Friendship Quotes, Best Friend Quotes
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple and without sins involved?
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. St. Thomas Aquinas
Friendship is one godly mind in two bodies.
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
This is my beloved and this is my friend. Song of Solomon 5:16
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend who guides us to our final destination, God.
A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Conscience is the true friend that never betrays.
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure. Ecclesiasticus 6:14
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
The verb "to love" in Persian is "to have a friend." "I love you" translated literally is "I have you as a friend," and "I don't like you" simply means "I don't have you as a friend."
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
"Stay" is a pleasing word in a friend's vocabulary.
We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; therefore we ought to forgive our friends too.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion.
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.
All love that has not friendship for its base,
Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
It is virtue, virtue, which both creates and preserves friendship. On it depends harmony of interest, permanence, fidelity.
Don't imagine to yourself if you have the same carnal passions as your friend that that is the true bond of friendship, it's rather you in your friend that you really love.
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
“To become truly acquainted with another person, you must first get to know yourself.”
“No better relation than a prudent and faithful Friend”
“Forsake not an old friend, for the new will not be like to him.” Sirach 9:14
“A new friend is as new wine: it shall grow old, and thou shalt drink it with pleasure.” Sirach 9:15
“The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure; ours has severest virtue for its basis, and such a friendship ends not but with life.”
“Man has three friends on whose company he relies. First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives; they go only as far as the grave, and leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave.”
“Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them”
“The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love, do not require coupons.”
“Among the greatest comfort of my old age, and that which gives me the greatest satisfaction, is the pleasing remembrance of the many benefits and friendly offices I have done to others.”
“The only service a friend can really render is to keep your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a godly image of yourself.”
“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
“Friendship, in the old heroic sense of that term, no longer exists. It is in reality no longer expected or recognized as a virtue among men.”
“True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare.
False friends are like leaves, found everywhere.”
“If you share in your friend's crime, you make it your own.”
“Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds.”
“Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”
“False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports”
“A true friend is the one who always tells you the truth. And who can be a better friend than the Holy Bible?”
“As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.”
“Christian friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.”
“A faithful friend is the medicine of life and immortality: and they that fear the Lord, shall find him.” Sirach 6:16
“He that feareth God, shall likewise have good friendship: because according to him shall his friend be.” Sirach 6:17
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
“Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”
“Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have immoral people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, and you will have for friends the saints of God.”
“If I speak to thee in friendship's name, thou think'st I speak too coldly, if I mention love's devoted flame, thou say'st I speak too boldly” St. Thomas More
“Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.”
“We often choose a friend as we do a pleasure - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.”
“I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his grief”
“A true friend doesn't care if you're rich or poor, big or small, young or old. He doesn't care if you're not smart, not popular, not a good joke-teller, not the best athlete, nor the best-looking person. To your friend, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born.”
“Friendship is a union of spirits, a marriage of hearts, and the bond there of virtue”
“What are the words from a true friend? It is these: I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.”
“What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!” St. Teresa of Avila
“Boldness be my friend.”
“Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!”
“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own soul; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
“Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.”
“We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.”
“My dear friend, clear your mind of can't.”
“A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view.”
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”
“Who seeks an ungodly friend rests friendless.”
“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” St. Thomas Aquinas
“One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.”
“When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there”
“A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.”
“You can't stay in your corner waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
“Christian friendship is a knot tied by angels' hands.”
“For there is no friend like Jesus Christ, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.”
“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.”
“Good friends are like stars.... You don't always see them, but you know they are always there”
“In order to have friends, you must first be one.”
“I can trust my Christian friends. These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.”
“It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.”
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
“The friendship that can cease has never been real.” St. Jerome
“He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back”
“But what is the good of friendship if one cannot say exactly what one means? Anybody can say charming things and try to please and to flatter, but a true friend always says unpleasant things, and does not mind giving pain. Indeed, if he is a really true friend he prefers it, for he knows that then he is doing good.”
“A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.”
good times and bad times,
I'll be on your side for ever more...
that's what friends are for.”
“One of the best ways to keep friendship is to return it”
“Friends show their love - in times of trouble, not in happiness”
“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when your spirit sag, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
“What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.”
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”