Quotes: friendship

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
    Source: Idler
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    Friendships are the family we make - not the one we inherit. I've always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    Gold begets in brethren hate; Gold in families debate; Gold does friendship separate; Gold does civil wars create.
  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    British drama writer 1640-1716
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    Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
  • Kriyananda
    Kriyananda
    Romanian-born religious leader (born James Donald Walters) 1926-2013
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    Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
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    He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
  • Basil of Caesarea
    Basil of Caesarea
    Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia 330-379
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    He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    I am already kindly disposed towards you. My friendship it is not in my power to give: this is a gift which no man can make, it is not in our own power: a sound and healthy friendship is the growth of time and circumstance, it will spring up and thrive li
  • Alban Berg
    Alban Berg
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    I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music - should there be any left - would go mad with joy.
  • David Gemmell
    David Gemmell
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    I may be stupid, as you say, to believe in honour and friendship and loyalty without price. But these are virtues to be cherished, for without them we are no more than beasts roaming the land.
    Source: Troy: Shield Of Thunder (1990) 371
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    I think that generosity is the essence of friendship.
    Source: The Devoted Friend
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
    Edward Gibbon
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    I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.