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Best quotes about friendship

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Here’s a list of definitive statements about Friendship: a happy birthday card to post on Facebook or Instagram and to show others what you mean by Friendship.

  1. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change, who nods when I nod. My shadow does that very well.” – Plutarch
  2. “The hardships of life always bring out true friends.” – Author unknown
  3. “If you go out into the world looking for friends, you will find very few. If you go out into the world to be a friend, you will find friends everywhere.” – Zig Ziglar
  4. “You can’t shake hands with someone if you keep your fists clenched.” – Indira Gandhi
  5. “Don’t walk in front of me… I might not follow you. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead you. Walk beside me… as my friend” – Albert Camus
  6. “A friend is a person who knows everything about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard
  7. “The truth is that everyone will make you suffer at some point. The important thing is to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley
  8. “True friendship is seeing with your heart, not with your eyes.” – Author unknown
  9. “Good friends, good cards, that is the ideal in life.” – Mark Twain
  10. “Friendship is one soul in two bodies.” – Author unknown
  11. “There’s nothing better than a friend, except a chocolate one.” – Linda Grayson
  12. “Friendship is not a necessary thing, like philosophy, art… It has no values to survive, but it gives reasons for it.” – C.S. Lewis
  13. “It is not lack of love but lack of friendship that creates an unhappy marriage.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  14. “I once had a friend who became a stranger to me, and I had a stranger who became a friend to me.” – Author unknown
  15. “The most ordinary things can become the most extraordinary things when you do them with the right people.” – Elizabeth Green
  16. “When people are friends, they don’t need justice, but when they are righteous, they need all the friendship they can get.” – Aristotle
  17. “You can’t sit at the end of a forest and never visit your friends. You have to go and see them again.” – A. A. Milne
  18. “Friendship begins in loving hearts.” – Author unknown
  19. “Friendship is born when one person says to the other, What? What about you? I thought I was the only one.” – C. S. Lewis
  20. “A good friend wishes me all the good in the world for my benefit, not for his.” – Aristotle
  21. “Friendship means forgetting what you give and not forgetting what you get.” – Author unknown
  22. “My friends have always been the best thing in my life.” – Author unknown
  23. “Friendship is the most difficult thing to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you don’t learn what Friendship is, you haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali
  24. “A good friendship is a lifelong connection – a link to the past, a way to the future, the key to sanity in a crazy world.” – Author unknown
  25. “Only a true friend can protect you from immortal enemies.” – Richelle Mead
  26. “A good friend gets you out of jail, but your best friend is with you in jail and tells you it was one hell of an adventure.” – Author unknown
  27. “A person who asks you to keep quiet or denies you the right to grow up is not your friend.” – Alice Walker
  28. “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who appreciate you, forgive those who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you are given an opportunity, take it. If it changes your life, leave it. No one tells you it’s easy, but I promise it will all be worth it.” – Author unknown.
  29. “No one likes to be alone that much. I don’t go out and make friends, that’s all. Because I let you down.” – Haruki Murakami
  30. “A good friend knows all the wonderful things that have happened to you. The best friend has lived them with you.” – Author unknown.
