275 Friendship Quotes To Celebrate Your Friends

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What do you value most in a friend? These friendship quotes show how special great friends truly are.

Having great friends to share your life with is a gift like no other, and having a “best friend” is one of life’s most precious gifts.

A true friend is a companion who will be there for you no matter what. You can be 100% yourself around them with no judgement, and they’ll love and support you through thick and thin.

So whether you want to honor your friendships or just remember why you love your friends dearly, we hope you enjoy these amazing friendship quotes.

So share them with your best friends and make some new ones too.

Friendship Quotes

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes heart warm.

Augustine Birrell

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Khalil Gibran

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Osho quote "Friendship is the purest love"
“Friendship is the purest love.” – Osho

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Aristotle

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.

Woodrow Wilson

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

Samuel Butler

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 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 big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.

Unknown

Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.

Charles Kingsley
Mencius quote "Friendship is one mind in two bodies"
“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.” – Mencius

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

Thomas Aquinas

Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.

Waqar Ahmed

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.

Swedish Proverb

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic.

John O’Donohue

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.

Socrates

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Samuel Coleridge quote "Friendship is a sheltering tree"
“Friendship is a sheltering tree.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 27:9, ESV

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

Eustace Budgell

Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.

Dorothy Parker

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 Faidman

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

Ellie Weisel

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.

Markus Zusak
"Friendship is like a rainbow between two hearts"
“Friendship is like a rainbow between two hearts.” – Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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

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

Epicurus

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.

William Hazlitt

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

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

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

Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.

Anna Deavere Smith

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.

Ray Bradbury

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Elie Weisel

No matter how tired I am, I get dinner at least once a week with my girlfriends. Or have a sleepover. Otherwise my life is just all work.

Jennifer Lawrence

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

Maria Shriver

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
O Henry quote "No friendship is an accident"
“No friendship is an accident.” – O. Henry, Heart of the West

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

Steven Pinker

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.

John Evelyn

Friendship my definition is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.

Stieg Larsson

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

Katherine Mansfield

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

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Balthasar Gracian

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.

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

Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.

Jane Fonda

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘You too? I thought I was the only one.’

C.S. Lewis

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

Friendship’s the wine of life.

Edward Young, Night Thoughts

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

Oprah Winfrey

Friendship isn’t a big thing. It’s a million little things.

Anonymous

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.

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

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

Misty Copeland

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

No road is long with good company.

Turkish Proverb

Friend Quotes

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

Ed Cunningham

It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.

Marlene Dietrich

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
Deschamps friend quote "Friends are relatives you make for yourself"
“Friends are relatives you make for yourself.” – Eustace Deschamps

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light.

Helen Keller

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

Elbert Hubbard

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

Frances Ward Weller

Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.

Anna Taylor

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.

Oscar Wilde
Emerson quote "The only way to have a friend is to be one"
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you.

Anonymous

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.

Jim Morrison

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

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.

Heidi Wills

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

Shanna Rodriguez

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

Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends.

Virginia Woolf
Mencius friendship quote "Friends are the siblings God never gave us"
“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” – Mencius

A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.

Winnie the Pooh

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.

Walt Whitman

You’ve got a friend in me.

Randy Newman, Toy Story

Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.

C. J. Langenhoven

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

Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.

Richard Bach

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.

Linda Grayson

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.

Anonymous
"Friends are the family you choose"
“Friends are the family you choose.” – Jess C. Scott

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

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

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.

Margaret Lee Runbeck, Answer Without Ceasing

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

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

Plutarch

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life.

Sare and Cate

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

Richard Bach
Isabelle Norton friendship quote "In a friend you find a second self"
“In a friend you find a second self.” – Isabelle Norton

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.

Sicilian Proverb

Friends are like stars, they come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow.

Roxy Quicksilver

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

Euripides

There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.

Sylvia Plath

I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12.

Steven King, Stand by Me

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

Tennessee Williams

Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.

Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

Plautus

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

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

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

Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.

Unknown

A friend is someone who understand your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are.

Unknown

There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.

Henry Ford
John Leonard quote "It takes a long time to grow an old friend"
“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” – John Leonard

I have friends, I have associates, and I have friends.

Shaquille O’Neal

I felt it shelter to speak to you.

Emily Dickinson

Winning friends begins with friendliness.

Dale Carnegie

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

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

Donna Roberts

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

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.

Barbara Kingsolver
"A friend is what the heart needs all the time"
“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” – Henry van Dyke

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

We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.

Caroline Sheridan Norton

Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them

Anna Taylor

Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.

Brooke Elliott

Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.

Doe Zantamata

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.

Emily Kimbrough

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.

Flavia Weedn

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

Francesco Guicciardini
Herodotus friend quote "Of all possessions a friend is the most precious"
“Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.” – Herodotus

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

Henry David Thoreau

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

George MacDonald

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.

Grace Pulpit

I get by with a little help from my friends.

The Beatles, With A Little Help from My Friends

Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends.

Henry Travers, It’s a Wonderful Life

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
"A friend is a gift you give yourself"
“A friend is a gift you give yourself.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.

Benjamin Franklin

The richest man is the one with the most powerful friends.

Eli Wallach, The Godfather Part III

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

Marcel Proust

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.

Octravia Butler

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

Elbert Hubbard

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

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

A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.

Arthur Brisbane

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

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.

Unknown

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

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.

Douglas Pagels

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

Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.

Edwin Arlington Robinson
Aristotle quote "A friend to all is a friend to none"
“A friend to all is a friend to none.” – Aristotle

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

Benjamin Franklin

Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.

Anna Cummins

Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled.

