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Quotes for friendship. Getting a note or card or email from a special friend for absolutely no reason other than to let that person know how special he or she is to you is the best kind of note of all.

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
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.
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?
Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of the weary pilgrimage.
My friends, there are no friends.
If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
A true friend stands with you no matter how outlandish the circumstances may seem at any give moment.
Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.
One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving --instead of actually getting up and leaving.
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
He shut his eyes while Sasha [the cat] kept vigil, watching all the invisible signs that hover over sleeping human beings when the light is put out.
… I wish I’d a knowed more people. I would of loved ’em all. If I’d a knowed more, I would a loved more.
It takes two to speak the truth—one to speak, and another to hear.
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.
I think I have learned that the best way to lift one’s self up is to help someone else.
“My idea of good company, Mr. Elliot, is a company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.” // “You are mistaken,” said he, gently, “that is not good company; that is the best.”
Sometimes people come into your life for a season and other times for a lifetime.
There are very few honest friends—the demand is not particularly great.
I have no patience with anyone born after World War II. You have to explain everything to these people.
It’s very important when making a friend to check and see if they have a private plane. People think a good personality trait in a friend is kindness or a sense of humor. No, in a friend a good personality trait is a Gulfstream.
Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you need is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
She is probably by this time as tired of me, as I am of her; but as she is too polite and I am too civil to say so, our letters are still as frequent and affectionate as ever, and our Attachment as firm and sincere as when it first commenced.
Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
Now a Frende I have Founde / That I woll nother banne ne curse, / But of all frendes in felde or towne / Ever, gramercy, myn own purse.
Then if my friendships break and bend, / There’s little need to cry / The while I know that every foe / Is faithful till I die.
How sad it is that a turtle can live to 150, or a parrot can live as long as a human, but man’s best friend can only live for a decade or two. With some things there’s little justice.
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
No man can be friends with a woman he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her. Sex is always out there. Friendship is ultimately doomed and that is the end of the story.
If a stranger taps you on the ass and says, “How’s the little lady today!” you will probably cringe. But if he’s an American, he’s only being friendly.
I don’t have trouble with men. There are plenty of neurotic contemporaries of mine still around.
Four be the things I am wiser to know: / Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
A friend is a second self.
What a wretched lot of old shriveled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind—the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
… one may be my very good friend, and yet not of my opinion.
Are we not like the two volumes of one book?
In answer to the query, “What is a friend?”: A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
The truth is I now find that I have not the slightest pleasure in the society of any but a few indispensable friends. They must be people who really interest me, with whom I can talk seriously on serious subjects, and with whom I am brought into contact without effort on my side in the natural course of everyday existence.
Friendless, adj. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
Never explain—your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
… that perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend, a good library ….
When the sun shines on you, you see your friends. Friends are the thermometers by which one may judge the temperature of our fortunes.
Friends are self-elected. Reverence is a great part of it.
A friend I can trust is the one who will let me have my death. / The rest are actors who want me to stay and further the plot.
They cherish each other’s hopes. They are kind to each other’s dreams.
Happy is the house that shelters a friend!
Women are quite mad when it comes to hospitality.
There’s a kind of emotional exploration you plumb with a friend that you don’t really do with your family.
Those whom we support hold us up in life.
I’ve been barbecued, stewed, screwed, tattooed, and fried by people claiming to be my friends. The human race has gone backward, not forward, since the days we were apes swinging through the trees.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?
A dog will stay stupid. That’s why we love them so much.
Bloody noses had made them friends, but giving sound to the bruised places in their hearts made them brothers.
Surely we ought to prize those friends on whose principles and opinions we may constantly rely—of whom we may say in all emergencies, “I know what they would think.”
Those who dislike animals (and more specifically those who never had a pet) will never understand the complete joy a pet brings to a soul, and, the pet-less person will never truly understand the meaning of unconditional love.

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