True friendship is more than just two people caring for each other. A friend is someone who will stick by your side through thick and thin. A person who will accompany you in the most difficult roads of life and makes the journey easier. A good friend provides great support and comfort when you need it the most. You know you’re not alone in fighting through the challenges you encounter every day because you have someone who will fight with you till the end.
To find a true friend and make the friendship last, there are certain qualities you need to look for in a person. There must be honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness, and unconditional love between your friendship. When there are acceptance and honesty within the relationship, you will find that both of you will grow as a person at the same time. Even though it’s not easy to find someone who accepts all your flaws and still like you, it’s still possible. Friendship is necessary because it makes our lives worth living. Regardless of what path we each choose, having a friend to share it with gives a whole new meaning to life.
We hope you use these friendship quotes as an inspiration and be a good friend to someone else.
1. There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man. – Edgar Allan Poe
2. The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you’re actually helping to make America stronger. – Michelle Obama
3. It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. – Marlene Dietrich
4. How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. – Albert Camus
5. A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.
6. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. – Khalil Gibran
7. Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. – Bill Watterson
8. 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
9. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. – Friedrich Nietzsche
10. A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. – Saint Basil
11. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust
12. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. – Henry David Thoreau
13. Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life. – Jean de La Fontaine
14. A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. – Len Wein
15. A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. – Leo Buscaglia
16. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. – Walter Winchell
17. Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. – John Wooden
18. A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.
19. True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. – David Tyson
20. There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met. – William Butler Yeats
21. Friends are the best to turn to when you’re having a rough day. – Justin Bieber
22. Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. – Jean de La Fontaine
23. 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
24. 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
25. 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
26. My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. – Aristotle
27. True friends stab you in the front. – Oscar Wilde
28. Love is a flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
29. True friends are those rare people who come to find you in dark places and lead you back to the light.
30. 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.
31. A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. – William Penn
32. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. – Arnold H. Glasow
33. Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go. – Margaret Walker
34. True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. – Henry David Thoreau
35. Best friends. Because of anyone else heard our conversations we’d end up in the mental hospital.
36. Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. – Rabindranath Tagore
37. I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me the paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life. – Jerry Lewis
38. 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. – Baltasar Gracian
39. There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. – Henry Ward Beecher
40. Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. – Bruce Lee
41. I have learned that friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who came and never left your side. – Yolanda Hadid
42. 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
43. A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
44. Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. – Friedrich Nietzsche
45. A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
46. Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.
47. Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.
48. Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. – Anais Nin
49. The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
50. I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly that’s what I call true friendship. – Harbhajan Singh
51. A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. – John D. Rockefeller
52. Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.
53. No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. – Robert Southey
54. A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. – Elbert Hubbard
55. Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey. – Henri Nouwen
56. 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
57. Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? – Abraham Lincoln
58. Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition of friendship. – Marilyn Monroe
59. The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers. – Larry Flynt
60. A friend is a gift you give yourself. – Robert Louis Stevenson
61. Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. – Virginia Woolf
62. I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase. – Jennifer Aniston
63. Love is a friendship set to music. – Joseph Campbell
64. 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.
65. True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.
66. It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. – Confucius
67. The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. – Henry David Thoreau
68. Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. – Muhammad Ali
69. True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. – Charles Caleb Colton
70. No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. – Alice Walker
71. True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. – Joseph Addison
72. It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. – Confucius
73. One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship. – Jacqueline Leo
74. A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. – Elbert Hubbard
75. 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
76. I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. – Walt Whitman
77. No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. – Robert Southey
78. The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. – Hubert H. Humphrey
79. Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace. – Christie Brinkley
80. Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. – Euripides
81. Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. – Ann Landers
82. Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. – Helen Keller
83. There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. – Thomas Aquinas
84. One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
85. My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford
86. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
87. The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when. – Simon Sinek
88. A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. – Jim Morrison
89. 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
90. Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.
91. Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius
92. Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
93. A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success. – Doug Larson
94. Of all possessions, a friend is the most precious. – Herodotus
95. The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. – Hubert H. Humphrey
96. True friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when you’re facing problems.
97. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
98. 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
99. Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. – John Wooden
100. A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships. – Delilah
101. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. – C. S. Lewis
102. False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. – Richard Burton
103. 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
104. Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops. If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship? – Dalai Lama
105. Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. – Epicurus
106. Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. – Jane Austen
107. The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life. – Chelsea Handler
108. A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship. Saint – Francis de Sales
109. What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
110. Friendship is essentially a partnership. – Aristotle
111. It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means. – Charles Kingsley
112. Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have. – Ernie Banks
113. As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. – King Solomon
114. Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship. – Lord Byron
115. Opposition is true friendship. – William Blake
116. Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities. – C. S. Lewis
117. A gang is the same as a wolf pack; gang members do not use their energies in friendship with one another, for they do not know what friendship is. If they are united, it is by the common bond of a desire to attack their world. – Haniel Long
118. Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. – Khalil Gibran
119. You know, real life doesn’t just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can’t just say, ‘She’s my best friend.’ That’s not a given, it’s a process. – Viggo Mortensen
120. On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression. – Martin Seligman
121. Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth. – Herman Melville
122. But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. – Thomas Jefferson
123. People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other. – Lisa See
124. Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. – Plautus
125. Friendship is Love without his wings. – Lord Byron
126. The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses. – David Storey
127. A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies. – Confucius
128. I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. – Plutarch
129. An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him. – Oscar Wilde
130. Friends are born, not made. – Henry Adams
131. My friends are my estate. – Emily Dickinson
132. Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never. – Albert Camus
133. Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is – if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want. – Sabrina Bryan
134. To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many. – Stanley Hauerwas
135. I’ve always wanted to be a mom because I want to give a kid all of the magical gifts my mom gave to me, such as love and friendship. She and I had this incredible connection that was so unbelievable. – Jennifer Love Hewitt
136. You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal. – Elizabeth Taylor
137. The best time to make friends is before you need them. – Ethel Barrymore
138. She is a friend of mind. She gathers me, man. The pieces I am, she gathers them and gives them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. – Toni Morrison
139. When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands. – Maria Shriver
140. Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
141. All you need to do to be my friend is like me. – Taylor Swift
142. A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience. – Simon Sinek
143. I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. – Thomas A. Edison
144. Your friend is your needs answered. – Khalil Gibran
145. Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long. – Robert Staughton Lynd
146. Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another? – Thomas Jefferson
147. Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
148. Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness. – Chanakya
149. A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have. – Irish Proverb
150. 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.