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Keep Your Friends Close Quotes


"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." - Mario Puzo

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer." - Mario Puzo

"Keep your friends close - and your rivals even closer." - Nelson Mandela

"Keep friends close but keep enemies closer." - Jane Addams

"Keep your friends close and your enemies dead and buried in the basement." - Mark Frost

"I don't like the saying keep your friends close and enemies closer. I want my enemy on a different planet." - Wanda Sykes

"Keep their friends close and their enemies closer." - Sun Tzu

"There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." - Al Pacino

"There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." - Mario Puzo

"Keep your fiends close and your enemies even closer." - Sun Tzu

"If you create Youtility, your customers will keep you close." - Jay Baer

"Keep compassion close to your chest at all times." - Sho Baraka

"Children need close friends to help them grow up, to discover things about themselves and about life. They also need close friends to keep them sane" - Cecelia Ahern

"Jace perched on the windowsill and looked down at him. "You really don't get this bodyguard thing, do you?" "I didn't even think you liked me all that much," said Simon. "Is this one of those keep-your-friends-close-and-your-enemies-closer things?" "I thought it was keep your friends close so you have someone to drive the car when you sneak over to your enemy's house a night and throw up in his mailbox." "I'm pretty sure that's not it" - Cassandra Clare

"I've learned it's really important to work hard and keep your family and friends close. You've got to let them know how much you appreciate them for sticking by you." - Carrie Underwood

"If you have an argument with someone and you sulk, sometimes you don't want to speak to them. But it is important to keep your friends close to you and do the right things." - Jermain Defoe

"I don't keep any close friends. I don't keep any secrets. I don't need friends. I just tell everybody everything, that's all." - Bobby Fischer

"Know yourself; keep your circle tight. Keep your friends and your work circle tight." - Rita Ora

"You can keep your friends by not giving them away." - Mary Pettibone Poole

"Keep your enemies at a distance, your partners close at hand." - Janet Morris

"Keep your families close together, and love and honor your children." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support." - Donna Roberts

"You need to have a lot of close family around you, a lot of friends to keep you honest. Take your time, take a year and just slow everything down a little bit. Get away from the success part, stay with yourself. Go off on a beach somewhere or do something to keep yourself aligned right." - George Lucas

"Same way I have my entire life. Keep my family and friends close. My Latino friends close. I visit the island [Puerto Rico] as often as I humanly can." - Sonia Sotomayor

"You need to keep people close. You need to give them access to your heart." - Mitch Albom

"The people you choose to have around you make all the difference. My family and close friends keep me grounded. You have to have a mind of your own and a strong head on your shoulders. Cricket is the most important thing to me, so the rest of it pales in comparison." - Virat Kohli

"I serve your Beaune to my friends, but your Volnay I keep for myself." - Voltaire

"Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them." - Benjamin Franklin

"Sometimes you have to keep things very close to your own chest in your life, or this life." - Mary Crown Princess Of D

"I only entertain very close friends." - Pharrell Williams

"Love is blind, friends close their eyes" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Being left makes you doubt your ability to keep people, even friends." - Sarah Addison Allen

"Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent" - Robert Greene

"Success in show business depends on your ability to make and keep friends." - Sophie Tucker

"The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away." - Wilson Mizner

"Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt." - Sam Snead

"Take this wealth and this fame, always stay humble, keep your family close, and do ridiculously crazy things." - Rob Dyrdek

"The primary virtue is: hold your tongue; who knows how to keep quiet is close to God." - Cato the Younger

"Love is just like a breeze: it comes, but you should not close your doors to keep the breeze inside." - Rajneesh

"The primary virtue is: hold your tongue; who knows how to keep quiet is close to God." - Cato the Elder

"The truth is, you can be honest with your friends - but you just can't be honest with the general public if you want to keep your friends." - Jennifer Saunders

"Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts." - Henry David Thoreau

"With an ocean between you and your European friends, you have to keep them in your heart." - Sammy Davis Jr

"With an ocean between you and your European friends, you have to keep them in your heart." - Sammy Davis, Jr.

