and sisters had friends, and I used to watch them playing to try to work out what they did and how friendship worked.

Daniel Tammet

It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There’s not a lot of love going around.

Jennifer Beals

Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.

Henri Nouwen

It’s always really challenging trying to go from player to player/coach. You have a kind of friendship basis of relationship with all of your teammates, and now you go to this power position where you have to make decisions that might hurt people’s feelings.

Abby Wambach

I mix talents and friendship, which is not very professional, but it’s my way of thinking. So I love Azzedine Alaia, because I’ve known him for 30 years, and he’s making my dresses most of the time.

Carine Roitfeld

Any friendship or relationship is about a language.

Gina Bellman

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.

Thomas Jefferson

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

William Blake

I want to know what it is to build the foundation of the friendship for real, to have my best friend and not because we’re just intimate, but because we’re mentally intimate. So I’m waiting for that person to come into my life.

LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

I do make some conscious efforts to write female friendships, intergenerational female friendships. I make a conscious effort to include things that I see as important real parts of my life that are not reflected as much as I think they should be in popular culture. We very seldom have the opportunity to see women compete and remain friends.

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused.

Luke Ford

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.

Marilyn Monroe

Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.

Malcolm Arnold

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live.

Armistead Maupin

It is one thing to train officers on fighting crime. It is a whole other thing to train them to build friendships and relationships, which are integral to fighting crime. This takes time, effort, and patience on the part of police officers.

Rahm Emanuel

I’m friends with Taylor Swift, and I am tired of people asking me questions about our friendship. When I post a picture of us on Instagram, I’m posting a picture of me and my friend.

Sarah Hyland

I’ve learned that friendship does not equate business, business does not equate friendship.

Jill Scott

We are already seeing the creation of a new kind of network based on friendships: Startups, which are often founded by friends, are the beginning of something that could reshape social relations.

Theodore Zeldin

I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a clique. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized what a true friend really is. So my friendship circle has changed a bit.

Aimee Teegarden

I really like people and I keep friendships. I have people from all parts of my life.

Kate Mosse

I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid-1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say, he was a complicated and often combative man.

Jay Parini

I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them.

J. Paul Getty

Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.

Lauren Conrad

People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.

Lisa See

Friendship has its illusions no less than love.

Stendhal

I’ve learned from my dealings with Johnny Carson that no matter what kind of friendship you think you have with people you’re working with, when the chips are down, it’s all about business.

Joan Rivers

Common perceptions of female friendships are morning coffees discussing children, bags, periods and agreeing about the misdemeanours of men… mild, soft, nurturing relationships.

Samantha Harvey

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

Samuel Butler

Friendships are forgotten when the game begins.

Alvin Dark

The friendship of Shostakovich cast a brilliant light over my whole life and whose spiritual qualities captured my soul once and for all time.

Galina Vishnevskaya

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

I find, in film, we’re always making things and having these intense friendships and then losing track of people. When I first start a job, I’m quite nervous, and it takes me a while to find my place, and then it feels like I’m just really loving it and feeling great, and it’s all over.

Miranda Otto

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.

Hubert H. Humphrey

I got a regret: That I started acting so late. I was 27, and guys who start at 18 or so, there’s this kinda continuity of friendships they form in the profession by startin’ young, I’ve never had that.

Peter Falk

True friendships don’t fade in Hollywood, as so many myths about show business would have you insist.

Kent McCord

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.

Mortimer Adler

A band is a good way to break up a friendship.

Julian Casablancas

I’m not super nostalgic for friendships I’ve lost along the way. I feel like, if they were truly meaningful and really special, they would still exist. I think we grow and change, and that’s okay.

Katie Aselton

I did not find that writing a diary with a lead male character differed in any essential way from writing one with a female character. They all had the same challenges in terms of attempting to establish an identity, coping with loneliness, friendships, relationships.

Kathryn Lasky

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Joseph Addison

As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.

Dean Smith

Friendships are the family we make – not the one we inherit. I’ve always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.

Salman Rushdie

I welcome every chance I get to interact with fans. I’ve made some very close friendships amongst fans, and I look forward to seeing them.

Jim Beaver

Keeping score is for games, not friendships.

John C. Maxwell

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.

Edward Gibbon

When it comes to Pakistan, the first word that comes to the mind of the Chinese is ‘iron brother.’ To us Chinese, Pakistan is always a trustworthy friend who is as solid as iron. Actually, Chinese netizens refer to Pakistan as ‘Iron Pak.’ This testifies to the strength of China-Pakistan friendship.

Li Keqiang

Editors and their authors seldom form deep friendships for the same reason that psychiatrists and their patients keep their distance: The relationship requires candor that mixes poorly with intimacy.

Jason Epstein

The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.

Steven Pinker

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

Epicurus

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Among young people, often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships. They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they’re desolate.

Vincent Nichols

I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.

Lena Dunham

As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we’re all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we’ve done all our lives pointless.

Neale Donald Walsch

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Albert Camus

I believe people think as a group more often than we might realize or care to admit. We like to believe that we act as individuals and nothing more, but time and again – in corporations and business, in politics and religion, in fashion and culture, and in friendships and social circles – we think and do as one.

Joshua Ferris

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.

Truman Capote

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.

Francis Marion Crawford

Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.

Anna Deavere Smith

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

Jane Austen

If I’m right, the only reason our species is still around is because of our friendship with the canines.

Bruce Cameron

It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations.

James F. Byrnes

The biggest direct influence on my career is Ben Edlund, who gave me my first real professional break and, through his friendship and example, turned me into a writer and a more critical thinker in general.

Christopher McCulloch

I think women are amazing and women’s friendships are like a sisterhood and we should see more of it in television and film.

Laurie Holden

Allowing a friend to careen toward self destruction is not friendship. That is a habit the United States needs to break as it pursues a richer and more deeply supportive relationship with Israel.

Stephen Kinzer

I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won’t do is change the essence of my work.

Paul Simon

When I read ‘Stand By Me,’ it was like, ‘This is a look back at the same time period when I was growing up, and it was about kids, but it really felt like what it was like to have those powerful feelings of friendship at age 12.’ That’s what got to me.

Rob Reiner

We want ‘Doll & Em’ to be something we’re proud of. We’d love to do another series, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. Our friendship is the be-all and end-all.

