— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
„The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.“
— Sarah Orne Jewett American novelist, short story writer and poet 1849 - 1909
— Charles Caleb Colton British priest and writer 1780 - 1832
Vol. II; LXXXIII
— Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Quoted by Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington in Conversations of Lord Byron with the Countess of Blessington http://books.google.com/books?id=w648AAAAYAAJ&q="Friendship+may+and+often+does+grow+into+love+but+love+never+subsides+into+friendship"&pg=PA179#v=onepage (1834).
„Because friendship is intercommunication of love, therefore where love is not mutual, there can be no friendship.“
— Francis de Sales French bishop, saint, writer and Doctor of the Church j 1567 - 1622
Pt. 3, ch. 17 http://books.google.com/books?id=d8kCAAAAQAAJ&q=%22Because+friendship+is+intercommunication+of+love+therefore+where+love+is+not+mutual+there+can+be+no+friendship%22&pg=PA145#v=onepage
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
How shall I woo?
— Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catholic Church 1225 - 1274
„Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
Lord Darlington, Act II.