400+ Inspirational Quotations & Sayings about Friendships and Friends

Best friendship quotes

Friends are special people who make life worth living. Valentine’s day and Friendship day make great opportunities to let friends know how much they are loved and appreciated. Tell them with gifts or just tell them in so many words.

Here is a list of great friendship quotes to add that special touch to cards, scrapbooks or gifts.

What is Friendship?

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Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.  ~Samuel Butler

 

Friendship is not about people who act true to your face. It’s about people who remain true behind your back. ~Unknown

 

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. ~C. S. Lewis

 

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. ~Thomas Aquinas

 

Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed, but there will always be cracks… ~Unknown

 

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. ~Unknown

 

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

 

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. ~David Tyson Gentry

 

Friendship is a two way street not a one way road. ~Oscar Wilde

 

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

 

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

Best Friends Forever Quotes

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A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. ~C. S. Lewis

 

Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them. ~Unknown

 

Maybe I can’t stop the downpour, but I will always join you for a walk in the rain. ~Unknown

 

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

 

Best friend: someone you can only stay mad at for so long because you have important things to talk about. ~Unknown

 

Your friends should motivate and inspire you. Your circle should be well rounded and supportive. Keep it tight. Quality over quantity, always. ~Unknown

 

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

 

A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. ~Unknown

 

A best friend is someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself.  ~Elizabeth Foley

 

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

 

It’s not the length of time we knew someone that makes them so special. It’s what they brought into our lives. ~Sandra Kring

 

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

 

Best friends are people who make your problems their problems, just so you don’t have to go through them alone. ~Unknown

 

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

 

Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they are there. ~Christy Evans

 

A friend to all is a friend to none. ~Aristotle

 

Friends are the sunshine of life. ~John Hay

 

You can always tell when two people are best friends because they are having more fun than it makes sense for them to be having. ~Unknown

 

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

 

Are we going to be friends forever? asked Piglet. Even longer, Pooh answered. ~A.A. Milne

 

Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can’t pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while. ~Unknown

 

There are rare people who will show up at the right time, help you through the hard times and stay into your best times… Those are the keepers. ~Nausicaa Twila

 

Friends are the family you choose. ~Jess C. Scott

 

I love the friends that you don’t see for days. Weeks. Even months and the bond is still strong as ever. ~Unknown

 

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

 

A true friend cares like a mom, scolds like a dad, teases like a sister, irritates like a brother and loves more than a lover. ~Unknown

 

True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend. ~Faye Hall

 

Best friends can turn a horrible day, into one of the best days of your life. ~Nathanael Richmond

 

Friendship Quotes On Making Friends

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

 

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ~Aristotle

 

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘ What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’ ” ~ C.S. Lewis

 

“A new friendship is like an unripened fruit – it may become either an orange or a lemon.” ~ Emma Stacey

 

A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else. ~Unknown

 

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

 

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

 

A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden. ~Unknown

 

Great Quotes On Keeping Friends

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

 

“Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch’d, unfledg’d comrade.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“Those truly linked don’t need correspondence. When they meet again after many years apart, their friendship is as true as ever.” ~ Deng Ming-Dao

 

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

 

“A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring.” ~ Francoise de la Rochefoucauld

 

Friends are a Treasure Quotations

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“A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.” (6:14) ~ Ecclesiasticus

 

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

 

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

 

“The best mirror is an old friend.” ~George Herbert

 

“My friends are my estate.” ~Emily Dickinson

 

“True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.” ~Ben Jonson

 

Quotes on What Friends are For

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“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.” ~ Psalms 16: 11.

 

“I might give my life for my friend, but he had better not ask me to do up a parcel.” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

 

“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” ~George Eliot

 

“Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship.” ~Cicero

 

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

 

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

 

True Friendship Quotes

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Hard times will always reveal true friends. ~Unknown

 

That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you – the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you – because that is what people are supposed to do. ~R.J.L.

 

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elizabeth Foley

 

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

 

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked. ~Bernard Meltzer

 

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

 

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

 

A true best friend loves you even when it seems like you’ve gone off the deep end. ~Liz Fenton

 

True friendship isn’t about being inseparable, it’s being separated & nothing changes. ~Unknown

 

Quotes About Fake Friends

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Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour True friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but they are always there. ~Habeeb Akande

 

We fear our enemy but the bigger and real fear is that of a fake friend who is sweetest to your face and most vile behind your back. ~Mufti Ismail Menk

 

True enemies are better than false friends. ~Matshona Dhliwayo

 

Better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back. ~Unknown

 

“True friends will always find a way to help you. Fake friends will always find an excuse.”

 

“Fake friends show their true colors when they don’t need you anymore. Be aware.”

