Friendship, as understood here, is a distinctively personal relationship that is grounded in
a concern on the part of each friend for the welfare of the other, for the other's sake, and that involves some
degree of intimacy. As such, friendship is undoubtedly central to our lives, in part because the special
concern we have for our friends must have a place within a broader set of concerns, including moral concerns,
and in part because our friends can help shape who we are as persons. Given this centrality, important
questions arise concerning the justification of friendship and, in this context, whether it is permissible to
“trade up” when someone new comes along, as well as concerning the possibility of reconciling the demands of
friendship with the demands of morality in cases in which the two seem to conflict.
No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone
means by friendship.
- Francis Marion Crawford
Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little
- Author Unknown
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big
- Baron de Montesquieu
Friendship is a furrow in the sand.
- Tongan Proverb
Friendship is love without his wings.
- Lord Byron
The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence above
- Henry David Thoreau
Friendship needs no words.
- Dag Hammarskjold
Friendship is a word the very sight of which in print
makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse
between tyrants and slaves.
- Oliver Goldsmith
Do you know what friendship is... it is to be brother and sister;
two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.
- Victor Hugo,
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain.
It's notsomething you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really
haven't learned anything.
- Muhammed Ali
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Discussing the characters and foibes of common friends is a great sweetener and cement
- William Hazlitt
Friendship is a common belief in the same fallacies, mountebanks and hobgoblins.
- H. L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken
Friendship . . . It's not about having friends, it's about being one.
Sacrificing your comforts and emotional stability to further improve theirs.
- Suzanne J, Starr
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens
adversity by dividing and sharing it.
- Cicero (44 B.C.)
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and
happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell (1711)
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of
others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
- Thomas Jefferson
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two
persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.