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Aristotle Quotes on Friendship (19 Quotes)


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  • ... Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
    (Aristotle)

  • A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
    (Aristotle)

  • Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
    (Aristotle)

  • The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
    (Aristotle)

  • Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
    (Aristotle)


  • Friendship is essentially a partnership.
    (Aristotle)

  • Piety required us to honour truth above our friends.
    (Aristotle)

  • To the query, 'What is a friend' his reply was 'A single soul dwelling in two bodies.'
    (Aristotle)

  • Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
    (Aristotle)

  • Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
    (Aristotle)

  • I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, And this becomes men's nature in the end
    (Aristotle)

  • In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
    (Aristotle)

  • A friend to all is a friend to none.
    (Aristotle)

  • The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
    (Aristotle)

  • For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
    (Aristotle)


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