 

“Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.”

 

“Friends are like boobs: some are big, some are small, some are real, some are fake.”

 

“Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.”

 

“A true friend cares about what’s going on in your life. A fake friend will make their problems sound bigger. Be a true friend.”

 

“As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have real ones.”

 

Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs they know they are in to destroy your legacies. ~Israelmore Ayivor

 

An honest enemy is better than a best friend who lies. ~Vandi Tanko

 

Fake friends are like autumn leaves, they’re scattered everywhere. ~Unknown

 

“Fuck a fake friend, where your real friends at?”

 

“Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care.”

 

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. ~Benjamin Franklin

 

Every coin has two sides, just like most people have two faces. ~Unknown

 

Better an honest enemy than a false friend. ~German Proverb

 

Time alone can prove the worth of friendship. As time goes by we lose the the false ones and keep the best. True friends stay when all the rest are gone. ~Ritu Ghatourey

 

Short Friendship Quotes

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Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. ~Maya Angelou

 

A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. ~Proverbs 27:9​​​

 

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

 

In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips. ~Unknown

 

Never take friendship for granted, you never know what tomorrow holds. ~Catherine Pulsifer

 

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. ~Walter Winchell

 

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. ~Unknown

 

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

 

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. ~Jane Austen

 

True friends are always together in spirit. ~L.M. Montgomery

 

Friendship is essentially a partnership. ~Aristotle

 

 

Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust. ~Jesse Owens

 

There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing. ~Jennifer Aniston

 

A friend to all is a friend to none. ~Aristotle

 

Friends are the family you choose. ~Jess C. Scott

 

 

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. ~Samuel Butler

 

A friend doesn’t go on a diet because you are fat. ~Erma Bombeck

 

A friendship that can end never really began. ~Publilius Syrus

 

Famous Friendship Quotes

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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. Glasgow

 

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

 

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

 

“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

 

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

 

“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

 

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

 

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

 

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. ~Aristotle

 

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

 

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Inspirational Friendship Quotes

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. ~Unknown

 

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

 

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words. ~Cicero

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Funny Friendship Quotes

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

 

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian Proverb

 

Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice. ~Otto von Bismarck

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sometimes me think, ‘What is friend?’ Then me say, ‘Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.’ ~Cookie Monster

 

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

 

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

 

One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements. ~Marcelene Cox

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Best friends loan out DVDs knowing that they’ll never be seen again. ~Unknown

 

Friendship is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warm feeling inside. ~Unknown

 

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”. ~A.A. Milne

 

Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them. ~Edwin Arlington Robinson

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Never tell your friends, “I told you so” – even when you did. ~Wendy Jean Smith

 

Cute Friendship Quotes

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

 

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you. ~Unknown

 

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. ~David Tyson Gentry

 

“Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.” ~Jane Fonda

 

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

 

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

 

A good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you write them. ~Unknown

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile. ~Unknown

 

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. ~Henry Ward Beecher

 

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” ~Mencius

 

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

 

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia

 

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

 

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever. ~Alfred Tennyson

 

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

 

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

 

“I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you.” ~Unknown

 

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

 

Friendship Quotes About Love

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The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers. ~Larry Flynt

 

“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

 

Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never. ~Charles Caleb Colton

 

“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

 

Love and friendship exclude each other. ~Jean de la Bruyere

 

Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love. ~Jane Austen

 

Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day. ~George Foreman

 

Ooh you’re the best friend that I ever had
I’ve been with you such a long time
You’re my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
Oh you’re my best friend
~ Queen

 

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. ~Hubert H. Humphrey

 

I’ve always wanted to be a mom because I want to give a kid all of the magical gifts my mom gave to me, such as love and friendship. She and I had this incredible connection that was so unbelievable. ~Jennifer Love Hewitt

 

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. ~Ann Landers

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Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves. ~Oliver Goldsmith

 

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship. ~Lord Byron

 

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

The verb ‘to love’ in Persian is ‘to have a friend’. ‘I love you’ translated literally is ‘I have you as a friend’. ~Shusha Guppy

 

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the mother for the child. ~Henry Ward Beecher

 

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty. ~Cicero

 

Love is friendship set on fire. ~Jeremy Taylor

 

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. ~Orson Welles

 

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

 

Related: True Love Quotes About Friendship

Friendship Quotes About Distance, Time

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There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance. ~Dodinsky

 

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” ~Robert Southey

 

“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

 

“True friends stay with you no matter the distance or time that separates you from them.” ~Lance Reynald

 

“Being physically away does not mean you have to finish a friendship, on the contrary it can be much stronger.” ~Unknown

 

“Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” ~ Richard Bach

 

