Friendship Quotes

Welcome to our collection of Friendship Quotes! Friendship is a bond that enriches our lives, providing us with love, support, and countless cherished memories. Whether you’re celebrating a lifelong friendship or seeking inspiration to strengthen new connections, this page is dedicated to the beauty and significance of friendship.

Within these quotes, you’ll find wisdom, humor, and heartfelt sentiments that capture the essence of friendship. Feel free to use these quotes as a source of inspiration, whether you want to share them with your friends, place them on images, or enhance them with stylish fonts. Scroll down to discover a wealth of friendship quotes that remind us of the importance of these meaningful relationships in our lives.

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go. Margaret Walker

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth. Chanakya

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

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

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other. Honore de Balzac

My friends are my estate. Emily Dickinson

A quote about friendship: My friends are my estate. Emily Dickinson

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely. Pam Brown

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

When 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. E. W. Howe

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

You win the victory when you yield to friends. Sophocles

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. Unknown

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

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

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen

Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of. Sarah Orne Jewett

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

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

Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best. John Webster

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

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. 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

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. King Solomon

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

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

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one. Robert E. Lee

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller

Friends are the best to turn to when you’re having a rough day. Justin Bieber

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long. Robert Staughton Lynd

Lovers have a right to betray you... friends don't.

Lovers have a right to betray you… friends don’t. Judy Holliday

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

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

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

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

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

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin

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

The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights. Giotto di Bondone

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

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it. Zora Neale Hurston

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

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

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.

Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. Bill Watterson

Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. Elbert Hubbard

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings. Jean de la Bruyere

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

He who hath many friends hath none. Aristotle

I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him. Saint Augustine

Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature. Nathaniel Hawthorne

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. George Washington

True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde

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

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. Khalil Gibran

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

Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. Muhammad Ali

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. Richard Burton

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

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

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

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not. Mignon McLaughlin

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. Barack Obama

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. Shirley MacLaine

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

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 held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins. Charles Eastman

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

Friends are the siblings God never gave us. Mencius

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. Elbert Hubbard

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence. Joseph Roux

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. Toni Morrison

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means. Charles Kingsley

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

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. Ulysses S. Grant

All you need to do to be my friend is like me. Taylor Swift

When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly. Hilaire Belloc

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

A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle

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

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

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

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

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

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

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

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. John D. Rockefeller

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Friendship and money: oil and water. Mario Puzo

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

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 E. Butler

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

Frequently Asked Questions
What types of friendship quotes can I find on this page?
Our collection features a diverse array of friendship quotes, encompassing wisdom, humor, and heartfelt sentiments. These quotes capture the essence of friendship in all its forms, from the joy of shared laughter to the comfort of unwavering support. Whether you're looking for a quote to uplift a friend or to reflect on the depth of your connections, you'll find something that resonates.
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Anton Usov
Anton Usov
I am Anton Usov, an educator with a passion for quotes that resonate with the human experience. Over many years, I have curated a collection that reflects wisdom and emotions across time. Join me in exploring the power of words to inspire and enlighten our paths.
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  1. Sam

    Friendship is like a beacon of light in the darkness, and these quotes capture its essence perfectly. They remind me to cherish every moment spent with friends and to never take their presence for granted. Thank you for this lovely compilation!

  2. Graceful Grace

    What a heartwarming collection! These friendship quotes truly resonate with me as they reflect the depth and beauty of the bonds we share with our friends. Excited to share these gems with my nearest and dearest!

  3. Ethan

    As someone who values friendship deeply, I’m delighted to stumble upon this treasure trove of quotes. Each one is a reminder of the joy, laughter, and unconditional support that friends bring into our lives. Can’t wait to spread the love!

  4. Michael

    Reading through these quotes is like taking a stroll down memory lane with my closest pals. They evoke nostalgia and gratitude for the beautiful moments we’ve shared together. Here’s to many more adventures and memories to come!

  5. Sophie

    These friendship quotes touch my heart in a profound way. They encapsulate the essence of true friendship—the kind that withstands the test of time and remains unwavering through life’s ups and downs. Grateful to have friends like these!