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					Friendship Quotes: Famous & Historic

"Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache: do be my enemy for
friendship's sake."
- William Blake, sent in by Lauren
"Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art."
- Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616) Spanish novelist.


"Have no friends not equal to yourself."
- Confucious (551 - 497 BC) Chinese philosopher.


"Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends."
- Jacques Delille (1738 - 1813) French poet.


"A Friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) US poet & essayist.


"Keep your friendships in repair."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (as above)


"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think
aloud."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to
be one."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be
stupid with them."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"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."
- Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) British lexiographer.




"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their
worth and choice."
- Samuel Johnston, (as above)
"It is more shameful to distrust one's friends than to be deceived by
them."
- Duc de la Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680) French writer.


"If it is abuse - why one is always sure to here of it from one damned
good-natured friend or other!"
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816) British dramatist.


"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own
reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."
- George Washington (1732 - 1799) US Statesman.


"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, (as above)


"I can never think of promoting my convenience at the expense of a
friend's interest and inclination."
- George Washington, (as above)


"Should auld aquaintance be forgot, And never brought to min'?"
- Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) Scottish poet.


"It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident
knowledge that they will help us."
- Epicurus (341 - 270 BC) Greek philosopher.


"It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident
knowledge that they will help us."
- Epicurus (as above)


"These are called the pious frauds of friendship."
- Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754) British novelist.


"Always, Sir, set a high value on spontaneous kindness. he whose
inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord,
will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to
you."
- Samuel Johnston (1709 - 1784) British lexicographer.
"Sir, I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new
acquantaince."
- Samuel Johnston, (as above)


"To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship."
- Sallust (86 - 334 BC) Roman historian


"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."
- Euripides, Greek playwrite


"My friends are my estate."
- Emily Dickinson




"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and
constant."
- Socrates, Greek Philosopher


"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together"
- Woodrow Wilson


"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires
a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success."
- Oscar Wilde


"Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade."
- William Shakespeare


"Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot
be friends with anyone else in the world."
- Eleanor Roosevelt


"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
- Mother Teresa


"I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Misfortune shows those who are not really friends."
- Aristotle


"The bird a nest,
the spider a web,
man friendship."
- William Blake


"Friendship is love without his wings"
- Lord Byron


"Friendship is love with wings."


"Never injure a friend, even in jest."
- Cicero


"When true friends meet in adverse hour;
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between."
- Sir Walter Scott


"... no man is useless
while he has a friend."
- Robert Louis Stevenson


"A true friend stabs you in the front."
- Oscar Wilde


"Think where man's glory most begins and ends,
And say my glory was I had such friends."
- William Yeats


"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must
have somebody to divide it with."
- Mark Twain


"Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on
some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate
friendship."
- Cicero
"Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and
the deeper it sinks into the mind."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge


"The best mirror is an old friend."
- George Herbert


"With every friend I love who has been taken into the brown bosom of the
earth a part of me has been buried there; but their contribution to my
being of happiness, strength and understanding remains to sustain me in
an altered world."
- Helen Keller


"What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies."
- Aristotle


"The friendship that can cease has never been real."
- Saint Jerome


"I count myselt in nothing else so happy
As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends."
- William Shakespeare


"I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the
true old man's milk and restorative cordial."
- Thomas Jefferson




"Sir, more than kisses, letters, mingle souls;
For, thus friends absent speak."
- John Donne


"Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend
Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end."
- John Boyle O'Reilly


"Friends have all things in common."
- Plato


"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other
goods."
- Artistotle


"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
- Henry Ford


"The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have
of a man's success in life."
- Edward Everett Hale


"Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes


"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


"Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as
the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter."
- James Fenimore Cooper


"Those that want friends to open themselves unto are cannibals of their
own hearts."
- Fracis Bacon


"Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things
in life."
- James Francis Byrnes


"Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of
which all mankind are agreed."
- Cicero


"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


"Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins
"True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest."
- Alexander Pope


"A friend is, as it were, a second self.
- Cicero (Sent by Nigar Baimova)


"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious, it is the
true sourse of art, science, and friendship."
- Albert Einstien (Sent by Brandon Merenda)


"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine
of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater
part of life is sunshine."
- Thomas Jefferson (Sent by Shawn)


"The world would be so lonely, in sunny hours or gray. Without the gift
of friendship, to help us every day."
- Hilda Brett Farr


"All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built
upon the sand."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox


"In a friend you find a second self."
- Isabelle Norton


"Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my
friend, as you will always find me yours."
- Ludwig van Beethoven


"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the
light."
- Helen Keller


"Happiness is time spent with a friend and looking foward to sharing time
with them again."
- Lee Wilkinson
"Ah, how good it feels...the hand of an old friend"
- Mary Englebright


"A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still."
- Friedrich Nietzsche


"Friendship is a single soul dwellings in two bodies."
- Aristotle


"A friend to all is a friend to none."
- Aristotle


"Little do men percieve what solitue is, and how far it extendeth. For a
crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk
but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
- Francis Bacon


"Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of
which all mankind are agreed."
- Cicero


"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




"The only thing to do is to hug one's friends tight and do one's job."
- Edith Wharton


"Never injure a friend, even in jest."
- Cicero


"When true friends meet in adverse hour;
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between."
- Sir Walter Scott


"... no man is useless
while he has a friend."
- Robert Louis Stevenson


"Never shall i forget the days i spent with you . continue to be my
friend, as you will always find me yours."
-Ludwig Van Beethoven


"Be slow in choosing your friends; slower in changing."
-Benjamin Franklin -Sent in by André


The following five quotes were sent in by Handan
"Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer and philosopher (1803-1882)


"Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing."
-Benjamin Franklin


" 'Stay' is a charming word in a friends vocabulary."
-Louisa Mary Alcott [1832-1888], American writer, reformist


"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard
to sleep after."
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh


"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the
best in ourselves."
-William Arthur Ward


"Friendship? Yes Please."
-Charles Dickens - Sent in by Steffi

				
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