Popular Quotes and Sayings about Friendship

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. ~Sir Winston Churchill

Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. ~Elbert Hubbard

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. ~Japanese Proverb

Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. ~Cicero

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. ~Czech Proverb

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship. ~Colette

The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure. ~Jean Jacques Rousseau

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. ~John Churton Collins

He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little. ~Horace

You better live your best and act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow. ~Harriet Martineau

It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way. ~John Viscount Morley

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. 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

Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you. ~Madame de Tencin

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. ~Plutarch

The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve; we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong. ~Pierre Charron

Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. ~Socrates

There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time. ~Rebecca West

Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity. ~Chilo

A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind. ~Leon Tec

Never tell a man you can read him through and through; most people prefer to be thought enigmas. ~Marchioness Townsend

You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love. ~Thomas Fuller

Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose. ~Dan McKinnon

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. ~Dale Carnegie

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. ~Mahatma Gandhi

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight. ~Rita Rudner

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. ~Aristotle

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. ~Aristotle

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. ~Samuel Johnson

The only way to have a friend is to be one. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world belongs to the energetic. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. ~George Carlin