Dolly Wells

One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.

Marcelene Cox

I told God, ‘I don’t want a man. I don’t want more gold albums. The only thing I want is the love, friendship, and presence of my mother.’ And God gave it to me.

La India

Families have become models for public life, constructing friendships between individuals of different temperaments, ambitions and ages, even if they are often unsuccessful. People now want, above all, appreciation of their uniqueness.

Theodore Zeldin

There is no friendship in trade.

Cornelius Vanderbilt

There is a mutual interest between Israel and the United States of America. It is more than friendship – it is friendship plus mutual interest, and it is bipartisan.

Tzipi Livni

I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life.

Jerry Lewis

You just don’t luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.

Barbara Bush

As I grow older, I think friendship between women is a thing to cherish.

Susan Glaspell

I regret not working harder to create true friendships with other couples, not seeking out people with whom to go do things and go places – people with whom to have a few crazy, memorable bonding adventures.

Robin Marantz Henig

If Reagan had intelligence information that showed that the upheaval in Egypt is actually Democratic in spirit, then he would have, I believe, turned his back on Mubarak, even though there’s a long friendship between the United States and Egypt.

Douglas Brinkley

I didn’t have any Indigenous friends until I was in my 30s, and I’ll always remember and be inspired by the remarkable friendship I had with Connie Bush, an outstanding Indigenous leader from Groot Eylandt on who was on the National Women’s Advisory Council with me.

Quentin Bryce

I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music – should there be any left – would go mad with joy.

Alban Berg

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.

Woodrow Wilson

My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships.

Westbrook Pegler

Your Majesty may rest assured about my conduct towards the Comtesse de Provence; I will certainly try and gain her friendship and confidence, without going too far.

Marie Antoinette

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.

Mortimer Adler

The friendships I made on ‘L.A. Law,’ with the cast and Steven Bochco and David Kelley were really wonderful.

Jimmy Smits

I have a very close friendship with the skaters.

Eric Heiden

I’m in Delta Delta Delta, otherwise known as Tri-Delta. I’ve developed some great friendships, and it’s enabled me to have a little bit more of a normal college experience.

Meryl Davis

And I tell you that’s one of the reasons why I didn’t have the friendships with the media, maybe like I could have. But I had to do what I had to do to make myself successful.

Eddie Murray

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.

Sallust

Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It’s when you make your best friends – I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.

Sophia Bush

To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade.

Thiruvalluvar

Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.

Saint Francis de Sales

Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.

Sam Harris

I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good – the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself… Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life!

Jessye Norman

Love has been defined, analyzed, explained and excused. It has been the cause of wars, feuds, heroism, martyrdom, inordinate passion, and beautiful friendships. It pulls two people of opposite temperaments together into a married state and permits them to live happily. It makes friends understand each other without the necessity of words.

Mother Angelica

Since the Korean War, U.S. and South Korea have established an enduring friendship with shared interests, such as denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, combating aggression abroad and developing our economies.

Charles B. Rangel

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Baltasar Gracian

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.

Francis Quarles

I feel friendship towards philosophers, but towards sophists, teachers of literature, or any other such kind of godforsaken people, I neither feel friendship now, nor may I ever do so in the future.

Apollonius of Tyana

Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.

Black Kettle

Here’s a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That’s not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm’s way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship.

Eric Massa

Love is friendship set on fire.

Jeremy Taylor

The quickest way to be a little bit happier and more engaged in your job is to spend some time thinking about developing closer friendships.

Tom Rath

Don’t flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I had friendships with two people in my life who, when I attempted to do my habitual behavior of building a case to break up with them, wouldn’t allow me to do it. They both said to me, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’ And that moved me so deeply.

Jane Lynch

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.

George Santayana

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Charles Lamb

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.

Tahar Ben Jelloun

We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others’ needs at some level or other.

Ram Dass

I noticed that no matter where I went in the country, there was this group of questions that got asked. I would track them and keep them in categories. Like body image, school, family, friendship, you name it, the emotional life of a teenage girl.

Elizabeth Berkley

Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It’s also about mutual help, not about exploitation.

Paul Theroux

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.

David Elkind

At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.

Li Peng

To all my political opponents, all and sundry, not only the presidential bets, I would like to offer my hand to friendship.

Rodrigo Duterte

The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.

Suzanne Brockmann

Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Plautus

You don’t just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.

Barbara Bush

I’m single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that’s me.

Joel Edgerton

The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.

Thiruvalluvar

I firmly believe, only because I’ve been doing this for so long, every show takes three years. 90% of them don’t get three years. It just does. It takes a long time to build a community, build a friendship with your characters. It’s hard for people to grasp on and make them care about you.

Kaley Cuoco

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

Katherine Mansfield

You can’t build anything with a flimsy foundation. Friendship is the foundation.

Hill Harper

I have a friendship with Hezbollah, and I also have contacts outside of Lebanon, but it doesn’t mean I follow anyone’s agenda.

Najib Mikati

Sweat makes good friendship cement.

Tyne Daly

I loved the whole idea, first of all, of what friendship is. Very often, there are people that somehow you don’t know how to declare that you are their friend, but you are their friend. That happens in a lot in high school. And outside of high school.

Winnie Holzman

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I think for a lot of people, friendship is a relationship that gets devalued once they move on to what people consider to be more important relationships: once you find a partner or when you have kids.

Hanya Yanagihara

I’ve got some great guy friends. They can start out as crushes. But when you realize something isn’t going to happen, you make a choice whether or not the friendship is worth it. And it usually is. Then you can laugh about the fact that you used to have a crush on him or he had one on you.

Courteney Cox

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

St. Jerome

I’m losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can’t keep up with everything. I’ve got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby.

Reese Witherspoon

Every place where I played or managed is special to me because of the memories and the friendships that each afforded me.

Joe Torre

Friendships that don’t fit my life anymore have faded away, and new ones have come in.

Amanda Lindhout

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

Elie Wiesel

If the chemistry is right between star and photographer and the geometry of the pictures pleases the star, often the two people end up with a long-term professional friendship during which they continue to work together and to produce highly personal images.

Eve Arnold

Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?

Dennis Prager

Both for my wife and myself, the personal friendships that have grown out of scientific contacts with colleagues from many different countries have been an important part of our lives, and the travels we have made together in connection with the world-wide scientific co-operation have given us rich treasures of experiences.

