100+ Friendship Quotes For Your Best Friend

Elbert Hubbard Friendship Quotes

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

Elbert Hubbard
Bernard Meltzer Friendship Quotes

2. “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”

Bernard Meltzer
Marcel Proust Friendship Quotes

3. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust
Oprah Winfrey Friendship Quotes

4. “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 who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.

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

Ed Cunningham Friendship Quotes

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

Ed Cunningham
Helen Keller Friendship Quotes

7. “True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.”

Helen Keller
Misty Copeland Friendship Quotes

8. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”

Misty Copeland
Bernard Meltzer Friendship Quotes

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

Bernard Meltzer
A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.

10. “A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.”


11. “True friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when you’re facing problems.”


12. “Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.”


13. “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

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

Henry Ford

15. “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.”

Henry Ford Friendship Quotes

16. “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.”


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

Walter Winchell

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

Charles Kingsley

20. “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
Charles R. Swindoll Friendship Quotes

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

23. “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

24. “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

25. “There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.”

Henry Ford
Henry Ford Friendship Quotes

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


27. “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

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

Sarah Dessen

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

Jess C. Scott

30. “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
Dean Koontz Friendship Quotes

31. “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

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

Thomas Aquinas

33. “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

34. “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

35. “Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.” – Tahar Ben Jelloun

Tahar Ben Jelloun Friendship Quotes

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

Linda Grayson

37. “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives”


38. “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

39. “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

40. “It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.”

Khalil Gibran Friendship Quotes

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


42. “A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.”

Sarah Valdez

43. “Best friends are the people in your life who make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better.”


44. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”

Woodrow T. Wilson

45. “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

G. Randolf
G. Randolf Friendship Quotes

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

Helen Keller

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

Nicole Richie

48. “Friendship is so weird…you just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like ‘Yep, I like this one’ and you just do stuff with them.”


49. “When it hurts to look back and you’re afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.”


50. “Friends…they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.”

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Friendship Quotes

51. “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.”


52. “Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So conquer your fears and get out there.”

Tony Clark

53. “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

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

Charles Lamb

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

Len Wein
Len Wein Friendship Quotes

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

Elie Wiesel

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


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


59. “Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.”

Greg Tamblyn

60. “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
Lois Wyse Friendship Quotes

61. “Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”

Baltasar Gracian

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

Jacques Delille

63. “Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.”

C.J. Langenhoven

64. “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.”

Anna Taylor

65. “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
Albert Camus Friendship Quotes

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

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Eustace Budgell

68. “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!”

Doug Larson

69. “A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”

Frances Ward Weller

70. “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.”

Frances Ward Weller Friendship Quotes

71. “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.”


72. “The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.”

Chelsea Handler

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


74. “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 F. Buscaglia

75. “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
Oscar Wilde Friendship Quotes

76. “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.”

Anna Deavere Smith

77. “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

78. “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

79. “The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”

Dale Carnegie

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

Thomas J. Watson
Thomas J. Watson Friendship Quotes

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

Elisabeth Foley

82. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”

Tennessee Williams

83. “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”

Amy Poehler

84. “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.”

Maria Shriver

85. “Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.”

Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams Friendship Quotes

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

Irish Proverb

87. “Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”


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

Thomas Aquinas

89. “Friends are the family you choose.“

Jess C. Scott

90. “Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.”

Jess C. Scott Friendship Quotes

91. “True friends are always together in spirit.”

L.M. Montgomery

92. “Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them.”

Candlelight Publications

93. “Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.”


94. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

95. “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
Arthur Brisbane Friendship Quotes

96. “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

97. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

Carl W. Buechner

98. “A true friend stabs you in the front.”

Oscar Wilde

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

100. “We weren’t sisters or brothers by birth, but we knew from the start…fate brought us together to be sisters or brothers by heart.”

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