Friends quotes

  • Plenty, as well as Want, can separate friends.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Friends #Want #Wells

  • There have been fewer friends on earth than kings.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Friends #Kings #Earth

  • I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Friends #Truth #Lying

  • Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Friends #Spring #Good Friend

  • A true friend never asks of you what they know you would never ask of them.
    -- Alan Carr

    #Friendship #Friends #True Friend

  • I am not looking for a friend; if I want a friend I'd buy a dog.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Friendship #Friends #Dog

  • What would become of the world if the condemned started to confide their heartaches to the executioners?
    -- Albert Camus

    #Friends #Sympathy #Heartache

  • No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Friends #Wisdom #Hate

  • Friends have a way of speaking without words.
    -- Alice Dalgliesh

    #Friends #Way

  • I remember when I first started in the business, I lost a lot of friends. Some were jealous, some were annoyed at the fact that I was an actress.
    -- Amber Tamblyn

    #Friends #Business #Jealous

  • My parents cultured me a lot and they introduced me to a lot of artists, a lot of their friends.
    -- Amber Tamblyn

    #Friends #Artist #Parent

  • Other people like Neil Young and Dennis Hopper, those are just really close knit family friends.
    -- Amber Tamblyn

    #Friends #People #Family Friends

  • Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Friendship #Friends #World

  • Friends are the leaders of the bosom, being more ourselves than we are, and we complement our affections in theirs.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Friends #Leader #Affection

  • Friends tell the truth to one another. Friends don't slam the door to correction or reflection when it is offered with affection.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Friends #Reflection #Doors

  • I guess the thing is that we remained huge friends after the original Phantom movie, when we decided it wouldn't take place and we just saw each other socially over the years so we were friends.
    -- Andrew Lloyd Webber

    #Friends #Years #Phantoms

  • One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you're the one.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Friends #Country #Health

  • A friend is someone you can call in the middle of the night when your man is gone, or you wish he would go, or you suspect your cellulite is winning - or even just to prove to yourself that there is someone you can call in the middle of the night.
    -- Anne Beatts

    #Friends #Winning #Night

  • A real friendship is a light thing. A real friend holds you loosely.
    -- Anne Rivers Siddons

    #Friends #Real #Light

  • Friendship needs both confidences and confidence in the other's outstretched hand.
    -- Anne Roiphe

    #Friendship #Friends #Hands

  • I'm not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Poetry is an art of language, though, so I am always aware of every word's meaning, or multiple meanings.
    -- Anne Stevenson

    #Friends #Art #Shy

  • There's no friend like someone who has known you since you were five.
    -- Anne Stevenson

    #Friends #No Friends

  • A friend to all is a friend to none.
    -- Aristotle

    #Friendship #Friends #Real Friends

  • Friends are much better tried in bad fortune than in good.
    -- Aristotle

    #Friends #Good Friend #Fortune

  • Make your friends your teachers and mingle the pleasures of conversation with the advantages of instruction.
    -- Baltasar Gracian

    #Friends #Teacher #Pleasure

  • We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Friends #Gay #Blue

  • To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Friends #Rocks #Feminist

  • I don't really believe in pretending to be happy when you're not. Mostly I believe that you should burden your friends with your problems.
    -- Barbara Park

    #Friends #Believe #Problem

  • A female friend, amiable, clever, and devoted, is a possession more valuable than parks and palaces; and without such a muse, few men can succeed in life, none be contented.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Friends #Clever #Men

  • Generally speaking, among sensible persons, it would seem that a rich man deems that friend a sincere one who does not want to borrow his money; while, among the less favored with fortune's gifts, the sincere friend is generally esteemed to be the individual who is ready to lend it.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Friends #Men #Doe

  • Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Life #Relationship #Friends

  • Either be a true friend or a mere stranger: a true friend will delight to do good--a mere stranger will do no harm.
    -- Benjamin Whichcote

    #Friends #True Friend #Delight

  • I believe friends enclose us, like a pair of parentheses. Each one knows us differently, each sustains us in a different way.
    -- Beth Kephart

    #Friends #Believe #Different

  • There's a kind of emotional exploration you plumb with a friend that you don't really do with your family.
    -- Bette Midler

    #Friends #Emotional #Kind

  • Friends aren't any more important than breath or blood to a high school senior.
    -- Betty Ford

    #Friends #Senior #School

  • You'll have many, many friends, but if your relationship with your mate is one hundred per cent of your heart, you'll never need a friend.
    -- Bill Cosby

    #Friends #Heart #Needs

  • There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
    -- Boris Yeltsin

    #Friends #People #Political

  • Every day, I work at not taking this fame thing seriously. Fortunately, I have a great group of friends who help me do this.
    -- Bruce Willis

