Love And Friendship Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old love and friendship quotes, love and friendship sayings, and love and friendship proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Friendship is really the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.     

Jane Austen

Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love. Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues. Let every eye negotiate for itself, And trust no agent; for beauty is a witch Against whose charms faith melteth into blood.     

William Shakespeare

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.     

George Jean Nathan

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.     

Ann Landers

Love without friendship is like a kite, aloft only when the winds are favorable. Friendship is what gives love its wings.     

Sherry Thomas

There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality.     

Francoise d'Aubigne, Marquise de Maintenon

Friendship is Love without his wings!     

Lord Byron

Do you know what the difference is between Friendship and Love? Friendship is the photograph, Love is the oil painting.     

Frank Delaney

In love and friendship, small, steady payments on a gold basis are better than immense promissory notes.     

Henry Van Dyke

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Love and friendship, two of life's abiding rewards, are endangered species in Hollywood. People crave both, mistaking alliance for friendship, lust for love, and ambition for both.     

Lynda Obst

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

Ashleigh Brilliant

Love and friendship. They are what make us who we are, and what can change us, if we let them.     

Emily Giffin

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.     

Jim Morrison

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.     

Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time. The very reverse may be said of love. In a great degree, love and friendship cannot subsist in the same bosom; even when inspired by different objects they weaken or destroy each other, and for the same object can only be felt in succession. The vain fears and fond jealousies, the winds which fan the flame of love, when judiciously or artfully tempered, are both incompatible with the tender confidence and sincere respect of friendship.     

Mary Wollstonecraft

It is love and friendship, the sanctity and celebration of our relationships, that not only support a good life, but create one. Through friendships, we spark and inspire one another's ambitions.     

Wallace Stegner

The difference between romantic love and friendship love is that romantic love involves a lot of compromise. It is a very giving type of love. With friendship, you can be a little bit more autonomous. You are not expected to compromise, in the same way. Maybe that's why friendships tend to last longer.     

Olivia Wilde

People may come and go,lives may change in a instant,but love and friendship will last forever.     

Elizabeth Sims

You can't choose between Love and Friendship. They're like a package: You either get both or you lose both     

Henry Van Dyke

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.     

Henry Van Dyke

Friendship and love are impossible without a mutual vulnerability.     

Henri Nouwen

Love is friendship set on fire.      

Jeremy Taylor

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.     

Hubert Humphrey