Friendship Quotations

 

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. It is an intelligence above language.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
A Friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
It would give me such joy to know that a friend had come to see me and yet that pleasure I seldom if ever experience.—Journal, 23 December 1851
How is it that we are impelled to treat our old friends so ill when we obtain new ones?—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
I would that I were worthy to be any man's Friend.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
To say that  a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
I have never met with a friend who furnished me sea-room. I have only tacked a few times & come to anchor—not sailed— made no voyage—carried no venture.—Journal, 24 August 1852
There are times when we have had enough even of our Friends.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
My friend is one whom I meet, who takes me for what I am. A stranger takes me for something else than what I am.—Journal, 23 October 1852
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.—Journal, 19 February 1857
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