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Companionship Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Companionship

Please enjoy these Companionship Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship
of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher,
and I would like to teach them something.
- Woodrow Wilson

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do,
and the more genuine may be one's appreciation
of fundamental things like home,
and love, and understanding companionship.
- Amelia Earhart

It's true that it's a solitary occupation,
but you would be surprised at how much companionship
a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them.
- Anne Tyler

 

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
- Henry B. Adams

There is not enough celebration of companionship.
Relationships aren't just about eroticism and sexuality.
- Francesca Annis

The first time you marry for love, the second for money,
and the third for companionship.
- Jackie Kennedy

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There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness,
and their companionship in the saintly life need in
no way occasion surprise.
- William James

But when you're deprived of it for a lengthy period
then you value human companionship.
But you have to survive and so you devise all kinds
of mental exercises and it's amazing.
- Wole Soyinka

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting,
and there is no jovial companionship equal to that
where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.
- Washington Irving

When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
- Lew Wallace

One may define flattery as a base companionship which
is most advantageous to the flatterer.
- Theophrastus

What it meant to me: a happy life, of course,
companionship, of course.
A common objective, I think.
- Denis Thatcher

As you get older, you realize it's work.
It's that fine line between love and companionship.
But passionate love? I'd love to know how to make that last.
- Tracey Ullman

We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs,
but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for
them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.
- James Harvey Robinson

In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city,
it was the companionship and later friendship which
I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most
important thing in my life.
- Ernst Mayr

Eating is not merely a material pleasure.
Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes
immensely to goodwill and happy companionship.
It is of great importance to the morale.
- Elsa Schiaparelli

Yes, the companionship is amazing.
You know, you can get that physical attraction that happens is great,
but then there's an awful lot of time and the rest
of the day that you have to fill.
- Vince Gill

I was spooked when I first got the role,
as I was afraid I wouldn't have the companionship I need on a shoot,
because I'm so into the process itself,
not so much the end product.
- Jacqueline McKenzie

On even the worst days, when nothing was working at the lab,
I knew that at home I would find warmth,
peace, companionship, and encouragement.
As a consequence, the next day would surely be better.
- James Cronin

My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication -
it makes them sociable.
I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness -
it is all that I have -
and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate,
will be all that my peers have as well.
- Franz Kafka

The reason why I take my life is because I want to go to my wife and boy.
My usefulness in this world is at an end.
I can not be satisfied in any business and can not
be without their companionship.
- Alex Campbell

It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health,
to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself,
who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere
and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Religion kept some of my relatives alive,
because it was all they had.
If they hadn't had some hope of heaven,
some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide,
their lives were so hellish.
- Octavia Butler

Very conscious of the fact that an effort was being made to destroy my mind,
because I was deprived of books, deprived of any means of writing,
deprived of human companionship.
You never know how much you need it until you're deprived of it.
- Wole Soyinka

Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman.
I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship.
We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about.
She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat.
- Russell Crowe

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I love to be alone.
I never found the companion
that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
- Saint Augustine

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
- Baltasar Gracian

Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful
companion if you have him all to yourself,
his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
- Charles Dickens

Suspicion is the companion of mean souls,
and the bane of all good society.
- Thomas Paine

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not
properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death:
ourselves.
- Eda J. Le Shan

I had one companion.
He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English
so we could communicate a bit.
I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.
- Mathias Rust

When you are younger, the camera is like a friend and
you can go places and feel like you're with someone,
like you have a companion.
- Annie Leibovitz

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom,
but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
- Coco Chanel

Never make a companion equal to a brother.
- Hesiod

I have never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
We are for the most part more lonely
when we go abroad among men
than when we stay in our chambers.
A man thinking or working is always alone,
let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of
my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.
- Corazon Aquino

The companion of an evening, and the companion for life,
require very different qualifications.
- Samuel Richardson

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Like truth and justice it lives within us;
like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone,
gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
- Paul Valery

I remained Ryan's companion on the Hollywood party circuit,
growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens.
- Tatum O'Neal

My current companion, Gerard de Battista,
is the father of my two sons.
- Victoria Abril

For years my wedding ring has done its job.
It has led me not into temptation.
It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties
that it's time to go home.
It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion.
It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
- Erma Bombeck

Virtue rejects facility to be her companion.
She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.
- Michel de Montaigne

Hope...
is the companion of power, and the mother of success;
for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
- Samuel Smiles

I am happy now, to recall that I was no only his son but his companion,
and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure,
I was always with him.
- John Philip Sousa

He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend,
a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion,
or an effectual comforter.
- Isaac Barrow

The greatest friend of truth is Time,
her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
- Charles Caleb Colton

For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life.
To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in.
- Barbara Tuchman

A merry companion is as good as a wagon.
- John Lyly

In 1972 I married again, to Elisabeth Case;
she continues to be wife,
companion, critic and editor: a partner in the projects
and programs that we undertake.
- Douglass North

Working on behalf of companion animals is so important.
We start to realize how healing they are.
- Bernadette Peters

A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess,
but a friend loves the man himself.
- James Boswell

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money,
virtue before beauty, the mind before the body;
then thou hast a wife,
a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn

I find Jesus my confidant and companion,
brother and savior; our relationship is intimate,
vulnerable, demanding yet comfortable and reassuring.
- Malcolm Boyd

My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now
in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties.
- Gary Busey

I think the Chainsaw remake is very good and captures
the spirit of the original film.
It's true to the tone of the original,
to the point that it's almost a companion piece.
- Tobe Hooper

Religion which lays so many restraints upon us,
is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no
restraints upon themselves.
- Laurence Sterne

I have always considered that choosing a companion
for life was a very important affair and that my happyness
or misery in this life depended on the choice.
- Ezra Cornell

If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic,
effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere.
- Loretta Young

Animals do not admire each other.
A horse does not admire its companion.
- Thomas Mann

We were very kindly received by the English merchants
to whom my companion had letters,
and we set ourselves to learn what was the real state of things in Mexico.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from
the country for 50 years of work -
which I thought was okay.
- Harold Pinter

Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found
in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things;
and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy
to make a man happy in whatever state he is.
- Daniel Boone

There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance
which is the companion of youth,
those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity
which makes all the happiness of life.
- Mary Wortley

I carry Yeats with me wherever I go.
He's my constant companion.
I always can find some comfort in Yeats no matter what the situation is.
Months and months and months go by and I know I need
to switch to Shelley or somebody else,
but right now Yeats is enough for me.
- Linda Hamilton

A strong body makes the mind strong.
As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun.
While this gives moderate exercise to the body,
it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind.
Games played with the ball, and others of that nature,
are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.
Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
- Thomas Jefferson


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