9 Quotes On Friendship From Awesome Dead Guys

9 Quotes On Friendship From Awesome Dead Guys

9 Quotes On Friendship From Awesome Dead Guys

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With Age Comes Wisdom, So Just Imagine The Wisdom In Death. These 9 Quotes On Friendship Will Leave You With A Deep Respect For Generations Past.

Ever think about what it takes to be a good friend? Think any of the people on your Twitterbook qualify? Before answering, you may want to compare what you’ve got to what these dearly departed wise men had to say about what you should be looking for in a friend.

Albert Camus
Albert Camus

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

The talented writer Albert Camus (The Stranger, The Plague) left us far too soon as the victim of a car accident at age 46. However, he gave us five extraordinary novels and several short stories as well as a wealth of non-fiction writing. This specific quote demonstrates what everyone is looking for in a friend — someone who doesn’t judge, and doesn’t set unreasonable demands for us or the friendship itself.

Gautama Buddha

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast. A wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”

We’re not sure the sage philosopher Buddha quite grasped the meaning of the word “friend” with this friendship quote — after all, aren’t these types of friends really enemies — but it’s good advice nonetheless. Emotional scars are much more difficult to forget about than physical ones, and while that grizzly bear may not leave much of you, at least it’ll be over quickly.

William Butler Yeats

“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.”

Can’t hear this quote without thinking about the Seinfeld episode where Kramer makes Jerry look bad on Elaine’s birthday. Along with giving her the bench she wanted (that Jerry couldn’t remember), he gave her a card with these words. We’re sure that’s what Yeats envisioned when he wrote it.

Oscar Wilde
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“True friends stab you in the front.” 

This entry on our quotes about friendship list is especially true when it comes to a creative field such as writing, filmmaking, or design. Yes, criticism stings, but if you truly want to create something that’s great, the last thing you want your friends doing is telling you what you want to hear.

C.S. Lewis
CS Lewis

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art … It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”

Lewis had a way with words as evidenced in his most famous work, The Chronicles of Narnia novels. The fact that he would also know a thing or two about friendship is not surprising. One of his best friends: J.R.R. Tolkien. Imagine the geekery that went on between those two while they were at Oxford.

George Washington

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