What are some poems and quotes about friendship?


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An example of a quote about friendship comes from C.S. Lewis' book, "The Four Loves." In it he states that, “Friendship is born at the moment when one man says to another 'What! You too? I thought that no one but myself...'” This quote demonstrates that friendship is about finding connections with people through finding unexpected things in common.

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C.S. Lewis continues to talk about friendship throughout this book. He goes on to say, “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” This quote shows that friendship is about more than meeting a basic need; it is about enriching life. Like philosophy and art, friends make life more beautiful and worthwhile.

Some examples of poems about friendship from prolific poets include "A Time to Talk" by Robert Frost, “Poison Tree” by William Blake, “A Friend” by Gillian Jones and “Sonnet 104” by William Shakespeare. “Friends For Life” by Angelica N. Brisset and "Friendship" by Ralph Waldo Emerson are two others. These poems range in subject from what to do when you disagree with a friend, to the importance of spending time with friends, to the beauty of long-lasting friendships.

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