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Friendship Quotes Celebrating Life-Long Relationships

Friendship quotes are a fantastic way to show you just how special your true friends are to you in life.

Let these cool quotes about friendship and best friends make you want to reach out and remind yours just how much they mean to you.

What does friendship really mean?

Why are we drawn to certain people and not others?

Specifically, what is the difference between the people who will be our friends for life, and those who will pass through our lives for a reason or a season?

185 Friendship Quotes Celebrating Life Long Relationships

Hopefully, these quotes about friends can give you some inspiration about the people you surround yourself with and why.

Below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and warm best friends quotes, friendship sayings, and friendship proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

If you want perspective on the difference between those friends who are real and who aren’t, be sure to check out our collection of funny friendship quotes.

Friendship quotes about distance, life and time

1. “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

Friendship quotes about the moment its born

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

Friendship quotes on how to be a friend

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

Friendship quotes about old friends

4. “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

Friendship quotes about life

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

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

Friendship quotes on expectations

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

Friendship quotes on obligation

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

powerful quotes about best friends

9. “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

Friendship quotes about memories

10. “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

Friendship quotes about courtesy

Friendship quotes about life

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11. “No friendship is an accident.” ―O. Henry, Heart of the West

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12. “Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.” ― Socrates

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

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14. “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

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15. “Only a true friend would be that truly honest.” — Shrek (see more Shrek quotes)

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16. “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

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17. “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

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18. “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

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

friendship quotes about comfort

20. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln

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Friendship quotes about distance

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

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22. “True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” ― Nicole Richie

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23. “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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24. “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” – Charles Lamb

friendship quotes about privilege

25. “A friend to all is a friend to none.” ― Aristotle

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

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

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

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29. “Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends.”—Virginia Woolfe

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Friendship quotes about change

30. “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

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

32. “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

33. “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

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

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

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

37. “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

38. “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

39. “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”– Ernest Hemingway (see all quotes from Ernest Hemingway)

Friendship quotes about love

40. “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

41. “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

42. “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12.”—Stand by Me

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

44. “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

45. “Ooh you’re the best friend that I ever had

I’ve been with you such a long time

You’re my sunshine and I want you to know

That my feelings are true

I really love you

Oh you’re my best friend”


46. “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”— Henry David Thoreau

47. “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,

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We please the fleeting guest,

And deal full many a thoughtless blow

To those who love us best.”

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Friendship quotes about time

48. “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 (see more quotes by Winnie the Pooh)

49. “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

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

51. “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

52. “True friendship is never serene.”—Marquise de Sevigne

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

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

55. “There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met.”―Jim Henson, “I’m goingto Go Back There Someday”

56. “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

57. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”– Elisabeth Foley

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Friend quotes on learning and love

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

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

61. “Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.”—It’s a Wonderful Life

62. “I get by with a little help from my friends.”—The Beatles
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63. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”– Oscar Wilde

64. “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

65. “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

66. “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”— Joseph F. Newton Men

67. “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

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Insprirational Friendship quotes about love

68. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”– Friedrich Nietzsche

69. “You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.”—E.B. White Charlotte’s Web

70. “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.”– Diana Cortes

71. “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

72. “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. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”―Jim Morrison

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

74. “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

75. “There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”―Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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

77. “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

78. “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

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

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Friendship quotes about change

80. “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

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

82. “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

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

84. “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

85. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”―Aristotle

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

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

88. “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

Friendship quotes about love

89. “We’ll be friend ’til we’re old and senile. … Then we’ll be new friends!”—Anonymous

90. “It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”– Marlene Dietrich

91. “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”—Albert Camus

92. “Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.”―C.J. Langenhoven

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

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

95. “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

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96. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. “– Linda Grayson

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

98. “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

99. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.”—Anonymous
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100. “The best mirror is an old friend.”―George Herbert

Beautiful quotes about friendship

101. “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

102. “We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.”
― Sylvia Plath

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

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

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

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

107. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”
― Jim Morrison

108. “If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.” ― Stephen Chbosky

109. “A faithful friend is a strong defense;
And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.” ― Louisa May Alcott

110. “Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love.”
― Mandy Hale
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Friends quotes that will make your day

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

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

113. “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.” – Unknown

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

115. “Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” – Mencius
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116. “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas

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

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

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

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

Friend quotes to inspire and motivate you

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

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

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

124. “The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.” – Henry David Thoreau
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125. “Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

126. “Friendship is one mind in two bodies.” – Mencius

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

128. “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

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

130. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” – Khalil Gibran

Friendship quotes that will make you smile

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

132. “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

133. “Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.”― John O’Donohue

134. “Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.”― Sarah Dessen

135. “Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.”― Aristotle

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

137. “.. a friend is someone who inspires, who challenges, who sends you in search of some truer sense of yourself..”― Steve Lopez

138. “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.”― Abraham Lincoln

139. “People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.”― Michael Bassey Johnson

140. “Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.”― Jean de La Bruyère

