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The following 68 quotations are about Friendship.

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“A good friend is a connection to life, a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.”

Lois Wyse (1926-2007);
Advertising Executive, Author

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“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 (1918-2002);
Advice Columnist

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“A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.”

William Penn (1644-1718);
Founder Of Pennsylvania, United States

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“Some come and leave, fulfilling a single purpose; others, for a time or a season to teach us by sharing their experiences; and last, a select few who participate forever with relationships that endure through eternity.”

Jaren L. Davis

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“There is a destiny that makes us brothers, No one goes his way alone; All that we send into the lives of others, Comes back into our own.”

Edwin Markham (1852-1940);
Poet

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“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”

Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784);
Poet, Essayist, Lexicographer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Jul 20, 2010

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Albert Camus (1913-1960);
Author And Philosopher

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“Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.”

Henry Drummond (1851-1897);
Scientist, Evangelist, Writer, Lecturer

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

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900);
Scholar, Writer, Philosopher

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“Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900);
Scholar, Writer, Philosopher

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“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900);
Scholar, Writer, Philosopher

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“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862);
Naturalist, Author, Philosopher

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“The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862);
Naturalist, Author, Philosopher

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“When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.”

Japanese Proverb

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“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

Bible Various Editions

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“There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.”

Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784);
Poet, Essayist, Lexicographer

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

Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784);
Poet, Essayist, Lexicographer

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“Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.”

George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880);
Novelist, Editor

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

George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880);
Novelist, Editor

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43);
Roman Orator

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“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.”

Glen Turner Motivational Speaker

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“I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with the roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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“Our chief want in life, is, someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him we are easily great.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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

Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855);
Novelist

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“Friends broaden our horizons. They serve as new models with whom we can identify. They allow us to be ourselves--and accept us that way. They enhance our self-esteem because they think we're okay, because we matter to them. And because they matter to us-for various reasons, at various levels of intensity-they enrich the quality of our emotional life.”

Judith Viorst (born 1931);
Novelist, U.S. Newspaper Columnist

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“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”

Elizabeth Foley

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“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

Henri Nouwen (1932-1996);
Catholic Priest, Author

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“We all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.”

Margaret Guenther Author

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

Aristotle (384-322);
Philosopher

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“Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.”

Albert Camus (1913-1960);
Author And Philosopher

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“A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.”

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875);
Clergyman, Writer

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

Elie Wiesel (born 1928);
Writer, Humanitarian

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“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790);
Politician, Writer, Scientist

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

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

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

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

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“Friendship among nations, as among individuals, calls for constructive efforts to muster the forces of humanity in order that an atmosphere of close understanding and cooperation may be cultivated.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945);
32nd U.S. President

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

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962);
U.S. First Lady, Diplomat, Human Rights Activist

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“Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962);
U.S. First Lady, Diplomat, Human Rights Activist

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“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865);
16th U.S. President

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“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.”

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941);
Author

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“True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.”

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832);
Clergyman, Author

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“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility; never an opportunity.”

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931);
Artist, Poet, Writer

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“Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another: People are friends in spots.”

George Santayana (1863-1952);
Philosopher, Poet, Essayist, Novelist

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“Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I think I should say, 'Sacrifice almost everything to live where you can be near your friends.' I know I am very fortunate in that respect”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

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

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923);
Novelist

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“Friendship is love with understanding.”

Proverb

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4-65);
Stoic Philosopher, Writer, Tutor

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“Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.”

Seneca (4-65);
Roman Statesman, Philosopher

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“Have no friends not equal to yourself.”

Confucius (551-479);
Philosopher

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“A friend is someone who reached for your hand and touched your heart.”

Unknown

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“Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.”

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888);
Novelist

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“We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, not of others, and in cooperation and friendship with others.”

Golda Meir (1898-1978);
Prime Minister Of Israel

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“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.”

Paul Aubuchon

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“Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.”

Jane Austen (1775-1817);
Novelist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Oct 22, 2010

“The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.”

Barbara Kingsolver (born 1955);
Author, Poet, Essayist

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“You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you.”

Fred Rogers (1928-20003);
Television Host, Educator, Minister, Songwriter

friendship

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Mar 17, 2011

“May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam...”

Irish Proverb

friendship

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Jun 02, 2011

“When being together is more important than what you do, you are with a friend.”

Connie McMartin

friendship

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Aug 08, 2011

“There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be!”

Irish Proverb

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Sep 16, 2011

“Real friends are those who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel that you’ve done a permanent job.”

Erwin T. Randall

friendship

This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Nov 17, 2011

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

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Aug 28, 2012

“My friends are my estate.”

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886);
Poet

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Apr 04, 2013

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616);
Dramatist, Poet

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”

Jane Austen (1775-1817);
Novelist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Dec 13, 2013

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43);
Roman Orator

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Jan 03, 2014

“Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.”

Rachel Naomi Remen

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Apr 21, 2014

“The bird, a nest; the spider, a web; man, friendship.”

William Blake (1757-1827);
Poet, Artist