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5 Classic Quotes About Friendship

November 17, 2023

By Sarah Gray

In the spirit of thankfulness this time of year, the Canterbury Classics team has been compiling a list of everything we’re thankful for. One thing is for certain: friends and classic literature definitely hold top spots on that very long list!

Before you attend any Friendsgivings this season, take a moment to read these quotes about friendship from our favorite classic novels.

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”

— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”

Jane AustenNorthanger Abbey

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”

— A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“Jo’s eyes sparkled, for it is always pleasant to be believed in, and a friend’s praise is always sweeter than a dozen newspaper puffs.”

— Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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

— Shakespeare, Hamlet

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