Mark Twain Quotes on Friendship (13 Quotes)


    People talk about beautiful relationships between two persons of the same sex. What is the best of that sort as compared with the friendship of man and wife where the best impulses and highest ideals of both are the same? There is no place for comparison between the two friendships; the one is earthly, the other divine.

    The lie, as a virtue, a principle, is eternal the lie, as a recreation, a solace, a refuge in time of need, the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse, man's best and surest friend is immortal

    There's always something about your success that displeases even your best friends.

    The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.

    When you ascend the hill of prosperity, may you not meet a friend.


    The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

    Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal... In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace even affectionately.

    Huck has just lied to protect his friend, Jim, a runaway slave. With this simple argument Twain demolishes at least two or three of the most commonplace modern approaches to morality. They went off, and I got aboard the raft, feeling bad and low, because.

    It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.

    Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

    Death is the starlit strip between the companionship of yesterday and the reunion of tomorrow

    Not until you become a stranger to yourself will you be able to make acquaintance with the Friend.

    Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief.


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