He makes no friends who never made a foe.
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
Profession: British Poet
Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.
Profession: Roman Writer of Comedies
Those who forgets their friends to follow those of a higher status are truly snobs.
Author: William M. Thackeray (1811-1863)
Profession: Indian-born British Novelist
It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship.
Author: Mary Dixon Thayer
Verily, great grace may go with a little gift; and precious are all things that come from a friend.
To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.
A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us. The friend asks no return but that his friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other's hopes. They are kind to each other's dreams.
We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.
Author: Irish Toast
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.
Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Profession: American Humorist, Writer