ᐅ169+ Short Meaningful Friendship Quotes for Best Friend

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into

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

“Friendship is given to us by nature, not to favor vice, but to aid virtue.”

“Friendship is given to us by nature, not to favor vice, but to aid virtue.” — Cicero

“Friendship – that mutual affection and companionship between people

“Friendship – that mutual affection and companionship between people – is arguably one of the most important aspects of life.” — Ann Williams

“No matter the topic, we’d always find logic. And that’s why, our friendship will never bore.

“No matter the topic, we’d always find logic. And that’s why, our friendship will never bore.” — Julie Hebert

“Friendships are among the most fundamental of human needs.”

“Friendships are among the most fundamental of human needs.” — Tom Rath

“Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than

“Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.” ― Mario Puzo

“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.”

“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

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

“A friend is a gift you give yourself.”

“A friend is a gift you give yourself.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

“True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.”

“True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.” ― Emilie Saint-Genis

“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.”

“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

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ― Aristotle

“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very

“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

“It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.”

“It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” ― Gina Barreca

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

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

“I was angry with my friend: / I told my wrath, my wrath did end.

“I was angry with my friend: / I told my wrath, my wrath did end. / I was angry with my foe: / I told it not, my wrath did grow.” ― William Blake

“Never forget that a true friend is someone who understands your past, believes

“Never forget that a true friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” ― Noel Jones

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” ― J. K. Rowling

“This a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.”

“This a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.”

“Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.” ― Thomas Fuller

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

“Oooh I get by with a little help from my friends.” ― Joe Cocker

“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.”

“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.” ― Confucius

“A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.”

“A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“To be alone means that you avoid bad company. But to have a true friend is better

“To be alone means that you avoid bad company. But to have a true friend is better than being alone.” ― Umar

“Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe

“Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.” ― Alexander Pope

“The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.”

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

“The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship.”

“The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship.” ― Joseph Addison

“May the hinges of friendship never rust, nor the wings of love lose a feather.”

“May the hinges of friendship never rust, nor the wings of love lose a feather.” ― Edward Ramsay

“Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.”

“Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.” ― Charles Caleb Colton

“True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited, but in adversity they

“True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited, but in adversity they come without invitation.” ― Theophrastus

“Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell

“Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.” ― Robert Breault

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

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

“Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another

“Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.” — George Santayana

“All friendly feelings toward others come from the friendly feelings a person has

“All friendly feelings toward others come from the friendly feelings a person has for himself.” — Aristotle

“Friendship is the medicine for all misfortune, but ingratitude dries up the fountain

“Friendship is the medicine for all misfortune; but ingratitude dries up the fountain of all goodness.” — Cardinal Richelieu

“If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.”

“If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”

“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.” — Jane Austen

“Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs.”

“Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs.” — Thomas Fuller

“Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.”

“Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.” — Henri Nouwen

“Friendship,” said Christopher Robin, “is a very comforting thing to have.”

“Friendship,” said Christopher Robin, “is a very comforting thing to have.” — A. A. Milne

 “As a friend, you first give your understanding, then you try to understand.”

“As a friend, you first give your understanding, then you try to understand.” — Robert Breault

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who

“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.” — Ulysses S. Grant

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” — Dalai Lama

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” — Khalil Gibran

“If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”

“If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” — Desmond Tutu

“Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.”

“Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” — Mark Twain

“Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold.”

“Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold.” — Joseph Parry

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” — William Butler Yeats

“Heck, what’s a little extortion among friends?”

“Heck, what’s a little extortion among friends?” — Bill Watterson

“True friends stab you in the front.”

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

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you

“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

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value

“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

“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you

“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.” – Nicholas Sparks

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” – Jess C. Scott

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Tennyson

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never

“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.” – Joan Powers

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

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

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience, this is the ideal life.”

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience, this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain

“Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.”

“Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.”— Robert Brault

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” — Shania Twain

“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor

“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.”— Thomas A. Edison

“Friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other

“Friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other, loving each other and being crazy together.” ― O. Henry

“Could you have a real friendship if some part of you was always expecting betrayal?”

