Read Shakespeare’s Top 25 Quotes on Friendship
We’re here for you at NoSweatShakespeare and would like to share our favourite Shakespeare friendship quotes with you. The 25 Shakespeare friend & friendship quotes below are taken from the plays, sonnets and poems (and even one quote from Shakespeare’s grave!). So, without further ado, here are the all time friendship love quotes from Shakespeare:
He that is thy friend indeed,
He will help thee in thy need:
If thou sorrow, he will weep;
If thou wake, he cannot sleep:
Thus of every grief in heart
He with thee doth bear a part.
These are certain signs to know
Faithful friend from flattering foe.
A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities.
Friendship is constant in all things
Save in the office and affairs of love.
To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes,
Recanting goodness, sorry ere ’tis shown;
But where there is true friendship, there needs none.
I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you.
There is flattery in friendship.
Keep thy friend
Under thy own life’s key.
The band that seems to tie their friendship together will be the very strangler of their amity.
To mingle friendship far is mingling bloods.
I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends.
If thou wilt lend this money, lend it not
As to thy friends; for when did friendship take
A breed for barren metal of his friend?
I desire you in friendship, and I will one way or other make you amends.
Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel.
Thy friendship makes us fresh.
That which I would discover
The law of friendship bids me to conceal.
Love, friendship, charity, are subjects all
To envious and calumniating time.
Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice
And could of men distinguish her election,
Sh’ath sealed thee for herself.
Most friendship is feigning, most loving is folly
Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find
Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, all losses are restored and sorrows end
Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry
Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare,
To dig the dust enclosed heare.
Blest be the man that spares these stones,
And curst be he that moves my bones
To me fair friend you never can be old
Most friendship is faining, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly.
This life is most jolly
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