friendship quotes

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.

"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."

"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."

"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."

"Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind."
@Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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