Quotes, sayings & poems

Friend

(All's Well That Ends Well 1.1.65-6), Countess to Bertram

Keep thy friend
Under thy own life's key.

- William Shakespeare

(Hamlet 1.3.62-3), Polonius to Laertes

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel.

- William Shakespeare

(Julius Caesar 4.3.85), Cassius to Brutus

A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.

- William Shakespeare

(Much Ado About Nothing 2.1.166-7), Claudio

Friendship is constant in all things
Save in the office and affairs of love.

- William Shakespeare

(Richard II) 2.3.46-7, Bolingbroke to Percy

I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends.

- William Shakespeare

(Antony and Cleopatra 2.6.150), Enobarbus

The band that seems to tie their friendship together will be the very strangler of their amity.

- William Shakespeare

(Timon of Athens 1.2.20), Timon

To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes,
Recanting goodness, sorry ere 'tis shown;
But where there is true friendship, there needs none.

- William Shakespeare

(The Merry Wives of Windsor 3.1.133), Antonio

I desire you in friendship, and I will one way or other make you amends.

- William Shakespeare

(The Winter's Tale 1.2.135), Leontes

To mingle friendship far is mingling bloods.

- William Shakespeare

(1 Henry VI 3.3.87), Charles to the Bastard of Orleans

Thy friendship makes us fresh.

- William Shakespeare

(Hamlet 3.2.75-7), Hamlet to Horatio

Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice
And could of men distinguish her election,
Sh'ath sealed thee for herself.

- William Shakespeare

(The Tempest 3.1.60-1), Miranda to Ferdinand

I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you.

- William Shakespeare