“No man is an island.” What does this really mean? Even the most introvert people know that being alone is taxing to one’s sanity and wellbeing. We need someone to share our experiences, aspirations, and inspirations.
Most of us grew up with the best buddy that never lets us down when we are at our lowest. Some of us met them later in life like in college or at work. Whatever the case may be, one thing certainly is true — we are lucky and glad that they are in our lives.
In honor of our special pal, we dedicate this article to that someone who at times gets on our nerves, but most of the times make our lives happy and complete. Here are our choices of quotes about friendship. Please share and enjoy!
Friendship is one mind in two bodies. – Mencius
The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. – Helen Keller
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. – William Shakespeare
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. – Martin Luther King Jr.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. – Walter Winchell
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. – Gloria Naylor
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. – Khalil Gibran
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. – Elisabeth Foley
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. – Thomas Aquinas
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. – Orson Welles
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. – Epicurus
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. – Euripides
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. – Linda Grayson
One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention. – Clifton Fadiman
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant. – Socrates
A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. – Clive Staples Lewis
Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius
A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have. – Irish Proverb
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. – Muhammad Ali
A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt
A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself. – Frances Ward Weller
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. – Jean de la Fontaine
It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds. – Gina Barreca
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul. – Edith Wharton
A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. – Lois Wyse
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. – Arnold H. Glasgow