Quotes About Friendship

The quotes about friendship you'll read below reflect life with friends.

Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, and often we learn from our friends.

Enjoy these quotes about friendship!

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
~ Benjamin Franklin

It's the friends you can call at 4 a.m. that matter.
~ Marlene Dietrich

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
~ Jacques Delille

To a friend's house the road is never long.
~ Dutch Proverb

It is more shameful to distrust one's friends than to be deceived by them.
~ La Rochefoucauld

You don't just luck into things ... You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
~ Barbara Bush

We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault.
~ Thomas Fuller

Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them. A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
~ Aristotle

One friend in a life is much, two are many, three are hardly possible.
~ Henry Brooks Adams

Live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to.
~ Arnold Glasow

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of low growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
~ George Washington

Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe,
Bold I can meet -- perhaps may turn his blow;
But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send,
Save, save, oh save me from the Candid Friend.
~ George Canning

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.
~ Mary Catherwood

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
~ Oscar Wilde

We have fewer friends than we imagine, but more that we know.
~ Hugo von Hofmannsthsal

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
~ Oprah Winfrey

My son, keep well thy tongue, and keep thy friend.
~ Chaucer

Just as yellow gold is tested in the fire, so is friendship to be tested by adversity.
~ Ovid

A true friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
~ Walter Winchell

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosphy, like art ... it has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.
~ C.S. Lewis

Simple Friend vs. Real Friend

A Simple Friend has never seen you cry.
A Real Friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A Simple Friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A Real Friend has their phone numbers in his/her address book.

A Simple Friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A Real Friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A Simple Friend hates it when you call after he/she has gone to bed.
A Real Friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A Simple Friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A Real Friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A Simple Friend wonders about your romantic history.
A Real Friend could blackmail you with it.

A Simple Friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A Real Friend opens your refrigerator and helps him/herself.

A Simple Friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A Real Friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight.

A Simple Friend expects you to always be there for them.
A Real Friend expects to always be there for you!

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