Friendship Quotes

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Friends are there to comfort us in times of need and we are there for them. We also share many laughs and experiences with out best friends. Here is a collection of quotes about friendship from authors, poets and other notables.

"Slowly we became silent, and silence itself if an enemy to friendship." - A River Runs Through It - Norman Maclean


"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." - The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 1 - Anais Nin


"It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him." - Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes


"Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love." - Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare


"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." - Oprah Winfrey


"I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why." - Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck


"Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer." - A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated - Oscar Wilde




"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over." - Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury


"A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship." - The Book Thief - Markus Zusak


"To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend." - The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery


"You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you." - Charlotte's Web - E.B. White


"Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another 'What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ." - The Four Loves - C.S. Lewis


"The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings." - A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers - Henry David Thoreau


"No person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow and be perceived as fully blossomed as you were intended." - In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose - Alice Walker


"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature." - Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen


"Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart." - Salmagundi - Washington Irving


"Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies." - Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead


"Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life--and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next." - Fear Nothing - Dean Koontz


"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling


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