”No matter where you are, you will always be looking at the same moon as I am.” ~ Unknown

 

”A thousand miles seems pretty far, but they’ve got planes and trains and cars. I’d walk to you if I had no other way.” ~Plain White T’s

 

”I’m never sad when a friend goes far away, because whichever city or country that friend goes to, they turn the place friendly. They turn a suspicious-looking name on the map into a place where a welcome can be found.” ~Helen Oyeyemi

 

“Friend, if there is no other way to see you but to walk towards you, I would no matter how far.” ~Unknown

 

“Though there is some distance between us, I appreciate every effort that you do for me.” ~Unknown

 

“Though some days would not allow us to meet, the memories we share are the best thing.” ~Unknown

 

“In my heart, there is never a day that I forget you, every second you are here for me to keep.” ~Unknown

 

“No matter how far we get from each other, the feelings in our hearts will remain the same.” ~Unknown

 

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

 

“We see each other once a year and yet we still love each other just as much, it’s a wonder.” ~Unknown

 

“How we keep on being friends despite our differences and distances is truly amazing to me.” ~Unknown

 

“I don’t care if our distance is too far, I just know that we will make it work, it’s going to be ok.” ~Unknown

 

“I would never let distance define what we have, because what we have is very special, girl” ~Unknown

 

“Not even the greatest distance can end a friendship as beautiful as ours, I am sad you are so far away but I know that we will always be very close.” ~Unknown

 

True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.

 

“I want to tell you that no one could replace you because you are still my favorite friend, and I hope to see you again. Remember that I am always thinking of you.” ~Unknown

 

“The great distances only means physically separation for the real people, because the real friends they continue to be friends even though they are away.” ~Unknown

 

The road to a friend’s house is never too long! ~Danish Proverb

 

“Friends are like a second family, do not let the distance or lack of time keep you away from them. If we always keep communicating and then our friendship will become much stronger every day.” ~Unknown

 

“Being physically away from a friend does not mean the friendship is going to be affected , if two people really appreciate each other then nothing and nobody can push them apart.” ~Unknown

 

You’re my closest friend and you’re thousands of miles away. ~Anthony Horowitz

 

“Friendship is a promise made in the heart. Silent, Unwritten, Unbreakable by distance and Unchangeable by time. It’s lovely to have you as one!” ~Unknown

 

“There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” ~Unknown

 

“If the days won’t allow us to see each other, memories will, and if my eyes can’t see you, my heart will never forget you.” ~Unknown

 

There is no distance too far between friends, for friendship gives wings to the heart.

 

“Though we drifted apart in distance I still think of you as being right here. And although we have many new friends, it is our friendship that means the most to me.” ~Unknown

 

“I’ve learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.” ~Unknown

 

“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” ~Unknown

 

Friends are connected heart to heart. Distance and time can’t break them apart.

 

“You may be far away, but you are always close to my heart. It’s good that we are far away, because we learnt the patience to wait for each other.” ~Unknown

 

”Though miles may lie between us, we’re never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count the miles, It’s measured by the heart.” ~Unknown

 

Friendship Quotes About Change

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“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.” ~Gloria Naylor

 

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

 

“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

 

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

 

“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

 

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

 

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

 

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” ~ Ed Cunningham

 

“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

 

Friendship Quotes About Jealousy

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Never underestimate the power of denial. ~Wes Bently

 

Defensiveness often reveals an area of our lives where we’re in denial. ~Kyle Idleman

 

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

 

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars. ~Gary Allan

 

 

He that is jealous is not in love. ~Saint Augustine

 

True friends stab you in the front. ~Oscar Wilde

 

There are those have a desire to love, but do not have the capacity to love. ~Giovanni Papini

 

Self denial is not a virtue: it is only the effect of prudence on rascality. ~George Bernard Shaw

 

Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time. ~Drake

 

Friendship Quotes About Sadness, During Tough Times

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Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back. ~Blaise Pascal

 

“Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.” ~Unknown

 

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. ~Anonymous

 

Don’t feel bad if people remember you only when they need you. Feel privileged that you are like a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness.

 

“Some people aren’t loyal to you. They are loyal to their needs of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty.” ~Unknown

 

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

 

The worst solitude is to have no real friendships. ~Francis Bacon

 

Real loss only occurs when you lose something you love more than yourself.

