Quotations on Friendship
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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
(Keywords: Life, Friendship, Enjoyment)
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
(Keywords: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)
Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.
- Malcolm Arnold
(Keywords: Music, Friendship, People, Act, Communication)
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
(Keywords: Family, Friendship, Loss, Support, Will)
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
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, Courtesy, Deed, Deeds, Kindness, Man, Plants)
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
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, Negative, Film, Relationships, Talk)
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
(Keywords: Life, Friendship, Love, Compassion, Value)
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
(Keywords: Love, Music, Friendship, Joy, Spiritual, World)
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
(Keywords: Love, Time, Business, Friendship, Intellect, Nonsense)
Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship; it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.
- Eustace Budgell
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, First, Principles)
Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Beauty, Friendship, Love)
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
(Keywords: God, Friendship, Lent, Mercy)
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
(Keywords: Love, Sympathy, Friendship, Passion)
Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Faith, Friendship, Loyalty)
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
(Keywords: Time, Friendship, Companionship, Connection, Loss, Mind, Talk, Woman)
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 Alexander Eastman
(Keywords: Family, Friendship, Character, Blood)
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
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, English, Trying, Vocabulary, Words)
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
(Keywords: Happiness, Friendship, Sex, Being, Desire, Passion, Possession, Rest, Tenderness)
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
(Keywords: Love, Family, Friendship, Building, Community, Country)
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
- Warren G. Harding
(Keywords: Men, Friendship, Family)
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
(Keywords: Happiness, Trust, Friendship, Life, Love, Marriage, Security)
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, Force, Rules)
Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
- George Herbert
(Keywords: Life, Love, Friendship, Taste, Wine)
I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Keywords: Life, Love, Friendship, Jokes, Laughter)
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
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, Leaders, Religious, Respect, Talking, Value)
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
(Keywords: Men, Peace, Women, Friendship, People, Mission, Nations, World)
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
(Keywords: Men, Friendship, Sea, Years)
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
(Keywords: Age, Life, Beauty, Friendship, Love, Decency, Example, Measure, Order, Statistics)
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
(Keywords: Marriage, Time, Friendship, Participation, State)
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
(Keywords: Business, Friendship, Men, Profit, Self)
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
(Keywords: Anger, Friendship, Hatred, Pity)
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
(Keywords: Anger, Friendship, First, Opinion, Pity, Sentiment)
Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Keywords: Peace, Friendship, History, Committee, Understanding)
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
(Keywords: Intelligence, Time, Friendship, Letters)
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
(Keywords: Art, Change, Work, Friendship, Care)
To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.
- Cornelia Otis Skinner
(Keywords: Time, Friendship, Accidents, Foreigners, World)
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau
(Keywords: Society, Friendship, Solitude)
To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
- Simone Weil
(Keywords: Art, Friendship, Life, Fault, Joy, Want)
Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.
- Rowan D. Williams
(Keywords: Equality, Friendship, Reward)
My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism.
- John Woo
(Keywords: Patriotism, Family, Friendship, Honor)