Quotations on Friend

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When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Friend, Man)

My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Heart, Friend, Running, Today)

Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Friend, Nothing, Talking, Thinking)

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Brother, Genius, Friend, Hope, Perseverance, Caution, Succeed)

A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
- George Ade
(Keywords: Time, Friend, May)

In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Trust, Heart, Friend, Poison)

Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Friend, Fortune)

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Men, Friend, Character, Envy, Honor)

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Friend, Enemy, Man)

Right now I'm pretty single... My career is my boyfriend.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Boyfriend, Career, Now, Pretty, Right)

The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Power, Friend, Country, Force, Rights, Nations, states, United)

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Anger, Friend, Murder, Passion)

I knew Scotty was going to win. At the beginning of the episode, I was like, 'Scotty, are you ready to win?'. I knew he was going to in my heart. I accepted it. I couldn't pick a more perfect person to get second place to. He's my best friend.
- Lauren Alaina
(Keywords: Heart, Friend, Beginning)

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Friend, Vocabulary, Word)

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Friend, Defense, Treasure)

So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting.
- June Allyson
(Keywords: Music, Friend, Husbands, Study, Talk, Wives)

Even my closest friend said I was finished, but I think I may be a little different from the others.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: Friend, May)

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Time, Work, Friend, Being, Empowerment, Feeling, Nothing, Service)

In a man, I look for a friend, someone who's equal, with whom I'm comfortable.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Friend, Man)

Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Family, People, Friend, Friends, Nothing)

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
- Antisthenes
(Keywords: Truth, People, Friend, Enemy, Temper)

That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Truth, Friend, Woman)

Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: Friend, Hunger)

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Friend, Man, Wishes, Wishing)

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Friend, Man, Wishes, Wishing)

It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'
- Thomas Arnold
(Keywords: Death, Life, God, Thought, Friend, Dying, Old)

I don't want to play the fat guy or the friend for the rest of my life.
- Sean Astin
(Keywords: Life, Friend, Play, Rest, Want)

I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Friend, Want)

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Friend, Friends, Gain, Strangers, Will)

There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Friend, Difference, Man, Self)

Critics can be your most important friend. I don't read criticism of my stuff only because when it's bad, it's rough-and when it's good, it's not good enough.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Friend, Criticism)

To get a hold on boys you must be their friend.
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Keywords: Friend, Boys)

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Happiness, Friend, Virtue, Enemy, Right, Suspicion, Wrong)

Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations.
- Ernie Banks
(Keywords: Work, Business, Friend, Community, Open, Years)

It is true I gained muscular vigour, but with it a prodigious appetite, which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight, until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Friend, Appetite, Exercise, Old, Weight)

When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from friend is snatched forlorn; when man is left alone to mourn, oh! then how sweet it is to die!
- Anna Letitia Barbauld
(Keywords: Friend, Man)

He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need: if thou sorrow, he will weep; if you wake, he cannot sleep; thus of every grief in heart he with thee doth bear a part.
- Richard Barnfield
(Keywords: Heart, Friend, Grief, Help, Sleep, Sorrow, Will)

He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, or an effectual comforter.
- Isaac Barrow
(Keywords: Friend, Want, Will)

I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons. Then a friend showed them around. Before I knew it I was a cartoonist.
- Lynda Barry
(Keywords: Friend, Cartoons, Sleep)

Anyone who bombs is my friend.
- Todd Barry
(Keywords: Friend, Bombs)

I'm working on just finding a boyfriend right now.
- Kylie Bax
(Keywords: Boyfriend, Now, Right)

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
- Melody Beattie
(Keywords: Home, Life, Gratitude, Friend, Acceptance, Chaos, Clarity, Confusion, Denial, Order)

Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Friend, Man, Right)

I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart, you know, Sparrow's boyfriend. I love that. Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the strip even though there weren't any men in it, so they'd be forced to identify with the women.
- Alison Bechdel
(Keywords: Love, Men, Women, Boyfriend, Mail)

Girls had never been important. I'd had a girlfriend or two and had liked them a lot but it wasn't love, because my first love was tennis.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Love, Girlfriend, First, First love, Girls, Tennis)

I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card.
- Victoria Beckham
(Keywords: Humor, Friend, Gold, Man, Sense)

I think the qualities I look for in a girl I'd like to be my girlfriend would be the way Lindsay's character is before she becomes a plastic. Very real.
- Jonathan Bennett
(Keywords: Girlfriend, Character)

It is better to decide a difference between enemies than friends, for one of our friends will certainly become an enemy and one of our enemies a friend.
- Pierre Jean de Beranger
(Keywords: Friend, Difference, Enemies, Enemy, Friends, Will)

I have never appreciated a quiet moment with a friend as much, a quiet moment with a book and I think part of that is my obsession with being older and time going faster and it's become increasingly sweeter for me.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Time, Friend, Being, Obsession, Quiet)

When my daughter, Clare, was 4, she told me that a school friend had told her what I did for a living. Clare asked me, 'Is it true you play Jack Rabbit?'
- Peter Bergman
(Keywords: Daughter, Friend, Living, Play, School)



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