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Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Henry David Thoreau

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.

George Santayana

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have no friends not equal to you.


Men have to have friends even in hell.

Miguel de Cervantes

If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

Blaise Pascal

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other`s little failings.

Jean de La Bruyere

The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring in nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Mark Twain

Love and friendship exclude each other.

Jean de La Bruyere

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.


Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

Elbert Hubbard

Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it - to that end a slight physical antipathy must probably help.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.

Blaise Pascal

Don`t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don`t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Elbert Hubbard

Every murderer is probably somebody`s old friend.

Agatha Christie

A bad cold wouldn`t be so annoying if it weren`t for the advice of our friends.

Kin Hubbard

We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.

William Somerset Maugham

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

Honore de Balzac

Those who have loved have little relish for friendship. The devotee of strong drink finds wine insipid.

Alexandre Dumas

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

Samuel Butler

For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we perform for the sake of our friends.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Lord, protect me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.


I don`t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.


A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Friendship has its illusions no less than love.


The most disagreeable thing that your worst enemy says to your face does not approach what your best friends say behind your back.

Alfred de Musset

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is enmity, passion, worship, love, but no friendship.

Oscar Wilde

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.


The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.

Jean de La Bruyere

I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.

Nicolas de Chamfort

It is not so much our friends` help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.


A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

John Davison Rockefeller

A friend to all is a friend to none.


Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.

Joseph Addison

He who cannot feel friendship is alike incapable of love. Let a woman beware of the man who owns that he loves no one but herself.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Do not choose for your wife any woman you would not choose as your friend if she were a man.

Joseph Joubert


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