"You learned the two greatest thing in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut." - Robert De Niro

"I do have a close circle of friends and I am very fortunate to have them as friends. I feel very close to them I think friends are everything in life after your family. You come across lots of people all the time but you only make very few friends and you have to be true to them otherwise what's the point in life?" - Shahrukh Khan

"When you are a screwed up person, you have a responsibility to keep your normal friends from getting walked on. 'Cos, how bad could you screw that up ? And don't say, Well, you could cause someone six months of physical therapy. 'Cos, hey, lots of times, those exercise take places in pools and nylon tents with little plastic balls. Fun places like that. And, she gets to park up really close for a while. Ha ha, oh, I'm the bad guy." - Christopher Titus

"You lead me and keep me from falling. You carry me close to Your heart. And surely Your goodness and mercy will follow me." - Chris Tomlin

"When you hear voices from your past, do not close your ears, listen to them, but don't stop, keep walking to the future." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Appreciate your friends and loved ones. There's no way of knowing what's coming next, so appreciate those who are close to you." - Lenny Jacobson

"I am learning to live close to the lives of my friends without ever seeing them. No miles of any measurement can separate your soul from mine." - John Muir

"It's definitely important to stay true to yourself and stay close to those people who you were close to before [becoming famous]. Family, your friends, and just not let that outside stuff get to you." - Taylor Lautner

"It is your enemies who keep you straight. For real use one active, sneering enemy is worth two ordinary friends." - E W Howe

"You are not responsible for what your friends do, but you will be judged by the company you keep." - Leonard A Cole

"The life of a model isn't easy. But I try to keep a good head on my shoulders by staying close to my family and old friends. They're my support system." - Constance Jablonski

"I have some close friends I keep in touch with. I knit. I watch a little too much TV. I ski, if the weather's right for that. If I can find a group of buddies, I go rock climbing." - Melissa Leo

"One of my great loves is golf. When I am in L.A., I like to play with a few close friends: no phones, no distractions, the great outdoors and the chance to bet some money to keep it interesting." - Nobu Matsuhisa

"Dave! Relax! Close your buttcheeks!" - Dave Chappelle

"It sucks being judged by the world instead of your close friends or family. I try to just realise that the only people who matter are my family and friends." - Kylie Jenner

"Many of the crew members I work with and continue to work with were friends or have become close friends, and so we keep working together. And I like casting friends of mine or people I know in parts I know would be perfect for them. I like to bring things and people that mean something to me in to my work." - Noah Baumbach

"Simple life and peaceful mind are very close friends!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Friends share secrets. That's what keeps us close." - Sara Shepard

"I usually only play with very close friends." - Emanuel Ax

"I generally unwind by having dinner with close friends." - Nelson Demille

"Probably Darren Criss, yeah, we've become close friends." - Max Adler

"The one thing I've always said: Let your family and close friends be the judge of who you are as a person. Don't worry about being judged by others who don't know you, because your family and close friends know what you're all about, good and bad." - Rick Pitino

"Keep your hands open, and all the sands of the desert can pass through them. Close them, and all you can feel is a bit of grit." - Taisen Deshimaru

"Poetry is like painting: one piece takes your fancy if you stand close to it, another if you keep at some distance." - Horace

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." - John Muir

"My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends." - Gloria Swanson

"What are friends ? Friends are people that you think are your friends But they really your enemies, with secret indentities And disguises, to hide they true colors So just when you think you close enough to be brothers They wanna come back and cut your throat when you ain't lookin'..." - Eminem

"To me, being popular means I've got more friends. You've got to watch who your friends are, if you want to get close to them, but I've got a lot of acquaintances. And then, you've got to be real careful who your friends are, because you never know why they're your friend." - Reba Mcentire

"Michael: This used to be my father's old study - it's changed. I remember there used to be a big desk, right here. I remember when I was a kid, Frankie, we had to be very quiet when we played near here. I was very happy that this house never went to strangers - first Clemenza took it over, now you. My father taught me many things here - he taught me in this room... (then, as Michael sits beside Pentangeli) He taught me - keep your friends close but your enemies closer." - Mario Puzo

"When I stopped going to school, I got the strongest dose of perspective. When you're a kid, your friends, your school, your teachers, your family - that's your whole world, your whole existence. And then when I stopped going, I lost all my friends but the few that were really close to me." - Kristen Stewart

