Quotes: friendships

Quotes 16 till 30 of 39.

  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
    - +
     0
    If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    - +
     0
    In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
  • Myriam Miedzian
    Myriam Miedzian
    American philosopher and author
    Myriam Miedzian
    - +
     0
    In the United States adherence to the values of the masculine mystique makes intimate, self-revealing, deep friendships between men unusual.
  • Sallust
    Sallust
    Roman historian 86-34 BC
    Sallust
    - +
     0
    It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
  • Ben Horowitz
    Ben Horowitz
    - +
     0
    John D. Rockefeller said that he found friendships based on business to be far more long lasting and profitable than the reverse. I think there's something to that. A company can end up being very Confucian, where the good of the individual is subjugated to the good of the whole.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
    Sydney Smith
    - +
     0
    Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
  • Terence
    Terence
    Roman writer of comedies BC 185-159
    Terence
    - +
     0
    Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
    Charles Dickens
    - +
     0
    Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us.
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Argentijns writer 1899-1986
    Jorge Luis Borges
    - +
     0
    My father and he had one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
    Ovid
    - +
     0
    Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships, the poor man everywhere lies low.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
    - +
     0
    Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.
  • Carol Roth
    Carol Roth
    - +
     0
    Over the years, I have created close friendships with many successful men, many of whom I have made a lot of money for through deals that I brought to them or business counsel that I have provided.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
    - +
     0
    Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    - +
     0
    Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
    - +
     0
    The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.