Friendship Quotes and Sayings

Friendship Quotes and Sayings: Friendship quotes is an amazing way to show how special your friend is. These quotes about friendship will make you reach out to your friends.

In most cases we find ourselves drawn to certain types of friends. There are those friends who will stay with us for life and there are those friends who are just passing by, they are only with us for a season.

When you find time to send your friend a quote, saying or message, it shows how much they mean to you.

These friendship quotes and sayings will give you that inspiration you need to find the right friendship quote to send to your friend.

Friendship Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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 and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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

A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.—Anonymous

The best mirror is an old friend.―George Herbert

Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that. – Ally Condie

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

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.  – Octvaia Butler

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

Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.― Dean Koontz

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.― John Holmes

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

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

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. – Friedrich Nietzsche

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you. – Winnie the Pooh

Friendship Sayings

The wise man learns more from his enemies than the fool does from his friends.  – Baltasar Gracián

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

Make a friend when you don’t need one. – Jamaican

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

A true friend is the best Possession.  – Ben Franklin

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

Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with. – Robert Brault

Friends are God’s way of taking care of us. – Anonymous

The wolf and the dog agree, at the expense of the goat which together they eat. – Basque

You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks.  – Eskimo

Friendship increases by visiting friends but visiting seldom.  – Ben Franklin

To have a few amazing friends on this side of eternity, this sometimes grotesque amusement park, is the greatest joy. – Ann Lamott

No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend. – Ben Franklin

One enemy is too many and a hundred friends too few. – Anonymous

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

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

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

Friendship Quotes

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

Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .  – CS Lewis

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

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

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. – Alice Walker

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

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

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

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

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

Friends Quotes

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

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

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. – Arnold Glasgow

There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, and live just a little bit better. – Anonymous

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. – Charles Lamb

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to — letting a person be what he really is. ― Jim Morrison

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard

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

Good friends help you find important things when you have lost them. Your smile, you hope, and your courage. – Anonymous

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

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

Best Friend Quotes

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

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

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 one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in the garden.  – Anonymous

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

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

One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. – George Santayana

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. – Leo F. Buscaglia

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

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

Quotes on Friendship

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. – Anonymous

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. – Ernest Hemingway

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

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

There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. – Jim Henson

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

Friendship Proverbs

Hold a true friend with both your hands. – Nigerian Proverb

Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. – Aesop

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

Keep your friendships in repair.  – Samuel Butler

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. – Mencius

Who is mighty? He who makes an enemy into a friend.  – Hebrew

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen. – Rod McKuen

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

Keep your friends close, your enemies even closer.  – Sun Tzu

Little friends may prove great friends. – Aesop

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. – Confucius

The road to a friend’s house is never long. – Danish Proverb

Quotes about Friendship

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

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 consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. – Alexander Dumas

It may be more difficult to make new friends as you get older but it is some consolation to know how easy it is to lose them when you are young.  – Jeffrey Bernard

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

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

To find a friend one must close one eye. To keep him—close two. – Norman Douglas

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

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