500+ Friendship Quotes – Inspirational Quotes About Friends

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Friendship is a beautiful bond that enriches our lives in countless ways, and Best Friendship Quotes serve as a heartwarming reminder of its significance. These inspirational quotes about friends capture camaraderie’s essence and companionship’s enduring value. Best Friendship Quotes, often shared on social media or exchanged in heartfelt conversations, encapsulate the warmth, trust, and laughter that define true friendships.

People use these quotes to express gratitude for their closest companions, celebrate the joy they bring, and reflect on the loyalty and support they offer. Whether to strengthen existing friendships or kindle new ones, these quotes resonate universally, touching the hearts of people from all walks of life.

In this collection of Friendship Quotes, we will learn about some heartfelt and positive words that remind us of how special and necessary our friendships are.

Best Friendship Quotes

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend. – Thomas Jefferson


A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. – Walter Winchell


Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another  ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one. – C.S. Lewis


The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. – Hubert H. Humphrey

Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend.
― Albert Camus


The only way to have a friend is to be one. — Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life isn’t about having a thousand friends, it’s about finding the very few right ones you need. — A.R. Asher


Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. – Henry David Teau


The road to a friend’s house is never long. – Danish Proverb


Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. — Oprah Winfrey


A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. – William Shakespeare

Friends quotes

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.- Robert Brault


The only way to have a friend is to be one –  Ralph Waldo Emerson


A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. ― Elbert Hubbard

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. – Eleanor Roosevelt


He has no enemies but is intensely disliked by his friends. – Oscar Wilde


Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. – Henry David Thoreau


A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. – Elbert Hubbard


Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ― Mark Twain


There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. – Jim Henson


Friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other, loving each other and being crazy together. ― O. Henry


The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. – Helen Keller


If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you. — Winnie the Pooh


The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul. – Shanna Rodriguez


If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love. –Thích Nhất Hạnh


True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable – David Tyson Gentry


It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. ― Friedrich Nietzsche


True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. -Charles Caleb Colton


But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.  – Thomas Jefferson


I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. – Ernest Hemingway


I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. – Helen Keller


My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford


The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. ― Bob Marley


One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention. – Clifton Fadiman

Quotes For Friends

A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have. — Irish Proverb


A friend is someone who helps you up when you’re down, and if they can’t, they lay down beside you and listen. – Winnie The Pooh 


The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. – Barbara Kingsolver

Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. — Bill Watterson


Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success. – Oscar Wilde


Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.- Socrates


Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything – Muhammad Ali


There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate. ― Linda Grayson


Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. – Anais Nin


Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. – C. S. Lewis


Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. – Washington Irving


Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. – Amy Poehler


The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. – Henry David Thoreau


There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. ― Jane Austen


Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks. — Waqar Ahmed


Friends are the people who make you smile brighter, laugh louder and live better. — Unknown Author


A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them.  – Jim Morrison


A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.  – Donna Roberts


Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap. — Anonymous


Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. – Elie Wiesel


Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. It is not enough to just say relationships are important; we must prove it by investing time in them. Words alone are worthless… Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is “T-I-M-E. – Rick Warren


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


If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever. ― Alfred Tennyson


A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. – Len Wein


In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. – Albert Schweitzer


A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. – Leo Buscaglia


In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King Jr.


One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable. ― Jess C. Scott


When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. – Donald Miller


A best friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you for the way you are today.

Friendship status

Friendship is a sheltering tree. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light. – Jennie Jerome Churchill


Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. – Thomas J. Watson

In my friend, I find a second self. – Isabel Norton


Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again. – John O’Donohue


I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better – Plutarch


It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. ― Marlene Dietrich


My friends are my estate. – Emily Dickinson


Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. – Thomas Aquinas


You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. — Dale Carnegie


Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. –Aristotle


No friendship is an accident. – O. Henry


Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend. ― Sarah Dessen


A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing. — John Tillotson


Good friends don’t let you do stupid things … alone.


I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. – Abraham Lincoln


A friend is a gift you give yourself. – Robert Louis Stevenson


A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. – Arnold H. Glasgow


A friend to all is a friend to none. – Aristotle


In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. – John Churton Collins


It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.― A.A. Milne


A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more. – Jasmine Fitzwilliam


The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. – Henri Nouwen


A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.

