Quotes about Friends

  1. It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth. - Cleveland Abbe, Scientist
    03-Dec-1838 - 29-Dec-1916
  2. When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. - Edward Abbey, Author
    29-Jan-1927 - 14-Mar-1989
  3. Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with. - Paula Abdul, Musician
  4. Can you imagine Simon as a kid? His imaginary friends probably never wanted to play with him. - Paula Abdul, Musician
  5. My only friends were boys, and I was just one more of them. - Victoria Abril, Actress
  6. When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school. - Jensen Ackles, Actor
  7. I've got too many of my friends that retired and went home and got on a rocking chair, and about a year and a half later, I'm always going to the cemetery. - Red Adair, Celebrity
    18-Jun-1915 - 07-Aug-2004
  8. I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards. - Amy Adams, Actress
  9. One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim. - Brooks Adams, Historian
    24-Jun-1848 - 13-Feb-1927
  10. One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim. - Henry B. Adams, Historian
    16-Feb-1838 - 27-Mar-1918
  11. A friend in power is a friend lost. - Henry B. Adams, Historian
    16-Feb-1838 - 27-Mar-1918
  12. Friends are born, not made. - Henry B. Adams, Historian
    16-Feb-1838 - 27-Mar-1918
  13. One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible. - Henry Brooks Adams
    16-Feb-1838 - 27-Mar-1918
  14. My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today. - Richard Adams, Clergyman
  15. Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  16. The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  17. If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  18. Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  19. Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  20. True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. - Joseph Addison, Writer
    01-May-1672 - 17-Jun-1719
  21. A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative. - George Ade, Playwright
    09-Feb-1866 - 16-May-1944
  22. Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared. - Mortimer Adler, Philosopher
    28-Dec-1902 - 28-Jun-2001
  23. Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity. - Mortimer Adler, Philosopher
    28-Dec-1902 - 28-Jun-2001
  24. Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship. - Mortimer Adler, Philosopher
    28-Dec-1902 - 28-Jun-2001
  25. For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one's friends. - Aeschylus, Poet
  26. In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend. - Aeschylus, Poet
  27. If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents. - Aeschylus, Poet
  28. Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune. - Aeschylus, Poet
  29. It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. - Aeschylus, Poet
  30. My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair. - Aeschylus, Poet
  31. A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him. - Aesop, Author
  32. I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat's deck and beaten to death. - Casey Affleck, Actor
  33. Right now I'm pretty single... My career is my boyfriend. - Christina Aguilera, Musician
  34. It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are. - Christina Aguilera, Musician
  35. I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, 'If you talk to her, I'll kill you.' It's always rough with that high school thing. - Christina Aguilera, Musician
  36. I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums. - Christina Aguilera, Musician
  37. The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Statesman
  38. Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Statesman
  39. I am just like 99% of my friends in France, who say on their resume they can speak fluent English. In reality, they can't even count up to three. - Greg Akcelrod, Actor
  40. I have been a goof my whole life. I wasn't really the popular girl in school and didn't have any boyfriends in high school because I was a nerd. I was a geek. - Malin Akerman, Actress
  41. Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend. - Akhenaton, Statesman
  42. I knew Scotty was going to win. At the beginning of the episode, I was like, 'Scotty, are you ready to win?'. I knew he was going to in my heart. I accepted it. I couldn't pick a more perfect person to get second place to. He's my best friend. - Lauren Alaina, Musician
  43. He might be my boyfriend. He might not be my boyfriend. - Lauren Alaina, Musician
  44. I think Kandinsky and I were very near friends. - Josef Albers, Artist
    19-Mar-1888 - 26-Mar-1976
  45. In 1980, I moved to Chicago, and I recorded demo tapes for my friends' bands, and in 1981, the first Big Black record - the first thing I did that was an actual record. - Steve Albini, Musician
  46. Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly. - Amos Bronson Alcott, Educator
    29-Nov-1799 - 04-Mar-1888
  47. Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable. - Louisa May Alcott, Novelist
    29-Nov-1832 - 06-Mar-1888
  48. "Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary. - Louisa May Alcott, Novelist
    29-Nov-1832 - 06-Mar-1888
  49. A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure. - Louisa May Alcott, Novelist
