On Friendship

We have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord.
1 Samuel 20:42

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery
by doubling our joy and dividing our grief.
-Joseph Addison-

Friendship is the shadow of evening;
it grows until the sun of life sets.
-Jean De Lafontaine-

He whose hand is clasped in friendship cannot throw mud.

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.
Pam Brown-

You're my friend -
What a thing friendship is, world without end!
How it gives the heart and soul a stir-up!
-Robert Browning-

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination of two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
-Eustace Budgell-

Friendship either finds or makes us equals.
-Publilius Syrus-

Friendships are the ship the Lord often launches
to keep my boat afloat.
-Patsy Clairmont-

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge-

Friendship, of itself a holy tie,
is made more sacred by adversity.
-John Dryden-

Friendship is a spiritual thing. It is independent of matter or space or time. That which I love in my friend is not that which I see. What influences me in my friend is not his body, but his spirit.
-John Drummond-

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
-Dave Tyson Gentry-

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
-Abraham Lincoln-

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
-Abraham Lincoln-

Friendship does not mean knowing all about a person.
It is knowing him.
-Dr. Henrietta C. Mears-

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

The essence of true friendship is
to make allowances for another's little lapses.
-David Storey-

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
-Eleanor Roosevelt-

If I do vow a friendship, I'll perform it to the last article.
-William Shakespeare-

Don't bypass the potential for meaningful friendships just because of differences. Explore them. Embrace them. Love them.
-Lucy Swindoll-

If the first law of friendship is that it has to be cultivated, the second law is to be indulgent when the first law has been neglected.

One recipe for friendship is the right mixture of commonality and difference. You've got to have enough in common so that you understand each other and enough difference so that there is something to exchange.
-Robert Weiss-

Friendship is the garden of God -
what a delight to tend His planting!
-Inez Bell Ley-

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
-C. S. Lewis-

The wing of friendship never moults a feather.
-Charles Dickens.

Friendship, compounded of esteem and love, derives from one its tenderness and it pemanence from the other.
-Samuel Johnson-

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the hearts of all the world.
-John Evelyn-

True friendship foresees the needs of others
rather than proclaims its own.
-Andre Maurios-

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
-Henry David Thoreau-

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.
-James Boswell-

Life is to be fortified by many friendships.
To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
-Sydney Smith

There is no folly equal to that of throwing away friendship
in a world where friendship is so rare.
-Edward Bulwer-Lytton-

Friendship: It involves many things,
but, above all, the power of going out of one's self
and seeing and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.
-Thomas Hughes-

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
-Woodrow Wilson-

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave,
and impossible to forget.
-G. Randolf-

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