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119 Friendship Quotes

119 Quotes on Friendship To Warm Your Best Friend’s Heart

What do you value most in your best friend?

Is it there ability to laugh with you (and sometimes at you) for hours on end?  Or that they’ll be there for you at a drop of a hat if you need a shoulder to cry on?  Or the fact that they love you unconditionally for everything that you are (and aren’t)? Having great friends to share your life with is a gift like no other…

119 Friendship Quotes
119 Friendship Quotes

After all, friends are the family you choose.

So whether you’re looking for quotes on friendship to uplift your spirits or to remember why you love your friends dearly… we truly hope you enjoy these 119 friendship quotes…

And don’t forget to share these friendship quotes with your best friends too.

Quotes on Friendship

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

“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

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”-Henry David Thoreau
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”-Helen Keller
“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
“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
“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

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

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”-Walter Winchell
“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”-David Tyson
“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
“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”-Jim Henson

“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

“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
“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
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”-Martin Luther King Jr.
“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”-Aristotle
“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”-Leo Buscaglia
“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
“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
“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”-Thomas J. Watson
“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

“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 true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”-Arnold H. Glasgow
“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
“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
“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
“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”-Charles Lamb

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

“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
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”-Alice Walker
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”-Woodrow T. Wilson
“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”-Ed Cunningham

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

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”-Elisabeth Foley
“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
“A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.”-John Tillotson
“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”-Bernard Meltzer
“Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.”-Charles Kingsley

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

“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”-Donna Roberts
“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”-Ethel Barrymore
“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
“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”-Henry David Thoreau

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

“Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.”-Alexander Dumas
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”-Elbert Hubbard
“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
“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
“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.”-Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” -Paramahansa Yogananda

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

“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” -John Leonard

“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
“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.”-Marcus Tullius Cicero
“They make me stronger; they make me braver.”-Jane Fonda
“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”-Mencius
“Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.”-H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“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
“A friend is a gift you give yourself.”-Robert Louis Stevenson
“True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.”-Henry David Thoreau
“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.”-Charles Caleb Colton
“Friendship is the purest love.”-Osho
“Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.”-Dorothy Parker
“True friendship is never serene.”-Marquise de Sevigne
“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

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

“Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.”-C.J. Langenhoven
“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.”-Heidi Wills
“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.”-Anna Taylor
“I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.”-Walt Whitman

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

“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.”-Jacques Delille
“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”-Markus Zusak
“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
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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

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

“Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.”-Edwin Arlington Robinson
“True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.”-Emilie Saint-Genis
“A friend to all is a friend to none.”-Aristotle
“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”-Richelle Mead
“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”-Sarah Desse

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

“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 can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal.”-Oprah Winfrey
“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
“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
“It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.”-Marlene Dietrich

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

“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
“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
“A true friend stabs you in the front.”-Oscar Wilde
“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

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

“The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.”-Gwyneth Paltrow
“You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.”-Elizabeth Taylor
“I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.”-Reese Witherspoon
“Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.”-N. R. Hart
“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
“In a friend you find a second self.”-Isabelle Norton
“Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.”-Aristotle
“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

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

“Where there are friends, there is wealth.”-Titus Maccius Plautus
“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”-Socrates
“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
“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”-Douglas Pagels
“Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend.”-Bill Watterson
“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
“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
“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
“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

Have you been thinking of a specific friend since you’ve been reading? Regardless when the last time you spoke with your friend was, you’ll make there day by sharing one of your favorite friendship quotes with them!

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