The 35 Best Quotes About Friendship

Enjoy these amazing quotes about friendship.



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

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. – Henry David Thoreau


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

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

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

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 consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. – Alexander Dumas


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

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

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

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success. – Oscar Wilde

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

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


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




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

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 friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard

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


Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

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

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


Friends are the family you choose – Jess C. Scott

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over. – Ray Bradbury




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

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


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

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 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

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

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


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