Wordings on Friendship

Both of these poems have wisdom in their words and contain inspirational advice on the meaning of being friends. And, as we know friends have a way of bringing joy and happiness to our lives. We hope the short verses inspire you and remind you of your friends.

Friendship Poems

A Short Friendship Poem

By Sydney Smith


I am for frank explanations with friends in case of affronts
sometimes save a perishing friendship;
sometimes they even place it on a firmer basis than before.
Secret discontent always end badly.

And by the way,
we ought to remember that the word friendship applies to
relationships in the family quite as much as with outsiders.

Somebody once said that love may not be
any part of friendship
but friendship must always
exist for love to be happy.


More Friendship Thoughts
By St. Augustine


The love of friendship should be gratuitous.
You ought not to have or
to love a friend for what he will give you.

If you love him for the reason that
he will supply you with money or some other temporal favor ,
you love the gift rather than him.

A friend should be loved freely for himself ,
and not for anything else.

Short Quotes

Friends like you keep me from feeing blue. You accept me, and always let me be me.
Catherine Pulsifer


A friend is known in time of need.
French Proverb


An older sister is a friend and defender - a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too. Pam Brown


Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. Richard Bach


If we want to make friends, let's greet people with animation and enthusiasm.
Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People


Be a friend. You don't need money: Just a disposition sunny; just the wish to help another.
Edgar A. Guest

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