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" Life has no blessing like a prudent friend. "
" Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves. "
" The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares. "
" People instantly assume you can't have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A. - or America. "
" Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom. "
" When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin. "
" The most real thing of all, the only thing any of us wants, is to matter to somebody. To feel and share love, even on a friendship level or as deep as a romantic one. Who doesn't want that? "
" I know I was a great friend to Tiger Woods. But when you have a relationship that's involves business and friendship - and the business part comes to an end - things always get a little blurry. "
" There's really not much friendship between the girls on tour. There's so much rivalry and jealousy, so everyone just hangs out in their own camp. In the locker room and players' lounge, you can feel the jealousy. "
" If you have one true friend you have more than your share. "
" Let me be very clear: my friendship with my friends ends where the interest of the country begins. "
" Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. "
Margaret Lee Runbeck
" Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise. "
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
" Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love. "
" It's quite difficult to write about female friendship without it seeming to be a very niche subject. It's a difficult balance. "
" The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when. "
" A traitor is a betrayer - one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor. "
" A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy. "
" I have a friendship with Hezbollah, and I also have contacts outside of Lebanon, but it doesn't mean I follow anyone's agenda. "
" When I was nine, the teacher asked us to write a piece about our village fete. He read mine in class. I was encouraged and continued. I even wanted to write my memoirs at the age of ten. At twelve I wrote poetry, mostly about friendship - 'Ode to Friendship.' Then my class wanted to make a film, and one little boy suggested that I write the script. "
" Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy. "
" There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man. "
Edgar Allan Poe
" Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego. "
" Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat. "
" No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship. "
Francis Marion Crawford
" Many a friendship, long, loyal, and self-sacrificing, rested at first on no thicker a foundation than a kind word. "
Frederick William Faber
" Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. "
" Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. "
" To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it's a thrill to start a friendship even up. "
" I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter. "
Tahar Ben Jelloun
" A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely. "