Funny friendship quotes

The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple? – Eugene Kennedy


Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.


You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together. ― Nicholas Sparks

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.


It’s not what we have, but who we have. – Winnie The Pooh


Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.  –  G. Randolf


Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends. Virginia Woolf


Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul. – Steve Maraboli


The only good thing about times of adversity is that you realize who your real friends and fans are – and the rest go away – which in my mind is an OK thing. – Pete Wentz


I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. ― Jon Katz


Everyone is a friend until they prove otherwise.


When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. – Henri Nouwen


What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. – Confucius


A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. -Arnold H. Glasgow


That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you – the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you – because that is what people are supposed to do.


Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing. ― E.B. White


Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. – Leo Buscaglia


Friends make the world beautiful.


Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget. – G. Randolf


The only reward of virtue is a virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be a friend. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


A true friend is someone who will always love you — the imperfect, the confused, the wrong you — because that is what people are supposed to do. – R. J. L.


You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal. –  Elizabeth Taylor

Best friendship quotes

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ― A.A. Milne


It takes a long time to grow an old friend. – John Leonard


There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. – Paramahansa Yogananda

How many slams in an old screen door? It depends on how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? It depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? It depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? It depends how much you give ’em. – Shel Silverstein


This the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. – Charles Lamb


Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius


He must have known I’d want to leave you.No, he must have known you would always want to come back. ― J.K. Rowling


Only a true friend would be that truly honest. — Shrek


A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.


The language of friendship is not words but meanings. – Henry David Thoreau


Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. — Misty Copeland


The best mirror is an old friend. – George Herbert


Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow T. Wilson


Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies. ― Richelle Mead


Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you. – Elbert Hubard


Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. Jean de La Fontaine


In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. – Albert Schweitzer


You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job. -Laurence J. Peter


Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.  ― Haruki Murakami


A good friend can tell you what the matter with you is in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling. – Arthur Brisbane


We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk. — Thomas Moore


There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met. – William Butler Yeats


There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy. — Henry Ford


Some souls just understand each other upon meeting. – N.R. Hart


Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next. – Dean Koontz


Silence makes the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts. ― Margaret Lee Runbeck


I get by with a little help from my friends. – John Lennon


The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights. – Giotto di Bondone

Best friends forever quote

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you. – Winnie the Pooh


No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow. – Alice Walker


True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.

There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.
― P.G. Wodehouse


For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. — Audrey Hepburn


A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. — Shania Twain


Friendship is not about who you know the longest. It is about who came and never left. Paulo Coelho


The love that comes from friendship is the underlying fact of a happy life. – Chelsea Handler


If you wanna find out who’s a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time … then see who sticks around. – Karen Salmonsohn


True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. –  Baltasar Gracian


You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. ― A.A. Milne


Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. –



True friends stab you in the front. – Oscar Wilde


Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. – Ed Cunningham


Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that. – Ally Condie


Best friends share laughs, memories and inside jokes. They will always be honest and stand by your side no matter what. They wipe your tears, pick you up when you fall and are forever a piece of your heart.


Why is it,” he said, one time, at the subway entrance, “I feel I’ve known you so many years?”
“Because I like you,” she said, “and I don’t want anything from you. ― Ray Bradbury


Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? – Abraham Lincoln


Wow …. Only a true friend would be that truly honest. — Shrek


How distant I am from people when I am with them, and how close when they are far away. – Kahlil Gibran


One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.– George Santayana


A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself. – Heidi Wills


A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. – Douglas Pagels


Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find. ― William Shakespeare


Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet, and two others at first speech are old friends. – Mary Catherwood


Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is for the best ending for one. – Oscar Wilde


Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust


The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.-Elisabeth Foley


A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.


If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky. ― S.E. Hinton


If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. – Maxwell Maltz


Friendship to me isn’t about how much we talk, but instead how much we’re there for each other in times of need. — Trent Shelton


Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. – Alexander Dumas

Short friendship quotes

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. — Richard Bach


Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them. – Anna Taylor


The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.

