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.
Author: Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)
Profession: American Historian
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Author: Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)
Profession: American Educator, Social Reformer
Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Author: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Profession: American Author
A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Author: St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Profession: Italian Scholastic Philosopher and Theologian
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
Author: Pietro Aretino (1492-1556)
Profession: Italian Writer
To the query, ''What is a friend?'' his reply was ''A single soul dwelling in two bodies.''
Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.
Without friends no one would choose to live.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.