Friendship Quotes

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it. (George Washington)

The wicked can have only accomplices, the voluptuous have companions in debauchery, self-seekers have associates, the politic assemble the factions, the typical idler has connections, princes have courtiers. Only the virtuous have friends. (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire)

Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. Things do not change; we change. (Henry David Thoreau)

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. (Henry David Thoreau)

Confidence is the only bond of friendship (Publilius Syrus)

For there is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect. (Robert Lewis Stevenson)

No greater burden can be born by an individual than to know none who cares or understands. (Arthur H. Stainback)

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. (Robert Southey)

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. (Socrates)

Without the desire and ability to create new understandings, a relationship can't grow -- it can only be maintained. (Michael Schrage)

No medicine is more valuable , none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of our temporal ills than a friend to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share happiness in time of joy. (Saint Ailred of Rievaulx)

Many people will walk in and out of your life, But only true friends leave footprints in your heart. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Where there is friendship, there is our natural soil. (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire)

We are sometimes made aware of a kindness long passed, and realize that there have been times when our Friends' thoughts of us were of so pure and lofty a character that they passed over us like the winds of heaven unnoticed; when they treated us not as what we were, but as what we aspired to be. (Henry David Thoreau)

Friends...they cherish one another's hopes. they are kind to one another's dreams. (Henry David Thoreau)

Some friendships are made by nature, some by contract, some by interest, and some by souls. (Jeremy Taylor)

So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. (Robert Lewis Stevenson )

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. (Robert Lewis Stevenson)

Life without a friend is death without a witness. (Spanish proverb)

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. (Sophocles)

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love, and to be loved, is the greatest happiness of existence. (Sidney Smith)

We have no more right to put our discordant states of mind into the lives of those around us and rob them of their sunshine and brightness than we have to enter their houses and steal their silverware. (Julian Seton)

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame with an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. (Albert Schweitzer )