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147 Best Friendship Quotes & Sayings

Here is a list of 147 Best Friendship Quotes & Sayings.


Friendship Quotes & Sayings


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


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


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


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


“A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.”


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


“A friend is someone who dances with you in the sunlight and walks beside you in the shadows.”


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


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


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


“Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.”


“Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” –H. Jackson Brown Jr.


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


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


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


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


“Friendship is essentially a partnership.” – Aristotle


“Friends are the sunshine of life.” – John Hay


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


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


“Everyone hears what you say, friends listen to what you say, and best friends listen to what you don’t say.”


“A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget…”


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


“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Elenor Roosevelt


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


“True friendship is never serene.” – Marquise de Sevigne


“Even when you’re having a bad day. Best friends always seem to change it all.”


“My family gave me life but my friends help me survive it.”


“Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows.”


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


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


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


“If you have one true friend you have more than your share.” – Thomas Fuller


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


“A friend is like a rainbow. they brighten your life when you’ve been through a storm.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf


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


“If you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal.” – Oprah Winfrey


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


“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


“An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.”


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


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


“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.” –Marcus Tullius Cicero


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” – Mencius


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


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


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


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


“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” – Proverb


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


“True friends stab you in the front.” – Oscar Wilde


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


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


“Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes heart warm.” – Augustine Birrell


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


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


“There is no sorry and thank you for friends.”


“A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.” – Fr. Jerome Cummings


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


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


“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


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


“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


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


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


“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” – Henry Van Dyke


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


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


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


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


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


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


“True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not.”


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


“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


“Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.” – Max Jacob


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


“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


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


“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


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


“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 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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


“The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.” – Steven Pinker


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly… that’s what I call true friendship.” – Harbhajan Singh


“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.” – Truman Capote


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


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


“True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.” – Henry David Thoreau


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


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


“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.”


“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 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.”


“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


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


“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


“A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face.”


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


“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.”


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


“Friends Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.”


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


“Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.” – Jennifer Aniston


“I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.” – Jennifer Aniston


“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 to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” – Henri Nouwen


“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


“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


“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s greatest gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.” – Thomas Hughes


“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” – Ann Landers


“A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It’s also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.” – Rachel Simmons


“Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” – John Wooden

“Here’s a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That’s not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm’s way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship.” – Eric Massa


“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


“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” – Bruce Lee


“I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life.” – Jerry Lewis


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