Favorite Quotations ~á Friendship, 5 Bringing Out the Best in People

"A friend to all is a friend to none." ~ Aristotle


When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly. ~ Hilaire Belloc

The fun is having friends who help each other get free. ~ Ram Dass

The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole of life, by far the most important is the acquistion of friends. ~ Epicurus

Actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends. ~ George Washington

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship? ~ Anais Nin

Friendship needs no words-- it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. ~ Dag Hammarskj÷ld

Alone, all alone/ Nobody, but nobody / Can make it out here alone. ~ Maya Angelou

Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust. ~ Jesse Owens

The paradox of friendship is that it is both the strongest thing in the world and the most fragile. Wild horses cannot separate friends, but whining words can. A man will lay down his life for his friend but will not sacrifice his eardrums. ~ Sydney J. Harris

I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred--that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt.. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

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