Some friendships are made by nature, some by contract, some by interest, and some by souls.
—- Jeremy Taylor
Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
—- Henry Adams
We evaluate our friends with a godlike justice, but we want them to evaluate us with a godlike compassion.
—- Sydney Harris
Hear no ill of a friend, nor speak any of an enemy.
—- Benjamin Franklin
Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.
—- Ed Howe
A person should keep his friendship in constant repair.
—- Samued Johnson
The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
—- Wilson Mizner
Three men are my friends: he that loves me, he that hates me, and he that is indifferent to me. Who loves me teaches me tenderness. Who hates me teaches me caution. Who is indifferent to me teaches me self – reliance.
Friendship is in loving rather than being loved.
—- Robert Bridges
You make more friends by becoming interested in other people than by trying to interest other people in yourself.
—- Dale Carnegie
True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
—- Charles Caleb Colton
Friendship begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.
—- St. Francis De Sales
It is mutual respect which makes friendship lasting.
—- John Henry Newman
A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities.
—- William Shakespeare
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shock of adversity before it its entitled to the appellation.
—- George Washington
In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then the recognition of interdependance.
—- Henry van Dyke
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over, so in a series of kindness there is at last one that makes the heart run over.
—- Samuel Johnson
A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.