Friendship and Hostility

"A war is not won if the defeated enemy has not been turned into a friend."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind."

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every good friend once was a stranger."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are two types of people who can tell you the truth about yourself: an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A friend is someone who dances with you in the sunlight and walks beside you in the shadows."

Rating: 8.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Friends [...] are God's apology for relations."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers."

Lewis Mumford
Lewis Mumford "The Brown Decades"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To find a friend one must close one eye. To keep him - two."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A good friend sees the first tear, catches the second and stops the third."

Rating: 7.63 (Number of Voters: 8)

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are no strangers in this world, just friends we've never met."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Best friends don't ask you: "Is something wrong?" Best friends ask you: "Whats wrong?"."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A friend is someone who has the same enemies you have."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Money lent to a friend must be recovered from an enemy."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Hold a true friend with both your hands."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One foe is too many and a hundred friends are too few."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Northanger Abbey"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never hate your enemies. It clouds your judgement."

Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo "The Godfather"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Biography should be written by an acute enemy."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A friend in need is a friend indeed."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man without a friend is only half a man."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If we are bound to forgive an enemy,we are not bound to trust him."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Essays: First Series"

Rating: 8.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

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

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Happiness is being married to your best friend."

Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"My God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."

Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo "The Godfather"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Where friendship is, there is one's homeland."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship."

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde "Lady Windermere's Fan"

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies."

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Friends come and go, but enemies are here forever."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou are in, continue firm and constant."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticism."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Scenes of Clerical Life"

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones."

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Let them hate me, as long as they fear me."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)