88 Friendship Quotes to Share with Your Favorite Friend

88 Friendship Quotes to Share with Your Favorite Friend

Friendship Quotes

1. “ True friends are always together in spirit. ”

— L.M. Montgomery

2. “ The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ”

— Elisabeth Foley

3. “ Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. ”

— Unknown

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

— Unknown

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

— Thomas J. Watson

6. “ 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

7. “ The only way to have a friend is to be one. ”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. “ Each new friendship can make you a new person, because it opens up new doors inside of you. ”

— Kate DiCamillo

9. “ Best friends don’t care if your house is clean. They care if you have wine. ”

— Unknown

10. “ If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever ”

— A. A. Milne

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

— Tennessee Williams

12. “ Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. ”

— Misty Copeland

13. “ A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face. ”

— Maya Angelou

14. “ Friends buy you food. Best friends eat your food. ”

— Unknown

15. “ Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. ”

— G. Randolf

16. “ They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. ”

— Carl W. Buechner

17. “ Be genuinely interested in everyone you meet and everyone you meet will be genuinely interested in you. ”

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

18. “ Friends…they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams. ”

— Henry David Thoreau

19. “ Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity ”

— Tahar Ben Jelloun 

20. “ A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. ”

— Khalil Gibran

21. “ Friends are the family you choose. ”

— Jess C. Scott

22. “ 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

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

— Walter Winchell

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

— Shanna Rodriguez

25. “ The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses. ”

— David Storey

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

— Elie Wiesel

27. “ 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

28. “ A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. ”

— Elbert Hubbard

29. “False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.  ”

— Richard Burton

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

— Thomas Aquinas

31. “ The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart. ”

— Helen Keller

32. “ A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part. ”

— Unknown

33. “ My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. ”

— Aristotle

34. “ 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

35. “ Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So conquer your fears and get out there. ”

— Tony Clark

36. “ Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. ”

— Dumbledore

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

— Unknown

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

— Unknown

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

— Unknown

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

— Francesco Guicciardini

41. “ 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


42. “ There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance. ”

— Dodinsky

43. “ 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. ”

— Unknown

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

— Helen Keller

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

— Bill Watterson

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

— Marcel Proust

47. “ 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

48. “ 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. ”

— Unknown

49. “ Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. ”

— Richard Bach

50. “ No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. ”

— Robert Southey

51. “ 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

52. “ 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

53. “ Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. ”

— Oscar Wilde

54. “ One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. ”

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

55. “ 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

56. “ In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. ”

— Khalil Gibran

57. “ 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

58. “ 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

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

— Eustace Budgell

60. “ 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

61. “ A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself. ”

— Frances Ward Weller

62. “ It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters. ”

— Unknown

63. “ A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart. ”

— Unknown

64. “ 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. ”

— Unknown

65. “ 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

66. “ Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation. ”

— Tennessee Williams

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

— Thomas Aquinas

68. “ Can miles truly separate you from friends…If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? ”

— Richard Bach

69. “ 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

70. “ 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

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

— Maria Shriver

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

— Simon Sinek

73. “ Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. ”

— Samuel Butler

74. “ There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. ”

— Jim Henson

75. “ We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much. ”

— Unknown

76. “ 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

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

— Ed Cunningham

78. “ Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness. ”

— Billy Chapata

79. “ A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. ”

— Arnold H. Glasgow

80. “ A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ”

— Donna Roberts

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

— Unknown

82. “ The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life. ”

— Chelsea Handler

83. “ 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

84. “ A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world. ”

— Leo Buscaglia

85. “ I love that our effortless friendship fits perfectly with my laziness. ”

— Unknown

86. “ As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together. ”

— Donna Lynn Hope

87. “ Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. ”

— Marilyn Monroe

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

— Marlene Dietrich

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