Quotes with friendship
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air, and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up, and it cankers and breeds worms.
Paul Faber, Surgeon (1879)
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.
Esteem has more engaging charms than friendship, and even love. It captivates hearts better, and never makes ingrates.
It is with sincere affection or friendship as with ghosts and apparitions,—a thing that everybody talks of, and scarce any hath seen.
The generality of friends puts us out of conceit with friendship; just as the generality of religious people puts us out of conceit with religion.
We love everything on our own account; we even follow our own taste and inclination when we prefer our friends to ourselves; and yet it is this preference alone that constitutes true and perfect friendship.
What is commonly called friendship is no more than a partnership; a reciprocal regard for one another’s interests, and an exchange of good offices; in a word, a mere traffic, wherein self-love always proposes to be a gainer.
The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
Beasts and Super-Beasts (1914)
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894
Our friendship is an ethical responsibility.
House, Control. By Dr. Wilson.