  31. “Hold your true friends with both hands.” – Nigerian proverb
  32. “Nothing can be a better foundation of friendship than the same taste in literature.” – P.G. Wodehouse
  33. “True friends are like stars… You don’t always see them, but you know they’re there.” – Author unknown
  34. “The world would be desolate and the day colorless if there were no friends to help us every day.” – Author unknown
  35. “We were first strangers, but now we have become friends. I hope we meet again in Heaven, where Friendship is forever.” – Author unknown
  36. “All doors may be closed, but the door of friendship is always open.” – Author unknown
  37. “Life is short so spend it with friends who make you laugh and love you.” – Author unknown
  38. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Author unknown
  39. “True friends pick you up when others don’t even notice you’re down.” – Author unknown
  40. “When hard days come, the team of friends always comes first.” – Author unknown
  41. “True friends are hard to find, even harder to leave and impossible to forget.” – Author unknown
  42. “If friendship is your weakest point, you are the strongest person in the world.” – Author unknown
  43. “Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for an optimistic soul.” – Author unknown
  44. “I won’t always be there for you, but I’ll always be available for you.” – Author unknown
  45. “The most wonderful quality of friendship is to understand and be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  46. “I can’t imagine my life without my best friend. He’s the reason I get up in the morning.” – Author unknown
  47. “It doesn’t matter how many friends you have. It matters how close you are to them.” – Author unknown
  48. “At the end, what matters is who has always been with you in life.” – Author unknown
  49. “A friend becomes a good friend when he brings out the best in you.” – Author unknown
  50. “Be the friend you want to be. Cherish Friendship.” – Author unknown
  51. “Every day is a new opportunity when you have wonderful friends like yourself.” – Author unknown
  52. “A true friend may not understand your words, but silence always will.” – Author unknown
  53. “Wherever you go in life, you can always go back to an old friend.” – Author unknown
  54. “Friendship is the feeling of peace in a stressful and chaotic world.” – Author unknown
  55. “In the book of life, friendship is always an important chapter.” – Author unknown
  56. “The beautiful things in life are even more beautiful when you are in the company of a friend.” – Author unknown
  57. “I can’t promise you that I will solve all your problems in life, but I can promise you that you won’t be alone when you face them.” – Author unknown
  58. “An intelligent person must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  59. “A good friend is the greatest treasure you can have.” – Author unknown
  60. “Hard times will always test your close friends.” – Author unknown
  61. “If you have two friends, you’re lucky. If you have one excellent friend, you’re even luckier.” – S.E. Hinton
  62. “An old friend is the best mirror of your life.” – Author unknown
  63. “The road to your best friend is never too long.” – Author unknown
  64. “Please, God, if you can’t make me normal, make my friend as weird as I am.” – Author unknown
  65. “Don’t I destroy my enemies when I turn them into friends?” – Abraham Lincoln
  66. “Don’t let your friends feel lonely and sad. Bother them every hour.” – Author unknown
  67. “A friend is a person with whom you share your last cake.” – Cookie Monster
  68. “We didn’t even realize we were creating memories. I just knew we were having fun.” – Winnie the Pooh
  69. “I wouldn’t change a thing about it. Never, never. Your Friendship is the best gift.” – Tigger
  70. “Some people are worth melting for.” – Olaf
  71. “You have a friend in me.” – Toy Story
  72. “You and I are a team. Nothing is more important than our Friendship.” – Monsters Inc.
  73. “Every moment I spend with you becomes the most wonderful moment of my life.” – Bolt.
  74. “My dream would be incomplete without you in it.” – The Princess and the frog.
  75. “He used to say that old stories are like friends. You have to visit them once in a while.” – Game of Thrones.
  76. “Anyone can change your life if you let them.” – The Intouchables
  77. “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” – The Godfather
  78. “People are lonely because they build walls, not bridges.” – Isaac Newton
  79. “A friend is a person who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” – Author unknown
  80. “True friendship occurs when two people feel comfortable sitting together in silence.” – David Tyson
  81. “True friends are the people who come looking for you in the darkness and bring you back to the light.” – Author unknown
  82. “Friendship is not about how much time you spend with a person. It’s about who comes into your Life, says and proves it to you.” – Author Unknown
  83. “The best thing I can do for my friend is to be his friend.” – Henry David Thoreau
  84. “True friendship is when your friend comes home to you, and you both take a nap.” – Author unknown
  85. “No friendship is accidental.” – O. Henry
  86. “Sometimes being with your best friend is the only therapy you need.” – Author unknown.
  87. “True friends are like diamonds – brilliant, beautiful, valuable, and always fashionable.” – Nicole Richie.
