155 Friendship Quotes

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Here are 155 of the best friendship quotes I could find. Hope it will inspire you to spend even more time with people who make a difference in your life. Enjoy!

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Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget. G. Randolf

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The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Best friends don’t expect anything from you. They just accept you the way your are. Maxime Lagacé

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

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Friendship is a sheltering tree. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. Abraham Lincoln

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True friendship is like sound health. The value of it is seldom known until it be lost. Charles Caleb Colton

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Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. Henry David Thoreau

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A friend is someone who helps you up when you’re down, and if they can’t, they lay down beside you and listen. Winnie The Pooh

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I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman

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Friendship is not about whom you know the longest. It is about who came and never left. Paulo Coelho

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

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A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be. Winnie The Pooh

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It’s not what we have, but who we have. Winnie The Pooh

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One friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in sunshine. Matshona Dhliwayo

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A few thoughts on friendship…

Friends are truly what makes your life lite when it’s heavy, funny when it’s sad and meaningful when it’s meaningless.

Do you agree?

Personally, I don’t have a ton of friends, but the ones I have are precious for those reasons.

In fact, like Robert Louis Stevenson said, friends are gifts to ourselves.

Without my friends, it would all feel strange and empty.

I value freedom and independence but being continually alone removes a certain vigor to life.

That being said, keep reading and you’ll discover even more great quotes by Thoreau, Helen Keller, Emerson, Shakespeare, etc.

The Best Friendship Quotes

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A friend is a gift you give yourself. Robert Louis Stevenson

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

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met. William Butler Yeats

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

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

How distant I am from people when I am with them, and how close when they are far away. Kahlil Gibran

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words. George Eliot

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There cannot be friendship without equality. Swami Sivananda Click to tweet

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

Man’s best support is a very dear friend. Cicero

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

“Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. Louisa May Alcott

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

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

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. Kahlil Gibran

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We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth. Herman Melville

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

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

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

Friendships that last have high connections, high mutual respect and low expectations. Maxime Lagacé

The friendship which can cease has never been real. St. Jerome

Part 2. Friendship Quotes That ARE…

The Most Famous Friendship Quotes

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Searching for a famous friendship quote or famous author? Check out those ones by Emerson, Confucius, Aristotle, Mark Twain, etc.
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The only way to have a friend is to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. Audrey Hepburn

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? Abraham Lincoln

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

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. Herodotus

My friends are my estate. Emily Dickinson

Friends are proved by adversity. Cicero

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Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. Woodrow Wilson Click to tweet

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

We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh? asked Piglet. Even longer. Pooh answered. Winnie The Pooh

As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen. Winnie The Pooh

I get by with a little help from my friends. The Beatles

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We cannot hope to only leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. We must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend. George H. W. Bush

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

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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. Jim Morrison

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. Confucius

A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle Click to tweet

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

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. Aristotle

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Short Friendship Quotes

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One-liners, short friendship quotes, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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A good friendship is a conversation that never ends. Gloria Steinem

Life is nothing without friendship. Cicero Click to tweet

True friendships are eternal. Cicero

Friends are the family you choose. Unknown

Friendship = vulnerability * time. Sahil Lavingia

No friendship is an accident. O. Henry

Truth springs from argument amongst friends. David Hume

Love is friendship on fire. Susan Sontag

Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.

Opposition is true friendship. William Blake

Though friendship is not quick to burn, it is explosive stuff. May Sarton

Keep the ones that heard you when you never said a word.

The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two. Sophie Swetchine

The best mirror is an old friend. George Herbert Click to tweet

Friendship is essentially a partnership. Aristotle

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. William Hazlitt

The secret to friendship is being a good listener.

Friendships are discovered rather than made. Harriet Beecher Stowe

The best cure for a bad day is a good friend.

