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Being Friends

You may celebrate your friendship by using these famous quotes on any day of the year. Alternatively you yourself may just want to get enlightened by the nature of a true friendship. Enjoy!

  • There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Titus Maccius Plautus
  • One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. - Euripides
  • Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. - Euripides
  • Life has no blessing like a prudent friend. - Euripides
  • A friend in need is a friend indeed. - English proverb
  • A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. - François de La Rochefoucauld
  • Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. - Khalil Gibran
  • Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. - Joseph Addison
  • A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. - William Shakespeare
  • 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
  • Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. - George Washington
  • One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected. - Charles Lamb
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.Thomas Aquinas
  • A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. - Elbert Hubbard
  • The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses. - David Storey
  • For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift on if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands. - Christina Rossetti
  • Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. - Eustace Budgell
  • Friendship is a wildly underrated medication. - Anna Deavere Smith
  • The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. - Hubert Horatio Humphrey II
  • It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship. - Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  • True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. - Charles Caleb Colton
  • Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship. - William Glasser
  • Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Eros will have naked bodies; friendship naked personalities. - Clive Staples Lewis
  • A friend is worth all hazards we can run. - Edward Young
  • Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend. - William Boyd Watterson II
  • Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship; it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting. - Eustace Budgell
  • 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 Arentino
  • Friendship is a sheltering tree. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. - Aristotle
  • Love is like a wild rose-briar, / Friendship like a holly-tree. / The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, / But which will bloom most constantly? - Emily Jane Brontë
  • Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly. - Publilius Syrus
  • Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. - Publilius Syrus
  • We die as often as we lose a friend. - Publilius Syrus
  • Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • A friend is a gift you give yourself. - Robert Louis Stevenson