I might give my life for my friend, but he had better not ask me to do up a parcel. – Logan Pearsall Smith


Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. – Benjamin Franklin


If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere. – Zig Ziglar


A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. – Bernard Meltzer


F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you


Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much drabber and empty for their departure. ― Stephen King


Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but a part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.– William Hazlitt


True friends say good things behind your back and bad things to your face.


Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. – Louisa May Alcott


We’ll be friends ’til we’re old and senile. … Then we’ll be new friends! – Anonymous


And what is a friend? More than a father, more than a brother: a traveling companion, with him, you can conquer the impossible, even if you must lose it later. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. ― Elie Wiesel


Silence is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius


To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy… – Guido 


Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend. – Friedrich Nietzsche


Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great. – Mark Twain


Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way. – Charles Kingsley


Friendship is one mind in two bodies.  – Mencius


There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books. ― Irving Stone


The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship too.


My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of. – Jodie Foster


A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. — Lois Wyse


A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile. – Anonymous


You can always tell when two people are best friends because they’re always having way more fun than it makes sense for them to be having.

True friendship quotes

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen. – Steve Klaka


My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. – Aristotle


Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. William Arthur Ward

The best time to make friends is before you need them. – Ethel Barrymore


There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. – Thomas Aquinas


The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
― Friedrich Nietzsche


When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.— Diane von Furstenburg


If you have a best friend that you can talk to about anything and they won’t judge you, never let them go.


Man’s best support is a very dear friend. – Cicero


Friendship’s the wine of life. — Edward Young


Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected. – C.J. Langenhoven


I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun. – Charles R. Swindoll


Sometimes you pick your friends, sometimes they pick you. – Steve Klaka


In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. – Khalil Gibran


Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. Anthony Robbins


An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. –Buddha


Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.


The beginning of love is the will to let those we love to be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them. ― Thomas Merton


Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. – William James


I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. — Stephen King


Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. – Octavia Butler


True friends are those rare people who come to find you in dark places and lead you back to the light.— Anonymous


True friendship is never serene.- Marquise de Sevigne


Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. – Sicilian Proverb


The greatest good you can do for another does not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own. – Benjamin Disraeli


Your friend is your needs answered. – Khalil Gibran


There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
While journeying east and west –
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best. Ella Wheeler Wilcox


I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. – John Katz

Friendship day quotes

Best friends. Because anyone else heard our conversations we’d end up in the mental hospital.


The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families. ― Jay McInerney


It is not so much our friends help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. – Epicurus

Friends are angels that lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. — Lorraine K. Mitchell


Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. – Kahlil Gibran


Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said, “I’m here for you”, and proved it. — Anonymous


There is nothing I wouldn’t do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature. – Jane Austen


I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment, and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship. – Dr. Brené Brown


Though our communication wanes at times of absence, I’m aware of a strength that emanates in the background. – Claudette Renner


Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. – Muhammad Ali


Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference. – Emil Ludwig


We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is, at last, a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses, there is at last one which makes the heart run over. – Ray Bradbury


True friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when your facing problems.


The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. ― Bette Midler


Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. — Miles Franklin


Some friendships are timeless.


Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth. – Herman Melville


Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together. – Mariella Frostrup


There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul. – Edith Wharton


Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.


A friend is one who knows us but loves us anyway. — Fr. Jerome Cummings


Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. –  Richard Bach    


A friend is what the heart needs all the time. – Henry van Dyke


What a thing friendship is, world without end! ROBERT BROWNING


He that is thy friend indeed,

He will help thee in thy need:

If thou sorrow, he will weep;

If thou wake, he cannot sleep:

Thus of every grief in heart

He with thee doth bear a part.

These are certain signs to know

A faithful friend from flattering foe. – The Passionate Pilgrim


In the spiritual life nowhere do our ideals meet the actual more truly than in how we relate to each other, in how we make, sustain and are friends. – James Ishmael Ford


A friendship that can end never really began. – Publilius Syrus


As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen. – Winnie The Pooh


A best friend is a sister that destiny forgot to give you.


If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends -you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue. – Alice Duer Miller


A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.– J.K Rowling

Childhood friends quotes

Allah (God) is the friend of those who believes: He brings them out of every kind of darkness into light – The Holy Quran


True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.


