Friendship and Hostility

"A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend, before he knows him."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family - but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything."

Willa Cather
Willa Cather "Shadows on the Rock"

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A woman can only become a man's friend in three stages: first, she's an agreeable acquaintance, then a mistress, and only after that a friend."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older."

John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos "The Ground We Stand On"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends."

Norman Douglas
Norman Douglas "South Wind"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To learn from our enemies is the best pathway to loving them: for it makes us grateful to them."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When you jumped in here, you were my enemy and I was afraid of you. But you're just a man like me, and I killed you. Forgive me, comrade."

Maxwell Anderson
Maxwell Anderson "All Quiet On The Western Front"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy."


Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Gold is the gift of vanity and common pride, but flowers are the gift of love and friendship."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Critical remarks are only made by people who love you."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Love! Hate! Is there no third?"


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life without a friend is death without a witness."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man's fortunes are the fruit of his character. A man's friends are his magnetisms."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The Conduct of Life"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Essays, First Series"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction."

Minna Antrim
Minna Antrim "Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover."

Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison "Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories..."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Hatred, for the man who is not engaged in it, is a little like the odor of garlic for one who hasn't eaten any."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Tolerance is only another name for indifference."

William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham "A Writer's Notebook"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The opposite of love is not to hate but to separate. If love and hate have something in common it is because, in both cases, their energy is that of bringing and holding together - the lover with the loved, the one who hates with the hated. Both passions are tested by separation."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Hate is always a clash between our spirit and someone else's body."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."


Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity not one in twenty."


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Don't believe them who say that they will follow you like your shadow; because shadows disappear in darkness."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Don't be angry at a friend who told your secret, for neither could you keep it to yourself."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man that should call every thing by its right Name, would hardly pass the Streets without being knock'd down as a common Enemy."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is to be fortified by many friendships."


Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"One enemy is too much."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Suspicion is the cancer of friendship."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The difference between friendship and love is how much you can hurt each other."


Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Understand that some of your enemies are amongst your best friends."

Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau "Diary of an Unknown"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A true friend walks in when the world walks out."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)