40+ Best Companionship Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Companionship is the enjoyment of spending time with other people. Profoundly inspirational companionship quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Companionship Quotes

Accidents count for much in companionship in marriage.  Henry Adams

No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something, together, are companions. Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not.  C.S. Lewis

The joys we find in the companionship of noble, unselfish, thoughtful people here give only the faintest conception of the joys of heaven’s companionships. R.A. Torrey

Sometimes you must embrace the feeling of being abandoned until your deepest self warms to the thought of you being its closest companion.  Curtis Tyrone Jones

Friends can create our most cherished memories. Fennel Hudson

With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone. Buddha

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Having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night is a very old human need.  Margaret Mead

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. Napolean Hill

No possession is gratifying without a companion. Seneca

Both spiritual companionship and spiritual motherliness are not limited to the physical wife and mother relationship, but they extend to all people with whom woman comes into contact. Edith Stein

Affection is created by habit, community of interests, convenience and the desire of companionship. It is a comfort rather than an exhilaration. W. Somerset Maugham

The act of quiet nighttime talking illustrates for me more than anything else the curious alchemy of companionship. Elizabeth Gilbert

A love which depends solely on romance, on the combustion of two attracting chemistries, tends to fizzle out…A long-term marriage has to move beyond chemistry to compatibility, to friendship, to companionship. It is certainly not that passion disappears, but that it is conjoined with other ways of love.  Medeleine L’Engle

Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness. Criss Jami

When you are in love with someone you want to be near him all the time, except when you are out buying and charging them to him. Miss Piggy (Muppet)

How we need another soul to cling to. Sylvia Plath

All of us love companionship and sympathy; some of us may love them too much. All of us are more or less imaginative in our theology. Oliver Wendell Holmes

If humans have this need for companionship, why are they also ashamed to admit it? Barry B. Longyear

Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life. R.A. Salvatore

Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give. Bertrand Russell 

If a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism. Erich Fromm 

The companionship of a secret is often corruptive to good habits, such as sleep and appetite. Marjorie Benton Cooke

An apple tree is just like a person. In order to thrive, it needs companionship that’s similar to it in some ways, but quite different than others.  Jeffrey Stepakoff

The greatest of all the arts is the art of living together. William Lyon Phelps

Inspirational Companionship Quotes

The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship. If we are not to go to pieces or wither away, we must all have some purpose in life, for no man can live for himself alone. Ross Parmenter

Before building any relationship, think about how your partner could be the best companion to you in achieving your life’s earnest goals.  Raja Saraswathi

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.  Mark Twain

Being apart was wrong. Simply lying side by side did more for a relationship than words. A warm bed, a nest of animal intimacy. Words could be misunderstood, whereas loving companionship bred trust.  Michel Faber

Companionship is better than commitment but sometimes showing love and care through communication is better than together. Innah Delos Angeles

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

There is no way to tell non-horsey people that the companionship of a horse is not like that of a dog, or a cat, or a person. Jane Smiley

She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people… Nicholas Sparks

Constant companionship is not enjoyable, any more than constant eating. We sit too long at the table of friendship, when we outsit our appetites for each other’s thoughts. Christian Nestell Bovee

It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being. John Joseph Powell

The freedom of riding horseback has a place all its own, the companionship of a horse means you’ll never be alone. Herman Geitboom

As we sense that there is a benevolent, something inclined toward helping us and our work, we begin to feel a sense of companionship. Higher forces at our side. We are not alone. Julia Cameron

In the companionship of art we are all of a time. Early or late we are to be shared. Robert Genn

And as ridiculous as it may sound, sometimes all any of us needs in life is for someone to hold our hand and walk next to us. James Frey

Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. Oscar Wilde

A companion can’t learn for us that we may be spared the sorrows of knowledge; a companion can’t love for us so that we may be spared the torment of loving; a companion can’t grieve for us so that we may be spared the anguish of grieving; a companion can’t die for us so that we may be spared the horrors of dying. Such is the damnation of companionship —thank heaven. Steven Carter

To love means to decide independently to live with an equal partner, and to subordinate oneself to the formation of a new subject, a ‘we.’ Fritz Kunkel