Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship.
- Mary Dixon Thayer
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
Let your best be for your friend.
- Kahlil Gibran
Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
- Pietro Aretino
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious; it is the true source of art, science, and friendship.
- Albert Einstein
Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
- Baltasar Gracian
Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fennimore Cooper
My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca
The world would be so lonely, in sunny hours or gray.
Without the gift of friendship, to help us every day.
- Hilda Brett Farr
Let there be no purpose in friendship, save the deepening of the spirit.
Your friend is your needs answered.
- Kahlil Gibran
A simple friend thinks the friendship over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight.
- Author Unknown
Good friends must not always be together. It is the feeling of oneness when distant That proves a lasting friendship.
- Susan P. Schultz
My friends are my estate.
- Emily Dickinson
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
- Benjamin Franklin
A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself.
- James Boswell
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial.
- Thomas Jefferson
Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
- Lois L. Kaufman
Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.
- Swedish proverb