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Quotes About Best Friends That Will Move You

Can you imagine life without your best friend? These are the people who have been with us through our worst, yet still find us charming, adorable, and fun to be with. They have lifted our spirits when we’re feeling down, and have held their breaths in our success.

Looking for beautiful, witty – even funny – quotes about best friends? Here are 97 of them to celebrate these amazing people in our lives.

Best Friends Forever Quotes

 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

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

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

4. “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

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

6. “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

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

8. “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

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9. “The best mirror is an old friend.” ― George Herbert

10. “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

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

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

13. “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

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

15. “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” — Queen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moving Quotes for Your Best Friend

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

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

24. “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

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

26. “I get by with a little help from my friends.”— The Beatles
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27. “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

28. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

36. “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” — Proverbs 27:9

37. “If you want to find out who’s a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time … then see who sticks around.” — Karen Salmonsohn

38. “Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.” — N.R. Hart

39. “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.

40. “Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked in to your life, said “I’m here for you,” and PROVED it.” — Unknown

41. “Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.” — Unknown

42. “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, Northanger Abbey

43. “Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.” — Steve Maraboli

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Inspirational True Friends Quotes

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

45. “In my friend, I find a second self.” — Isabel Norton

46. “There’s something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace.” — Lisa Whelchel

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

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

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

51. “There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will.” – Unknown

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52. “A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else.” – Unknown

53. “If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile… But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.” – Unknown

54. “It’s the times we’re so crazy,

That people think we’re high.

It’s the times we laugh so hard,

We can’t help but cry.

It’s all the inside jokes

And ‘remember whens’.

Those are all the reasons

That we’re best friends!”

– Unknown

55. “Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’ believe it.” – Belgicia Howell
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56. “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”- Unknown

57. “Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest… It’s about who came, and never left your side…”- Unknown

58. “If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them, I’d be at the bottom to catch them”- Unknown

59. “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.” – Moi

60. “A true friend sees the first tear… catches the second… and stops the third”- Angelique

61. “Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.”- Unknown

62. “When it hurts to look back, and you’re afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.” – Unknown

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63. “It’s really amazing when two strangers become the best of friends, but it’s really sad when the best of friends become two strangers.”- Raphnie

Funny Best Friend Quotes

64. “Friends are like a good bra, supportive, hard to find, and always close to your heart!”- Unknown

65. “Anyone can make you smile or cry

But it takes someone special to make you smile

When you already have tears in your eyes”

– Unknown

66. “The only reason god didnt make us sisters is because one mom couldn’t handle us both.”- BrItTaNy

67. “A good friend helps you up when you fall. A best friend pees their pants laughing, trips you again, and calls you a**hole.” – Unknown

68. “I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends. I’m surrounded by angels, and I call them my best friends.”- Pamela Daranjo

69. “As people grow up, they realize it becomes less important to have more friends, and more important to have real ones.”- Laguna Beach

70. “I catch your eye and you smile and I feel so much love for you it’s insane, but I feel you looking back at me with nothing more than friendship.”- Unknown

71. “Maybe I can’t stop the downpour, but I will always, always join you for a walk in the rain.” – Unknown

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

73. “True friends can see the hurt in your eyes when everyone else is fooled by your smile.” – Unknown

74. “The buddy system is essential to your survival; it gives the enemy somebody else to shoot at.” – Murphy’s Military Laws

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

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76. “People say best friends are hard to find — that’s because the best is already mine!” – Unknown

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77. “True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side”- Unknown

78. “Here’s to the nights that turned into mornings with the friends that turned into family”- Unknown

79. “A friend is not the one that will kill for you, but the one that will die for you”- Pes

80. “Friends teach you what you WANT to know. Enemies teach you what you NEED to know.”- Unknown

Beautiful Quotes About Best Friends

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

82. “There’s a point in every true friendship, where friends stop being friends and become sisters.”- Unknown

83. “What’s Tommy without Chuckie, What’s Steve without Blue, What’s Spongebob without Patrick, It’s me without you”- Unknown

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84. “It’s funny how in the end, you always go back, to the ones that have been there from the very beginning”- Unknown

85. “Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like without you. Then I thank God I only have to wonder.”- Heather Cordelia

86.There are some people in life

That makes you laugh a little louder

Smile a little bigger

And just live a little better”

– Unknown

87. “You get into the [B I G G E S T] fights, with the people you care about most because those are the relationships, you’re willing to fight for.”- Girlie

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88. “Friend: One who knows all about you and loves you just the same.”- Elbert Hubbard

89. “I have the kind of friends

Where if my house was burning down,

They’d be roasting marshmallows and

Hitting on the firemen”


90. “I live for the days I can’t remember with the friends I’ll never forget.”- Unknown

More quotes about best friends

91. “No matter how serious life gets you still need those ones you can be absolutely stupid with…..”- Websitersomething

92. “That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.” – Kristin Hannah

93. “True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend.” – Faye Hall

94. “Because with true friends, no one is keeping score. But it still feels good to repay them – even in the tiniest increments.” – Emery Lord

95. “Ten minutes with a genuine friend is better than years spent with anyone less.” – Crystal Woods

96. “That’s the problem with best friends. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.” – Cecily von Ziegesar

97. “A true best friend loves you even when it seems like you’ve gone off the deep end.” – Liz Fenton

98. “A best friend is the one person that doesn’t leave you worse off by their actions or yours.” – Shannon L. Alder

99. “A true best friend may get you into trouble, but they will always be there to pull you out of it too.” – Unknown

100. “Friendship is not something that you seek but something that finds you.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

101. “Best friends are those people who reveal to you what is wonderful inside of you, and you can all still laugh together.” – Debasish Mridha

What’s your favorite among these quotes about best friends?

Anyone can be your best friend: a mother, father, sister, brother, teacher, stranger, colleague – or even an old enemy. You never know who is going to have such a big impact in your life.

So pay attention: your best friend might just be in front of you all along.

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Lead Contributor
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