Quotations on Friendship

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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.
- Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

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 B. Adams
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

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)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Happiness, Conversation, Enjoyment, First, Self)

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Friendship, Love)

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Friendship, Leisure)

Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Mother, Example)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Future, Will)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Meaning, School)

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)

Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: Friendship, Time, Trust, People)

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Friendship, Science, Justice)

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Friendship, Earth, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Wisdom, Misers, Treasure)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Men, Excellence)

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Friendship, Work, Quick, Wishing)

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Friendship, Soul)

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Friendship, Partnership)

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)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Dignity, Enemy)

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Friendship, Love)

General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Friendship, Benevolence, Man)

Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Friendship, Business, Money, May)

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Friendship, Belief, Nothing)

Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have.
- Ernie Banks
(Keywords: Friendship, Thought, Wealth, Loyalty)

But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.
- Ernie Banks
(Keywords: Friendship, People, Right)

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)

They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.
- Henry Walter Bates
(Keywords: Friendship, Animals, Possession)

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)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Character, Film, Journey, Wrong)

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)

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Friendship, Love)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Friendship, Beginning, Ending, Laughter)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Men, Loneliness, Open, Space, World)

Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship - two of life's major assets.
- Eleanor Robson Belmont
(Keywords: Friendship, Work, Life)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, People, Today)

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)

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell
(Keywords: Friendship, Heart, Sight, Word)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Brother, Years)

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Friendship, Man)

Opposition is true friendship.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Friendship, Opposition)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Time)

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)

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
- Kenneth Branagh
(Keywords: Friendship, World)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, First, Smile, Years)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Politics, Power, Passion)

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
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Holly, Will)

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
- Anita Brookner
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, Strategy)



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