60 Quotes on the Power of Friendship

Life is better when you’re sharing it with someone.

These cool quotes on friendship will make you appreciate your buddies even more.

No one wants to go through life alone.

Having a good friend, or group of friends, gives you someone to laugh with through the good times and cry with during the tough times.

But when life gets busy it can be too easy to brush off your friendships when that’s the last thing you need in the moment.

True friends help make you better and yourlife even more enjoyable.

These quotes are a perfect reminder of why those friendships matter so much in your life. 

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Cool Quotes on the Power of Friendship

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

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

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3. “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh (see more quotes by Winnie the Pooh)

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4. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson

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

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6. “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

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7. “A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” – Unknown

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8. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” – Unknown

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

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10. “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

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11. “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

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12. “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 (see all quotes by Oprah Winfrey)

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

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

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

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16. “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

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

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18. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” – Misty Copeland

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19. “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” – Proverbs 27:9

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20. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (view more Eleanor Roosevelt quotes)

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

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

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23. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford (see more Henry Ford quotes)

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

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

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

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27. “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.” – Gloria Naylor

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28. “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 (see all William Shakespeare’s quotes)

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29. “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

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Coolquotes on how to make friends

30. “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

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31. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.” – Socrates

32. “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

33. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

34. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. “No friendship is an accident.” – O. Henry

36. “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

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Coolquotes about the start of a friendship

37. “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

38. “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” – Irish Proverb

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

40. “There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.” – William Hazlitt

41. “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

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

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Cool quotes on the importance of friendship

43. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow Wilson

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

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

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

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

48. “A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” – Charles Darwin (see all Charles Darwin quotes)

49. “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” – Anna Deavere Smith

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

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

52. “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

53. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Grayson

54. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ― Helen Keller

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

56. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” ― C.S. Lewis

57. “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ― Aristotle

58. “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

59. “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

60. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” ― Alice Walker

Ready to connect after reading these cool quotes?

Take a moment and call up your bestie and let them know how much you appreciate their friendship.

Or better yet, call them up and schedule a time to get together and catch up.

If you feel that you’re lacking in the friend department, use the tips in these quotes to go out and build new friendships.

Look for people that you share common interests with.

And remember, friendships change over time and that’s OK.

That’s why it’s so important to continue making new friends as you work through the different stages of your life.

But that doesn’t mean you need to let go of the old ones.

The more the merrier when it comes to friendships.

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