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" It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly. "
" Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police. "
Robert Louis Stevenson
" When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character. "
W. Somerset Maugham
" The knot of intimacy at the center of 'Ten Thousand Saints' is the friendship between Teddy McNicholas and Jude Keffy-Horn. "
" There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. "
" It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. "
Henry Ward Beecher
" A friend to all is a friend to none. "
" The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them. "
Hector Hugh Munro
" The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes. "
" Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight. "
" Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater. "
" Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy. "
" Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen. "
" I didn't have any Indigenous friends until I was in my 30s, and I'll always remember and be inspired by the remarkable friendship I had with Connie Bush, an outstanding Indigenous leader from Groot Eylandt on who was on the National Women's Advisory Council with me. "
" 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. "
" Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego. "
" I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world. "
" We should have a good working friendship with the United States. "
" Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm. "
" We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others' needs at some level or other. "
" Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue. "
" The joys of friendship inert the heart and fizzy home bouncing jubilantly with laughter-buttered love. "
" There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth. "
" I gave Mitt Romney some donations for his campaign because he was a friend, and friendship came first. I've always been a Democrat, and I've had different views than Mitt Romney. I'm not Mitt Romney, and I think people will realize that when they meet me out there. "
" Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job. It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting. "
" I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different. "
" I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to make the acquaintanceship, and then the friendship, of two Venetians, Roberta and Franco, who remain my best friends here after almost 50 years. "
" I told God, 'I don't want a man. I don't want more gold albums. The only thing I want is the love, friendship, and presence of my mother.' And God gave it to me. "
" I have a friendship with Hezbollah, and I also have contacts outside of Lebanon, but it doesn't mean I follow anyone's agenda. "
" We have a saying in the Marine Corps and that is 'no better friend, no worse enemy, than a U.S. Marine.' We always hope for the first, friendship, but are certainly more than ready for the second. "
John F. Kelly
" If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain! "
Marie de France