“Could you have a real friendship if some part of you was always expecting betrayal?” ― Hanya Yanagihara

“Friendship like ours doesn’t solve life challenges but because of our friendship

“Friendship like ours doesn’t solve life challenges but because of our friendship, I know the challenges are not mine alone.” — C. Sampson

“When you love someone as a friend, that’s the highest love there is.”

“When you love someone as a friend, that’s the highest love there is.” ― Marty Rubin

“Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they are there.”

“Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they are there.” – Christy Evans

“My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the

“My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.” – Jodie Foster

“Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of love where nothing is

“Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.” – Osho

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion

“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

“In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.”

“In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.” – John Churton Collins

“A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.”

“A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.”

“A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” – Frank Crane

“We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.”

“We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

“Difficult times help us understand who is your good friend and who is just a friend.”

“Difficult times help us understand who is your good friend and who is just a friend.” ― Sukant Ratnakar

“Friendship unveils potentials and abilities.”

“Friendship unveils potentials and abilities.” ― John Arthur

“Without forgiveness, there is no friendship.”

“Without forgiveness, there is no friendship.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

“True friends fiercely debate issues and still walk away as friends.”

“True friends fiercely debate issues and still walk away as friends.” ― Frank Sonnenberg

“One honest friend is worth more than a million sycophants.”

“One honest friend is worth more than a million sycophants.” ― Kevin Ansbro

“Friendship is the deepest part of love.”

“Friendship is the deepest part of love.”― Thomas Aquinas

“If you run away when you see your friend, you’re not running away from him but

“If you run away when you see your friend, you’re not running away from him but from yourself.”― Bangambiki Habyarimana

“The strength of a friendship lies in how well you protect that weak spot and how well

“The strength of a friendship lies in how well you protect that weak spot and how well you patch it up when something does rip through it.” ― Tamsin Keily

‘We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”

‘We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” — A.A. Milne

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.”

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.”

“Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.” – N. R. Hart

“In a friend you find a second self.”

“In a friend you find a second self.” – Isabelle Norton

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

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

“Where there are friends, there is wealth.”

“Where there are friends, there is wealth.” – Titus Maccius Plautus

“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”

“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.” – Richelle Mea

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 am that matter.”

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 am that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich

“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively

“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.” – John O’Donohue

“Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.”

“Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.” – Dorothy Parker

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

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

“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.”

“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.” – Jacques Delille

“Without friends, no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.”

“Without friends, no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.” – Aristotle

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

“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

“The only good thing about times of adversity is that you realize who your

“The only good thing about times of adversity is that you realize who your real friends and fans are – and the rest go away – which in my mind is an OK thing.” – Pete Wentz

“Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend.”

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

“One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with

“One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.” – Mindy Kaling

“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

“Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.”― Henry David Thoreau

“There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.”

“There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.”― Samuel Johnson

“The only true test of friendship is the time your friend spends on you.”― John Marsden

“The world is not a pleasant place to be without someone to hold and be held by.”― Nikki Giovanni

“Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.”― Jean de La Bruyère

“People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long-lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.”― Michael Bassey Johnson

“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.”

“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.”― Abraham Lincoln

“.. a friend is someone who inspires, who challenges, who sends you in search of some truer sense of yourself..”― Steve Lopez

“Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.”

“Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.”― Pierce Brown

“Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.”― Aristotle

“Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.”― Sarah Dessen

“Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.”― John O’Donohue

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion.”― Simone de Beauvoir

“Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity.”― Santosh Kalwar

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

“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

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

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

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

“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.”

