To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.
Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Profession: Third President of the USA
A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
The endearing elegance of female friendship.
The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.
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.
Never, my dear Sir, do you take it into your head that I do not love you; you may settle yourself in full confidence both of my love and my esteem; I love you as a kind man, I value you as a worthy man, and hope in time to reverence you as a man of exemplary piety.
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
Author: Thomas Jones
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.
Author: Erica Jong (1942)
Profession: American Author
He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
Profession: French Moralist
Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
Author: Lois L. Kaufman
The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy together those moments of life that are utterly simple? They are the moments people looks back on at the end of life and number as their most sacred experiences.
Author: Eugene Kennedy