Aage Bohr

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

When I was nine, the teacher asked us to write a piece about our village fete. He read mine in class. I was encouraged and continued. I even wanted to write my memoirs at the age of ten. At twelve I wrote poetry, mostly about friendship – ‘Ode to Friendship.’ Then my class wanted to make a film, and one little boy suggested that I write the script.

Eugene Ionesco

What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship.

Andrew Sullivan

But it’s amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children.

Armistead Maupin

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.

Albert Camus

Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job. It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting.

Elizabeth Bibesco

When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.

Hilaire Belloc

I take friendship very seriously.

Wole Soyinka

But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.

Ernie Banks

Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.

Samuel Johnson

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

Joseph Addison

Select your friendships carefully. Gather people around you who will reinforce your lifestyle.

Dan Buettner

Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.

Namie Amuro

I’m blessed in my good friends, and some of them happen to be writers, though that’s almost never what our friendships are about. And every writer I’ve ever read, living or dead, has in one way or another helped and inspired. I have a feeling it’s important not to mix the two up.

Ali Smith

The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.

Simon Sinek

I am a super social person. I’m an only child, so I thrive on social settings and being around my friends because I make them my siblings. When I’m not acting or singing or working on anything, I am making new relationships with people because, to me, my friendships are very important.

Hayley Orrantia

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.

Orson Welles

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Socrates

I want to use my connections with coaches, players, celebrities, whomever, and if I can take that friendship and use it to help someone else, I’m going to take advantage of that. I’m not going to apologize for that.

Tim Tebow

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Jean de La Fontaine

You are almost not free, if you are teaching a group of graduate students, to become friends with one of them. I don’t mean anything erotically charged, just a friendship.

Marilyn Hacker

I also appreciate the lasting friendships I’ve made while working with our great sponsors through the years, including Miller Lite, Shell and Dodge.

Kurt Busch

There’s such an array of brilliant roles for young women. You read all these amazing young women going through different stages in their life – different stages, different fascinations, different textualities, different friendships.

Juno Temple

Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love.

Robin Morgan

I’m just talking specifically of women’s friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody.

Jennifer Beals

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.

Max Jacob

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.

Charles Caleb Colton

Personal relationships are always the key to good business. You can buy networking; you can’t buy friendships.

Lindsay Fox

As an American, and especially as a Christian, I am convinced that a love for our own people is not a bad thing, but love doesn’t stop at borders. Love is infinitely boundless and all about holy trespassing and offensive friendships.

Shane Claiborne

The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It’s the ones that become the friendships that last.

Andrew Sullivan

And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.

Margaret Cavendish

I probably like being isolated more than many people do, but I’m lucky to have the friendship of many fine people, and they keep me from becoming very isolated. The world of my mind is certainly a populated and warm place, too. It’s difficult for me to become too isolated with such resources.

Jesse Ball

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything.

Martin Freeman

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

George Jean Nathan

It’s the most exciting thing to watch God work when I’ve asked him about something, to listen to him and watch him work. It’s like this friendship, and it just grows and grows and grows and grows.

Charles R. Swindoll

When David Fincher called me up a few years ago and said, ‘Hey, I’d like you to score this film ‘The Social Network,’ I said, ‘I’m flattered, but I really don’t have any real experience scoring films, and I’d rather not screw it up on a high-profile project. And I like you and I don’t want to compromise our friendship.’

Trent Reznor

Opposition is true friendship.

William Blake

It’s quite difficult to write about female friendship without it seeming to be a very niche subject. It’s a difficult balance.

Samantha Harvey

When I was working on my first novel, ‘The Quilter’s Apprentice,’ I knew I wanted to write about friendship, especially women’s friendship and how women use friendship to sustain themselves and nurture each other.

Jennifer Chiaverini

I made my first white women friends in college; they loved me and were loyal to our friendship, but I understood, as they did, that they were white women and that whiteness mattered.

Alice Walker

Being a scientist is a special privilege: for it brings the opportunity to be creative, the passionate quest for answers to nature’s most precious secrets, and the warm friendships of many valued colleagues.

Stanley B. Prusiner

To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it’s a thrill to start a friendship even up.

Christopher Knight

I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another.

Jean Cocteau

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

Elbert Hubbard

I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother.

Jimmy Carl Black

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

Voltaire

I did a lot of my school on set. Some years I went to a private school for a couple of hours, and then I’d always finish up with a tutor. I couldn’t do full days, but I tried to maintain my friendships and some normalcy while doing a show.

Candace Cameron Bure

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

Jane Harrison

That’s a job that it makes a few friendships, but it probably breaks more.

Michael McKean

I know I was a great friend to Tiger Woods. But when you have a relationship that’s involves business and friendship – and the business part comes to an end – things always get a little blurry.

Hank Haney

I got to sing with Placido Domingo… I got to sing with Aaron Neville, who is one of my favorites. Got to sing with Brian Wilson, one of the great high tenors. And Ricky Skaggs, a bluegrass tenor. I’m also proud of my musical friendship with Emmylou Harris.

Linda Ronstadt

Yes, exes can be good friends, but after a certain time. Though no break-up is a good break-up, time heals everything, including broken friendships. It also depends on the kind of people they are, their mindsets and the reasons for the break ups.

Bipasha Basu

The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many.

James Whistler

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?

Thomas Jefferson

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.

Sydney Smith

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.

William Hazlitt

I think quite a lot of people have a friendship or a love that’s gone like that and it never quite reconciles properly.

Tim Finn

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

St. Jerome

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330 Famous Friendship Quotes 2020 Collection [Part 1]

Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.

Anne Lamott

One of the most mawkish of human delusions is the notion that friendship should be eternal, or, at all events, life-long, and that any act which puts a term to it is somehow discreditable.

H. L. Mencken

I would like to raise my glass to friendship between Russia and the United States.

Richard Lugar

Blunders, no, only friendship binds us to honesty – attracting crypts of mushrooms in the wake of our snowboards.

Bradley Chicho

Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.

Jane Austen

I’m interested in female friendships and family relationships. So I don’t write the traditional romance, where you just have the hero and the heroine’s love story. I like intertwining relationships.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Plunderous is the palate I gift to you, openly I hug the universe of our friendship expanding its outer limit.

