„Society friendship and love
Divinely bestow'd upon man,
O had I the wings of a dove
How soon I would taste you again!“
— William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800
Zdroj: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 17.
— Charles Dickens, kniha The Old Curiosity Shop
Zdroj: The Old Curiosity Shop (1841), Ch. 7
— Charles Caleb Colton British priest and writer 1780 - 1832
Vol. II; LXXXIII
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
How shall I woo?
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Quoted by Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington in Conversations of Lord Byron with the Countess of Blessington http://books.google.com/books?id=w648AAAAYAAJ&q="Friendship+may+and+often+does+grow+into+love+but+love+never+subsides+into+friendship"&pg=PA179#v=onepage (1834).
„Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.“
— Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
Lord Darlington, Act II
Lady Windermere's Fan (1892)
„Do you know what the difference is between Friendship and Love? Friendship is the photograph, Love is the oil painting.“
— Frank Delaney Irish writer and journalist 1942 - 2017
Zdroj: The Matchmaker of Kenmare
„Translation: Because friendship is intercommunication of love, therefore where love is not mutual, there can be no friendship.“
— Francis de Sales, kniha Introduction to the Devout Life
Car l'amitié est un amour mutuel, & s'il n'est mutuel, ce n'est pas amitié.
Pt. 3, ch. 17
Introduction to the Devout Life (1609)
„Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.“
— Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
„Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.
Love is a friendship set to music.“
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987