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Friends And Friendship Quotes

Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.

Author: Randolph S. Bourne (1886-1918)

Profession: American Writer

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.

Author: Kenneth Branagh (1960)

Profession: British-born American Actor, Director, Producer, Stage director

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.

Author: Robert Brault


Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.

Author: Nicholas Breton (1545-1626)

Profession: British Author, Poet

How delightful to find a friend in everyone.

Author: Joseph Brodsky (1940)

Profession: Russian-born American Poet, Critic

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

Author: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Profession: British Novelist

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?

Author: Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

Author: Anita Brookner (1938)

Profession: British Novelist, Art Historian

Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.

Author: Dr. Joyce Brothers (1927)

Profession: American Psychologist, Television and Radio Personality

Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.

Author: John Mason Brown (1800-1859)

Profession: American Militant Abolitionist

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil -- but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small silly presents every so often -- just to save it from drying out completely

Author: Pam Brown


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

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.

Author: Buddha (568-488 BC)

Profession: Founder of Buddhism

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.

Author: Buddha (568-488 BC)

Profession: Founder of Buddhism