  88. “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover. Hard to find and lucky if you have it.” – Irish proverb
  89. “To make friends hard is to change hard.” – Benjamin Franklin
  90. “There is nothing more valuable on earth than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas
  91. “Everyone has a friend at every stage of Life. But only the most fortunate have a friend who has passed with them through these stages.” – Author unknown
  92. “Friendship multiplies the good in the world and divides the bad. – Baltasar Gracian
  93. “Friendship is the greatest source of joy, and without friends, even the most pleasant journey becomes an anodyne.” – Thomas Aquinas
  94. “Friendship is essentially a partnership.” – Aristotle
  95. “We are born alone, live alone, and die alone. Only through love and Friendship do we create the illusion that we are not alone.” – Orson Welles
  96. “A true friend is a person who prefers to be with you when they could be anywhere else.” – Len Wein
  97. “Of all the wise things that can give us happiness, the most wonderful is friendship.” – Epicurus
  98. “Even in a friendship that arises out of concern, it takes a long time to trust a person.” – Namie Amuro
  99. “Friends show you love in hard times, not in happiness.” – Euripides
  100. “Friendship is always a wonderful responsibility, not an opportunity.” – Khalil Gibran
  101. “Friends sometimes face each other, and at those times friendship may last, sometimes not.” – Brooke Elliott
  102. “Friendship is a strong and constant habit of two persons to sustain each other’s happiness and well-being.” – Eustace Budgell
  103. “When everything is too complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within everyone’s reach.” – Maria Shriver
  104. “The rules of Friendship are tacit and at an unconscious level; they are not rationalized. In business, however, you must reason.” – Steven Pinker
  105. “A man’s friendship is the best measure of his worth.” – Charles Darwin
  106. “Seek out people who challenge and inspire you; spend enough time with them, and they will change your life.” – Amy Poehler
  107. “A true friend is the one who comes to you when everyone else leaves you.” – Walter Winchell
  108. “Since there is nothing more precious than a friendship, never miss an opportunity to make one.” – Francesco Guicciardini
  109. “Nothing is frightening when you have a friend by your side.” – Bill Watterson
  110. “True friends insult you to your face.” – Oscar Wilde
  111. “True Friendship is based on true knowledge. It does not depend on ignorance and ignorance.” – Henry David Thoreau
  112. “One loyal friend is worth a hundred relatives.” – Euripides
  113. “If you have a true friend, you have more than your share.” – Thomas Fuller
  114. “To wish to have friends is a thing that happens quickly, but friendship is the fruit of a slow process.” – Aristotle
  115. “A friend is all your heart needs.” – Henry Van Dyke
  116. “A friend is someone who makes the process of believing in yourself easy.” – Heidi Wills
  117. “The ability to make friends is God’s way of apologizing for our family.” – Jay McInerney
  118. “The worst part about being successful is that it’s hard to find someone who is truly glad for your success.” – Bette Midler.
  119. “Let’s learn to show our friends our mistakes while they’re alive, not after death.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  120. “Everybody’s friend is nobody’s friend.” – Aristotle
  121. “True love is rare, true friendship is rarer still.” – Jean de la Fontaine
  122. “Why are old lovers capable of becoming friends? Two reasons. They have never really loved each other, or they still love each other.” – Whitney Otto
  123. “There is no better exercise for the heart than to stoop and lift people.” – John Holmes
  124. “Every true love and Friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we love, it means we have not loved enough.” – Elif Shafak
  125. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than in two years by trying to make other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie
  126. “When a woman becomes his best friend, his life is much easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  127. “The pain of parting is far less than the happiness of reunion.” – Charles Dickens
  128. “What makes people friends is seeing the same truth and sharing it.” – C. S. Lewis
  129. “It gives me strength to have someone worth fighting for; I could never fight for myself, but for others, I could kill.” – Emilie Autumn
  130. “Anyone can sympathize with a friend’s sufferings, but it takes a wonderful nature to feel a friend’s success.” – Oscar Wilde