 

While fortune lasts you will see your friend’s face. ~Petronius

 

“Somebody asked me if I knew you. A million memories flash through my mind, but I just smiled and said I used to.” ~Unknown

 

“Hard times will always reveal true friends.” ~Unknown

 

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. ~Edgar Watson Howe

 

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. ~Bob Marley

 

“Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, because they don’t.” ~Unknown

 

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

 

Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back. ~Blaise Pascal

 

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. ~Stephen Chbosky

 

Friendship Quotes About Life

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“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

 

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

 

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

 

“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” ~ Miles Franklin

 

“Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.” ~It’s a Wonderful Life

 

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

 

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

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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” ~ Joseph F. Newton Men

 

“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

 

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Friendship Quotes and Sayings from the Bible

The Bible has numerous friendship quotes and sayings that motivate and inspire. These great quotes also serve as keystones of caring relationships.

 

Friendship quotes from the Bible capture insights of the joys and camaraderie in friendships, the pain of losing a soul-friend, betrayal of friends, and Jesus’ definition of a friend.

 

Quotations About Great Friendship, David and Jonathan

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The book of Samuel provides the greatest friendship of all-time, David and Jonathan. David was the shepherd boy who killed Goliath and who eventually succeeded Saul as the king of Israel. Jonathan was King Saul’s son.

 

“After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself… And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.” ~1 Samuel 18: 1-3

 

When Saul pursues David, Jonathan protected him. “The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.” ~1 Samuel 23: 18

 

Quotes About Friend in Need

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When Job was prosperous he had great expectations from his friends. During his lowest moments, his friends disappointed him. This event in Job’s life provides an insight, that those who rely on people often will be disappointed while those who put their confidence in God will have help in time of need. Job was heavily burdened as his friends assumed wrong his iniquity.

 

“A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.” ~Job 6: 14

 

Quotes About False Friends, Betrayal and Slander

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The prophet Jeremiah wept and wished that he might awaken people’s sensitivity to God as they have accustomed their tongues to lies. A friend can no longer be trusted. In trading, they say anything for their own advantage.

 

“Friend deceives friend, and no-one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning. You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me.” ~Jeremiah 9: 5-6

 

A betrayal of a friend can be very painful. It can well happen in the fellowship of fellow believers. The psalmist declares his deep hurt from once a happy and great relationship. The true Christian must also expect trials from professed friends in church, and accept the fact that it will be painful.

 

The psalmist cries, “If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him. But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the throng at the house of God.” ~Psalms 55: 12-14

 

Quotations About Grief Over Loss of a Close Friend

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David the shepherd by, and future king of Israel laments the death of his soul-mate and greatest friend, Jonathan. He cries, “I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me…” ~2 Samuel 1: 26

 

The psalmist in this quote is afflicted, sad and weak in faith. Sometimes even those who deeply believe in God experience a down syndrome, feeling the weariness of day to day existence and challenges that go with living. The writer of Psalm describes his own feelings. He calls to look upon God the Almighty and bemoans

 

“You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape; my eyes are dim with grief.” ~Psalms 88: 8-9

 

Quotes on Jesus’ Definition of a Friend

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In the passage of the Book of John, Chapter 15, Jesus refers to himself as “I am” and also tells his disciples that he is the “true vine.” Jesus, the great teacher, has long conversations with people about who he is and what God sent him to do. The Bible includes many teachings for Christians, including lessons about relationships and life.

 

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no-one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.” ~John 15: 12-14

 

Movie Quotes About Friendship

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“I found out what the secret to life is-friends. Best friends.” ~Fried Green Tomatoes

 

“Remember George, no man is a failure who has friends.” ~It’s a Wonderful Life

 

“What will I do without a best friend?” ~Beaches

 

“Only a true friend would be that truly honest.” ~Shrek

 

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve.” ~Stand by Me

 

“Let the rest of the world beat their brains out for a buck. It’s friends that count. And I got friends.” ~All About Eve

 

I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Never, no, never. Your friendship is the best present ever. ~Tiger

 

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” ~Casablanca

 

We made a deal ages ago… men, babies, it doesn’t matter. We’re soulmates. ~Samantha (Sex and the city)

 

“You are my superior officer. You are also my friend. I have been and always shall be yours.” ~Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

 

Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time. ~Game of Thrones

 

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends. ~Harry Potter

 

“I have a dream too, but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. It’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with. And I found a whole group of friends who have the same dream, and that makes us sort of like a family.” ~The Muppet Movie

 

Friendship isn’t about being inseparable, but about being separated and knowing nothing will change. ~Ted

 

Keep your friends close, but your enemies even closer. ~The Godfather

 

“The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter.” ~Awakenings

 

“True friends are always together in spirit.” ~Anne of Green Gables

 

The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right now. ~Dom Toretto

 

You and I are a team. Nothing is more important than our friendship. ~Monsters, Inc.

 

“It’s an insane world but in it there is one sanity, the loyalty of old friends.” ~Ben-Hur

 

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