Friendship quotes by notable authors are great reminders of the value of friendship. Quotes like these, friends like these, bring the careful observations about friendships for our consideration and help us contemplate our relationships with friends.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
What is a friend? One soul inhabiting two bodies. –Aristotle
A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. -Francis Bacon
A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous. -Ambrose Bierce
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy, for friendship’s sake. –William Blake
Women's friendships are some of the most intense relationships in the universe—both in terms of their positive, supportive aspects as well as their negative, problematic characteristics. -Joy Carol
Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties. –Cicero
When friendship disappears then there is a space left open o that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
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
Friendships begin with liking or gratitude—roots that can be pulled up. -George Eliot
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. -Euripides
There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends. -Thomas Fuller
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. -David Tyson Gentry
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves. -Oliver Goldsmith
There is a curious fact about friendship that we have always known but rarely acknowledge: by understanding others, we also come closer to understanding ourselves. -Bradley Trevor Greive
Friendship is probably the purest form of selecting our own propaganda. Relationships with similar others helps us feel OK about who we are. -Em Griffin
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love. -William Hazlitt
Some of the best friendship are born of unusual circumstances or in curious settings. So, keep your guard down and your friendship antennae up—you never know where and when a potential friend may be found. -Roger Horchow
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks. -St. Jerome
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance. -Samuel Johnson
Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
-Lois L. Kaufman
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life. -La Fontaine
Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
-Robert E. Lee
I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better.
The richer your friends, the more they will cost you. -Marbury
The best friendships are built up, like a fine lacquer finish, with the accumulated layers of many acts of kindness. -Alan Loy McGinnis
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. -Friedrich Nietzsche
As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity. -Ovid
There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures. -William Penn
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. -Proverb
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. -Eleanor Roosevelt
Marriage must exemplify friendship's highest ideal, or else it will be a failure. -Margaret E. Sangster
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love. -Shakespeare
The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses. -David Storey
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
-Henry David Thoreau
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. -Alice Walker
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
I have lost friends, some by death...others through sheer inability to cross the street. -Virginia Woolf
The very act of becoming friends may send someone with intimacy problems into an emotional tailspin, changing those involved as well as their behavior toward each other. -Jan Yager
If you are thinking about ways to maintain your friendship, create a new one, or end a complicated relationship with your long time friend, hopefully these friendship quotes have given you certainty of the huge importance of having a true friendship.