Quotes about friendships

I recently started to record quotes about friendship. I don’t have a lot yet.
In this blogpost, I want to share all of them.

“We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they don’t hesitate to be a lighthouse.” [Dodinsky]
“Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.” [Author unknown]
“If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” [Edgar Watson Howe (1937)]
“Friendship is a two-way street. Both have to contact the other one in the friendship first. If one in the friendship always contact the other one first, it is not a friendship.” [Freddie de Lange]
“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” [Robert Brault]
“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.” [Aristotle (322 BC)]
“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” [William Blake (1827)]
“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” [Aristotle (322BC)]
“Friendship is nothing else than two (or more) people in a relationship, who agree and disagree on different values.” [Freddie de Lange]
“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favour of the kings of the world.” [Thomas A. Edison (1931)]
“The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.” [Author unknown]
“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” [Plutarch (120 AD)]
“A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.” [Author unknown]
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art … It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” [C.S. Lewis (1963)]
“Say what you want about ageing, it’s still the only way to have old friends.” [Robert Brault]
“In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants you.” [Robert Brault]
“Shared joy is double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” [Swedish Proverb]
“As a friend, you first give your understanding, then you try to understand.” [Robert Brault]
“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” [Copyright 2007, by Deb Caletti]
“It is not so much our friends’ help that help us, as the confidence of their help.” [Epicurus (270 BC)]
“If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendship in constant repair.” [Samuel Johnson (1784)]
“Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.” [Oliver Wendell Holmes (1894)]
“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” [Francesco Guicciardini (1540)]
“A real friend is someone who would feel loss if you jumped on a train, or in front of one.” [Author unknown]
“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” [Miles Franklin (1954)]
“In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.” [Robert Brault]
“A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.” [Author unknown]


Quote 6 … Saints or communists

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”

This is a quote which I have heard in one of my classes during my studies. I read it today again on the blog my contemplations. It is by Dom Helder Camara.

Quote 5…

Philip Yancey once said in an interview:


Jesus doesn’t make life simpler; Jesus makes life more complicated… If I am going to be a more serious follower of Jesus, life isn’t simpler, life is more complicated… Richer, fuller, more rewarding, ultimately.”

Quote 4…

Here is another quote from the movie “Fireproof” said by John Holt (played by Harris Malcolm):

“Love her… whether she deserves it or not… God loves you even though you don’t deserve it. Even though you’ve rejected him. Spat in his face. God sent Jesus to die on the cross and take the punishment for your sin because he loves you. The cross was offensive to me until I came to it. But when I did, Jesus Christ changed my life. That’s when I truly began to love [her]… Can’t you see that you need him? Can’t you see that you need his forgiveness? Will you trust him with your life?”

I think this is also a good quote to remember by Christians who sometimes feels that it is useless to love the world.

And for counsellors who sometimes feels it is useless to keep om caring for people when they seem to keep om making the same mistakes over and over!

It has taught me to keep on loving and caring for people, even if it seems that they want to through that love and care back in my face!!

Quote 3…

Here is a quote from the movie “Fireproof”. (If you haven’t seen the movie yet, do yourself a favour, and get it!)

“It is difficult to demonstrate love when you feel little to no motivation. But love in its truest sense is not based on feelings, but a determination to show thoughtful actions, even when there seems to be no reward…”

Quote 1

I’m a Smallville fan.

The other day I was watching one of the episodes from the first season. I heard this quote:

“Life is about change.

Sometimes it’s painful.

Sometimes it’s beautiful.

But most of the times its both.”

Said by Lana Lang (Kristen Kreuk) in Smallville