Friendship Quotes & Quotations

Which quality of your best friend do you value the most?

There ability to laugh with you? Or their support during tough times? Or their unconditional love for you?

Irrespective of the quality, having a best friend is a blessing. After all, friends are your chosen family.

Hence, if you are looking for some inspiring friendship quotes to lift your spirits or to dedicate them to your friends, below are a few friendship quotes…

Quotes on Friendship, Friendship Day :

Nice Friendship Quote: “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 friend is one who knows us but loves us anyway. — Fr. Jerome Cummings

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. — Cindy Lew

Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure. — Jewish Saying

“Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you.”
— Elbert Hubbard

“Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.”
— Jewish saying

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

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.– Albert Camus

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.– Abraham Lincoln

Hold a true friend with both your hands. — Nigerian Proverb

“A faithful friend is the medicine of life.”
— Apocrypha

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.– Anonymous

Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find one good, you must one hundred try. — Claude Mermet

“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
— Baltasar Gracian (1647)

“Friendship needs no words…”
— Dag Hammarskjold.

“Friends are the sunshine of life.”
— John Hay (1871)

“The best mirror is an old friend.”
–George Herbert

More Friendship quotes :

One who looks for a friend without faults will have none. — Hasidic Saying

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

Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow. — Samuel Paterson

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.– John Evelyn

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.– Swedish proverb

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.– Anonymous

Count your age with friends but not with years – Anonymous  

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness. — Lois L. Kaufman

“I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.”
— Pietro Aretino (1537)

“There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.”
— Hillaire Belloc

“The rain may be falling hard outside,
But your smile makes it all alright.
I’m so glad that you’re my friend.
I know our friendship will never end.”
— Robert Alan

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.”
— Aristotle (4th century B.C.)

“Friendship is essentially a partnership.”
— Aristotle (4th century B.C.)

“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe unto him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.”
— The Bible: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.

“A friend loves at all times.”
— The Bible: Proverbs 17, 17.

“A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself.”
— James Boswell (1763)

“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.”
— Eustace Budgell (1711)

“Friendship is Love without his wings!”
— Lord Byron (1806)

“Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.”
— Cicero (44 B.C.)

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost”
— Charles Caleb Colton (1825)

“Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.”
— Epicurus (3rd century B.C.)

“Friends show their love in times of trouble…”
— Euripides (408 B.C.)

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”
— Euripides (408 B.C.)

“A good friend is my nearest relation.”
— Thomas Fuller (1732)

“My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.”
— Solomon Ibn Gabirol

“Your friend is your needs answered.”
— Kahil Gibran

“Let there be no purpose in friendship, save the deepening of the spirit.”
— Kahil Gibran.

“Let your best be for your friend…”
— Kahil Gibran

“In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.”
— Kahil Gibran

“A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.”
— Homer (9th century B.C.)

“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.”
— Samuel Johnson

“However, rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.”
— La Rochefoucauld (1665)

“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire.”
— La Rochefoucauld (1665)

“I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, who has sight so keen and strong
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
— Bernard Meltzer

“Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.” — Charles Peguy

“There can be no Friendship where there is no Freedom.” — William Penn

“No man is useless while he has a friend.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“A friend is a present you give yourself.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose.” — Tehyi Hsieh

“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” — Mark Twain

An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.– Proverbs 24:26

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

“You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.”
— Woodrow Wilson

It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship. — Mary Dixon Thayer

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. — Leo Buscaglia

Advice from your friends in like the weather, some of it is good, some of it is bad.

It’s the ones you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter.– Marlene Dietrich

Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
Samuel Paterson  

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. — Sicilian Proverb

Good friends are good for your health.-Irwin Sarason

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

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. — George Washington

I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Virginia Woolf  

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)  

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

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.– Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. — Len Wein

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. — Czech. Proverb

Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own. — Thomas Wilson

Cute Friendship Quotes :

  • Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.
  • Don’t cry over anyone who won’t cry over you.
  • Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.
  • You can only go as far as you push.
  • Actions speak louder than words.
  • The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love somebody else.
  • Don’t let the past hold you back; you’re missing the good stuff.
  • Life’s short. If you don’t look around once in a while, you might miss it.
  • A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
  • If you think that the world means nothing, think again. You might mean the world to someone else.
  • When it hurts to look back, and you’re scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there
  • True friendship never ends.
  • Friends are forever.
  • Good friends are like stars….You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.
  • Don’t frown. You never know who is falling in love with your smile.
  • What do you do when the only person who can make you stop crying is the person who made you cry?
  • Everything is okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.
  • Most people walk in and out of you life. But only friends leave footprints in your heart.

Send this on to everyone special in your life, even the people who really make you mad sometimes. Whether we realize it or not, everyone we know is very special to us. When we look back on our younger years, we will  remember the people who went to school with us, the people who made us laugh, the people who hung out with us when nobody else would, and the  people who made our lives much better simply by being a part of it.

There may be somebody who is thinking about you RIGHT NOW and wishing that you were around. That’s the wonderful thing about friendship-you always feel loved and cared about.

The most important thing to remember is… Always appreciate the friends that you have. A fight may come and go very easily, but a friendship could last forever.  For every second spent in anger, a minute of happiness is wasted.  So send this to your friends and let them know that you care.