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Kata Mutiara Bahasa Inggris Tentang Pertemanan

Berikut adalah beberapa kata mutiara atau quotes yang diambil dari buku “Life and Literature Over two thousand extracts from ancient and modern writers, and classified in alphabetical order“, karya J. Purver Richardson

Friend, Friends, Friendship

He who attacks an absent friend, or who does not defend him when spoken ill of by another—that man is a dark character; beware of him.

Be my friend, and teach me to be thine!

Ah, how good it feels; The hand of an old friend!

If you want enemies, excel others; if you want friends, let others excel you.

A man may have a thousand intimate acquaintances and not a friend among them all. If you have one friend, think yourself happy.

Go slowly to the entertainment of your friends, but quickly to their misfortunes.

Leave a friend! So base I am not. I followed him in his prosperity, when the skies were clear and shining, and will not leave him when storms begin to rise; as gold is tried by the furnace, and the baser metal is shown, so the hollow-hearted friend is known by adversity.

Do not lose sight of old attachments for the sake of making new friendships.

A man who is fond of disputing, will, in time, have few friends to dispute with.

I once had money and a friend, By both I set great store; I lent my money to my friend, He was my friend no more.
If I had my money and my friend, As I had once before, I’d keep my money to myself, And lose my friend no more.
—Living Age.

If you have a friend worth loving, Love him. Yes, and let him know That you love him, ere life’s evening Tinge his brow with sunset glow; Why should good words ne’er be said Of a friend till he is dead?

It is more dishonorable to distrust a friend than to be deceived by him.

No life is so strong and complete, But it sometimes yearns for the smile of a friend.
—Wallace Bruce.

He was never a friend who ceased to be so—for a slight cause.

A friend cannot be known in prosperity; and an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.

When a friend asks, there should be no tomorrow.

The best mirror is an old friend.

I am not of that feather to shake off my friend when he must need me. I do know him, a gentleman that well deserves a help, which he shall have: I’ll pay the debt and free him.

A cut or slight from a foe or stranger, may be scarred over, but a stab from a friend you love hardly ever heals.
—H. L. Meader.

He that telleth thee that thou art always wrong, may be deceived; but he that saith that thou art always right, is surely not telling the truth.

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unfortunate.

He that ceases to be a friend never was a good one.

If you wink at your friend’s vices you make them your own.

Without a friend the world is but a wilderness.

Absolute friends are very rare.

Friends, but few on earth, and therefore dear.

It is to chance we owe our relatives, to choice our friends.

Equals make the best friends.

False friends are like our shadows, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.

There are plenty acquaintances in the world, but very few real friends.

By my skill I have got many acquaintances, my manners very many friends.

Friends are lost by calling often, and calling seldom.

We ought always to make choice of persons of such worth and honor for our friends, that, if they should even cease to be so, they will not abuse our confidence, nor give us cause to fear them as enemies.

Let us make the best of our friends while we have them, for how long we shall keep them is uncertain.

Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find one good, you must a hundred try.
—Claude Mermet.

Friends are sometimes like titled husbands, easy to get, if you have enough money.
—H. L. Meader.

Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold.

My treasures are my friends.

Without friends, no one would choose to live, even if he had all other good things.

Old friends and old ways ought not to be disdained.

Friends, but few on earth, and therefore dear.

The poor man’s assets are his friends.

Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give such will cease to love.

A gift kept back where it was hoped, often separateth chief friends.

Strange to say,—I am the only one of my friends I can rely upon.

There is no living without friends.

True friends anticipate each other’s wants.

Friends are sometimes like mushrooms, they spring up in out-of-the-way places.

At the gate of abundance there are many brothers and friends; at the gate of misfortune there is neither brother nor friend.

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell a man of his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see the stain of sin upon him, and to go to him alone and speak painful truths in touching, tender words,—that is friendship, and a friendship as rare as it is precious.

Henceforth there shall be no other contention betwixt you and me, than which shall outdo the other in point of friendship.

Cultivate your neighbor’s friendship; he needs you and you need him.

Friendship often ends in love; But love, in friendship —Never.

Renewed friendships require more care than those that have never been broken.

Need for making Acquaintance.—If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man should keep his friendship in constant repair.
—Sam’l Johnson.

Suspicion kills friendship.
—Hugh Black.

Who friendship with a knave hath made, Is judg’d a partner in the trade.

What need of years, long years, to prove The sense of friendship, or of love!

There is truly nothing purer and warmer than our first friendship, our first love.
—Jean Paul Richter.

The permanency of most friendships depends upon the continuity of good fortune.

Quickly made friendships, are often eagerly and quickly ended.

Rare is true love: true friendship is still rarer.

Real friendship is like a sheltering tree.

He is my friend that helps me, and not he that pities me.

Friendship has a power To soothe affliction in her darkest hour.
—H. Kirke White.

O summer friendship, Whose flattering leaves, that shadow’d us in Our prosperity, with the least gust drop off In th’ autumn of adversity!

Love Him, and keep Him for thy Friend, who, when all go away, will not forsake thee, nor suffer thee to perish at the last.
—Thomas A’Kempis.

True friendship is one of the greatest blessings upon earth; it makes the cares and anxieties of life sit easy; provides us with a partner in every affliction to alleviate the burthen, and is a sure resort against every accident and difficulty that can happen.

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

Those who speak always and those who never speak, are equally unfit for friendship.

He who never gives advice, and he who never takes it are alike unworthy of friendship.

He who is worthy of friendship at all will remember in his prosperity those who were his friends in his adversity.

Value the friendship of him who stands by you in a storm; swarms of insects will surround you in the sunshine.

No matter how poor and mean a man is, his friendship is worth more than his hate.