Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Men kick friendship around like a football but it doesn't seem to break. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
The difference between friendship and love is how much you can hurt each other.
True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
C. S. Lewis
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too? Thought I was the only one."
It is virtue, virtue, which both creates and preserves friendship. On it depends harmony of interest, permanence, fidelity.
Perhaps the most delightful are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Henry David Thoreau
The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?
Cornelia Otis Skinner
To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.
David Tyson Gentry
True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
Those truly linked don't need correspondence. When they meet again after many years apart, Their friendship is as true as ever.
Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anybody else in the world.
Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
All love that has not friendship for its base, Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Henry David Thoreau
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Though friendship is not quick to burn, It is explosive stuff.
Woman reaches love through friendship; man reaches friendship through love.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friend.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.