Meaningful Quotes about Friendship
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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.—Seneca.
Give us a man, young or old, high or low, on whom we know we can thoroughly depend, who will stand firm when others fail; the friend faithful and true, the adviser honest and fearless, the adversary just and chivalrous,—in such a one there is a fragment of the Rock of Ages.—Dean Stanley.
Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.—Cicero.
The man that hails you Tom or Jack,
And proves by thumping on your back
His sense of your great merit,
Is such a friend, that one had need
Be very much his friend indeed
To pardon or to bear it.
He is a friend indeed who proves himself a friend in need.—Plautus.
Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not.—Proverbs 27:10.
To God, thy country, and thy friend be true.—Vaughan.
There is no man so friendless but that he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths.—Lytton.
A friendship that makes the least noise is very often the most useful; for which reason I should prefer a prudent friend to a zealous one.—Addison.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.—George Washington.
No friend's a friend till he shall prove a friend.—Beaumont and Fletcher.
The qualities of your friends will be those of your enemies,—cold friends, cold enemies; half friends, half enemies; fervid enemies, warm friends.—Lavater.
Purchase no friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give such will cease to love.—Fuller.
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend as to find a friend worth dying for.—Henry Home.
Real friendship is a slow grower, and never thrives unless engrafted upon a stock of known and reciprocal merit.—Chesterfield.
There is nothing more becoming any wise man, than to make choice of friends, for by them thou shalt be judged what thou art: let them therefore be wise and virtuous, and none of those that follow thee for gain; but make election rather of thy betters, than thy inferiors.—Sir Walter Raleigh.
'Tis thus that on the choice of friends
Our good or evil name depends.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in continue firm and constant.—Socrates.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.—Franklin.
The greatest medicine is a true friend.—Sir W. Temple.