Inspiring Friendship Quotes and Sayings

Friendship Quotes

Friendship means affection, respect and trust between people, and feeling comfortable in the company of each other.

Friendship is a relationship between people that share similar interests, thoughts or goals, and who enjoy the company of each other.

Everyone wants to have friends. Some people have what they call ‘my best friend’. Some have many friends, and others just a few, or none at all.

  • Friends like spending time with each other.
  • True friends help each other in a time of need.
  • True friends care about each other.
  • Friends love to hang together.

Here is a collection of inspirational quotes about friendship and friends.

Friendship Quotes and Sayings

“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

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.” –Clifton Fadiman

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” –Donald Miller

“Love is 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

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Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” –Octvaia Butler

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” –Woodrow Wilson

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” –Mother Teresa

“Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.” –James Fenimore Cooper

“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

“There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person’s eye when he feels that we have sympathized with him, understood him. At these moments something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These are the moments worth living.” –Don Marquis

“If you wish to improve your relations with the people close to you, read a few quotes about friendship, at least once a day. These quotes will give you insight, understanding, inspiration, and the motivation to improve your relations with other people.” –Remez Sasson

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

“True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.” –Ben Jonson

“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 Buscaglia

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

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

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

“People with similar interests and a similar mindset enjoy the company of each other.” –Remez Sasson

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair.” –Samuel Johnson

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“True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.” –David Tyson Gentry

“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

“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

“There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person’s eye when he feels that we have sympathized with him, understood him. At these moments something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These are the moments worth living.” –Don Marquis

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

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” –Woodrow T. Wilson

“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

“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul. –Shanna Rodriguez

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

“A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.” –Grace Pulpit

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” –Marlene Dietrich

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.” –Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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“The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.” –Sophie Swetchine

“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

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” –Robert Brault

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

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“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.” –Jim Morrison

“In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.” –John Churton Collins

“A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.” –Jerome Cummings

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.” –Albert Schweitzer

“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

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

“Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.” –Seneca

“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

“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

“The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.” –Audre Lorde

“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.” –Mencius

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

“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

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” –Henry Ford

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

Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t” –Brooke Elliott

“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

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

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” –Joseph F. Newton

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” –Alice Walker

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

“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

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

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

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” –Hubert H. Humphrey

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Short Quotes about Friendship and Friends

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.” –Ethel Barrymore

“Friendship is essentially a partnership.” –Aristotle

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” –Henry David Thoreau

“A friendship that can end never really began.” –Publilius Syrus

“Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness.” –William Arthur Ward

“A friend is a gift you give yourself.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

“Friends are the family you choose.” –Jess C. Scott

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” –Samuel Butler

“Friendship is the purest love.” –Osho

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.” –Marlene Dietrich

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” –Euripides

“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.” –Frances Ward Weller

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