Quotations about Friends


Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
--Apocrypha


To the query, "What is a friend?" his reply was "A single soul dwelling in two bodies."
--Aristotle


Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
--W. H. Auden


I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.
--Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort


Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
--Jennie Jerome Churchill


Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
--George Eliot


A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson


It is more shameful to distrust one's friends than to be deceived by them.
--François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld


God gives us our relatives -- thank God we can choose our friends.
--Ethel Watts Mumford


I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
--Logan Pearsall Smith


So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
--Robert Louis Stevenson


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 a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
--Harriet Beecher Stowe


Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
--Virginia Woolf


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