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72 Friendship Quotes For Your Best Friends

Tell your friends how much you love and appreciate them with these friendship quotes!

Friendship quotes

Is there anything better than complicity with your best friends? Is there anything that makes you happier than sharing laughter with them? We can't choose our family, but we can surely choose our friends, who usually become family to us on many occasions. For all the memories that you share together, and all the things you do for each other, let them know how you feel about them. 

Friendships are very special and they deserve the best, that's why we've made a compilation of the best friendship quotes for your best friends.


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

Leo Bucaglia

2"The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it."

Hubert H. Humphrey

3"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship."

Thomas Aquinas

4“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

David Tyson

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

Walter Winchell

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

Oscar Wilde

9"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity."

Khalil Gibran

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


11"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

12“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”


13“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

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

Arnold H. Glasgow

15“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”

George Santayana

16"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appelation."

George Washington

17“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

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

Woodrow T. Wilson

19"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

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“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

22“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

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

Alice Walker

24“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”

Maxwell Maltz

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

Helen Keller

26"False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports."

Richard Burton

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

Charles Kingsley

28“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

29“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”

Washington Irvy

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

Charles Lamb

31“We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.”

Jennifer Aniston

32“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

33“Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.”

William Hazlitt

34"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."

Marcus Tillius Cicero

35“In a friend you find a second self.”

Isabelle Norton

36“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”

Elie Wiesel

37“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

38"Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have."

Ernie Banks

39"A friend to all is a friend to none."


40“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s greatest gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.”

Thomas Hughes

41“The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

42“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

43"Friendship is the most important thing of all."

Kim Philby

44"Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best."

John Webster

45“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.”

Charles R. Swindoll

46“There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.”

Diana Cortes

47“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

48“Where there are friends, there is wealth.”

Titus Maccius Plautus

49“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

50“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ethel Barrymore

52"Friendship is one mind in two bodies."


53“Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”

Richard Bach

54“I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.”

"Reese Witherspoon"

55“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

56"Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used."

Elbert Hubbard

57“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”

Tennessee Williams

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

Donna Roberts

59“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”


60“I get by with a little help from my friends.”

The Beatles

61“A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.”

Arthur Brisbane

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

63“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

64"Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one."

Robert E. Lee

65"Friends are born, not made."

Henry Adams

66"You'll find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal."

Elizabeth Taylor

67"There is no friendship in trade."

Cornelius Vanderbilt

68"The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two."

Sophie Swetchine

69"A friend is a gift you give yourself."

Robert Louis Stevenson

70“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

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

Henry Ford

72“A true friend stabs you in the front.”

Oscar Wilde