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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone de Beauvoir
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues; Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence; true friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Many a time,… from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.
What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun.
It's important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to the friendship that we are not.
Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.
Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.
All love that has not friendship for its base,
Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Love, to endure life's sorrow and earth's woe,
Needs friendship's solid masonwork below.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honoré de Balzac
No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Marion Crawford
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like;
Friendship is a sheltering tree;
Oh the joys that came down shower-like,
Of friendship, love, and liberty,
Ere I was old!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family — but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
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