  131. “When the snows begin, and the wind blows, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.” – George R. R. Martin
  132. “Ramai is a charming word in the vocabulary of friends.” – Amos Bronson Alcott
  133. “Friendship is surely the best medicine for disappointment in love.” – Jane Austen
  134. “I have you to take care of me, and you have me to take care of you. That’s why we are together.” – John Steinbeck
  135. “I realized I would rather die betraying other people than live betraying you.” – Marissa Meyer
  136. “Laughter is by no means a bad beginning to friendship, and it is by far the best ending to it.” – Oscar Wilde
  137. “A good writer possesses not only his soul but that of his friends.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  138. “Behind a stranger’s face awaits a friend.” – Maya Angelou
  139. “No relationship is alike in what it has – every soul is different. In Friendship or love, the two people help each other achieve what they cannot achieve separately.” – Kahlil Gibran
  140. “Removing people from your Life is easy. Keeping them is harder.” – Walter Dean Myers
  141. “Be slow in making friends, but when you are in a friendship, continue steadily and steadily.” – Socrates
  142. “When we prosper, friends know us. When it is hard, we know friends.” – John Churton Collins
  143. “My grandmother always said <summer friends will be gone at the end of summers, but winter friends are friends forever.” – George R. R. Martin
  144. “I don’t suppose you have many friends, and neither do I. I don’t trust people who say they have many friends. It’s a sure sign that they don’t know anyone.”- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  145. “A friend is someone who gives you complete freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison
  146. “There is no greater happiness than to be loved by a person, and to feel that your presence brings pleasure to that person.”- Charlotte Bronte
  147. “If you care for someone, you should want that person to be happy. Even if it means being alone.” – Stephen Chbosky
  148. “A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool learns from his friends.” – Baltasar Gracian.
  149. “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose whether to turn the page, write another book, or simply close it.” – Shannon L. Alder.
  150. “People have forgotten this truth- says the fox. But you must not forget. You are forever responsible for what you have. You are responsible for your rose.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince.
  151. “True friendship is like the health of hearing; you don’t value it until you lose it.” – Charles Caleb Colton.
  152. “Being a friend to yourself is very important because, without it, you cannot become a friend to anyone else.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
  153. “You may not remember the first time we parted. Or when you came back to tell me, it wasn’t too far. Or when you waited for me at the crossroads to reach me. Maybe you don’t remember any of it, but I remember, and I’ll tell you: Today, no matter what, we’re going home together.” – Brian Andreas, Traveling Light: Stories & Drawings for a Quiet Mind.
  154. “When choosing friends, don’t rush to choose personality over character.” – W. Somerset Maugham.
  155. “What could you want more than to have someone you can talk to as yourself?” – Cicero.
  156. “By chance we meet, by choice, we become friends.” – Millie Huang
  157. “The language of friendship is not in words but in understanding.” – Henry David Thoreau
  158. “We are like islands in the sea, separated on the surface but connected in the depths.” – William James
  159. “A true friend does not pity you.” – Jodi Picoult
  160. “A false friendship can become true. But a true friendship, once ended, can never return.” – T. S. Eliot.
  161. “New friends can spend a much more pleasant time together than old ones.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  162. “When you feel someone’s pain and happiness so strongly that it feels like your own, then you know you care about that person.” – Ann Brashares.
  163. “One friend with whom you have much in common is better than three with whom you have nothing to talk.” – Mindy Kaling.
  164. “Being in a relationship is something you choose. Being a friend is something you are. I choose you. We’ve been friends too long to choose you, but if I could, I’d choose you.” – John Green.
  165. “I know the happiness and the pain of Friendship. I have served and been served. I have made strong enemies for whom I am not sorry. I have loved unselfishly and fought the forces of hell. That’s Life.” – Zora Neale Hurston
  166. “No one can avoid love. They might deny it, but Friendship is probably the most common form of love.” – Stieg Larsson.
