Quotes For Bestfriend

A collection of quotes on the topic of relationship, for bestfriend, for friend, friendship.

Best quotes for bestfriend

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„There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.“

—  Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catholic Church 1225 - 1274

Aristotle photo

„What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC

Variant: A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.
Variant: Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Source: The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, p. 188; also reported in various sources as:
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

William Shakespeare photo

„Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.“

—  William Shakespeare, book The Passionate Pilgrim

Source: The Passionate Pilgrim

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„You are what you believe yourself to be.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Witch of Portobello

Source: The Witch of Portobello (2007), p. 152.
Context: You are what you believe yourself to be.
Don't be like those people who believe in "positive thinking" and tell themselves that they're loved and strong and capable. You don't need to do that because you know it already. And when you doubt it — which happens, I think, quite often at this stage of evolution — do as I suggested. Instead of trying to prove that you're better than you think, just laugh. Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor. It will be difficult at first, but you'll gradually get used to it. Now go back and meet all those people who think you know everything. Convince yourself that they're right, because we all know everything, it's merely a question of believing.
Believe.

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

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

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Henry David Thoreau photo

„The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

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„Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

His response when "accused of treating his opponents with too much courtesy and kindness, and when it was pointed out to him that his whole duty was to destroy them", as quoted in More New Testament Words (1958) by William Barclay; either this anecdote or Lincoln's reply may have been adapted from a reply attributed to Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund:
:* Some courtiers reproached the Emperor Sigismond that, instead of destroying his conquered foes, he admitted them to favour. “Do I not,” replied the illustrious monarch, “effectually destroy my enemies, when I make them my friends?”
::* "Daily Facts" in The Family Magazine Vol. IV (1837), p. 123 http://books.google.de/books?id=aW0EAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA123&dq=destroy; also quoted as simply in "Do I not effectually destroy my enemies, in making them my friends?" in The Sociable Story-teller (1846)
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Helen Keller photo

„I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

Variant: Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

Aristotle photo

„Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC

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James Joyce photo

„There's no friends like the old friends.“

—  James Joyce, book Dubliners

Source: Dubliners

Citát „In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.“
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„In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, The Trumpet of Conscience (1967)
Variant: In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

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Dr. Seuss photo

„To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Lois McMaster Bujold photo

„We see the world not as it is, but as we are.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, The Sharing Knife

Dag Redwing hickory Bluefield

Passage (Vol. III in Tetralogy) (2008), p. 163
The Sharing Knife, Passage (Vol. III in Tetralogy) (2008)

Walt Whitman photo

„We were together. I forget the rest.“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

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Woodrow Wilson photo

„Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

Red Cross Speech http://books.google.com/books?id=f6l-dsvnjhEC&pg=PA406&dq=%22Friendship+is+the+only+cement%22, New York (18 May 1918)
1910s

Maya Angelou photo

„Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.“

—  Maya Angelou, book Letter to My Daughter

Variant: Be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud.
Source: Letter to My Daughter

Helen Keller photo

„The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

Variant: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

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A.A. Milne photo

„You are stronger than you seem,
Braver than you believe,
and smarter than you think you are.“

—  A.A. Milne, book Winnie-the-Pooh

Variant: You are braver than you believe,
Stronger than you seem,
And smarter than you think(:
Source: Winnie-the-Pooh

Oprah Winfrey photo

„Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

Variant: Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Thomas Moore photo
Jim Henson photo

„There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met.“

—  Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990

Source: Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets

Jane Austen photo

„You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.“

—  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Variant: You can make more friends in two months by being interested in them, than in two years by making them interested in you.
Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), p. 52 (in 1998 edition)

Charles Lamb photo

„Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.“

—  Charles Lamb English essayist 1775 - 1834

Source: The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb

Yogi Berra photo

„No matter where you go, there you are“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

Source: When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Aristotle photo

„Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.“

—  Aristotle, book Nicomachean Ethics

Book VIII, 1155a.5
Nicomachean Ethics
Original: (el) ἄνευ γὰρ φίλων οὐδεὶς ἕλοιτ᾽ ἂν ζῆν, ἔχων τὰ λοιπὰ ἀγαθὰ πάντα
Source: The Nicomachean Ethics

Bram Stoker photo

„I will not let you go into the unknown alone.“

—  Bram Stoker Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula 1847 - 1912

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Walter Dean Myers photo

„Cutting people out of your life is easy, keeping them in is hard.“

—  Walter Dean Myers American writer 1937 - 2014

Source: Slam!

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Mitch Albom photo

„Ends are for yesterday, not tomorrows.“

—  Mitch Albom American author 1958

Source: The Time Keeper

Mindy Kaling photo
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Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

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

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Source: Emerson in His Journals

Henry David Thoreau photo
Dorothy Parker photo

„Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.“

—  Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967

Henry Ford photo

„My best friend is one who brings out the best in me“

—  Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947

Actually due to Harris Weinstock: "My best friend is the man who can bring out of me my best, and your best friend is the one who tends to bring out the best in you" (May 1914) Attributed to Henry Ford as early as 1948.
Misattributed

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„Love is blind. Friendship closes its eyes.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

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Katherine Mansfield photo

„I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.“

—  Katherine Mansfield New Zealand author 1888 - 1923

As quoted in Katherine Mansfield : A Biography (1953) by Antony Alpers, p. 266

Sarah Dessen photo

„Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.“

—  Sarah Dessen American writer 1970

Variant: This world is an awful/ugly place not to have a best friend.
Source: Someone Like You (1998)

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„If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.“

—  Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012

As quoted in The Power of Respect : Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success (2009) by Deborah Norville, p. 65

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox photo

„We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.“

—  Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919

Variant: We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest;
And deal full many a thoughtless blow,
To those who love us best.

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Mindy Kaling photo
Oscar Wilde photo

„Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.“

—  Oscar Wilde, book The Picture of Dorian Gray

Variant: Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Source: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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„The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1840s, Essays: First Series (1841), Friendship
Variant: The only way to have a friend is to be one.

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Groucho Marx photo

„Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.“

—  Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977

This may be original with Groucho, but the Quote Investigator http://quoteinvestigator.com/category/jim-brewer/ mentions the earliest report found in a 1958 issue of Boy's Life magazine where it is attributed to Jim Brewer.
Misattributed
Variant: Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Source: The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

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Anaïs Nin photo

„Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

March 1937
Diary entries (1914 - 1974)
Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

Gertrude Stein photo

„You have to know what you want to get it.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

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Maya Angelou photo

„A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.“

—  Maya Angelou, book Letter to My Daughter

Source: Letter to My Daughter

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Albert Schweitzer photo

„In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.“

—  Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965

Variant: Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.

Richard Bach photo

„Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.“

—  Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936

Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)

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Thomas Aquinas photo
Jim Morrison photo

„That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.“

—  Kristin Hannah American writer 1960

Source: Firefly Lane

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Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Domestic Life
1870s, Society and Solitude (1870)

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Robert Greene photo

„do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?“

—  Robert Greene, book The 48 Laws of Power

Source: The 48 Laws of Power

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox photo

„All love that has not friendship for its base,
Is like a mansion built upon the sand.“

—  Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919

Love
Poetry quotes, New Thought Pastels (1913)

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