"You can learn a lot from your lovers, but-for the most part-you get to keep your friends longer, and you learn more from them." - John Irving

"Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate." - David Pratt

"You can always keep learning with acting, because the school is life and yourself and your friends and your relationships. I'm fascinated by it! It's infinito!" - Penelope Cruz

"Exercise your brain and body, keep engaged with work and friends, and feed your brain with a healthy, plant-based diet - as well as knowledge." - David H Murdock

"My grandmother always told me you must keep to your old roads and stick to your original friends and just go through smooth, be careful and stay positive." - Wayne Wonder

"If you close your mind in judgements and traffic with desires, your heart will be troubled. If you keep your mind from judging and aren't led by the senses, your heart will find peace." - Laozi

"You just have to decide how close you want them. Not every person in your life needs to be your best friend: some can be friends or just friendly acquaintances." - Jane Lynch

"Close the playand keep the store open nights." - George S Patton

"I leave my circle tight in keep my family close." - Meek Mill

"Keep those who truly love you close at all times." - Jo Dee Messina

"You don't need a big close, as many sales reps believe. You risk losing your customer when you save all the good stuff for the end. Keep the customer actively involved throughout your presentation, and watch your results improve." - Harvey Mackay

"Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe Put your ray gun to my head Press your space face close to mine, love Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah!" - David Bowie

"In a contagious world,we learn to keep our distance. If we get too close to those who are suffering, we might get infected by their pain. It may not be convenient or comfortable. But only when you get close enough to catch their hurt will they be close enough to catch your love." - John Ortberg

"We'll keep you in our thoughts With the other bullshit in your heads? No, keep me out of your thoughts, because I hear some of the stuff you talk about and if that's close to what you're thinking about, I don't want to be around that, so keep me and my family out of your thoughts, unless you're thinking of making me a sandwich." - Hannibal Buress

"He's a better person when she's around, and isn't that what friends are for, to raise you up and keep you at your best?" - David Nicholls

"Keep your family and old friends around you. That's what I had done and that's what saved my life when it came to being famous." - Barry Manilow

"Always keep your anger bottled up. You might need a bottle of anger some day when friends come by and won't leave." - Laura Kightlinger

"Friends as we are, we would willingly keep your failings to ourselves - even from ourselves if we could, unless by knowing them we could deliver you from them." - Anne Bronte

"The secret of a happy marriage is simple: Just keep on being as polite to one another as you are to your friends." - Robert Quillen

"I know a lot of cowboys and I've done a little work on ranches with cattle, and those people become your friends, and keep their word." - Tommy Lee Jones

"The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you." - Natalie Portman

"The key to keep a great friendship is not to make friends with the people who are really not your friend." - Hiroko Sakai

"Of all the weapons discussed in this book, nothing is more important than your primary firearm. Keep it cleaned, keep it oiled, keep it loaded, keep it close. With a cool head, steady hand, and plenty of ammunition, one human is more than a match for an army of zombies." - Max Brooks

"Your friends and your family, if you're close to them, they won't let you get too far from who you were or from who you are. And so I love staying close to people who've always known me. That's probably the best leavening that you could possibly have." - Condoleezza Rice

"Keep painting your demons." - Jack Beal

"keep your hand moving" - Natalie Goldberg

"Keep your head up, keep your heart strong. Keep your mind set, keep your hair long." - Ben Howard

"You do not have to marry in order not to be alone- all you need not to be alone is to have some other humans to be your companions and close friends." - Myles Munroe

"Life has a way of doing that; one minute everything makes sense, the next, things change. People get sick. Families break apart, your friends could close the door on you." - Liz Murray

"It's really easy to find your friends when you're playing away. You have a close-knit group with you and everyone else is cheering hard for their side. There's more satisfaction coming away with a road victory." - Jim Courier

"Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice." - Anonymous

"Praise your friends, and let your friends praise you." - James Burgh

"Close your eyes and you will see." - Joseph Joubert

"Close your legs to married men!" - Nene Leakes

"Close your eyes and see the beauty." - Anonymous

"Your friends love you anyway." - Dave Barry

"Friends are really important, especially when you've had the successes that I've had. I've gone really far in my career, so they're the ones that keep you humble, keep your feet on the ground." - Ferran Adria

