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Friends And Friendship Quotes

Friends are the sunshine of life.

Author: John Hay (1838-1905)

Profession: American Author, Statesman

Friendship is a horizon -- which expands whenever we approach it.

Author: E.R. Hazlip

Profession:

Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

There are persons who cannot make friends. Who are they? Those who cannot be friends. It is not the want of understanding or good nature, of entertaining or useful qualities, that you complain of: on the contrary, they have probably many points of attraction; but they have one that neutralizes all these --they care nothing about you, and are neither the better nor worse for what you think of them. They manifest no joy at your approach; and when you leave them, it is with a feeling that they can do just as well without you. This is not sullenness, nor indifference, nor absence of mind; but they are intent solely on their own thoughts, and you are merely one of the subjects they exercise them upon. They live in society as in a solitude.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our friends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please --that is, as they please or displease us.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

There is no friend as loyal as a book

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

Never deceive a friend.

Author: Hipparchus

Profession: Rhodian Astronomer

The mind is lowered through association with inferiors. With equals it attains equality; and with superiors, superiority.

Author: Hitopadesa

Profession: Sanskrit Fable From Panchatantra

Friendship Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway. A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down. A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it. However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

The only way not to break a friendship is not to drop it.

Author: Julie Holz

Profession: