* Friendship, even I can leave a lover for an important friend, I did it ! *
While regarding men, in most of the cases it has been observed that they always need a friend besides their beloveds in their lives because they think that the one they love can not understand them properly. In fact the reason is that a man does not want to show the weaker part of his personality to his beloved while he can share all the things with his friend (either male or female).
So there is no hard and fast rule to measure the importance of love over friendship or friendship over love. Both can have importance from various aspects in one's life. But if we talk about regardless of gender and situation then we can say that if the friendship is sweeter then love is the sweetest.
I want to share a quote here I've read about friendship and love. It states that once love and friendship met in a way and they have had the conversation. Love asked the friendship, "when I'm here for people then why are you also here?" and friendship replied that for making people laugh when you leave them weeping. This quotation really touches the deep philosophy behind the friendship. And it is said that friends are angels who lift us when our wings are not able to make us fly. So friendship is always more important than love.
As I've already mention that there is always love in friendship. But there is not always friendship in love. This is the fact you and I, we both can't deny. I hope, it is clear to you.
So they are both so important, love gives you that feeling that makes you feel whole and complete, friendship gives you trust that you have a friend as well as a partner in you life.
A human being can't live without love and also the friendship, because when you are alone then you need a loving friend who can listen to you and release your tension and can solve your problem, with these two things human being is very alone and can't live in this materialistic world.
Moreover I would say that at some extent one can live without friend but can't live without love because it's the food of our soul, the person who can't love, then also can't make friend. Usually we made many friends in our life, who left behind, and also friendship can break and move on but, the one whom we love stay forever in our heart we can't forget the one who is dear to us.
This is the good luck of a person that, whom, a person loves, is also the friend of a person.
I will end my words with these saying: "The sum of respect is love, The sum of love is relation,The sum of relation is a good friend."
So far love is concerned, it has its own norms, conditions and attitude. A man involved in love does not care for other things like social conditions and customs and sometime even his close relations. The only thing in which he always remains occupied that is his or hers beloved and he cares only and only for his love.
On the other hand friendship demands different attitude, behaviour and discipline. In friendship you are not occupied or involved as you remain in love affairs. You have to only take care of the feelings and respect of your friend and at the same time you can involve yourself in other affairs of the world. Replying your question I will say that both love and friendship are important in man's life but preferences change from person to person.
I am really happy that I met the one I want to spend my life with, because he proved me that he will be there for me when ever I need him. But as everything in the universe one thing is at the expense of other. I mean that I have never had a real friend. I am really disappointed from many people, who I considered to be my "friends". They stabbed me in the back with no hesitation. I don't know about them but I deffinitely don't understand friendship (if exists) like this. That's why I think that love is not only more important than friendship, but it's also the most pure feeling in the world. Nothing compares to the magic, called love.
I personally believe friendship is far more important than love.
Now its not matter of choice I think but its matter of logical thinking.
Loving someone can really some time make you sacrifice a lot of things and with passage of time it can become into totally opposite if it is only love on which your relation is based on.
It is also not necessary that love can be bilateral all the time even if it is blood relation.
A person with whom you are friend with your always at ease and you can always or most of the time be yourself as well as express your true feeling towards a particular matter.
Be it your father,sister or some girl/boy you can be fully expressive but unlike this when your in extreme form of it and that love your always careful and fearful as well.
The fear is of losing that person by even on petty things.
I think a mix of both can make a perfect relationship be it with anyone.
Friendship can give you sense of loyalty to your company and loving gives you feeling of being part of what ever is going around and you deeply participate and enjoy.
Hope my comments are of use to you.
If you have a friend, There is love.
Well, I think it depends on how you define the term "love", and which type you are talking about. There are many different forms of love: Familial love, romantic love, love for a friend, love for a place, love for a thought or idea or even way of life... All of them different, yet similar and entirely valid. What's more, many times they can overlap; you can be friends with a family member, just as you can (and should) be friends with a lover.
So if we are talking about which type of love is more important,friendship or romantic, then I would say that friendship is more important – and immediate. When I say that, I mean that you can love someone as a friend without any romantic attachments whatsoever, yet you cannot love someone in a romantic sense without also thinking of them as a friend; and if you do, then it is highly unlikely that the relationship will last for any significant amount of time without falling apart.
Of course, significance mainly depends on the person – some would choose one over the other, to others the two are equal. Interestingly this seems to be strongly connected to where one grows up: For example, in the US many people see romantic love as the ultimate form of love, while for many in European countries, friends are more important – and lasting – than lovers. That being said, however, there is still a difference between personal significance – which would one rather have – versus importance – which is more vital to our health and wellbeing.
Love is more important.. If love comes the time being spent together with frnd reduces and one day it will be completely stopped as there will be no time to spend with frnds.... Especially frndship between a boy and girl dies when love comes in.
I've heard that "No greater love hath a man than this---that he lay down his life for his friend."
One of them is enough. And for me, even none is enough
That question is far too general to even answer given that there are many kinds and levels of love as well as many kinds and levels of friendship.
The only simple answer is it is hard to have one without the other .. Of any kind or level.