"The death of our close friends and relatives proves that how close the death is to us!" - Javad Alizadeh

"I always tell my Western friends that it is best to keep your own tradition. Changing religion is not easy and sometimes causes confusion. You must value your tradition and honor your own religion." - Dalai Lama

"Don't forgive and never forget; Do unto others before they do unto you; and third and most importantly, keep your eye on your friends, because your enemies will take care of themselves!" - Jr

"I still feel very close to the people I wrote shows with and some of the people I toured with. I feel very close to them, like a family or like college friends who you know and who have seen you at your worst and you spend 14 hours driving a van all piled on top of each other." - Scott Adsit

"The tape measure doesn't lie. Get that tape measure out and put it on your hips and your waist. Keep checking it. And keep exercising and cutting those calories down until that tape measure gets close to where you were in your prime." - Jack Lalanne

"Only your friends steal your books." - Voltaire

"Your wealth is where your friends are" - Plautus

"Reserve your abuse for your true friends." - Larry Wall

"Your wealth is where your friends are." - Plautus

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild." - John Muir

"so i sneak out to the garden to see you, we keep quiet 'cause we're dead if they knew, so close your eyes, escape this town for a little while." - Taylor Swift

"When I look into your eyes I still get weak And when Im this close to you I just cant speak And its hard to keep my hands to myself When I know I could never love anybody else" - Gary Allan

"Gratitude will lead your mind out along the ways by which things come, and it will keep you in close harmony with creative thought and prevent you from falling into competitive thought." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Doesn't it scare you, having your death close by all the time? said Lyra. Why ever would it? If he's there, you can keep an eye on him. I'd be a lot more nervous not knowing where he was." - Philip Pullman

"Cripple crow say something for our grieving, where do we go once we start leaving. Well close that wound or else keep on bleeding and change your tune, it's got no meaning." - Devendra Banhart

"When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness." - Stephen Vizinczey

"I don't walk down the street like, "I'm famous." It's still weird to me when people ask for pictures. My close friends from high school keep me grounded - they don't care about what I do. I'm still the same person I was, and I try hard not to change." - Bella Hadid

"To keep is more important than to make friends." - Baltasar Gracian

"A circle of friends, doesn't always keep perfect relationships." - Anthony Liccione

"Your close men friends should be willing to challenge your mediocrity by suggesting a concrete action you can perform that will pop you out of your rut, one way or the other. And you must be willing to offer them your brutal honesty, in the same way, if you are all to grow." - David Deida

"Keep going on hikes, keep having your friends in your life, keep that downtime sacred as well because as hard as you work in any job, it's really nice to have the relaxing de-stressors. Stress is the worst thing. That's the ultimate demise of any good thing." - Dianna Agron

"Close up your head; your brain is getting loose." - Catherynne M Valente

"Close your outer eyes and open your inner eyes." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Close your eyes, they'll never see your vision" - Tyga

"When you close your mouth, your ears will be bigger!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Everybody gets pinched but you did it right. You told them nothing and they got nothing. You learned the two greatest things in life: Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut." - Nicholas Pileggi

"Close friends love you for who you are; not what they want you to be." - Ted Rall

"I am really close friends with Roger Federer and also with Benoit Paire." - Stan Wawrinka

"My mother and I are very close; I guess you would call us best friends." - Susan Ford

"Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends." - Courtland Milloy

"Do I not damage my enemies after i make them my close friends?" - Abraham Lincoln

"A lot of my close friends have committed suicide or died of heroin overdoses." - Ryan Mcginley

"It's certainly true that most of my close friends are Jewish." - Vera Rubin

"I feel close to [Kanye West]. We're friends, this is not just a working relationship." - Young Thug

"I don't have close relationships with agents. They're friends, but they're not confidants." - Rod Serling

"Love for me is family, close friends - an unbreakable, unconditional bond." - Xosha Roquemore

"When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy." - Anonymous

"Other people like Neil Young and Dennis Hopper, those are just really close knit family friends." - Amber Tamblyn



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