Ally Condie

Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there.

Unknown

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

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.

Jacques Delille

Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.

William Shakespeare

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Alice Walker
Plautus friend quote "Where there are friends there is wealth"
“Where there are friends, there is wealth.” – Titus Maccius Plautus

I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.

Reese Witherspoon

A friend in need is a pest.

Vince Vaughan, Wedding Crashers

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.

Gwenyth Paltrow

You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.

Elizabeth Taylor

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

Aristotle

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

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

Thomas J. Watson

They make me stronger; they make me braver.

Jane Fonda
"Friends are kisses blown to us by angels"
“Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.” – Anonymous

Best Friend Quotes

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.

Richelle Mead

A best friend is like a fourleaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.

Irish Proverb

Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.

Sarah Dessen
Ford quote "The best friend is the one who brings out the best in me"
“The best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend.

Bill Waterston, Calvin and Hobbes

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

Aristotle

I think about my best friendship – which the Marnie-Hannah friendship in Girls is based on – as like a great romance of my young life.

Lena Dunham

My best friend is me, and I take good care of me.

Diane von Furstenberg

When a man’s best friend is his dog… That dog has a problem.

Edward Abbey

She’s always there for me when I need her; She’s my best friend; she’s just my everything.

Ashley Olsen

The best mirror is an old friend.

George Herbert

What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing.

Blake Lively
"Best friends: it’s a promise, not a label"
“Best friends: it’s a promise, not a label.” – Anonymous

It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds. It’s your best friends who are supremely resilient, made under pressure and of astonishing value. They’re everlasting; they can cut glass if they need to.

Gina Barreca

Best friends can turn a horrible day into one of the best days of your life.

Nathaniel Richmond

I’ve known my best friend since I was a baby, and I don’t know what I would do without her. She is always straight with me and can make me laugh hysterically. Everyone should have someone like that in their life.

Jasmine Guinness

That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours.

Kristin Hannah

That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.

Kristin Hannah

If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?

Meghan Markle

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

Anonymous

Picking a best friend who stands up for what she believes in, is true to herself and allows you to be yourself without judgement of how ‘cool’ you are? Well, now you’re picking a friend for life.

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

You can’t describe your best friends in words. You can describe them with memories that you had with them.

Saurabh Saini

A bosom friend an intimate friend, you know a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul.

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.

Anonymous

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.

Steven Wright

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, You’re My Best Friend

The biggest ingredient in a best friend is someone whose actions you respect and who you can truly be yourself around.

Renee Olstead

Best friends don’t necessarily have to talk every day. They don’t even need to talk for weeks. But when they do, it’s like they never stopped talking.

Anonymous

The biggest ingredient in a best friend is someone whose actions you respect and who you can truly be yourself around.

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

Talking to your best friend is sometimes all the therapy you need.

Anonymous

Best friend: someone you can only stay mad at for so long because you have important things to talk about.

Anonymous

Best friend isn’t just a name. A best friend is someone who’s there for you, no matter what. You can trust them, with anything and everything. Best friends share tears and laughs, almost like their emotions are intertwined. Most importantly, you can always count on a best friend.

Anonymous

Best friends? Well, I guess you could call us that but I think we are more like sisters.

Anonymous

Nothing compares to the pain of a belly ache from laughing too hard with your best friend.

Anonymous

You can always tell when two people are best friends because they are having more fun than it makes sense for them to be having.

Anonymous

A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you.

Anonymous
"Are we not like two volumes of one book?"
“Are we not like two volumes of one book?” – Marceline Desbordes Valmore

You know, real life doesn’t just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can’t just say, ‘She’s my best friend.’ That’s not a given, it’s a process.

Viggo Mortensen

Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, and somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

Are we going to be friends forever?’ Asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.

A. A. Milne

Oh, you’re the best friends anybody ever had. And it’s funny, but I feel as if I’d known you all the time, but I couldn’t have, could I?

Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz

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

As much as a BFF can make you go WTF, there’s no denying we’d be a little less rich without them.

Gossip Girl

True Friendship Quotes

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

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

Seneca

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Herny David Thoreau

True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.

Nicole Richie

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

Bernard Meltzer

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.

David Tyson

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

Arnold H. Glasgow

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

Elisabeth Foley

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

Anonymous
Publilius Syrus true friend quote "Prosperity makes friends adversity tries them"
“Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.” – Publilius Syrus

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

Eleanor Roosevelt

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success.

Doug Larson

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Anonymous

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Joey Adams

True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.

Emilie Saint-Genis

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

Heather Pryor

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
George MacDonald quote "A true friend is forever a friend"
“A true friend is forever a friend.” – George MacDonald, The Marquise of Lossie

A true friend is forever a friend.

George MacDonald, The Marquis of Lossie

If you wanna find out who’s a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time… Then see who sticks around.

Karen Salmansohn

Only a true friend would be that truly honest.

Shrek

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

St. Jerome

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.

Len Wein

Hold a true friend with both your hands.

Nigerian Proverb

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.

True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.

Isabel Allende
Oscar Wilde friend quote "A true friend stabs you in the front"
“A true friend stabs you in the front.” – Oscar Wilde

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

Walter Winchell

A good friend will help you move, but a true friend will help you move a body.

Steven J. Daniels

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

Thomas Aquinas

If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

Thomas Fuller

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

William Penn

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Jean de la Fontaine

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.

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

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Updated June 12, 2021.

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Quincy Seale

Quincy is KIM's lead editor and content writer, and has invested in online properties since 2009. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie, son Alex, and his dog Oban.