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Irish writer 1854-1900
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
British playwright and poet 1688-1732
A woman's friendship ever ends in love.
Jean de la Fontaine
French writer 1621-1695
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
Basil of Caesarea
Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia 330-379
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
First president of the US 1732-1799
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
American statesman 1743-1826
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
American Boxer 1942-
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
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