Bradley Chicho

Because most people are not sufficiently employed in themselves, they run about loose, hungering for employment, and satisfy themselves in various supererogatory occupations. The easiest of these occupations, which have all to do with making things already made, is the making of people: it is called the art of friendship.

Laura Riding

‘Mistresses’ is about the lives of four women, each going through different versions of infidelity. Their longtime friendship is what gets them through extremely challenging times.

Rochelle Aytes

You need to experience life to be able to write about friendships, relationships, and heartbreak.

Sabrina Carpenter

‘Shake It Up’ definitely teaches kids about the importance of reaching for your dreams and setting high goals. It also teaches great lessons about friendship and family.

Zendaya

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 Stanley

My aim is to create a happy society with genuine friendship. Friendship between Tibetan and Chinese peoples is very essential.

Dalai Lama

Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.

Ernie Banks

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

Mignon McLaughlin

The solution as consumers is – perhaps surprisingly – to take adverts very, very seriously. We should ask ourselves what it is that we find lovely in them – the visions of friendship, togetherness, repose, or whatever. And then consider what would actually help us find these qualities in our lives.

Alain de Botton

And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future.

Aleksander Kwasniewski

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

Some of the choicest blessings of my life have been the close friendships I have experienced over the years. Often, these friendships have been forged in the fires of shared experience.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers.

Larry Flynt

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

Oscar Wilde

I love ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Extras’ and also ‘The Trip.’ That had all the nuances of friendship and finding things out about their lives without it being too much plot-driven.

Dolly Wells

Taft was Roosevelt’s handpicked successor. I didn’t know how deep the friendship was between the two men until I read their almost four hundred letters, stretching back the to early ’30s. It made me realize the heartbreak when they ruptured was much more than a political division.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Always admit when you’re wrong. You’ll save thousands in therapy… and a few friendships too.

Harvey Fierstein

I know Donald Trump. I’ve met him; I know his family. I have love and friendship and affection for his family members. But I’m going to work very hard to ensure that he is not our president.

Cory Booker

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

Saint Francis de Sales

When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.

Maria Shriver

Mary Tyler Moore was a working woman whose story lines were not always about dating and men. They were about work friendships and relationships, which is what I feel my adult life has mostly been about.

Tina Fey

No doubt, the most important thing in my career was my time with Mr. Bergman, with whom I worked in so many films and also in so many stage productions, so it was a continuous working relationship and also a friendship, of course, that lasted for so many years.

Max von Sydow

Believe it or not, friendships are difficult to write in fiction. They can easily come across as forced, particularly if they involve too much explication and too many overt gestures of affection.

Steven Erikson

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

Anita Brookner

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

Khalil Gibran

I think all women have a friend who at some point dumped them or betrayed them or deeply disappointed them. And at the same time all women have a friend who they dumped or betrayed or hurt in some way. That’s universal in women’s friendships.

Lisa See

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

Thomas Aquinas

Generally, social networking sites can be hugely promising and beneficial in opening new friendships and vistas and knowledge of the world, but they are also fraught with peril, when young people are reckless or headless.

Richard Blumenthal

Why do you think so many actors are only half-developed people? It’s very easy when you’re a young actor to have these intense, explosive friendships for short periods of time, because you can control what’s shown of you. Then you go on to your next job and reinvent yourself again. I think it’s important to find something constant.

Damian Lewis

My friendships and relationships in the conservative world are not predicated on political correctness and enforced conformity of thought. They are based, instead, on mutual respect, honesty and understanding – concepts many modern liberals should consider revisiting.

Tammy Bruce

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Khalil Gibran

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops… If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship?

Dalai Lama

The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.

Sophie Swetchine

I think that it is important to be gregarious, and that friendships are not just a leisure pursuit, that they are an integral part of what it is to be human, and one does better work if one has a circle of friends that is active.

Niall Ferguson

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

Thomas A. Edison

I think people just like seeing friendship. I think people like seeing people who just drive each other up the wall, but at same time, can’t live without each other.

Martin Freeman

When Ted Williams was here, inducted into the Hall of Fame 37 years ago, he said he must have earned it, because he didn’t win it because of his friendship with the writers. I guess in that way, I’m proud to be in this company that way.

Eddie Murray

While I am grateful for the friendships and relationships that I have with my Republican colleagues, it would be naive to pretend that those friendships will change the way that major policies are enacted in Arizona.

Kyrsten Sinema

A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.

Lucy Larcom

There has to be chemistry in a duet, but if you go beyond the point of friendship and attraction, you lose something.

Kenny Rogers

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.

Samuel Johnson

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue.

Mencius

I’m really excited that ‘The Other Woman’ did so well at the box office, and I hope that will keep encouraging people to make movies about women, starring women, about female friendships. More. Please.

Gillian Jacobs

Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.

Mariella Frostrup

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.

Austin O’Malley

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the color of my skin and my rather peculiar background as an Ethiopian immigrant delineated the border of my life and friendships. I learned quickly how to stand alone.

Dinaw Mengestu

Rock n’ roll as a genre is different from pop and hip hop: it is about bands, and that for me suggests brotherhood, family, friendship and community.

Steven Van Zandt

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

Hubert H. Humphrey

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.

J. Donald Walters

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

A girl does not treat a possible lover with unvarying simplicity and directness. In all its phases, love is complex; friendship is not.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

My writing partner, Nicki, and I became obsessed with a monologist who performs unscripted shows equipped with nothing more than scribbled bullet points and a glass of water. We wrote him a fan letter and found ourselves sharing lunch and eventually a friendship.

Emma McLaughlin

I was interested about how relationships change as you get older. You are great friends in your 20s. In your 30s, you get married. Your 40s are all about your kids. In your 50s, you get divorced, and your friendships become primary again.

Hanya Yanagihara

My life isn’t focused on results. My life is really focused on the process of doing all the things I’m doing, from work to relationships to friendships to charitable work.

George Clooney

I find that the Amazon comments often are exceptionally shrewd and insightful, so I’m not going to diss them. But you don’t really have any guarantees that what you’re reading wasn’t written out of friendship or spite.

Michael Dirda

Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.

George Herbert

Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet’ner of life, and solder of society.