It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends. – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

To be honest with you, I don’t have the words to make you feel better, but I do have the arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about, and I have a heart; a heart that’s aching to see you smile again. – Laura Ortiz


Stay is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.  – Amos Bronson Alcott


I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him. – Saint Augustine


They make me stronger; they make me braver. – Jane Fonda


All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts. ― Margaret Lee Runbeck


There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.―Sylvia Plath


A friend is someone you can call at any hour to laugh or cry or complain.


A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. – Charles Darwin


Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. – Eustace Budgell


Best friends don’t necessarily have to talk every day. They don’t even need to talk for weeks. But when they do, it’s like they never stopped talking.


No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever. – Francois Mocuriac


A friend is someone who can see through you but still enjoys the show.


In a friend, you find a second self. – Isabelle Norton


Life is nothing without friendship. –Cicero


Friendship is constant in all things Save in the office and affairs of love.


To ensure that the self doesn’t shrink, to see that it holds on to its volume, memories have to be watered like potted flowers, and the watering calls for regular contact with the witnesses of the past, that is to say, with friends. – MILAN KUNDERA


We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young. – Letty Cottin Pogrebin


A brother is not always a friend, but a friend is always a brother.


They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. – Carl W. Buechner


A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have. – Sarah Valdez


We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. – Samuel Butler


Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. – Tennessee Williams


Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. – John Lennon


True friends are always together in spirit. – L.M. Montgomery


Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. – George Washington

Old friends quotes

Friendship is the purest love. – Osho


Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. – Baltasar Gracian


A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.
― Markus Zusak

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. ― John Holmes


Boys are whatever. Friends are forever.


The friendship which can cease has never been real. – St. Jerome


Friendship is not always the sequel of obligation. – Samuel Johnson


When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands. – Maria Shriver


Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.


Give others the freedom to be themselves. Appreciate the differences between their ways yours. -Jennifer Chen


A friend is someone who can sing you the song of your heart when you’ve forgotten it.


Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren’t we already there? –  Richard Bach


To set a gloss on faint deeds

To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes,

Recanting goodness, sorry ere ’is shown;

But where there is true friendship, there needs none. – Timon of Athens


Friendship is a mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love. – Robin Morgan


A circle is round and has no end, that’s how long I want to be your friend.


To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. – Brandi Snyder


Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there.


I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why. – John Steinbeck


That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours. – Kristin Hannah


A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.


Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances. -William Powell


A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face. – Maya Angelou


The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. – William Blake


Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship. – Dorothy Parker


Friendship is essentially a partnership. – Aristotle


The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cute friendship quotes

She is a friend of my mind. She gathers me, man. The pieces I am, she gathers them and gives them back to me in all the right order. ― Toni Morrison


I like you because you join in on my weirdness.


It’s the friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey.

Friendship is what gets you through the bad times and helps you enjoy the good times.


Friendship is a wildly underrated medication. – Anna Deavere Smith


One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people. – John O’Donohue


Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad Bowl of Life. – Pizza Place Sign


A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. — Grace Pulpit


Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours. – Ludwig van Beethoven


Love is temporary…but friends are forever. – Kelly Wheeler


I will not let you go into the unknown alone. – Bram Stoker


Friendship is a sweet attraction of the heart, towards the merit we esteem, or the perfections we admire; and produces a mutual inclination between two persons, to promote each other’s interest, knowledge, virtue, and happiness. – WELLINS CALCOTT


I would not wish Any companion in the world but you.


What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence. — Christopher Hitchens


A friend is someone who reached for your hand and touched your heart.


Our insane friendship keeps me sane. It is the craziness that lets me know I am alive.


Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them‰Û your smile, your hope and your courage. – Doe Zantamata John Leonard


Wasn’t friendship its own miracle, the finding of another person who made the entire lonely world seem somehow less lonely? – Hanya Yanagihara


True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.