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

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

“Friendship is the fruit of fellowship.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“While the number of friends may feed your ego, it will never satisfy your heart.”― Frank Sonnenberg

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

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

“Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love.” ― Mandy Hale

“A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.” ― Louisa May Alcott

“If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.” ― Stephen Chbosky

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” ― Jim Morrison

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.” ― Tennessee Williams

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

“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” ― Toni Morrison

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ― John Holmes

“We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.” ― Sylvia Plath

“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

“The best mirror is an old friend.”―George Herbert

“A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.”—Anonymous

“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

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

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

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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

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

“Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.”―C.J. Langenhoven

“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

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

“We’ll be friend ’til we’re old and senile. … Then we’ll be new friends!”—Anonymous

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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.”—Buddha

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

“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

“A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.”—Anonymous

“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

“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

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

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”―Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“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

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

“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

“I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.” — Oscar Wilde

“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

“You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.”—E.B. White Charlotte’s Web

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

“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

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

“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

“You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t

“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

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

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”—The Beatles

“Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.”—It’s a Wonderful Life

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west – The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

“Ooh you’re the best friend that I ever had I’ve been with you such a long time You’re my sunshine and I want you to know That my feelings are true I really love you Oh you’re my best friend” —Queen

“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

“Friendships have different phases and change over time. All we can really control is ourselves. Be the type of friend you want to have!”― Jessica Speer

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12.”—Stand by Me

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.”—Diane von Furstenberg

“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

“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

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

“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

“Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends.”—Virginia Woolf

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

“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

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

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

“A friend to all is a friend to none.” ― Aristotle

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

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

“True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” ― Nicole Richie

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

“Only a true friend would be that truly honest.” — Shrek

“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 Buscaglia

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

“Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.” ― Socrates

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“Friends are relatives you make for yourself.” — Eustache Deschamps

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together." — Woodrow Wilson

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

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

"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable." — David Tyson

“We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing home.” – Unknown

“Best friend: the one that you can be mad at only for a short period of time because you have important stuff to tell them.” – Unknown

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

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

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

“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 my friend, I find a second self." – Isabel Norton

"Friendship — my definition — is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble." ― Stieg Larsson

"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends." — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation and doesn’t always need togetherness. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part." – Unknown

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.

"Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend." ― Sarah Dessen

“I still have friends from primary school. And my two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don’t have to explain anything to them. I don’t have to apologize for anything. They know. There’s no judgment in any way.” — Emma Watson

"The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter." — Awakenings

"Remember George, no man is a failure who has friends." — It's a Wonderful Life

“There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.” — Unknown

"I found out what the secret to life is—friends. Best friends." — Fried Green Tomatoes

"Lose one friend, lose all friends, lose yourself." Why? "Because nothing else seemed important." ― Boy Meets World

“We’re sisters; you’re my family. What is you, is me. There’s nothing that you could ever say to make me let go.” – Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl

“Friends joke with one another. ‘Hey, you’re poor. Hey, your momma’s dead.’ That’s what friends do.” – Michael Scott, The Office

“That’s how it goes, kids. The friends, neighbors, drinking buddies, and partners in crime you love so much when you’re young, as the years go by, you just lose touch. You will be shocked when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever. That’s why, when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.” – Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother

“We made a deal ages ago. Men, babies, it doesn’t matter…We’re soulmates.” – Samantha Jones, Sex and the City

“You know what sucks about getting older? Your friends have known you for way too long. They’ve got too much on you. I want friends who still lie to me because they don’t want to hurt my feelings. I sadly kind of mean that.” – Nick Miller, New Girl

"Best friends don’t necessarily have to talk every day. They don’t even need to talk for weeks. But when they do, it’s like they never stopped talking." – Unknown

"Friendship is like money, easier made than kept." – Samuel Butler

"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again." — John O'Donohue

"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

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend

"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

"The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away." — Barbara Kingsolver

"There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you." — Paramahansa Yogananda

"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

"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

"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." — Jon Katz

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

“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

“True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness

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

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

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

“Throughout life, you will meet one person who is like no other. You could talk to this person for hours and never get bored, you could tell this person things and they will never judge you. This person is your soulmate, your best friend. Don’t ever let them go.”

“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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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.”

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

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

“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

“Friendship’s the wine of life.”

“Friendship’s the wine of life.” — Edward Young