friendship quotes

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

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.Robert Staughton Lynd

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.George MacDonald

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.Shirley MacLaine

But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.Alicia Machado

A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they're really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.Jena Malone

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.Katherine Mansfield

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Here's a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That's not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm's way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship - and it goes so much deeper than friendship.Eric Massa

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.W. Somerset Maugham

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live.Armistead Maupin

Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it's a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself.John Mayall

In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life.Ernst Mayr

I suppose, the natural outgrowth about writing about two friends, it becomes about their friendship, and the complexities of it, and the way personality plays off each other, and what they each like to do, separately and together.Alison McGhee

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.Mignon McLaughlin

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.Herman Melville

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.Mencius