A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship. John D. Rockefeller - American oil magnate, sundays school teacher at at his time richest man of the world (1839-1937)


Comme donc ceux qui tirent le gravier du Tage en séparent l’or qu’ils y trouvent pour l’emporter, et laissent le sable sur le rivage, de même ceux qui ont la communication de quelque bonne amitié doivent en séparer le sable des imperfections, et ne le point laisser entrer en leur âme. François de Sales - fondateur de l"ordre, mystique et évêque de Genève de 1602-22 (1567-1622), de...


The only way to have a friend is to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson - American writer (1803-1882), from his essay "Friendship" (1841), Quotations book 2021

Value of joy

To get full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. Mark Twain – born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer (1835-1910), from "Following the Equator" ("Pudd"nhead Wilson"s New Calendar", chapter XLVIII, 1897), Quotations book 2021


Marriage is the beginning and the pinnacle of culture. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - German poet (1749-1832), from "Elective Affinities", part one, chapter nine (1809)

Le sourire

Il est un bon moyen de se créer une âme amicale : le sourire. ... Le sourire large, net. ... Savoir sourire : quelle force ! Force d’apaisement, force de douceur, de calme, force de rayonnement. Guy de Larigaudie - scout et écrivain français (1908-1940), de Étoile au grand large" (postum 1943)

Turn to

Ò δέ καθήμενος μετὰ ἀδελφῶν, οὐκ ὀφείλει εἶναι τετραγωνιαῖος, ἀλλὰ στρογγύλος, ἵνα πρὸς πάντας κυλίηται. wisdom of Abbas Matoe - early Christian monk, as quotet in "The Words of the Fathers" ("Apophthegmata Patrum"), a book about the first Christian monks in Egypt (3rd to 5th...

Real friendship

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. attributed to Walter Winchell - American journalist (1897-1972), Quotations book 2019

Friend – Ships

There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be. Irish saying - Quotations book 2018


There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. Proverb, seen at Linda Grayson - American entrepreneur (Printwick Papers), often falsely attributed to Charles Dickens

Watch children

Watching children grow up is a great delight. You see in them your own faults and your wife’s virtues, and that can be a very stabilizing influence. Sir Peter Ustinov - English actor and writer (1921-2004)


You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandhi - Indian politician, 1966-77 and 1980-84 Prime Minister (1917-1984), Quotations book 2014


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. The Bible, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV) - Quotations book 2016


Friendship is like a track on the sand, it vanishes if not consistently re-done. from Kamerun


Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning. William H. "Bill" Gates - American Software entrepreneur, Microsoft (b. 1955)


Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur. Quintus Ennius - Roman writer (239-169 B.C.), quoted by Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman politician, 106-43 B.C.) in "Laelius de amicitia" (44 B.C.), Quotations book 2016


Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. Wisdom - Quotations book 2016


If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere. Zig Ziglar - American author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur (1926-2012)


Christians, like snowflakes, are fail, but when they stick together they can stop traffic. Dr. Vance Havner - American pastor and author (1901-1986)