When you ask God for a gift, Be thankful if he sends, Not diamonds, pearls or riches, but the love of real true friends. – Helen Steiner Rice


A faithful friend is a strong defense, And he that hath found him hath found a treasure. – Louisa May Alcott


It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it. – Zora Neale Hurston


Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends. – Jacques Delille


We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. – Orson Welles


People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Friendship quotes for girl

Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation. ― Tennessee Williams


The friend who listens doesn’t judge and somehow makes everything all right.


Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. – George Washington

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. – Francesco Guicciardini


Friends are the family you choose. – Jess C. Scott


Truth and tears clear the way to a deep and lasting friendship.


A friend is the only person you will let into the house when you are Turning Out Drawers.
— Pam Brown


You only meet your once in a lifetime friend… once in a lifetime.


True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side. -Josh Grayson


Happy is love or friendship when returned–
The lovers whose pure flames have equal burned.



There is flattery in friendship. – Henry


No man is a failure who has friends.


A good friend remembers what we were and sees what we can be.


The moment when I realized we’re on the same place in the spectrum of weirdness, I knew we’d be great friends.


Best friends can turn a horrible day into one of the best days of your life. – Nathanael Richmond


We didn’t talk about anything heavy or light. We were just there together. And that was enough. – Stephen Chbosky


Oh, you’re the best friends anybody ever had. And it’s funny, but I feel as if I’d known you all the time, but I couldn’t have, could I? Wizard of Oz


It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving. – Rajneesh


Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel. – Doris Lessin


A true friend is the greatest of all blessings and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them. – Edwin Arlington Robinson


A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. – Len Wein


When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.― George R.R. Martin


Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love.― Mandy Hale


We’ll befriend ’til we’re old and senile. … Then we’ll be new friends!


Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality. – Rowan Williams

Funny best friend quotes

Throughout life, you will meet one person who is like no other. You could talk to this person for hours and never get bored, you could tell this person things and they will never judge you. This person is your soulmate, your best friend. Don’t ever let them go.


I like friends who, when you tell them you need a moment alone, know enough not to stray to far.- Robert Brault


Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.

Friendship has no name but love. — Habib Sahabib


no man is useless while he has a friend. – Robert Louis Stevenson


Nobody can avoid falling in love. They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love. – Stieg Larsson


What is Friendship? Something deep
That the heart can spend and keep:
The wealth that greatens while we give,
Praise that heartens us to live. HENRY VAN DYKE


Keep thy friend Under thy own life’s key.


True friendship isn’t about being inseparable; it’s about being separated and nothing changes.


Aim to make a positive difference in someone’s life every single day … including your own. – Doe Zantamata


I thought I was crazy, then I met you. We keep each other’s craziness in check.


someone you can only stay mad at for so long because you have important things to talk about.


There’s something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace.–  Lisa Whelchel


A good friend and a bad friend are like a perfume-seller and a blacksmith: The perfume-seller might give you some perfume as a gift, or you might buy some from him, or at least you might smell its fragrance. As for the blacksmith, he might singe your clothes, and at the very least you will breathe in the fumes of the furnace. – Prophet Muhammad (saw)


One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. – Euripides


I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching–they are your family. – Jim Butcher


There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth. – Chanakya


True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together. – Emilie Saint-Genis


Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. – Epicurus


It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.― Mahatma Gandhi


True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks. – St. Jerome


In the cookie of life, friends are chocolate chips. — Salman Rushdie


Of all possessions, a friend is the most precious. – Herodotus


A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience. – Simon Sinek


Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most. – American Proverb


Friend – a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection and loyalty.


Friendship is a cozy shelter from life’s rainy days.


A friend is like an oreo,
it’s not always that great,
but it always gets better!
 Erin Westbrook


The band that seems to tie their friendship together will be the very strangler of their amity.


We all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us. – Margaret Guenther


Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. – Max L. Forman


A true friend is someone who loves you when you forgot how to love yourself.


A true friend unbosoms freely, advices justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously and continues a friend unchangeably. – William Penn


It’s not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend. – R.J. Palacio


You can’t describe your best friends in words. You can describe them with memories that you had with them. – Saurabh Saini


The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for. – Mark Twain


Unreal friendship may turn to real
But real friendship, once ended, cannot be mended. – T.S. Eliot

Friendship Quotes and sayings

There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise. – Oliver Wendell Holmes


Do not save your loving speeches For your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, Speak them rather now instead. -Anna Cummins


Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people. – Namie Amuro

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever. ― George R.R. Martin


Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity. ― Santosh Kalwar


That grow together type friendship.


