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.

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

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


Memorable Quotations: W.H. Auden
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Memorable Quotations: George Eliot
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Memorable Quotations: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Memorable Quotations: Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Memorable Quotations: Virginia Woolf
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