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The 104 Best Friendship Quotes Ever

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Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them… your smile, your hope, and your courage.-Doe Zantamata

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.-Albert Einstein

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

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

Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.-Margaret Lee Runbeck

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

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

Remember: No one’s more important than people! In other words, friendship is the most important thing–not career or housework, or one’s fatigue–and it needs to be tended and nurtured.-Julia Child

What is a friend? I will tell you… it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.-Frank Crane

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.-Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is hard as it is. Too many rough roads to travel. Too many chains to untangle. But no matter how cruel the world maybe, life becomes less hard when you got a good friend.-Unknown

No matter who broke your heart or how long it takes to heal, you will never get through it without your friends.-Unknown

Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honoring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities.-Unknown

You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.-Bernard Meltzer

Confidence is the foundation of friendship. If we give it, we will receive it.-Harry E. Humphreys, Jr.

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

Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.-Vincent van Gogh

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

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.-Dalai Lama

Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden).-C.S. Lewis

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

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.-John Leonard

Friendship is comfort knowing that even when you feel all alone, you aren’t.-

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

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.-Emily Kimbrough

The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.-John Quincy Adams

People who bore one another should meet seldom; people who interest one another, often.-C.S. Lewis

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

If you have one true friend, you have more than your share.-Thomas Fuller

God, how we get our fingers in each other’s clay. That’s friendship, each playing the potter to see what shapes we can make of each other.-Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.-Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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

You have been my friends. That in itself is a tremendous thing.-E.B. White

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

Friends are the most important ingredient in the recipe called life.-

Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.-William Butler Yeats

My friends are my estate.-Emily Dickinson

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

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

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

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

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

My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges and enabled me to walk serene and happy in the shadow cast by my desperation.-Helen Keller

The best time to make friends is before you need them.-Ethel Barrymore

The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.-Joseph Addison

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.-Friedrich Nietzsche

Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.-Greg Tamblyn

The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.-Giotto di Bondone

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.-Buddha

Oh, you’re the best friends anybody ever had. And it’s funny, but I feel as if I’d known you all the time, but I couldn’t have, could I?-Wizard of Oz

Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.-French Proverb

A true friend stabs you in the front.-Oscar Wilde

A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself.-Jim Morrisson

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

A true friend loves at all times.-Proverbs 17:17

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.-Khalil Gibran

Wherever you are, it’s your friends who make your world.-William James

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us be what we should be; a friend affirms us when we’re weak and gives us strength to let us free.-Unknown

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.-Friedrich Nietzsche

May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.-Irish Proverb

A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.-Lucy Larcom

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

True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes.-Unknown

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

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

It’s a good thing to be rich and a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends.-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Friendship involves many things but, above all the power of going outside oneself and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.-Thomas Huxley

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

Between men and woman there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.-Oscar Wilde

To ensure that the self doesn’t shrink, to see that it holds on to its volume, memories have to be watered like potted flowers, and the watering calls for regular contact with the witnesses of the past, that is to say, with friends.-Milan Kundera, Identity

As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.-Dean Smith

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.-A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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

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

No road is long with good company.-Turkish Proverb

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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

Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.-William Shakespeare

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

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

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

The best things in life aren’t things… they’re your friends.-Unknown

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, Winnie-the-Pooh

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

A friend in need is a friend indeed.-Latin Proverb

True friendship is never serene.-Marquise de Sevigne

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, Northanger Abbey

To have a friend and be a friend is what makes life worthwhile.-Unknown

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