Friendship is a union of spirits, a marriage of hearts, and the bond there of virtue.
– Samuel Johnson
- The union of hearts the union of hands And the flag of our Union forever. – George Pope Morris
- Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. – Oscar Wilde
- Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures. – Samuel Johnson
- Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. – Samuel Johnson
- Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation. – Samuel Johnson
- Wickedness is always easier than virtue, for it takes a short cut to everything. – Samuel Johnson
- Life has no pleasure higher or nobler than that of friendship. – Samuel Johnson
- Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other. – Samuel Johnson
- The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends. – Samuel Johnson
- A friendship is a bond that is everlasting in sight. A lover shares a similar bond that is also everlasting in hind sight. In both cases trust carves the pieces and sympathy draws the picture.