Friendship Quotes

What qualities do you look for in a friend? These relationship quotes demonstrate how unique excellent friends are.

Having wonderful friends with whom to share your life is a rare privilege, and having a “best friend” is one of life’s most valuable possessions.

A true friend is a partner who will always be there for you. You may be completely yourself around them without fear of being judged, and they will love and support you no matter what.

We hope you appreciate these beautiful friendship quotes, whether you want to recognize your friendships or just recall why you love your friends so much.

So share them with your closest friends while also making new ones.

100+ Friendship Quotes to Recall the Love of your Friend

Friendship is the purest love. – Osho

Friendship is the purest love. – Osho

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


Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.___Woodrow Wilson

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.___Woodrow Wilson

Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend.― Albert Camus


Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.___Samuel Butler

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.___Samuel Butler

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

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 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


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

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

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes heart warm.___Augustine Birrell


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

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

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.___Friedrich Nietzsche


There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.___Unknown

There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.___Unknown

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


Friendship is one mind in two bodies. – Mencius

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. – Mencius

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


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

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

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


Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.__Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.__Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship is a sheltering tree. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.___Proverbs 27:9, ESV

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.___Proverbs 27:9, ESV

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


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


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 Faidman

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 Faidman

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.___Ellie Weisel


When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.― Jess C. Scott

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.― Jess C. Scott

Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.___Waqar Ahmed


Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.___Swedish Proverb


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

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


Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic.___John O’Donohue


A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.___Markus Zusak

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.___Markus Zusak

Friendship is like a rainbow between two hearts.– Anonymous


Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked in to your life, said ‘I’m here for you’ and PROVED it.___Anonymous


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

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

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


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 a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.___George Washington

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 a wildly underrated medication. – Anna Deavre Smith

Friendship is a wildly underrated medication. – Anna Deavre Smith

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.___Ray Bradbury


You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.― A.A. Milne

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.― A.A. Milne

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


Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing___Elie Weisel


No matter how tired I am, I get dinner at least once a week with my girlfriends. Or have a sleepover. Otherwise my life is just all work.__Jennifer Lawrence

No matter how tired I am, I get dinner at least once a week with my girlfriends. Or have a sleepover. Otherwise my life is just all work.__Jennifer Lawrence

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.___Truman Capote


Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.___Epicurus


There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.___William Hazlitt


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


Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.― E.B. White


The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.____Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friendship my definition is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.___Stieg Larsson


I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.___Katherine Mansfield


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


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


Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.___Balthasar Gracian


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


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


Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.― Richelle Mead


Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.___Jane Fonda


Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘You too? I thought I was the only one.’___C.S. Lewis


There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.― P.G. Wodehouse


All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.___Ella Wheeler Wilcox


No friendship is an accident.– O. Henry, Heart of the West


The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.___Steven Pinker


Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.___John Evelyn


Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.___Mariella Frostrup


Friendship’s the wine of life.___Edward Young, Night Thoughts


If you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal.___Oprah Winfrey


Friendship isn’t a big thing. It’s a million little things.__Anonymous


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


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


Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.___Oscar Wilde


Why is it,” he said, one time, at the subway entrance, “I feel I’ve known you so many years?”
“Because I like you,” she said, “and I don’t want anything from you.― Ray Bradbury


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


I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you.___Anonymous


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.__Jim Morrison


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


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


A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.___Heidi Wills


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


A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.___Frances Ward Weller


If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.― S.E. Hinton


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


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


Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.___Albert Camus


Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends.___Virginia Woolf


There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.___Sylvia Plath


I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12.___Steven King, Stand by Me


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


Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.__Steve Maraboli


A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.___Simon Sinek


Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius


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


I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.__Walt Whitman


You’ve got a friend in me.___Randy Newman, Toy Story


Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.___C. J. Langenhoven


Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s greatest gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.___Thomas Hughes


Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.__Richard Bach


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


A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.__Anonymous


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


We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.___Jennifer Aniston


One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.___Mindy Kaling


Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.___Margaret Lee Runbeck, Answer Without Ceasing


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


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


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


Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life.___Sare and Cate


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


In a friend you find a second self. – Isabelle Norton


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


Friends are like stars, they come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow.___Roxy Quicksilver


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


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