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150 Best Friendship Quotes of All Time

150 Best Friendship Quotes of All Time

150 Best Friendship Quotes of All Time

Here are 150 of the most meaningful and best friendship quotes of all time that each of us can relate to. You can now easily tweet to share the quotes too. Enjoy. 🙂

“A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.”

“A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.” Click To Tweet

“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

“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… Click To Tweet

“A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.” – Simon Sinek

“A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.” – Simon Sinek Click To Tweet

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare Click To Tweet

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard Click To Tweet

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

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” Click To Tweet

“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” – Heidi Wills

“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” – Heidi Wills Click To Tweet

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

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

“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” – Henry Van Dyke

“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” – Henry Van Dyke Click To Tweet

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

“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” – Donna Roberts Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

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“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” – Irish Proverb

“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” – Irish Proverb Click To Tweet

“A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.” – John Tillotson

“A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.” – John Tillotson Click To Tweet

“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 H. Glasgow

“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 H. Glasgow Click To Tweet

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

“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” – Charles Darwin Click To Tweet

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

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell Click To Tweet

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

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia Click To Tweet

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” – Proverbs 27:9

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” – Proverbs 27:9 Click To Tweet

“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson

“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson Click To Tweet

“A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” – Len Wein

“A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” – Len Wein Click To Tweet

“A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face.”

“A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face.” Click To Tweet

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

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” – Bernard Meltzer Click To Tweet

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

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

“All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” – Benjamin Franklin Click To Tweet

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.” – Socrates

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.” – Socrates Click To Tweet

“Best friends share laughs, memories and inside jokes. They will always be honest and stand by your side no matter what. They wipe your tears, pick you up when you fall, and are forever a piece of your heart.”

“Best friends share laughs, memories and inside jokes. They will always be honest and stand by your side no matter what. They wipe your tears, pick you up when you fall, and are forever a piece of your heart.” Click To Tweet

“Best friends. Because of anyone else heard our conversations we’d end up in the mental hospital.”

“Best friends. Because of anyone else heard our conversations we’d end up in the mental hospital.” Click To Tweet

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus

“Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus Click To Tweet

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

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

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.” – Namie Amuro

“Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.” – Namie Amuro Click To Tweet

“Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.”– Mariella Frostrup

“Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.”– Mariella Frostrup Click To Tweet

“Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.”

“Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.” Click To Tweet

“F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.”

“F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.” Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” – Mencius

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” – Mencius Click To Tweet

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

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

“Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.” – Brooke Elliott

“Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.” – Brooke Elliott Click To Tweet

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides Click To Tweet

“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.” – Eustace Budgell

“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.” – Eustace Budgell Click To Tweet

“Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” – Anna Deavere Smith

“Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” – Anna Deavere Smith Click To Tweet

“Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes heart warm.” – Augustine Birrell

“Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes heart warm.” – Augustine Birrell Click To Tweet

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

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” – Khalil Gibran Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.” Waqar Ahmed

“Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.” – Waqar Ahmed Click To Tweet

“Friendship is essentially a partnership.” – Aristotle

“Friendship is essentially a partnership.” – Aristotle Click To Tweet

“Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.” – Max Jacob

“Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.” – Max Jacob Click To Tweet

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

“Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.” – Charles Kingsley Click To Tweet

“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.” – Mencius

“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.” – Mencius Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

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

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson Click To Tweet

“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” – Thomas Aquinas Click To Tweet

“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you”, and proved it.”

“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you”, and proved it.” Click To Tweet

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

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

“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.” – Baltasar Gracian

“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.” – Baltasar Gracian Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“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

“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… Click To Tweet

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

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

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

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway Click To Tweet

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

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” – Helen Keller Click To Tweet

“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

“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… Click To Tweet

“If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.” – Alice Duer Miller

“If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.” – Alice Duer Miller Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“If you have one true friend you have more than your share.” – Thomas Fuller

“If you have one true friend you have more than your share.” – Thomas Fuller Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

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

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Click To Tweet

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” – Khalil Gibran

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” – Khalil Gibran Click To Tweet

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

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Click To Tweet

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

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.” – Epicurus Click To Tweet

“It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich

“It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

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

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

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

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” – Tennessee Williams Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.”– Emil Ludwig

“Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.”– Emil Ludwig Click To Tweet

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“No friendship is an accident.” – O. Henry

“No friendship is an accident.” – O. Henry Click To Tweet

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

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker Click To Tweet

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

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau Click To Tweet

“Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.” – Herodotus

“Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.” – Herodotus Click To Tweet

“Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.” – Epicurus

“Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.” – Epicurus Click To Tweet

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

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

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca Click To Tweet

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

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

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” — Joseph F. Newton Men

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” — Joseph F. Newton Men Click To Tweet

“Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.”

“Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.” Click To Tweet

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” – Francesco Guicciardini

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” – Francesco Guicciardini Click To Tweet

“Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.”

“Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.” Click To Tweet

“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

“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… Click To Tweet

“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf

“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf Click To Tweet

“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” — Miles Franklin

“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” — Miles Franklin Click To Tweet

“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

“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.”… Click To Tweet

“Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.”

“Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.” Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you – the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you – because that is what people are supposed to do.”

“That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you – the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you – because that is what people are supposed to do.” Click To Tweet

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.” – Ethel Barrymore

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.” – Ethel Barrymore Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” – Shanna Rodriguez

“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” – Shanna Rodriguez Click To Tweet

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” — Henry David Thoreau

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” — Henry David Thoreau Click To Tweet

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey Click To Tweet

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

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

“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.” – Henry David Thoreau Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.” — Dale Carnegie

“The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.” — Dale Carnegie Click To Tweet

“The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.” – Steven Pinker

“The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.” – Steven Pinker Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.” – William Hazlitt

“There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.” – William Hazlitt Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

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

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

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

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas Click To Tweet

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

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson Click To Tweet

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buechner

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buechner Click To Tweet

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” – Bill Watterson

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” – Bill Watterson Click To Tweet

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

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” – Charles Lamb Click To Tweet

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Brandi Snyder

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Brandi Snyder Click To Tweet

“True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.”

“True friends are those rare people who come to find you in dark places and lead you back to the light.” Click To Tweet

“True friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when your facing problems.”

“True friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when your facing problems.” Click To Tweet

“True friends stab you in the front.” – Oscar Wilde

“True friends stab you in the front.” – Oscar Wilde Click To Tweet

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

“True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.” – Henry David Thoreau Click To Tweet

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

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson Click To Tweet

“True friendship is never serene.” – Marquise de Sevigne

“True friendship is never serene.” – Marquise de Sevigne Click To Tweet

“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.” – St. Jerome

“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.” – St. Jerome Click To Tweet

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” Click To Tweet

“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.” – St. Jerome

“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.” – St. Jerome Click To Tweet

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” Click To Tweet

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

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” – Oscar Wilde Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

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

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius Click To Tweet

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” – Maria Shriver

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” – Maria Shriver Click To Tweet

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller Click To Tweet

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – William James

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – William James Click To Tweet

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

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” – Aristotle Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“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

“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 Click To Tweet

“You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.” – Elizabeth Taylor

“You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.” – Elizabeth Taylor Click To Tweet

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