Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspir'd.Homer, The Iliad, Book XVI, line 267. Pope's translation
There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.Benjamin Franklin
A slender acquaintance with the world, must convince every man, that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are far from being the surest marks of it.George Washington, attributed in John Frederick Schroeder, ed. Maxims of Washington (1855).
It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends.Terence, Adelphoe (The Brothers), Act V, scene 3, line 18 (803).
'But do care a bit for flattery, my lady,'said De Craye.''Tis the finest of the Arts; we might call it moral sculpture. Adepts in it can cut their friends to any shape they like.'George Meredith
friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find one good, you must a hundred try.fr:Claude Mermet, Epigram on Friends.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.george eliot
We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade.Caroline E. S. Norton We Have Been Friends.
I get by with a little help from my friends.The Beatles, in With a Little Help from My Friends.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry , but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh , eat , worry , and die , it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends .maya angelou
Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon's door, and told him that he, being a stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, "It is better to make friends at home," Anacharsis replied, "Then you that are at home make friendship with me."Plutarch
Politics is a game of friends.jean chrétien
I wrote it [ Maurice ] neither for my friends or the public but because it was weighing on me; and my previous training made me write it as literature, though for a long time I meant to show it no one at all. [...] I am much dependant on criticism and now, backed by you and some others, do feel that I have created something absolutely new, even to the Greeks. Whitman nearly anticipated me but he didn't really know what he was after, or only half knew shirked, even to himself, the statement.e. m. forster
When his friends, says Czerny, speak to him of his youthful renown, he replies: "Ah, nonsense! I have never thought of writing for renown and glory. What I have in my heart must out; that is why I write."Ludwig van Beethoven
A kind and gentle heart he had,To comfort friends and foes;The naked every day he cladWhen he put on his clothes.Oliver Goldsmith
I have been forced to conclude from this that we know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.william somerset maugham
Por las verdades se pierden los amigos, e per las non dezir se fazen desamigos. Telling the truth loses you friends; not telling it gains you enemies.Juan Ruiz
An quicquam melius amicas divinitas mortalibus concesserit nescio. I do not know if the divinity has provided mortals with anything better than friends.Gerbert later Pope Sylvester II
They went to sea in a sieve, they did;In a sieve they went to sea;In spite of all their friends could say.Edward Lear
Some of my friends have urged me to tell people the basic story, but "for God’s sake don’t mention the reptiles."david icke
Doubts about the fundamentals of the gospel exist in certain churches, I am told, to a large extent. My dear friends, where there is a warm-hearted church, you do not hear of them. I never saw a fly light on a red-hot plate.charles haddon spurgeon
I watched them from the window, thy children at their play, And I thought of all my own dear friends, who were far, oh, far away, And childish loves, and childish cares, and a child’s own buoyant gladness Came gushing back again to me with a soft and solemn sadness; And feelings frozen up full long, and thoughts of long ago, Seemed to be thawing at my heart with a warm and sudden flow.arthur hugh clough
The exact phrase "separation of church and state" came out of Adolf Hitler's mouth, that's where it comes from. So the next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of church and state, ask them why they're Nazis.Parham, Robert (21 September 2010), "Tea Party steeped in fringe faith", Washington Post, retrieved on 2010-10-23
Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument , and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say.Anonymus, in Life Skills Curriculm: ARISE Get Smart! Volume 5 (Instructor's Manual), p.9
I believe more and more that this business is about people. People, people. The idea is to make friends at the retail level, the warehouse level, let people see you exist, can form sentences and have an interest in something other than yourself.david lee roth
Look outside the window, there's a woman being grabbedThey've dragged her to the bushes and now she's being stabbedMaybe we should call the cops and try to stop the painBut Monopoly is so much fun, I'd hate to blow the gameAnd I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybodyOutside of a small circle of friends.phil ochs
A hedge between keeps friends green. (Strauss, 1998 p. 68)It is best to have some sort of wall towards your neighbours.
America has never fought a war against a democracy, and our closest friends are governments that protect the rights of their citizens.Barack Obama, December 10, 2009 
The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and advisor of Eichmann and Himmler in execution of this plan...He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz.dieter wisliceny
"Why, madam," Lincoln replied, "do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?"Abraham Lincoln