True friendships are eternal. – Cicero


A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success! – Doug Larson


A new friendship is like an unripened fruit – it may become either an orange or a lemon. – Emma Stacey


Friendship needs no words — it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. — Dag Hammarskjold


I thank God for the way he made you, distinct, special and
unique. You were not made from a common mold. – Erwin W. Lutzer


This is the end of a beautiful friendship
It ended a moment ago
This is the end of a beautiful friendship
I know ’cause your eyes told me so



To mingle friendship far is mingling blood.


I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. – Katherine Mansfield


Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11. –  President Barack Obama


Even silence can be fun and meaningful if you’re with a friend.


Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship. – Dorothy Parker


If I send you my ugly selfies, our friendship is real.  – Trish Payt


A stranger stabs you in the front. A friend stabs you in the back. A boyfriend stabs you in the heart. Best friends poke each other with straws.


Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. – Plautus


This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case, you always forgot who you are and how much you’re loved. So what I do for you as your friend reminds you who you are and tell you how much I love you. And this isn’t any kind of burden for me, because I love who you are very much. Every time I remind you, I get to remember with you, which is my pleasure. – James Lecesne


When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character. – W. Somerset Maugham


I knew they would kill me when they found out, but… He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them than live because I betrayed you. ― Marissa Meyer


One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion. ― Simone de Beauvoir


True friends are the ones who lift you up when no one else has noticed you’ve fallen.


Friendship = vulnerability * time. – Sahil Lavingia


Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl. – Tahar Ben Jelloun


Those friends thou hast and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment of each new hatched, unfledged comrade. – William Shakespeare


Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life. — James F. Byrnes


To know someone here or there
with whom you can feel
there is understanding
in spite of distances or
thoughts expressed
That can make life a garden.
– Goethe

Friendship Quotes in English

If you’re ever in a jam, here I am

If you’re ever in a mess, S-O-S

If you ever feel so happy, you land in jail, I’m your bail.

It’s friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.

When other friendships have been forgot,

Ours will still be hot.



I count myself in nothing else so happy

As in a soul remembering my good friends. – Richard


The verb ‘to love’ in Persian is ‘to have a friend.’ ‘I love you’ translated literally is ‘I have you as a friend,’ and ‘I don’t like you’ simply means ‘I don’t have you as a friend. – Shusha Guppy

who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. – Lorraine K. Mitchell


When everyone pushed me away, you stayed and held me. You are one of the reasons I am still here.


Friends are the angels The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights. – Giotto di Bondone


Friendship is so weird…you just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like ‘Yep, I like this one’ and you just do stuff with them. – Derek J


They come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow – Roxy Quiksilver


We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. – Robert Louis Stevenson


Friendship is the busiest thing that comes to life. Friends will always be there for you don’t worry about the fakes worry about the people who had your back from the start and never treated you wrong always remember they are your real friends don’t take them as granted because one day your going to lose a good friend by the way your actions are when you see a good friend stick to that person. Marilyn Monroe


The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. – Ulysses S. Grant


Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.– Brooke Elliott


It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it…. ― Nicole Richie


Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.― Pierce Brown


Talking to your best friend is sometimes all the therapy you need.


Truth springs from argument amongst friends. – David Hume


There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.  – Mother Teresa


Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs. — H. G. Bohn


Remember friends as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I.
As low as I you once must be,
Prepare yourself and follow me.
~ Gravestone


I’m thinking we should cross the line
Let’s ruin the friendship, let’s ruin the friendship
Do all the things on our mind



Most friendship is feigning, most loving is folly.


Friendship is like standing on wet cement. The longer you stay, the harder it’s to leave, and you can never go without leaving your footprints behind.


Ever since we became friends, life became so much fun.

Thanks for reading. In the world of friendships, the Best Friendship Quotes shine brightly. These timeless gems of wisdom remind us that our bonds with our best friends are priceless.

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