Robert Blair

November 11, 1802, I arrived at Judge Patterson’s at Lisle. This respectable family treated me with every mark of distinction and friendship, and likewise all the people did the same. I really want for words to express my gratitude.

Deborah Sampson

I love the fact that so many of my readers are intelligent, exceptional, accomplished people with an open-minded love of diversity. But even more than that, I love it when my readers find lasting friendship with others of my readers – knowing that they met through their mutual affection for my books and characters makes me happy!

Suzanne Brockmann

My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way.

Anne Lamott

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

Anton Chekhov

I lend people money, but I’d never lend something that would jeopardise a friendship if I didn’t get it back.

Paloma Faith

Aristotle uses a mother’s love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.

Mortimer Adler

It’s funny, I’d rather be known as a writer who crafted a really nice piece about women’s friendships over time. But that doesn’t roll off the tongue like ‘YouTube sensation.’

Kelly Corrigan

Mary Lincoln provided Elizabeth Keckley with opportunities for social and economic advancement she probably had never imagined during her years as a slave, while Elizabeth offered Mary the loyal, steadfast friendship she craved but had always found so elusive.

Jennifer Chiaverini

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

‘Safe Harbor’ is a state of mind… it’s the place – in reality or metaphor – to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song.

Luanne Rice

I have a couple of best friends, and I don’t think I would live with them. It definitely… certain people can’t live together, and I think that it could potentially put a lot of strain on the relationship or friendship.

Alexandra Chando

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.

William Hazlitt

Over the years, I have created close friendships with many successful men, many of whom I have made a lot of money for through deals that I brought to them or business counsel that I have provided.

Carol Roth

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

Robert Staughton Lynd

Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.

Mason Cooley

When I turned about 14, I developed a friendship with this guy whose mom was the secretary to Ernest Angley, the faith healer, who’s very popular in the Midwest. He had a television show, and he was sort of like Liberace mixed with Jerry Falwell – very glitzy, very high-tech.

Marilyn Manson

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people.

Eamon de Valera

If you’re going through friendship issues, I would say, first of all take a step back. How important is the friendship to you? Sometimes, if someone’s not being a good friend to you and isn’t treating you the way you should be treated, then you kind of have to move on sometimes.

Victoria Justice

My book ‘Ali Pasha’ tells the true story of a young sailor Henry Friston, who, in the hell-fire of battle, forms an unusual friendship.

Michael Foreman

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.

Charles Dickens

Watching John Lasseter’s films, I think I can understand better than anyone that what he’s doing, is going straight ahead with his vision and working really hard to get that vision into film form. And I feel that my understanding this of him is my friendship towards him.

Hayao Miyazaki

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.

Charles Caleb Colton

The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated. We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.

Jasmine Guy

You can’t explain why people are friends and why those friendships last, but there certainly is magic in it. It’s just something that you treasure.

Jamie Farr

Very different from eros is philia, a serene love much more akin to friendship, with its reciprocal kindnesses. You love each other for the happy experiences and pleasures you share.

Francois Lelord

Friendship and money: oil and water.

Mario Puzo

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

Honore de Balzac

China-Africa relationship has a long history and is full of vitality. Since the 1950s and 1960s, our common historical experiences have brought China and Africa together, and we have forged deep friendship in our joint struggle during which we have supported each other in times of difficulty.

Li Keqiang

Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it’s a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself.

John Mayall

It’s not too late to develop new friendships or reconnect with people.

Morrie Schwartz

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.

Carole King

So I really did stop and change what I saw I was about, and really try to put that principle into play as the center of everything – my friendships, my marriage, my career, my family, my way of being in the world. And that changed everything for me.

Kathy Mattea

Look, I worked with American Republican presidents and Democratic presidents, all of them, and each of them has shown a deep and profound friendship to Israel, you know? I can’t remember anybody who was in that sense negative as far as Israel is concerned.

Shimon Peres

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.

Elbert Hubbard

All lasting business is built on friendship.

Alfred A. Montapert

We have a saying in the Marine Corps and that is ‘no better friend, no worse enemy, than a U.S. Marine.’ We always hope for the first, friendship, but are certainly more than ready for the second.

John F. Kelly

With girls, friendships are hard because you have to learn to get to a maturity level to love them but not want to be them.

Nikki Reed

A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.

Confucius

Networking is all about connecting with people. But then again, isn’t that what life is about? The more time you can find to get out of the office and build true friendships, the farther your startup will go. Entrepreneurs need to remember to spend as much time working on their business as they do in their business.

Jay Samit

I’ve got many close friends, but there’s an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case.

Warren Christopher

The joys of friendship inert the heart and fizzy home bouncing jubilantly with laughter-buttered love.

Bradley Chicho

I think it is a good thing to have woman friends at every stage of life. We confide in each other, we support each other, we understand each other most of the time. Of course, sometimes we are competitive or angry or distant, too. But I do think it is important not to let the main friendships slip away in the sweep of the days.

Anne Roiphe

My last public performance for money was in 1967. For free, it was 1972, with the exception of two little one-shot, one-song things. But that’s just for friends, out of friendship for the people involved, and also because it was fun.

Tom Lehrer

Ours is a circle of friendships united by ideals.

Juliette Gordon Low

For me as a person, friendships are incredibly important to me, but in writing, they can distract me.

Aimee Bender

Stretching back nearly three decades, Brian Williams and I have forged an enduring friendship. It all began in 1986 at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia and has resulted in a set of noteworthy experiences, amazing successes, and a bunch of trips to NASCAR speedways.

Steve Capus

One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.

Jacqueline Leo

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

I said, wouldn’t it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn’t it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships.

Jennifer Beals

Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.

Joseph Parry

It is impossible to preserve my friendship with people who are allegedly leaders when they are attacking their own people, shooting at them, using tanks and other forms of heavy weaponry.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.

August Strindberg

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

Simone de Beauvoir

It’s easier to write from my own life, and it’s also more fun. I always write about relationships, for instance, whether they’re romantic relationships, friendships, encounters… there’s always a lesson to be learned from them.

Jason Mraz

I suppose, the natural outgrowth about writing about two friends, it becomes about their friendship, and the complexities of it, and the way personality plays off each other, and what they each like to do, separately and together.

Alison McGhee

It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed.

