Friendship Without Self-Interest
Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
– James F. Byrnes
Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.
– Mariella Frostrup
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
– Albert Camus
Sixth grade was a big time, in my childhood, of hoops and friendship, and coming up with funny things.
– Adam Sandler
Opposition is true friendship.
– William Blake
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
– Samuel Butler
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
– Robert Southey
Most people are enduring a marginalized isolation. One of the great obstacles to modern friendships is the ‘religion of rush.’ People are rushing all the time through time. Friendship takes time.
– John O’Donohue
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
– Kenneth Branagh
All lasting business is built on friendship.
– Alfred A. Montapert
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
– George Washington
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
– Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.
– George Foreman
People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.
– Lisa See
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
– William Hazlitt
Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.
– Samuel Richardson
So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.
– John Tyler
Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is – if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want.
– Sabrina Bryan
Since the Korean War, U.S. and South Korea have established an enduring friendship with shared interests, such as denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, combating aggression abroad and developing our economies.
– Charles B. Rangel
I think what ‘The Hobbit’ and Middle-earth deal in are quite universal and timeless themes of honour and love and friendship… so they’re things that do resonate with people.
– Martin Freeman
I love the fact that so many of my readers are intelligent, exceptional, accomplished people with an open-minded love of diversity. But even more than that, I love it when my readers find lasting friendship with others of my readers – knowing that they met through their mutual affection for my books and characters makes me happy!
– Suzanne Brockmann
A traitor is a betrayer – one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor.
– Lysander Spooner
Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.
– Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
If the chemistry is right between star and photographer and the geometry of the pictures pleases the star, often the two people end up with a long-term professional friendship during which they continue to work together and to produce highly personal images.
– Eve Arnold