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Our friendship quotes collection looks at one of the most valued resources on earth: our friends.

If you’re in friend love, this is the list for you. Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to give one of your best friends a call.

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Best Friendship Quotes.

Top 10 Friendship Quotes

1.) Love is blind. Friendship tries not to notice.

2.) 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

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

4.) 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

5.) 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

6.) It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Friedrich Nietzsche

7.) One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
George Santayana

8.) 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

9.) A good word is an easy obligation, but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing.
John Tillotson

10.) If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together – there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart – I’ll always be with you.
Winnie the Pooh

One Friend Quotes.

Funny Friendship Quotes

11.) One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim.
George Carlin

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

13.) There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Benjamin Franklin

14.) An old friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move a dead body.
Jim Hayes

15.) The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn’t exist.
Aaron Machado

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

17.) Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.
Spike Milligan

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Being a Friend

18.) Be nice to everyone, always smile, and appreciate things because it could all be gone tomorrow.
Ed Sheeran

19.) The only unsinkable ship is friendship.

20.) When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, “Damn, that was fun.

21.) We’ll be friends until we’re old and our memories go. Then, we’ll be new friends.

22.) If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them; I would be at the bottom to catch them.

23.) Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by the doubling of our joy and diving of our grief. 
Joseph Addison

24.) You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
Albert Camus

25.) Good friends don’t let you do stupid things — alone!

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Short Sayings

26.) The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

27.) The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Ethel Barrymore

28.) No one is as entertained by us as us.

29.) You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
Albert Camus

30.) The soul of conversation is sympathy.
Thomas Campbell

31.) Friends are God’s way of apologizing for our families.

32.) You must look into other people as well as at them.
Lord Chesterfield

Celebrating Friendships

33.) A man’s own good breeding is the best security against other people’s ill manners.
Lord Chesterfield

34.) 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

35.) There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate. 
Linda Grayson

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

37.) True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.
Nicole Richie

38.) 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

39.) A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.
Maya Angelou

40.) A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
Irish Proverb

Good Friends

41.) Do not forget small kindnesses and do not remember small faults.
Chinese Proverb

42.) What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

43.) The more you say, the less people remember.
François Fénelon

44.) There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.
Jim Henson

45.) Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
Abraham Lincoln (for more great Abraham Lincoln Quotes)

46.) Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

47.) Don’t allow the grass to grow on the path of friendship.
Native American Proverb

48.) One smile begins a friendship.

49.) Friendship isn’t a big thing; it’s a million little things.

50.) No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walker

51.) Friendship is the marriage of affections.
Thomas Watson

52.) Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Woodrow T. Wilson

53.) Friendship never forgets. That is the wonderful thing about it.
Oscar Wilde

54.) A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell

101 Friendship Texts and Messages

Fellowship Sayings

55.) 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

56.) A single rose can be my garden — a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia

57.) Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.

58.) I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway

59.) 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

60.) If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

61.) 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

62.) Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt

More on Life

63.) Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

64.) True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
David Tyson

65.) True 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

66.) 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

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

68.) 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

69.) A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.

Best Friend Quotes

70.) 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

71.) Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
Oscar Wilde

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

73.) 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

74.) Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Thackeray

75.) The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert H. Humphrey

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Friends Sayings

76.) Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

77.) Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.
Leo F. Buscaglia

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

79.) If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.
Zig Ziglar

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

81.) 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

82.) Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain

83.) Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

More Sayings on Friends

84.) Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me, and I may be forced to love you.
William Arthur Ward

85.) 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

86.) 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

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

88.) 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

89.) 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

90.) If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.
Maxwell Maltz

91.) The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau


92.) People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Joseph F. Newton Men

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

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

95.) It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

96.) Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
William James

97.) The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

98.) Friendship’s the wine of life.
Edward Young

99.) One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Inspirational Friendship Quotes

100.) 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

101.) Life is partly what we make it and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
Tennessee Williams

102.) 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

103.) They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W. Buechner

104.) Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.

105.) The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Dale Carnegie

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

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Bestie Quotes

107.) It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.
Gina Barreca

108.) Life is an ugly, awful place to not have a best friend.
Sarah Dessen

109.) It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
Marlene Dietrich

110.) Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes, they know us better than we know ourselves.

111.) Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.
Miles Franklin

112.) Some people go to priests; others to poetry I to my friends.
Virginia Woolf

113.) 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

114.) Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Khalil Gibran

115.) Friends are the siblings God never gave us.


116.) 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

117.) Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.
Paulo Coelho

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

119.) Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Woodrow Wilson

120.) The best mirror is an old friend.
George Herbert

121.) 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

122.) The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.
Shanna Rodriguez

Heartfelt Friendship Quotes

123.) 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

124.) Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.
John Evelyn

125.) For it would then be true friendship, such as no hope, no fear, no self-interest can sever. That is a friendship that stays with people until they die—and that people die for.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

127.) Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life that you can barely remember what life was like without them.
Anna Taylor

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

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