    #Friends #Great Day #Groups

  • Until you can see everything in the world as your friend, your work is not done.
    -- Byron Katie

    #Friends #Done #World

  • The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Family #Friends #Careers

  • My husband and I are best of friends first and foremost. We fight like cats and dogs, but never stay mad for long. I was lucky to find him, he is in every way, my soulmate.
    -- Carnie Wilson

    #Inspirational #Friends #Marriage

  • Male friends do not always face each other; they stand side by side, facing the world.
    -- Carolyn Heilbrun

    #Friends #Men #Males

  • Now I'm searching for a slightly overweight, single, childless woman who doesn't have a date and isn't too depressing to be around. It's getting harder to find a girlfriend than a boyfriend.
    -- Cathy Guisewite

    #Friends #Depressing #Girlfriend

  • Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy.
    -- Charles Caleb Colton

    #Friends #True Friend #Book

  • Nothing shows one who his friends are like prosperity and ripe fruit.
    -- Charles Dudley Warner

    #Friends #Fruit #Prosperity

  • The going away of friends does not make the remainder more precious. It takes so much from them as there was a common link. A. B. and C. make a party. A. dies. B. not only loses A. but all A.'s part in C. C. loses A.'s part in B., and so the alphabet sickens by subtraction of interchangeables.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Friends #Party #Going Away

  • It is good to have friends at court.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Friends #Court

  • No, but women are saying, and they say, are you crazy? But because they've had children since they were 20 years old. I haven't. So I had a child when I was 43, and now he's really out with his friends.
    -- Cheryl Tiegs

    #Friends #Children #Crazy

  • I prefer to imagine that my wife, a few friends, and occasionally my mom are the only ones who read what I do, though I realize that this is somewhat unrealistic.
    -- Chris Ware

    #Friends #Mom #Wife

  • Make all your friends feel there is something in them.
    -- Christian D. Larson

    #Friends #Feels

  • What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence.
    -- Christopher Hitchens

    #Inspiring #Friends #Existence

  • A man can seem to have many friends yet know little of friendship.
    -- Clarence H. Burns

    #Friendship #Friends #Men

  • I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests.
    -- Clarence Thomas

    #Friends #Winning #Thinking

  • Rather than bringing me closer to others, the time that I spend online isolates me from the most important people in my life, my family, my friends, my neighbourhood, my community.
    -- Clifford Stoll

    #Friends #People #Community

  • Friends are the twenty-first-century version of extended families.
    -- Cynthia Heimel

    #Friends #Twenties #Firsts

  • Ultimately, the only way to make good friends is to become a good friend yourself. Good people gather around other good people.
    -- Daisaku Ikeda

    #Friends #Good Friend #People

  • That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.
    -- Deb Caletti

    #Love #Family #Friends

  • I had this great urge... I had it the day I was born. Some may call it destiny. My parents and friends called it dismaying.
    -- Dian Fossey

    #Friends #Destiny #Parent

  • Overall I think that the most important thing is to have true friends, and always to stay true to yourself and never try to be somebody that you're not.
    -- Diego Boneta

    #Friends #True Friend #Thinking

  • one keeps one's friends better when one is alone. The corollary to this is that one loses one's friends, slowly, when one sees them too often or when they visit for too long a time.
    -- Doris Grumbach

    #Friends #Long

  • I hate the whole race. There is no believing a word they say, your professional poets, I mean there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.
    -- Duke of Wellington

    #Friends #Hate #Believe

  • What are you supposed to do - stop practicing law whenever one of your friends becomes president?
    -- Edward Bennett Williams

    #Friends #Law #President

  • I see no purpose in Bad Coffee, Bad Wine, or Insincere friends.
    -- Edward L. Morse

    #Friends #Coffee #Wine

  • Ruth has friends like other people have wardrobes. I mean that there's someone for every occasion.
    -- Elizabeth Berg

    #Friends #Mean #People

  • Trust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends.
    -- Eminem

    #Funny #Friends #Circles

  • When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.
    -- Eminem

    #Friends #Teenager #Rap

  • My friends are all really nice about my fame, they're just curious really, they ask lots of questions.
    -- Emma Watson

    #Friends #Nice #Fame

  • Friendship Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway. A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down. A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it. However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
    -- Eric Hoffer

    #Friends #Real #Believe

  • The reason why I have survived as long as I have survived is what my friends, comrades and supporters thought was an extraordinarily cautious approach.
    -- Ernst Zundel

    #Friends #Long #Reason

  • You know, many people have called me, friends from the nationalist camp, revisionists and so on, from around the world, have called me over the years - and now again because of what happened - and they are all very cynical about the police and the authorities.
    -- Ernst Zundel

