friendship quotes

A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.Lucy Larcom

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!Doug Larson

Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship.Johann Kaspar Lavater

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.Bruce Lee

My last public performance for money was in 1967. For free, it was 1972, with the exception of two little one-shot, one-song things. But that's just for friends, out of friendship for the people involved, and also because it was fun.Tom Lehrer

One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.Jacqueline Leo

I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to make the acquaintanceship, and then the friendship, of two Venetians, Roberta and Franco, who remain my best friends here after almost 50 years.Donna Leon

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.C. S. Lewis

I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can't get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That's in friendship, that's a deal, that's a commitment. Don't give me paper - I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that's for life.Jerry Lewis

The bracelet says 'Fear Nothing.' It was given to me by my friends, and it was made for me and my friends during the period of time that I was going through chemotherapy. And I still wear it, because it's a great reminder of friendship and how my buddies and others came together in my time of need.Joseph J. Lhota

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?Abraham Lincoln

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don't mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.Charles de Lint

Often the magical elements in my books are standing in for elements of the real world, the small and magical-in-their-own-right sorts of things that we take for granted and no longer pay attention to, like the bonds of friendship that entwine our own lives with those of other people and places.Charles de Lint

A gang is the same as a wolf pack; gang members do not use their energies in friendship with one another, for they do not know what friendship is. If they are united, it is by the common bond of a desire to attack their world.Haniel Long

Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.Lucan

People instantly assume you can't have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A. - or America.Isabel Lucas

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.Emil Ludwig

I would like to raise my glass to friendship between Russia and the United States.Richard Lugar