161 Best Friendship Quotes

Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. Simply said, friendship is a connection you have with your family of choice. One of life's most precious blessings is having a best friend. Friendship is the life's wine.

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

Friendship quotes are a wonderful way to express how much you value your friends. Here are 161 best friend quotes to celebrate your friendship.

Every now and then, we could all need a reminder of how vital friendship is. The phrases below will assist you in coming up with your message, whether you're attempting to make someone smile or add a nice touch to a gift.

Short Friendship Quotes and Sayings

Here are short best friendship quotes and sayings for Instagram captions, These short friendship quotes will help you show your BFF how special you think they are!

Your BFF will love any of these short, Inspiring and meaningful sayings.

No friendship is an accident.

― O. Henry

Friendship is the wine of life.

― Edward Young

Friendship is love without wings.

― George Gordon Byron

True friendship can exist only between equals.


Friendship is another word for love.

― Anonymous

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

Benjamin Franklin

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

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

― Charles Lamb

Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.

William Shakespeare

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.

Albert Einstein

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.

― Hubert H. Humphrey

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

― Baltasar Gracian

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.

― Markus Zusak

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

― Rabindranath Tagore

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


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

Unreal friendship may turn to real. But real friendship, once ended, cannot be mended.

― T.S. Eliot

The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.

― Jay McInerney

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.

― Charles Darwin

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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


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


Cutting people out of your life is easy, keeping them in is hard.

― Walter Dean Myers

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.

Abraham Lincoln

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

― Thomas Aquinas

Time doesn't take away from friendship, nor does separation.

― Tennessee Williams

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

― Aristotle

The best mirror is an old friend.

― George Herbert

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

― Robert Louis Stevenson

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.

― Henry Van Dyke

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out.

― Walter Winchell

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

A friend to all is a friend to none.

― Aristotle

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

― John Leonard

All you need to do to be my friend is like me.

― Taylor Swift

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

― Euripides

How delightful to find a friend in everyone.

― Joseph Brodsky

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

― Aristotle

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

― Henry David Thoreau

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.

― Herodotus

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

― Jim Morrison

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.

Maya Angelou

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

― Plautus

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

― Elbert Hubbard

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

― Henry Ford

A single rose can be my garden; a single friend, my world.

― Leo Buscaglia

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

― Arnold H. Glasow

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

Because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you.

John Steinbeck

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

― King Solomon

Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.

― Doris Lessing

When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.

― Diane Von Furstenberg

Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.

― Amos Bronson Alcott

If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

― Thomas Fuller

You're my closest friend and you're thousands of miles away.

― Anthony Horowitz

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.

― Bill Watterson

To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away.

― Sophocles

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

― Linda Grayson

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

― Sarah Dessen

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.

― Frances Ward Weller

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

― Richelle Mead

True friends stab you in the front.

― Oscar Wilde

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

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.

― Mencius

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.

― Shirley MacLaine

Talk between women friends is always therapy...

― Jayne Anne Phillips

Friends are the best to turn to when you're having a rough day.

― Justin Bieber

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.

― H. Jackson Brown

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

Mark Twain

Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find.

― William Shakespeare

True friends are always together in spirit.

― L.M. Montgomery

There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met.

― Jim Henson

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

― Abraham Lincoln

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

― Marlene Dietrich

The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.

― Sarah Dessen

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.

― Margaret Walker

Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.

― John Webster

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.

― William Butler Yeats

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

― Aristotle

You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal.

― Elizabeth Taylor

The Most Powerful Quotes About Friendship

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Here are positive and beneficial friendship quotes:

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.

― Irving Stone

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

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

― Bob Marley

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 is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

― Charles Caleb Colton

When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.

― George R.R. Martin

Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment.

― Haruki Murakami

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

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

― Mahatma Gandhi

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.

― Gillian Anderson

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

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.

― Kahlil Gibran

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

― Elie Wiesel

There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.

― P.G. Wodehouse

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.

― Albert Einstein

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

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

― John D. Rockefeller

Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.

― Epicurus

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

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

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They're not. They're just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close.

― Rachel Cohn

No human relation gives one possession in another - every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.

― Kahlil Gibran

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

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

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.

― C.S. Lewis

Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.

― Mario Puzo

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

― Stephen Chbosky

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

― Honore de Balzac

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

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

― Katherine Mansfield

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.

― Sarah Orne Jewett

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

― Samuel Johnson

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own.

― Charlotte Bronte

The real friendship is like fluorescence, it shines better when everything has darken.

― Rabindranath Tagore

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

What's friendship's realest measure? I'll tell you. The amount of precious time you'll squander on someone else's calamities and fuck-ups.

― Richard Ford

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

― Mark Twain

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

― Chanakya

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 would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.

― Helen Keller

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

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.

― Jess C. Scott

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

It's hard to be a friend to someone who's depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.

― Stephen Fry

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!

― Doug Larson

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

― Barbara Kingsolver

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.

― E.M. Forster

Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.

― Benjamin Franklin

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

He must have known I'd want to leave you. No, he must have known you would always want to come back.

― J.K. Rowling

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.

― Louisa May Alcott

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.

― Len Wein

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

― Alice Walker

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.

― Aesop

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

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

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

― William Penn

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

― Bernard Meltzer

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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

The friends you make in college are friends you'll have for life, even if you don't talk for years at a time.

― Jessica Park

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?

― Richard Bach

It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.

― Emilie Autumn

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

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

― John Churton Collins

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.

― Ed Cunningham

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 curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

― Henri Nouwen

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

― Richard Bach

Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.

― Margaret Lee Runbeck

If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking , they can make you laugh.

― P.C. Cast

I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying 'flee at once - all is discovered.' They all left town immediately.

― Mark Twain

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.

― Jean de La Bruyere

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

― Henry David Thoreau

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

― Nicole Richie

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

― W. Somerset Maugham

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.

― Epicurus

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.

― George R.R. Martin

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

Friends can make you feel that the world is smaller and less sneaky than it really is, because you know people who have similar experiences.

― Lemony Snicket

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

Oh, sometimes I think it is of no use to make friends. They only go out of your life after awhile and leave a hurt that is worse than the emptiness before they came.

― L.M. Montgomery

Close friends are truly life's treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.

― Vincent van Gogh

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

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