Quotation Explorer - 'Friendships'

My father and he had one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether. - Jorge Luis Borges
(T)here exist friendships which develop their own inner duration, their own eons of transparent time. - Vladimir Nabokov
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back - Blaise Pascal
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will. - Sallust
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. - George Eliot
Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.
Electronic communication is an instantaneous and illusory contact that creates a sense of intimacy without the emotional investment that leads to close friendships. - Clifford Stoll
always keep in mind the paramount importance of living a balanced life with emphasis on nurturing strong friendships and family ties, while still doing the things that you find rewarding for reasons other than mere monetary income. - Derric Yuh Ndim
I have known men to hazard their fortunes, go long journeys halfway about the world, forget friendships, even lie, cheat, and steal, all for the gain of a book. - A.S.W. Rosenbach
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures. - Joseph Addison
You don't just luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities. - Barbara Bush
The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.
Friendships offer more than happiness and a feeling of mutual camaraderie; in time they are most important while giving you permission to ultimately be yourself. - Steven Cuoco
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. - Gautama Buddha
Friendships founded on laughter are always fortuitous. - Stephen King
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. - Samuel Johnson
That's why we make enemies of our friends as soon as they start to drift, he thought, cos that way they get stuck with all our flaws, unlike when they're shared. Maybe brief friendships are best. If you pul out in time, the vices are all theirs. - Yuri Herrera
Strong relationships come from well-bonded friendships. - Jonathan Anthony Burkett
Hard-covered books break up friendships. You loan a hard covered book to a friend and when he doesn’t return it you get mad at him. It makes you mean and petty. But twenty-five cent books are different. - John Steinbeck
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is. - George Santayana
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame - Charles Caleb Colton
I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships. - Kurt Cobain
It’s because our friendships female friendships are just a hop to our sisterhood, and sisterhood can be a very powerful force, to give the world the things that humans desperately need - Tanja Taaljard
Friendships don't last forever, but make sure you make the most of them before it's gone. - Crystal
Myriam and I are both hard workers, and together we make a strong team. We found ways to make a living, educate our children, and to take care of my parents until their last days, and we managed to have fun doing it. ...The friendships we made along the way were the biggest treasure of all. - Marc Ashton
Friendships unfold gradually as women share intimacies with one another- this takes time. You need to be willing to let your friends know the real you, but you don't want to spill your guts out the first time you're out to lunch. - Irene S. Levine
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. - Sydney Smith
Shared laughter creates a bond of friendships. When people laugh together, they cease to be young and old, teacher and pupils, worker and boss. They become a single group of human beings. - W. Lee Grant
Sometimes we forget how important it is just to show up and take care of the good friendships that we have, or might like to have. Good friendships are hard to come by. - Lik Hock Yap Ivan
Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other belong to themselves. - Louise Bernikow
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and intimacies and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to "keep" by force of mere inertia. - William James
I think of the friendships I've strained, the generosity I've exploited, the bridges I've torched. Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil; with them, forgive yourself. There may be hope for me yet. - Anthony Ervin
Life's truest happiness is found in friendships we make along the way. - Unknown
I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk. - Joquesse Eugenia
Friendships have profound effects on health, creating an impact that may be as significant as avoiding cigarettes. - Stacey Radin
The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. - Abraham Lincoln
Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work but the solidest things we know. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
People form close friendships by knowing private things about each other, and the reason most people don't make close friends is because they're too embarrassed to share anything really important about themselves. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
The cracks in old friendships are measured in awkward pauses. - Darin Strauss
Friendships sail like any other ship... left unattended, it will drift away" - Sensei Stokes - Sensei DarianStokes
Dying and living, weeping and laughing--all parts of our existence here on earth. What would happen in your friendships if together you embraced the hard parts of life and did not fear weeping together? - Afton Rorvik
The attitude you pose is greatly influenced by the links of friendships you bookmark. Good friends, good attitudes; best friends, best attitudes. Guess what for toxic friends...! - Israelmore Ayivor
Our friendships are precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life;and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part is sunshine. - Thomas Jefferson
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