Friendship Quotes

Find Friendship Quotes and Sayings about Friends

"Here's to the nights we'll never remember with the friends we'll never forget."

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“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

"Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookie of life."

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“Friends are God’s way of apologizing to us for our families.”

“Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”

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

“If friends were flowers, I’d pick you.”

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

See Best Friend Quotes for more lines about true friends.

“It is by chance that we met, by choice that we became friends.”

“Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.”

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

“True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.” — Dave Tyson Gentry

"A friend loveth at all times." -- Proverbs 17:17

“Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.”

“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.” — George Santayana

“Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.”

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

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” — Jim Morrison

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

“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.” — Aristotle

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

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

“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

"A true friend knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you've forgotten the words."

“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 Glasgow

“If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” — Edgar Watson Howe

“But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.”
— William Shakespeare

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” — William Blake

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

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

“If I had to sum up Friendship in one word, it would be Comfort.” — Adabella Radici

“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

"A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out." -- Grace Pulpit

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” — Brandi Snyder

“Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship.” — Dorothy Parker

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

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

“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.”

“Love is like the wild-rose briar;
Friendship is like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly?”
— Emily Brontë

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

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

“Friends are relatives you make for yourself.” — Eustache Deschamps

“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

"Hold a true friend with both your hands." -- Nigerian Proverb

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

“He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.” — American Proverb 

“Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.” — Rod McKuen 

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” — William Blake 

“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.” — Shirley Maclaine 

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

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” — Thomas Jefferson 

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

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

“The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” — Gwyneth Paltrow 

“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.” — Thomas Edison 

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

“In my friend, I find a second self.”  — Isabel Norton 

“Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.” — Dag Hammarskjold 

“Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.” –Sicilian Proverb 

“The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.” — Elbert Hubbard 

“If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.” — Samuel Johnson 

“We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn’t mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often.” — Jeanette Winterson 

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” — A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh 

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

“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

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