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. Jean de La Fontaine

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Inspirational Friendship Quotes

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No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. Charles Dickens Click to tweet

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

Friendship is more than being there for your friends when they need you, it’s also allowing your friends to be there for you. Shane Parrish

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

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

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

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship. C.S. Lewis

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

When was the last time you asked your friend how he/she was doing? Maxime Lagacé

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

When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. Thomas Sowell

Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams. Henry David Thoreau

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of life. Jean de La Fontaine

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. Jane Austen

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform. Theodore H. White

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. George Eliot

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

Friendship however is a plant which cannot be forced – true friendship is no gourd spring up in a night and withering in a day. Charlotte Bronte

The most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people. Nicholas Sparks

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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

Friendship, as has been said, consists in a full commitment of the will to another person with a view to that person’s good. Pope John Paul II

When people are friends, they have no need of justice, but when they are just, they need friendship in addition. Aristotle

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. Oscar Wilde

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. Charles Eastman

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. Marlene Dietrich

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

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship. Saint Francis de Sales

Your friend is your needs answered. Kahlil Gibran

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Funny And Surprising Friendship Sayings

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Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom. Francis Bacon

I love how badass we think we are when we’re together. Click to tweet

Friendship is love minus sex plus reason: Love is friendship plus sex minus reason.

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

I’m a controversial figure. My friends either dislike me or hate me. Toni Morrison

I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends… they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights. Oscar Levant

The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. Mark Twain

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

I like to hang out with people who make me forget to look at my phone.

No one will ever be as entertained by us as us.

True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.

There are small ships and big ships but the best ships are friendships.

The better the friend, the less cleaning you do before he comes over.

Real friends don’t get offended when you insult them. They smile and call you something even more offensive. Click to tweet

We are best friends. Always remember that if you fall I will pick you up after I finish laughing.

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The friendship of one intelligent man is better than that of all the unintelligent. Democritus

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used. Elbert Hubbard

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne. Samuel Johnson

A day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day. Winnie The Pooh

The older I get the more selective I am of who is in my tribe. I would rather have four quarters than a hundred pennies.

You are I are more than friends. We’re like a really small gang.

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

Wise Sayings About Friendship

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The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake Click to tweet

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

What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it. C. S. Lewis

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. Publilius Syrus

What men term friendship is merely a partnership with a collection of reciprocal interests, and an exchange of favours — in fact it is but a trade in which self love always expects to gain something. François de La Rochefoucauld

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. Rabindranath Tagore

Friendship is given us by nature, not to favor vice, but to aid virtue. Cicero

We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young. Letty Cottin Pogrebin

In friendship we find nothing false or insincere; everything is straight forward, and springs from the heart. Cicero

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. Confucius Click to tweet

We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them. Charles Caleb Colton

He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies. William Hazlitt

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us. Epicurus

If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends – you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue. Alice Miller

Friends make the good things better and the bad things not so bad. Unknown

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends. Francis Bacon

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

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

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

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Part 3. Conclusion

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The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this? Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

October 30, 2017

Last Update

July 14, 2021

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18 comments

  1. This is a great collection of quotes. I am making photobooks for my daughter and her friends who just graduated from high school. Finding this collection was priceless! I found so many good quotes to use in the book. Thank you!

  2. Wow those are really some of the coolest friendship quotes I have ever found on the Internet. Thanks for sharing those amazing quotes for friendship. Very useful indeed.

    1. Thanks Mark for your comment.
      That’s so true.
      Friends can be like brothers and sisters sometimes.

      Regards,
      Maxime

  3. I heard a misunderstanding with my friend last week only for me to find out that I was the one who actually betrayed him. Now I read the section, that says friendship about quotes love. Thanks for those words written in that paragraph I have now come to understand that it is not good to betray someone you call your friend.

  4. This is one of the most complete collection of friendship quotes on the internet! I wanted to share some additional quotes in the comment, but every quote I want to share is already in this list!

    Cool stuff.

  5. I fight with one of my friends and now I am feeling guilty because the mistake is mine. I wanted to regret and trying to convince her. So I need some beautiful lines and you write very nice quotes in your article. Every quote has some logic and the best part is you divide quotes according to the category.

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