Fay Wray

My dad’s always been a famous actor, so I’ve grown up with that, and with the lifestyle. In a way, I think I thrive on the insecurity that comes with it. Not in my private life – I like to believe that my friendships and my relationships are strong.

Alice Eve

Ray Bradbury is, for many reasons, the most influential writer in my life. Throughout our long friendship, Ray supplied not only his terrific stories but a grand model of what a writer could be, should be, and yet rarely is: brilliant and charming and accessible, willing to tolerate and to teach, happy to inspire but also to be inspired.

Greg Bear

Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy.

George Santayana

People feel that in this industry friendships are not for real, but that’s not true. Otherwise, what is the point of being friends?

Arjun Kapoor

I don’t think men are that attracted by glamour. I think women are attracted by glamour. I think men are attracted by a sense of friendship.

Joanna Lumley

Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone – but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.

William Hazlitt

My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism.

John Woo

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

Henry David Thoreau

John D. Rockefeller said that he found friendships based on business to be far more long lasting and profitable than the reverse. I think there’s something to that. A company can end up being very Confucian, where the good of the individual is subjugated to the good of the whole.

Ben Horowitz

Get a hobby. Maintain your friendships. Hang out with other people.

Stacey Snider

People instantly assume you can’t have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A. – or America.

Isabel Lucas

But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966.

June Jordan

I only understand friendship or scorched earth.

Roger Ailes

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.

Herman Melville

My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my ‘Top Ten’ friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown.

Julie Burchill

Love and friendship exclude each other.

Jean de la Bruyere

Around the time I graduated from high school, I decided better to underachieve and have friendship than to overachieve and be alone.

Evangeline Lilly

When a human being becomes a set of data on a website like Facebook, he or she is reduced. Everything shrinks. Individual character. Friendships. Language. Sensibility.

Zadie Smith

I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world.

Kenny Marchant

In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends.

Major Taylor

Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.

Emil Zatopek

I don’t need to go onto Facebook and pretend to have friends I’ve never even met. To my mind, that kind of destroys the meaning of the word ‘friend.’ I take exception to that. Because I value and respect friendship.

Stefanie Powers

Lots of male friendships begin as a cheeky snog. Or a little undercurrent of flirtation.

Kate Winslet

Friendship is one of our most treasured relationships, but it isn’t codified and celebrated; it’s never going to give you a party.

Hanya Yanagihara

You don’t really see too many straight friendships between men and women on ‘Mad Men.’

Jay R. Ferguson

You can’t have friendships that aren’t based on realness.

Chelsea Handler

Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship – two of life’s major assets.

Eleanor Robson Belmont

There will never be a replacement for that ongoing physical contact. But I don’t think blogging is meant to replace the face-to-face of friendships and meetings. Blogging is a way to keep in touch with a larger group of people on an ongoing basis, in a more efficient way.

Indra Nooyi

Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.

Christie Brinkley

What makes a woman beautiful is her loyalty to and her friendships with other women, and her honesty with men.

Vanessa Marcil

Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.

Blaise Pascal

It’s such a joy to be able to have friendships free from worry. It’s so lovely to live without fear.

Pattie Boyd

I guess I feel I’m masquerading as an adult when I don’t have the kind of friendships and routines that I thought you were supposed to have as an adult. It’s the ‘Friends’ lied to me! syndrome.

Anna Kendrick

As is natural with contiguous states having like institutions and like aims of advancement and development, the friendship of the United States and Mexico has been constantly maintained.

Chester A. Arthur

I’m a compulsive reader of fiction. I fell in love with novels when I was a teenager. My wife Marilyn and I… our initial friendship began because we are both readers. I’ve gone to sleep almost every night of my life after having read in a novel for 30 or 40 minutes. I’m a great reader of fiction and much less so of non-fiction.

Irvin D. Yalom

Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.

John Wooden

The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don’t mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.

Charles de Lint

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.

Samuel Johnson

Acquaintances we meet, enjoy, and can easily leave behind; but friendship grows deep roots.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Plenty of friendships are sustainable through dinners and lunches, but will not stand a week away. So be careful with whom you go on holiday.

Julian Fellowes

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

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.

James F. Byrnes

Some of the most lasting contacts and friendships that I have developed began by just grabbing a drink or breaking bread with a stranger at an industry event.

Jay Samit

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?

Anais Nin

The friendship we share grows amidst the craggy rock pond; reeds of water spray fireflies scented with bonfires.

Bradley Chicho

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.

Seneca

I have walked away from friendships when I’ve realized that someone smiles to someone’s face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore.

Sophia Bush

Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all.

John Burns

I think I’m close to lot of people in Bollywood, but I believe in evil eye, and I feel when I talk about friendships and relationships in public something somewhere goes wrong with it.

Arjun Rampal

You don’t have to dislike people you disagree with and it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to have bipartisan friendships in this place. Life’s too short to have it any other way.

Dave Obey

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

Michel de Montaigne

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

Sallust

Doing nothing would stress me out. So I am still pretty much active practicing judo with my friends, who are former judo athletes, to maintain our fitness as well as the friendships among us. In my spare time, I usually go jogging around the Gelora Bung Karno stadium or head to the gym.

Joe Taslim

No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.

Madeleine Albright

All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.

Julie Andrews

Seth Green, he and I are trying to figure out how this all came about. Because we don’t remember what came first, the chicken or the egg, no pun intended. But I don’t remember what came first, ‘Robot Chicken’ or our friendship, because we’ve known each other for so long.

Katee Sackhoff

I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace’s isn’t such a stretch.

Debra Messing

When actors are vying for the same kinds of roles, there’s bound to be a little rivalry. Deep friendships cannot be forged when you are competing with each other.

Juhi Chawla

I had more friends on my hockey team than I did on my soccer team. I might have been better at soccer, to be honest. But I think it was more the friendship, and my family was more of a hockey family than a soccer family, so when I had to make a decision, I tried hockey, and it turned out to be a good decision.

Carl Hagelin

Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer, conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort of long-term commitments and obligations.

Gunther Schuller

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Khalil Gibran

I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to make the acquaintanceship, and then the friendship, of two Venetians, Roberta and Franco, who remain my best friends here after almost 50 years.

Donna Leon

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.

C. S. Lewis

If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord.

Ezra Taft Benson

America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship.

