Quotation Saturday: Friendship

quotationsaturdayMamacita says:  I forgot to do this last Saturday.  I was busy with friends.

1. True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value. –Ben Jonson

2. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.” –C.S. Lewis

3. Those truly linked don’t need correspondence. When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever. — Deng Ming-Dao

4. One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life. –E.M. Forster

5. A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure. — Ecclesiasticus 6:14

6. It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us. — Epicurus

7. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. — Friedrich Nietzsche

8. What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? — George Eliot

9. I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. — Katherine Mansfield

10. It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. — Marlene Dietrich

11. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

12. Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. –Rabindranath Tagore

13. Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of. — Sarah Orne Jewett

14. The verb “to love” in Persian is “to have a friend.” “I love you” translated literally is “I have you as a friend,” and “I don’t like you” simply means “I don’t have you as a friend.” — Shusha Guppy

15. Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? –Abraham Lincoln

16. Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. –Anais Nin

17. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. –Carl Jung

18. You’re supposed to trust friends. You have no reason to be his friend? That is part of the pleasure of friendship: trusting without absolute evidence and then being rewarded for that trust. –David Shore

19. Never explain–your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. — Elbert Hubbard

20. When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. –Japanese proverb

21. There isn’t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren’t really living without it. — Real Live Preacher

22. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.– Walter Winchell

23. Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love. — Charles Peguy

24. Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose. — Tehyi Hsieh

25. A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. — Len Wein

26. Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. — Mary Catherwood

27. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival. — C. S. Lewis

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

29. One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter. — Francoise Sagan

30. There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart. — Bejamin Disraeli

31. A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. — Douglas Pagels

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

33. You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job. –Laurence J. Peter

34. One doesn’t know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one’s friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one. –D.H. Lawrence

35. Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. –Plautus

36. Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. –Margaret Lee Runbeck

37. But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one’s deepest as well as one’s most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. –Dinah Craik

38. The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. — Barbara Kingsolver

39. I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. –Robert Brault

40. I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. –Thomas A. Edison

41. Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. –Richard Bach

42. The best time to make friends is before you need them. — Ethel Barrymore

43. If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. –E.M. Forster

44. Good friends must not always be together; it is the feeling of oneness when distant
that proves a lasting friendship. — Susan P. Schultz

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

46. Life without a friend is death without a witness. –Spanish proverb

47. Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. — Albert Schweitzer

48. Love demands infinitely less than friendship. — George Jean Nathan

49. Love is friendship set to music. — E. Joseph Crossmann

50. We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh. — Agnes Repplier


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