Famous Quotes About Friendship
Quotes that Define and Celebrate Friendship
A true friend is someone who isn't easy to come by, especially in today's superficial, jaded culture and should be treasured and nurtured at all costs.
So in the spirit of celebrating and defining friendship, I went out seeking meaningful friendship quotes to bring back and share with you. My gift to you. Who knows, perhaps one day we will call each other friend.
I hope you discover a few friendship quotes today to share with those you call friend,
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Quotes About True Friendship
Life is slippery. Here, take my hand.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Best friends are like diamonds, precious and rare
False friends are like leaves, found everywhere.
Quotes of all types on a large variety of topics.
Inspirational Friendship Quotes
"What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies."
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.
~Henry David Thoreau
On Making Friends With The Enemy
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
- Arthur Ashe
You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
- Ann Richards
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln
A good friend is cheaper than therapy.
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What Is A True Friend?
Definition of a True Friend
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. ~Arnold Glasow
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
- Alice Walker
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
The Value of Friendship
In my humble opinion...
It seems the value of the word "friend" has irreversibly changed in today's world. Living in a time when social networking too often takes the place of actual face-to-face relationships, it appears the meaning of a friend has been devalued beyond repair.
Many of us call people we have never meant face to face "friends". We have never looked into that persons eyes to see the true character there. Never been there to comfort each other with an encouraging hug or pat on the back. Never known each others families, witnessed their day to day lives, drama and joy. Does the lack of human contact detract from the value of true friendship?
A large number of people in today's world appear to be on a perpetual mission to see who can collect the most friends in a profile on a plethora of social network platforms. I often wonder just how many of those friends can one call in the middle of the night when a true friend is needed and if that friend would indeed venture out at 3:00 AM, or put their lives on hold in order to help a "friend" in need? Does a large portfolio of virtual strangers masked as friends create a false sense of what true friendship is all about?
I believe it's important to reflect on the true meaning of friendship and occasionally take inventory of who really would be there for me at 3AM.
I believe a true friend isn't afraid to disagree with you and when they do, also aren't in fear of compromising an element in the friendship in order to help their friend. At the same time a true friend doesn't judge when you "screw up" and supports you even in the tangled odds of disagreement.
True friends should be able to separate, follow different paths in life and be able to pick up the threads of their friendship right where they left off. Even it's been years or for some, decades later.
Most of all I believe that a true friend should have a tangible human element that I can feel. Eye contact that conveys more than written words ever will. A comforting hug, encouraging hand on my back or a tug of my hand to pull one another along. Even a voice on the phone communicating emotions that evoke a plethora reactions to make that human connection.
What about you? How do you define friendship?
How Many True Friends Do You Have?
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Not fair weather friends, acquaintances or Facebook friends, but how many TRUE friends do you have?
Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.
The Definition of True Friendship
Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Friendship is one mind in two bodies. Unknown Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
I get by with a little help from my friends
Friendship Quotes With A Twist
It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.
True friends stab you in the front.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
- Mark Twain
"You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
-- Bernard Meltzer
It's the friends you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter.
Proverbs on Friendship
Proverbs Defining Friendship
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
-- Czech. Proverb
"May there always be work for your hands to do, may your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your windowpane, may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you."
- Irish Blessing
"It is better to be in chains with friends , than to be in a garden with strangers."
-Persian Proverb -
Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.
Hold a true friend with both your hands.
I Love this Quote!
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
More Friendly Sites
- The Friendship Page: Writing: The Meaning of Friendship
Search The Friendship Page�The Meaning of FriendshipThe concept of friendship has been discussed for thousands of years. Below are some links to academic articles and sources which attempt to bring together and summarise the definitions of friendship
- Meaning Of Friendship - Definition of Friendship - Friendship Meanings
What is Friendship, Definition of Friend, True Friendship - All about the meaning of true friends, what friendship means, meaning of friendship bracelets, poems, ring
- Mark Vernon
Mark Vernon examines the love shared by friends, linking the rich insights of the great philosophers of friendship with numerous illustrations from modern life.
- Alex Pattakos: The Meaning of Friendship in a Social-Networked World
While a social connection on Facebook may be only a click away, cultivating a true friendship is not that easy or straightforward.
- Edward Sellner: Meanings of Friendship in St. Augustine
Like a Kindling Fire: Meanings of Friendship in the Life and Writings of Augustine by Edward C. Sellner Edward C. Sellner, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Spirituality at the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN. He is the au
- The True Meaning Of Friendship
The True Meaning Of Friendship: Some of these pictures will make you laugh, some will make you cry, and some will make you say awwwww....
There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.
Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.
Charlotte's Web - A Story of True Friendship
Charlotte's Web is one of the first books I recall reading that had a memorable, lasting emotional effect on me. It's such a sweet story that defines and reflects the true meaning friendship. Still to this day able to bring tears to my eyes, the passage below is my favorite passage in this classic story:
You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.
Charlotte, "Charlotte's Web"
- E. B. White
A Snapshot of some of those Quoting here
Who is: H. Jackson Brown Jr? An American author who is best known for writing: Life's Little Instruction Book, boasting two years on the NY Times Best Seller List.
Who is: Albert Camus? French Philosopher, Author, Political Activist, Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1957, journalist during the French Resistance.. 1913 - 1960
Who is: Elbert Hubbard? Pioneered the Arts & Crafts movement in the midst of industrialization and mass production born during the onset of the 20th Century
Who is: Alice Walker? American author, activist, poet. She is best known for writing the classic novel: The Color Purple which also earned her the Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Award.
Who Is: John Evelyn? John Evelyn (1620 - 1706) was an English writer/diarist. While he authored 30 books on various topics, he also kept a diary his entire life. The diary gives great insight to the cultural and social issues of the 17th century.
Touching Words Written for a Friend
A brief candle; both ends burning
An endless mile; a bus wheel turning
A friend to share the lonesome times
A handshake and a sip of wine
So say it loud and let it ring
We are all a part of everything
The future, present and the past
Fly on proud bird
You're free at last.
written en route to the funeral for his friend, Ronnie Van Zant of the band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
~ Charlie Daniel
Most people walk in and out of your life. But only friends leave footprints in your heart.
Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.
Words to live by
Over 900 quotes on a variety of subjects that you will read over and over, again and again!
I wish I could recall the appropriate quote for the moment from memory, but have realized I'm just unable to store that much in my brain! Get inspired every single day with a book of inspirational quotes. There is one here for every situation in life.