Hillary Clinton

On one side, citizens have great respect for the United States; they have a great feeling of friendship. That is solid. But in the opposition and in the political arena I often find criticism of the closeness of relations with the United States. That is a reality.

Vicente Fox

I’d rather trust nine people and have the 10th one stab me in the back. I’d take that fall in order to have those nine friendships or working relationships instead of having none. That’s not living.

Margot Robbie

I do have a lot of time for people in my life, and friendship is a very important subject for me. I think I’m unusual among the writers I know in that respect.

Salman Rushdie

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

Thomas Aquinas

People are roasting each other at parties, at work events, around the fire. It’s so fun. People are busting each other’s chops, and it’s a sign of affection, truly. It’s a true test of love and friendship: can you make a man laugh at himself? So what makes a good burn? Go after targets you love and respect. And hit ’em hard.

Jeff Ross

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

Sixth grade was a big time, in my childhood, of hoops and friendship, and coming up with funny things.

Adam Sandler

We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love.

Joshua Prager

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

I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different.

Emma Bunton

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.

John D. MacDonald

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

Fawn M. Brodie

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.

Oliver Goldsmith

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.

Jean de La Fontaine

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

Sydney Smith

China has been committed to the independent foreign policy of peace and has developed friendship and cooperation with all countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.

Hu Jintao

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.

Charles Eastman

There is a lot that binds Germany to Turkey, and even if we have a difference of opinion on an individual matter, the breadth of our links, our friendship, our strategic ties, is great.

Angela Merkel

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Thomas Moore

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.

Confucius

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

John Wooden

People aren’t defined by their relationship. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.

Nina Dobrev

Whether it’s music, loss of something, loneliness or friendship – if that emotion is heightened in some way and painted to fit in between the covers of 32 pages, that can become a picture book.

Chris Raschka

The only things that are really permanent are love, family, friendship, and that is a lesson. At the end of the day, that’s really what it boils down to. The rest of it is just stuff.

Jared Kushner

I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.

Jennifer Aniston

Jesus said, ‘Greater things of these you shall do…’ Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character.

Ravi Zacharias

Stop using the word ‘bromance.’ Can we please kill that stupid term? We’re just friends. It’s called friendship!

Blake Shelton

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Thomas Jefferson

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.

William Hazlitt

The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.

Chelsea Handler

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

John D. Rockefeller

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

Sallust

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

Arthur Ashe

Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Obviously, when you’re up against somebody you don’t like there’s extra motivation, but I don’t think any person going for an Olympic gold is going to put friendship first.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

In the family, in interpersonal relationships, even in friendship, faith is tremendously important. If you have a partner who you believe is a good person, then it is your duty to have faith in them until the end, despite the fact that they might have done some bad things. And you have to support and believe in your children.

Greg Graffin

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

Charles Caleb Colton

I really think that technology has the greatest potential to accelerate happiness of most things in the world. The companies that will ultimately do well are the companies that chase happiness. If you find a way to help people find love, or health or friendship, the dollar will chase that.

Ashton Kutcher

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.

Lord Byron

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

Emily Bronte

While ‘The Help’ is in so many ways a celebration of these women’s friendships and what they overcome, it’s also very truthful and very painful, and it was intense for my mom to read that.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Both my mother and I have close groups of friends that include other writers, and these friendships are very important to us.

Meg Wolitzer

Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.

Hector Hugh Munro

Men and women can absolutely be friends, and that’s what we need to be. Part of the problem is that we aren’t friends enough. Our relationships are negotiations, and that is not friendship.

Hill Harper

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

William Hazlitt

I didn’t like England. I couldn’t take the look of the place or the style of friendship. I need more intimacy from people than is considered okay there, and I felt that my personality and my enthusiasms weren’t understood. I had to put a big lid on myself.

Jane Campion

What I particularly like about Broadway is the camaraderie and the friendship of other people in other shows. Everybody knows you’re opening and cares about you. There’s a real village atmosphere.

Ian Mckellen

I don’t connect to a certain girliness or talking about girly things – I feel unauthentic and uncomfortable in that world – maybe I’m just more butch than I realize! I have, however, been fortunate to have a number of great girlfriends. You don’t meet as many girls as you do guys in my line of work, so I do cherish my friendships.

Elizabeth Reaser

I heard my mother talking badly of me to people who were talking badly of me in her salon. That’s probably the thing that I’m most sensitive of in all my friendships and my relationships. I just… I just can’t take that. I’m comfortable with enemies, but I can’t take it from friends.

Vincent Gallo

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

Saint Teresa of Avila

I think it’s very rare that you see girl friendships on television. It’s always cattiness and all that drama.

Lyndsy Fonseca

I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships.

Brian McBride

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.

Charles Caleb Colton

To me, Green Arrow in the past, what people loved about Oliver Queen pre-New 52 was his relationships with other heroes. Like his friendship with Green Lantern, his animosity with Hawkman, his romance with Black Canary – these are all the things that sort of defined him.

Jeff Lemire

In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life.

Ernst Mayr

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.

Charles de Montesquieu

I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter.

Tahar Ben Jelloun

The knot of intimacy at the center of ‘Ten Thousand Saints’ is the friendship between Teddy McNicholas and Jude Keffy-Horn.

Stacey D’Erasmo

Friendship is something that is cultivated.

Thalia

Many a friendship, long, loyal, and self-sacrificing, rested at first on no thicker a foundation than a kind word.

Frederick William Faber

I support any means to make real connections so long as that it does lead really quickly to real connections. It’s the long-term online friendships and relationships that start to get a little hairy.

Nev Schulman

Restoration of friendship with Russia, our biggest neighbor, is necessary for our peace and economy.

Bidzina Ivanishvili

Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is – if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want.

Sabrina Bryan

Have you ever thought how humiliating and distressing it was to be placed upon a sphere? For friendship it is a boon never to be able to be further apart than the antipodes. But suppose that you are leaving together to go on and on; it is impossible. To go beyond a certain point is to return to where you began.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Aristotle

Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

Dag Hammarskjold

I think in friendship, you want to be there for your friend, and sometimes you just don’t know what to do or the relationship you have with them is not clear enough for you to know what to do.

Marion Cotillard

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

Oscar Wilde

I loved my 17 years with R.E.M., but I’m ready to reflect, assess and move on to a different phase of my life. The four of us will continue our close friendship, and I look forward to hearing their future efforts as the world’s biggest R.E.M. fan.

