101 Friendship Quotes

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

A friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.

Len Wein

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

Donna Roberts

A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.


Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

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


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

Walter Winchell

A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more.

Jasmine Fitzwilliam

Everyone is a friend, until they prove otherwise.


Every person is a new door to a different world.

from movie 'Six Degrees of Seperation'

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

John Leonard

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Elbert Hubard

I get by with a little help from my friends.

John Lennon

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.


Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.

Mary Catherwood

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.

C. S. Lewis

I might give my life for my friend, but he had better not ask me to do up a parcel.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life.


The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.

Abraham Lincoln

The love of my life is the love between friends.


One's best friend is oneself.


A Friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.


To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy...


Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.

Steve Klaka

Sometimes you pick your friends, sometimes they pick you.

Steve Klaka

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own.

Benjamin Disraeli

Though our communication wanes at times of absence, I'm aware of a strength that emanates in the background.

Claudette Renner

I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine, encourage me to grow.


Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.


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.


No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.

Francois Mocuriac

Give others freedom to be themselves. Appreciate the differences between their ways an yours.

Jennifer Chen

Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad Bowl of Life.

Pizza Place Sign

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.


Truth and tears clear the way to a deep and lasting friendship.


True friendship is never serene.

Mariede Svign

Friendship: a building contract you sign with laughter and break with tears.


Friends are God's way of taking care of us.


It's the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.

Marlene Dietrick

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Friend - a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection and loyalty.

Collins English Dictionary

A new friendship is like an unripened fruit - it may become either an orange or a lemon.

Emma Stacey

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

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

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Mother Teresa

I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.

Benjamin Franklin

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.


Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Mark Twain

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.


Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The best mirror is an old friend.

George Herbert

What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.


The friendship that can cease has never been real.

Saint Jerome

I count myselt in nothing else so happy, as in a soul rememb'ring my good friends.

William Shakespeare

I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial.

Thomas Jefferson

Sir, more than kisses, letters, mingle souls; For, thus friends absent speak.

John Donne

Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend, unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end.

John Boyle O'Reilly

Friends have all things in common.


Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.


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

Henry Ford

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.


No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.

George Eliot

It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm, a happy and auspicious bird of calm...


The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.

Wilson Mizner

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.

Thomas Jefferson

One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.

Francoise Sagan

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Kahil Gibran

There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.

Bejamin Disraeli

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.

Walt Whitman

True friendship is never serene.

Marquise de Sevigne

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance.

Anatole Broyard

Friends are born, not made.

Henry Adams

This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joy, and cutteth griefs in half.

Francis Bacon

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

Tehyi Hsieh

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.

Antoine de Sainte-Exupery

The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life.

Edward Everett Hale

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter.

James Fenimore Cooper

Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.

James Francis Byrnes

Never kiss a friend. If you have deeper feelings, never reveal them. You will lose that friend forever...

sent by David

Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.

Anna Cummins

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd, welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.

Alexander Pope

Best friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere.


Every man should have a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends.

Henry Brooks Adams

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them.


A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget...

Sent by Joanne

Money might make you wealthy, but friends makes you rich.


A world without a friend, what would it be? It would be like a world without water, something you need. Friends are like glass, once broken, they are hard to fix. Keep your friends, as you would keep your water.


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

Maragret Lee Runbeck

Scatter seeds of kindness everywhere you go; scatter bits of courtesy, watch them grow and grow. Gather buds of friendship; Keep them till full-blown; You will find more happiness than you have ever known.

Amy R Raabe

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness...

Richard Bach

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

Elizabeth Foley

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend... once in a lifetime.

Little Rascals

A circle is round it has no end, that's how long I want to be your friend!


A friend is like an oreo, its not always that great, but it always gets better!

Erin Westbrook

Love doesn't make the world go round, it makes the ride worthwhile.

F.P. Jones

All our young lives we search for someone to love, someone who makes us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope, all the while wondering if somewhere and somehow there is someone searching for us.

The Wonder Years

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