    #Friends #Years #People

  • But the drugs are kind of like taboo, at least among me and my friends and the people I've worked with.
    -- Ethan Suplee

    #Friends #People #Drug

  • Certainly, friends are sufficiently rare not to be neglected; they are life's best comforters.
    -- Eugenie de Guerin

    #Friends #Neglected

  • We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men; and that is all. We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing. I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends.
    -- Fay Weldon

    #Friends #Children #Men

  • One does not permit one's friends to be slandered in time of trouble.
    -- Frances Parkinson Keyes

    #Friends #Doe #Trouble

  • Deliberate long before thou consecrate a friend, and when thy impartial justice concludes him worthy of thy bosom, receive him joyfully, and entertain him wisely; impart thy secrets boldly, and mingle thy thoughts with his: he is thy very self; and use him so; if thou firmly think him faithful, thou makest him so.
    -- Francis Quarles

    #Friends #Thinking #Self

  • Sometimes we lose friends for whose loss our regret is greater than our grief, and others for whom our grief is greater than our regret.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Friends #Regret #Grief

  • What men call friendship is no more than a partnership, a mutual care of interests, an exchange of favors - in a word, it is a sort of traffic, in which self-love ever proposes to be the gainer.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Friends #Men #Self

  • the friend in need is the one who is the friend in deed; ... if people were not friends in need, there was every likelihood that they never would be friends again in any conditions that might obtain.
    -- Gene Stratton-Porter

    #Friends #People #Would Be

  • It is necessary to me, not simply to be but to utter, and I require utterance of my friends.
    -- George Eliot

    #Friends #Utterance

  • Of new acquaintances one can never be sure because one likes them one day that it will be so the next. Of old friends one is sure that it will be the same yesterday, today, and forever.
    -- George Eliot

    #Friends #Yesterday #Forever

  • All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
    -- George Harrison

    #Birthday #Friends #Cake

  • A ready way to lose your friend is to lend him money. Another equally ready way to lose him is to refuse to lend him money. It is six of one and a half dozen of the other.
    -- George Jean Nathan

    #Friends #Money #Reading

  • When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Inspiring #Friends #Loneliness

  • For my boyhood's friend hath fallen, the pillar of my trust, The true, the wise, the beautiful, is sleeping in the dust.
    -- George Stillman Hillard

    #Friends #Beautiful #Wise

  • As Shantideva says, suffering has many good qualities because it purifies our negative karma, increases our renunciation and compassion, reduces our pride, and helps us to overcome our bad mental habits. If we think in this way we will feel that difficult circumstances are our best friends. When our mind is balanced in this way it becomes as stable as Mount Meru, and nothing can cause it to shake.
    -- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    #Friends #Karma #Pride

  • My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends.
    -- Gloria Swanson

    #Friends #Years #Sculpture

  • He who reckons ten friends has not one.
    -- Guillaume-Chretien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes


  • When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, tell him so.
    -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    #Friends #Kind #Kind Words

  • I had a really good feeling about that match. You know, they are good friends, and Chris had to feel really relaxed because of being out there with Tiger.
    -- Hal Sutton

    #Friends #Good Friend #Feelings

  • Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.
    -- Harriet Tubman

    #Friends #Quaker

  • The new is older than the old; And newest friend is oldest friend in this: That, waiting him, we longest grieved to miss One thing we sought.
    -- Helen Hunt Jackson

    #Friends #Waiting #Missing

  • There is danger that we lose sight of what our friend is absolutely, while considering what she is to us alone.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Friends #Sight #Sky

  • I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
    -- Henry Rollins

    #Inspirational #Life #Friends

  • Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld.
    -- Henry Williamson

    #Friends #Father #Flower

  • God, my parents, my wife. I don't have a lot of friends, because I'm always moving around. I don't drink, so I don't hang out in bars. But they've been very big in my life. Because they have helped to encourage me.
    -- Herschel Walker

    #Friends #Moving #Wife

  • Invite your friend to a feast, but leave your enemy alone; and especially invite the one who lives near you.
    -- Hesiod

    #Friendship #Friends #Enemy

  • You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends.
    -- Hillary Clinton

    #Friends #Fighting #People

  • On the moral plane, true friends enjoy the same protection as the sense of smell confers upon dogs. They scent the sorrow of their friends, they divine its causes, and they clasp it to their minds and hearts.
    -- Honore de Balzac

    #Friends #Dog #True Friend

  • To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it. [Lat., Dulcis inexpertis cultura potentis amici; Expertus metuit.]
    -- Horace

    #Friends #Men #Intimate

  • Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts.
    -- Horace

    #Friends #Wise #Kings