May 1, 2013

15 Famous Quotes on Friendship

 

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘famous quotes‘ compilation so I culled through hundreds of quotes on ‘friendship’ last night, and these wee the fifteen that resonated most. I then overlaid the quote onto a picture because what would a Sifter post without images be?

If you have any personal favourites to add, let me know in the comments! If there are enough I can update the post or do a part II :)

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Photograph by Dawn Ellner

“The only way to have a friend is to be one”

 

 

David Tyson Gentry

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Photograph by Mohammad Ali F.

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable”

 

 

Muhammad Ali

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“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”

 

 

Jim Henson

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“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met”

 

 

Bob Marley

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“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for”

 

 

Oscar Wilde

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Photograph by Olga Caprotti

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation”

 

 

Plutarch

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Photograph by Dimitris Papazimouris

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better”

 

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Photograph by JD Hancock

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them”

 

 

C.S. Lewis

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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What!” You Too? I thought I was the only one.”

 

 

Mark Twain

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“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life”

 

 

Friedrich Nietzsche

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“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages”

 

 

Henry David Thoreau

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Photograph by Ross Pollack

“Be true to your work, your word, and your friends”

 

 

Marlene Dietrich

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Photograph by Bùi Linh Ngân

“It’s the friends that you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter”

 

 

Virginia Woolf

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“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends”

 

 

Linda Grayson

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“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate”

 

 

 

 

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