  167. “It is not your duty to like me – it is mine.” – Byron Katie
  168. “Love and Friendship. They are what make us who we are and what changes us if we let them.” – Emily Giffin
  169. “Friendship, it takes minutes to form, moments to destroy, years to repair.” – Pierce Brown
  170. “One’s life has value as long as one attributes value to the lives of others, through love, friendship, and compassion.” – Simone de Beauvoir
  171. “A dirty house is necessary – it separates true friends from others. True friends are for visiting you, not your house!” – Jenifer Wilson
  172. “I don’t want to give up on people when they most need someone not to give up on them.” – Carroll Bryant
  173. “Do you know a true friend? Someone to take care of your cat after you die.” – William S. Burroughs
  174. “The sun is a very lonely star. Every time he shows up to see his friends, they all disappear.” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  175. “Friends should be like books, few but of good quality.” – C. J. Langenhoven
  176. “Friendship always ends in love. But love in Friendship; never.” – Charles Caleb Colton
  177. “To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw away your own life.” – Sophocles
  178. “To be honest will not bring you many friends, but it will bring you good friends.” – John Lennon
  179. “It’s no fun if men can’t rely on each other.” – Snoop Dogg
  180. “People aren’t always what you want them to be. Sometimes they let you down, but you must give them the first chance. You can’t meet someone and expect them to be everything you wanted them to be and then get mad because they’re not everything you aspired to and projected onto them. It’s silly to imagine someone will be what you imagine them to be. And sometimes, when you give them a chance, they can be much more awesome than you imagined. Different, but better.” – Chloe Rattray
  181. “Everyone has a gift to give someone, even if it’s just the gift of being a good friend.” – Marian Anderson.
  182. “When you’re in a relationship, you know it can end. You can walk away from each other, find someone else, or the love can disappear. But Friendship isn’t a numbers game, and that’s why you assume it will last forever, especially an old friend. You assume it will be forever, and you don’t appreciate the good things about it.” – Emily Giffin.
  183. “The unique thing about friendship is not that help will be given when you need it (it’s sure to be given), but that being given won’t make any difference at all.” – C. S. Lewis.
  184. “When you get tired of worrying and whining your horse and trying not to complain, tell me, and I’ll do it for you so that you can close your eyes and rest.” – Shannon Hale.
  185. “We spend so many years talking about the things we have in common, and in the last few months, we notice everything different about each other, and our hearts break.” – Nick Hornby.
  186. “Nothing precious can be bought. Love, Friendship, honor, value, respect, all of these must be earned.” – David Gemmell
  187. “Don’t be content to show Friendship by words alone. Let your heart burn with love and kindness for all you meet along the way.” – Bahá’u’lláh.
  188. “When your friends are in trouble, do not annoy them by asking if you can help them in any way. Think of something and do it.” – E. W. Howe.
  189. “Celebrate people in your life and love you just because you are you.” – Mandy Hale.
  190. “To make perfect friends, you have to open up. Sometimes people will let you down, but you can’t let that stop you. If you get hurt, nurse your wounds and try again.” – Kristin Hannah.
  191. “The world is no place to be alone without someone to hold your hand and you to hold theirs.” – Nikki Giovanni.
  192. “And it looked so lonely that she told him: If you want, I could be your friend.” – Sarah J. Maas.
  193. “True friends will always push you to great achievements. False friends will always tie you to past mistakes.” – Seth Brown.
  194. “The friendships between women that work are those in which they help each other.” – Louise Bernikow.
  195. “Love is blind. Friendship closes your eyes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  196. “Two people cannot become true friends unless they can forgive each other their mistakes.” – Jean de la Bruyere
  197. “Friendship, like the soul’s immortality, is too good to be true. When Friendship is true, it is not ice but an excellent thing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  198. “A haunted man is a worried man who wants friendship.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
  199. “Beauty is not what is on the outside. It is the wisdom and time you offer to save another soul like yourself who is struggling.” – Shannon L. Alder
  200. “Soulmate is an overused term, but true soul connection is sporadic and very real.” – Hilary Duff

This was my list of recommended quotes about Friendship. You can also read Status Ideas and Quotes, Love Quotes, and Motivational Quotes for other recommendations.

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