Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
- C. C. Colton
Women can form a friendship with a man very well but to preserve it--to that end a slight physical antipathy must probably help.
- George Jean Nathan
I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.
Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, O Magazine, February 2004
Though friendship is not quick to burn, It is explosive stuff.
- May Sarton
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - never.
- Charles Caleb Colton
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
- Samuel Johnson