Enjoy these hand picked friendship quotes which capture the essence of a true friend, whether you’ve known each other forever or met not long ago.


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

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

“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

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”
Henry Fordlove and friendship quotes
“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”
Henry David Thoreau

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”
David Tyson – Friendship Quotes

“True friends are those rare people who come to find you in dark places and lead you back to the light.”

“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you”, and proved it.”

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“A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face.”

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

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

“Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.”

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“No friendship is an accident.”
O. Henry

“Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.”

“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.”

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”
Mencius – Friendship Quotes

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

“True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.”

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

“Best friends share laughs, memories and inside jokes. They will always be honest and stand by your side no matter what. They wipe your tears, pick you up when you fall, and are forever a piece of your heart.”

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“A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.”

“F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.”

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

“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 – Friendship Quotes

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

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“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.”
Mencius

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

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

“Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.”

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“Best friends. Because of anyone else heard our conversations we’d end up in the mental hospital.”

“True friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when your facing problems.”

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

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
Helen Keller – Friendship Quotes

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“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
Baltasar Gracian

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

“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 is essentially a partnership.”
Aristotle

“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.”
Henry Van Dyke

“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.”
Heidi Wills

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“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 – Friendship Quotes

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

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

“Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.”
Namie Amuro

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

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

“Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.”

“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

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

“True friendship is never serene.”
Marquise de Sevigne

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“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.”
St. Jerome

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

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

“Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.”
Brooke Elliott

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“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.”
Eustace Budgell – Friendship Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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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

“You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.”
Elizabeth Taylor – Friendship Quotes

“Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.”
Anna Deavere Smith

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

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

“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

“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

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”
Francesco Guicciardini

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”
Proverbs 27:9

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”
Euripides – Friendship Quotes

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“Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.”
Herodotus

“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 inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.”
Max Jacob

“Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”
George Washingtonquotes about friendship and love
“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”
Bill Watterson

“True friends stab you in the front.”
Oscar Wilde – Friendship Quotes

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

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

“A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.”
Simon Sinek

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

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

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