Bill Berry

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.

Tim Allen

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.

Charles Peguy

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I think ‘Pretty Little Liars’ is going to be hugely popular for adults, for kids, for girls, for guys, you know, something for everyone to look at, and the stories are going to be great. There’s suspense every week. The friendship is really fun to watch. I think it’s going to have something for everybody.

Laura Leighton

This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.

Gerard Arpey

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.

David Storey

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

Chanakya

From the Twitter responses we got with ‘Best Friends Forever’ and the small feedback we are getting as the show is meted out, I think people are seeing themselves in the show and enjoying seeing female friendship portrayed in the way it really is.

Lennon Parham

In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I actually feel like I have developed friendships through Twitter, people that I’ve worked with I can kind of keep up with them. I’ve totally turned a corner. I get it. And Instagram.

Bryan Greenberg

It’s love. It’s two men – two strong, very virile men – finding that space in life where they can let go enough of their masculinity to feel the passion of love and respect and trust. Friendships are based on those things, and you seal it with a kiss.

Clarence Clemons

I found that jazz musicians, possibly more than their classical counterparts, wear long-standing friendships easily and gracefully.

Andre Previn

True 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

From an early age I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.

Adam Clayton

The most important thing for me is to have real friendship between Egyptians and Americans.

Mohammed Morsi

Friendship is Love without his wings!

Lord Byron

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.

Petrarch

People of noble character are afraid of keeping friendship with dishonorable people. But people of discreditable character consider friendship with the dishonorable as a blood relationship.

Thiruvalluvar

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.

E. W. Howe

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time.

Daniel Kahneman

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

Henry Adams

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.

Simone Weil

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

Edgar Allan Poe

The best relationships develop out of friendships.

Diane Keaton

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

Charlotte Bronte

Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.

John Wooden

I’m far from being reclusive. I have 30- or 40-year friendships that I prefer to meeting new people. I go to an occasional party, but just because I don’t go to a lot of events, and I’m not out in public all the time doesn’t mean I’m anti-social or a recluse.

Kirk Kerkorian

I’ve been on tour since I was 16, and I always do meet-and-greets before and after shows, so you kind of build these friendships with people. I have girls come up to me and tell me exactly what’s going on in their love lives.

Taylor Swift

It may be something to do with my having been to a girls’ school, but I’m far more comfortable making male friendships than female ones. My friends tend to be men and their significant others.

Joanne Harris

Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don’t give some value to friendships and it can be depressing.

Adriana Lima

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal… one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.

Theophile Gautier

India-Seychelles relations have been characterized by close friendship, understanding and cooperation.

Pratibha Patil

I thought the more famous I became, the more friendships I would have, but the opposite was true.

Alanis Morissette

There is no greater feeling in business than building a product which impacts people’s lives in a profound way. When we look around at the thousands of people who have attended Summit gatherings, it makes us smile to see the new friendships, business partnerships and philanthropic initiatives that each event produces.

Elliott Bisnow

A man’s friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage – but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.

Samuel Butler

I suppose, at 50, you value things in a different way. So you value connections, you value your friendships, you value your health, and you are much more aware of time passing.

Kenneth Branagh

Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.

Amy Grant

When I was growing up, my mother was always a friend to my siblings and me (in addition to being all the other things a mom is), and I was always grateful for that because I knew she was someone I could talk to and joke with, and argue with and that nothing would ever harm that friendship.

Marlo Thomas

My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.

Georg Brandes

Workaholics typically have a lot of achievement with very little appreciation of what they have, whether it’s cars or friendships or otherwise. That is a shallow victory. Then you have people with a lot of appreciation and no achievement, which is fine, but it doesn’t create a lot of good in the world.

Timothy Ferriss

I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don’t trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen.

John Cusack

Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.

Francis Bacon

The Bush Administration’s failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.

Barack Obama

What drew me towards team sport were the camaraderie and friendship. The chance to celebrate victory and success with a group of other people is something I have enjoyed doing.

Rahul Dravid

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For me, ‘Lamb’ started out as a further exploration of the phenomenon of faith and the responsibility of a messiah that I touched on in ‘Coyote Blue’ and ‘Island of the Sequined Love Nun,’ but it ended up being an exploration of the true meaning of sacrifice, loyalty, and friendship.

Christopher Moore

A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.

Simon Sinek

Prosecutors say it would be next to impossible to get one teen to testify in court that another had slipped him or her a copied disc at lunchtime. And besides, isn’t sharing music a time-honored part of teen friendship?

Charles Duhigg

I definitely have guys that I’m friends with that I have a crush on, and you don’t want to ruin the friendship.

Miranda Cosgrove

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.

E. W. Howe

There was really no friendship in modeling, though a certain amount of warmth comes from running into models you know on shoots, because you end up in so many unfamiliar places, from Alaska to Africa.

Carol Alt

Primarily, ‘Black Girl/White Girl’ is the story of two very different, yet somehow ‘fated’ girls; for Genna, her ‘friendship’ with Minette is the most haunting of her life, though it is one-sided and ends in tragedy.

Joyce Carol Oates

The problem is, and I’m just as guilty of this, a lot of people see their follower count increase and mistake that for friendships. It’s great to have followers, especially if you want to sell albums, promote shows, or promote your friends, but you still need to get outside and talk to other human beings.

Patton Oswalt

The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution.

Jose Ramos-Horta

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.

Thomas Moore

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

Charles Darwin

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Friendships are discovered rather than made.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

There are a lot of musicians I’ve met on Twitter where it was like, ‘Hey, I like your music’ – and then I ended up meeting them and it turned into a friendship.

Grimes

Likings arise when one has no earthly reason for liking – the most wildly improbable marriages and uncommon friendship.

Patrick O’Brian

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

Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I’ve not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat.

Russell Crowe

We never saw Google+ Circles or Facebook Lists as reflective of the way our friendships play out.

Evan Spiegel

The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can’t accept that.

Alain de Botton

Most critics of gender division are women, and they’re worried about girls and the roles presented for them by gendered entertainments. They are quite right to be. Telling girls that the cars and the guns are beyond their domain of expertise, and that they should content themselves with clothes and friendships, is limiting.

Russell Smith

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