Relationship Quotes

42 Inspiring Friendship Quotes For Your Best Friend

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May 12th, 2018   |   Updated on February 16th, 2022

1. “Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”-C.S. Lewis

2. “Don’t walk in front of me. I may not follow. Don.t walk behind me I may not lead. Walk beside me just be my friend”-Albert Camus


3. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”-Elbert Hubbard


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


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


6. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”-Ernest Hemingway


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


8. “Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.”Pooh!” he whispered.”Yes, Piglet?””Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”-A.A. Milne


9. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”-Charles William Eliot


10. “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

11. “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


12. “A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other…Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever”-Dave Matthews Band


13. “Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.”-E.B. White


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


15. “I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.”-Edgar Allan Poe


16. “Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”-Christopher Paolini


17. “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”-A.A. Milne


18. “You know,” Gabriel said, “there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will.”


19. “There was a time I thought I was a ferret,” Will said, “but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn’t.”-Cassandra Clare


20. “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


21. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”-Abraham Lincoln


22. “The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”-Friedrich Nietzsche


23. “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


24. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”-Alice Walker


25. “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”-Bette Midler


26. “Must you go? I was rather hoping you’d stay and be a ministering angel, but if you must go, you must.”


27. “I’ll stay,” Will said a bit crossly, and threw himself down in the armchair Tessa had just vacated. “I can minister angelically.” “None too convincingly. And you’re not as pretty to look at as Tessa is,” Jem said, closing his eyes as he leaned back against the pillow.”How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun.”Jem still had his eyes closed. “If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren’t wrong.”-Cassandra Clare


28. “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”-F. Scott Fitzgerald


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


30. “Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.”-George Bernard Shaw


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


32. “It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.”-Emilie Autumn


33. “I am looking for friends. What does that mean — tame?” “It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.” “To establish ties?”


34. “Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world….”-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

35. “People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.”-Antoine de Saint-Exupery


36. “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.”-Candace Bushnell


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


38. “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

39. “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”-C.S. Lewis


40. “When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”-Fred Rogers


41. “You can go through life and make new friends every year – every month practically – but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.”-Alexander McCall Smith

42. “Stay is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.”-Amos Bronson Alcott