Saturday, 9 July 2011


We praise in others what we find in ourselves; true friendship grows when self-esteem is flattered by mutual agreement in tastes and pleasures. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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

Under the magnetism of friendship the modest man becomes bold, the shy, confident, the lazy, active; or the impetuous prudent and peaceful. - William Thackeray

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses. - David Storey

Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up. - Terence

Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you. - Madame De Tencin

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing. - Randolph Bourne 

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. - John Davison Rockefeller 

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. - Sydney Smith

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. - Seneca

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable. - John D. MacDonald

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. - Katherine Mansfield

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