    29-Nov-1832 - 06-Mar-1888
  50. I lived in England to learn English. When I went to England for the first time, it was like being on the Moon. I had no friends, I couldn't speak the language. I was very isolated. - Jean Alesi, Celebrity
  51. Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers. - Lloyd Alexander, Writer
    30-Jan-1924 - 17-May-2007
  52. Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. - Muhammad Ali, Athlete
  53. You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you. - Charles M. Allen
  54. Eventually you love people - friends or lovers - because of their flaws. - Karen Allen, Actress
  55. Certainly, the Bush Administration will rely in the first instance on its friends, since it would be both illogical and counterproductive to reward its adversaries. - Richard V. Allen, Public Servant
  56. Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress from the incoming President's party. - Richard V. Allen, Public Servant
  57. I like to have friends in the kitchen and make a big mess and use every pot in the kitchen. - Ted Allen, Entertainer
  58. Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to - Tim Allen, Comedian
  59. What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt. - Tom Allen, Politician
  60. The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds. - George Allen, Sr., Coach
    29-Apr-1918 - 31-Dec-1990
  61. It's amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined life for my parents, my sister and all my friends. - Kirstie Alley, Actress
  62. So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting. - June Allyson, Actress
    07-Oct-1917 - 08-Jul-2006
  63. The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends. - B. R. Ambedkar, Politician
    14-Apr-1891 - 06-Dec-1956
  64. Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends. - Stephen Ambrose, Historian
    10-Jan-1936 - 13-Oct-2002
  65. That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends. - A. R. Ammons, Poet
  66. Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people. - Namie Amuro, Musician
  67. Even my closest friend said I was finished, but I think I may be a little different from the others. - Namie Amuro, Musician
  68. Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need. - Gillian Anderson, Actress
  69. Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around. - Richard Dean Anderson, Actor
  70. Elvis and I continued to be friends, and I saw him once or twice a year. But he was a troubled person. - Ursula Andress, Actress
  71. Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed an - Prince Andrew, Royalty
  72. Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. - Maya Angelou, Poet
  73. You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a 'goddess circle'. - Jennifer Aniston, Actress
  74. We're all with Friends until Friends dies. If one of us goes, we all go. One of us wouldn't leave. It wouldn't be the show it is without each of us. - Jennifer Aniston, Actress
  75. In a man, I look for a friend, someone who's equal, with whom I'm comfortable. - Jennifer Aniston, Actress
  76. Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, go - Jennifer Aniston, Actress
  77. More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations. - Kofi Annan, Statesman
  78. Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family. - Francesca Annis, Actress
  79. There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. - Antisthenes, Philosopher
  80. That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend. - Minna Antrim, Writer
  81. I think maintaining relationships with my friends, my mother, my manager, they're all important. - Christina Applegate, Actress
  82. Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice. - Thomas Aquinas, Theologian
  83. There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. - Thomas Aquinas, Theologian
  84. Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. - Thomas Aquinas, Theologian
  85. The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born. - Sergio Aragones, Cartoonist
  86. 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, Poet
    20-Apr-1492 - 21-Oct-1556
  87. Hunger knows no friend but its feeder. - Aristophanes, Poet
  88. Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. - Aristophanes, Poet
  89. Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod. - Aristophanes, Poet
  90. The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. - Aristotle, Philosopher
  91. Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves. - Aristotle, Philosopher
  92. No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. - Aristotle, Philosopher
  93. Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. - Aristotle, Philosopher
  94. Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. - Aristotle, Philosopher
  95. Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. - Aristotle, Philosopher
  96. What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. - Aristotle, Philosopher
  97. A friend to all is a friend to none. - Aristotle, Philosopher
  98. For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. - Aristotle, Philosopher
  99. Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. - Aristotle, Philosopher
  100. Friendship is essentially a partnership. - Aristotle, Philosopher