Friendship quotes and links to friendship quotes:
"The friendship which is to be practised or expected by common mortals, must take its rise from mutual pleasure, and must end when the power ceases of delighting each other." - Aristotle
"True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd, Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest." - Homer. Odyssey,
translated by Alexander Pope.
"There is no life without friendship." - Cicero
"There cannot be friendship without virtue." - Sallust
"To give counsel, as well as to take it, is a feature of true friendship." - Cicero
"Feigned friendship is to be avoided." - anon
"The cultivation of friendship with the powerful is pleasant to the inexperienced, but he who has experienced it dreads it." - Horace
"He takes the greatest ornament from friendship, who takes modesty from it." - Cicero
"Those who deliberate on controversial matters should be free from hatred, friendship, anger, and pity." - Julius Cæsar
"Be this the first law of friendship, that we neither ask of others what is dishonorable, nor ourselves do it when asked." - Cicero
"As the yellow gold is tested in the fire, so the faith of
friendship can only be known in the time of adversity." - Ovid
"Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun." - Cicero
"In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds." - Aristotle.
"Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate."
- Thomas Jones.
"A friendship who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative." - George Ade.
"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost." - Charles Caleb Colton.
"One has to stop holding back for fear of alienating some imaginary reader or real relative or friend, and come out with personal truth." - May Sarton
"Better is old wine than new, and old friends likewise." - Charles Kingsley
"Kinship can exist without goodwill, but friendship cannot." - Cicero
"Kings are said to press with many a cup, and test with wine the man whom they desire to test whether he be worthy of their friendship." - Horace
"Friendship makes prosperity brighter while it lightens adversity by sharing its griefs and anxieties." - Cicero
"Live free from envy and spend your peaceful years without fame,
and thus live in friendship with your peers." - Ovid.
"All things are common among friends." - Terence
"There can be no more effective instrument of good government than good friends." - Tacitus
"Do you count your birthdays thankfully?, forgive your friends?, grow gentler and better with advancing age?" - Horace
"He who attacks an absent friend, or who does not defend him when spoken ill of by another; that man is a dark character; you, Romans, beware of him." - Horace
"But at least we might do for a friend what a father does for his child, and not be disgusted by a blemish." - Horace
"If anyone feigns with you in speaking and is not a sincere friend, do the same with him, and thus let art be foiled by art." - Dionysius Cato
"He does nothing who seeks to console a desponding person with words; a friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time where deeds are called for." - Plautus
“For I, who hold sage Homer's rule the best, welcome the coming, speed the going guest” - Alexander Pope.