60 Heartwarming Friend Quotes

"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love." Hubert H. Humphrey

60 Heartwarming Friend Quotes

There are few things in life that offer us the comfort, enjoyment, and happiness that a real friend can bring about. It could be the friendship with your relatives, your life partner, or with people who you grew up with.


Whichever one it is, friends have the power to uplift and motivate us, tell us off when we’re being unreasonable or plain silly, and hold our hands in our darkest times.


We have collected a series of 60 incredible friend quotes that will warm your heart and make you want to reach out to your bestie.

1“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”

Helen Keller

2“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

3“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”

Henry David Thoreau

4“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

5“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

6“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

7“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

8“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

9“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”


10“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”

Donna Roberts

11“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”

David Tyson

12“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

13“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

14“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”

Ernest Hemingway

15“A friendship that can end never really began.”

Publilius Syrus

16“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

17“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”

Jim Henson

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

Walter Winchell

19“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”

Leo Buscaglia

20“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”

Thomas J. Watson

21“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

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

23“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

24“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.”

Shel Silverstein

25“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”

Oscar Wilde

26“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”


27“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”

Arnold H. Glasgow

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


29“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

30“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

Audrey Hepburn

31“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

Oprah Winfrey

32“There is nothing I wouldn’t do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.”

Jane Austen

33“A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.”

Lois Wyse

34“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.”

Octavia Butler

35“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

36“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”

Charles Lamb

37“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”

Frances Ward Weller

38“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”

Alice Walker

39“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”

Woodrow T. Wilson

40“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”

Ed Cunningham

41“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust

42“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”

Bernard Meltzer

43“Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.”

Charles Kingsley

44“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”

Ethel Barrymore

45“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”

Henry David Thoreau

46“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”


47“They make me stronger; they make me braver.”

Jane Fonda

48“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”


49“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

50“A friend is a gift you give yourself.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

51“I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.”

Walt Whitman

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

Heidi Wills

53“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

Markus Zusak

54“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

55“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.”

S.E. Hinton

56"A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden."

57"It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds."

Gina Barreca

58"There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family."

59“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”

John Katz

60“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.”

Robert Brault