141. “The world is not a pleasant place to be without someone to hold and be held by.”― Nikki Giovanni

142. “The only true test of friendship is the time your friend spends on you.”― John Marsden

143. “There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.”― Samuel Johnson

144. “A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”― Frances Ward Weller

145. “Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.”― Henry David Thoreau

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Short and sweet friendship quotes

146. “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

147. “One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.” – Mindy Kaling

148. “Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend.”
Bill Watterson

149. “Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” – Sarah Desse

150. “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

151. “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

152. “Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.” – Aristotle

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

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154. “I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.” – Reese Witherspoon

155. “Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.”
Dorothy Parker

Best friends forever quotes

156. “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
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157. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich

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

159. “Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”
Richelle Mea

160. “Where there are friends, there is wealth.” – Titus Maccius Plautus

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

162. “In a friend you find a second self.” – Isabelle Norton

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

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

165. “True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” – Charles Caleb Colton

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Friendship quotes to celebrate your BFF

166. “‘We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” — A.A. Milne, “Winnie The Pooh”

167. “A friend is a person who knows all about you-and still likes you.” – Unknown

168. “Talking to your best friend is sometimes all the therapy you need.” — Unknown

169. “I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.” – Unknown

170. “You are my best friend, my human diary and my other half. You mean the world to me and I love you.” — Unknown

171. “In a letter to a friend the thought is often unimportant, and the feeling, if it be only a desire to entertain him, everything.” — Unknown

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

173. “Forsake not an old friend, for a new one does not compare with him.” — Unknown

174. “Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship too.” — Unknown

175. “The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.” — Unknown

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Friendship quotes to celebrate whoever makes you feel at home

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

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

178. “A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” – Frank Crane

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

180. “A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

182. “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

183. “Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.” – Osho

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184. “True friends are always together in spirit.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery

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

Friendship quotes that will brighten your day

186. “Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they are there.” – Christy Evans

187. “Friendship. Like a comforting coffee and a sweet snack.” — Unknown

188. “Friendship like ours doesn’t solve life challenges but because of our friendship, I know the challenges are not mine alone.” — C. Sampson

189. “It’s the friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey.” — Unknown

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

191. “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” — Euripides

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

193. “I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.”— Thomas A. Edison

194. “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

195. “Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.”— Robert Brault

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Other true friendship quotes and sayings

196. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience, this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain

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

198. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – Joan Powers

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

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

201. “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

202. “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

203. “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

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Which of these best friendship quotes was your favorite?

Friends are important to us in a lot of ways. They increase our sense of belonging and purpose and help boost our self-confidence as well.

A good friend will also increase your happiness and help you deal with the stress that comes from the ups and downs of life.

I hope these quotes about friendship gave you some inspiration and insight into the people that you surround yourself with, and the reasons that they are so important to have in your life. Let them be special and let them be worthwhile.

Which friendship quotes and sayings were your favorites? What other quotes about friendship would you add to the list? Let us know in the comment section below.

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Lead Contributor
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  1. Keith N. Corman

    August 20, 2020 at 2:26 AM

    Thanks for sharing this great quotes Dr. Nikki!
    Friendship can never be overrated. It is invaluable to every human being’s existence.
    Please read my blog Nurturing Friendships
    Hope this will also help. Thank you

  2. Brij Bhushan

    June 5, 2019 at 7:05 AM

    Friendship is very important for all of us because everything you are not share with your parents or family so you need at least one best friend who understands you and give a proper advice for any problem or you can share everything with them

    Amazing quotes thanks for sharing

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      June 10, 2019 at 9:17 PM

      That is so true. Thank you for sharing. – Dr. Nikki Martinez

  3. Brandon

    April 2, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Hey I wanted to say I love the Anthony Robbins quote, I think it was number 67. I’ve been guilty in the past of going into relationships looking to get something out of them but they it’s so true that they go better with no expectations. Thanks for putting these together.

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      April 4, 2019 at 11:40 PM

      You are so welcome. I m glad that you liked them, and really glad that one especially resonated with you. Thank you for sharing. – Dr. Nikki Martinez

  4. Gaye

    February 14, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    I’m having a birthday party and wanted to have special quotes on the table for each of my friends on little ribbons of paper. I found perfect quotes here. This is an amazing and beautifully curated collection. I chose these:

    Only those who care about you can hear you when you’re quiet.

    No friendship is an accident. O. Henry

    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.” – Anaïs Nin

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

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

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

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

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

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      February 16, 2019 at 12:31 AM

      That is such a lovely idea, and it sounds like it will be so thoughtful. Thank you for sharing. – Dr. Nikki Martinez

  5. Diwakar

    November 21, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    I had a fight with my friend before and haven’t talked to him for few days and after reading this quote I left my ego and talked t him.

    • Jeffrey I. Moore

      November 21, 2018 at 3:58 PM

      That’s amazing to hear!!

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      November 21, 2018 at 4:02 PM

      I am so glad to hear that. Thank you so much for sharing this story. – Dr. Nikki Martinez

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