Best Friendship Quotes

Last updated on Jul 28th, 2022

Best Friendship Quotes

“The less you have, the more they’re worth.”

Few things have such an enormous impact on life as the friendships we make. Whether it is Friendship Day, National Best Friends Day, or any other day, it’s always nice to remind your friends how important they are to you. Sometimes all you need is the perfect quote to show your appreciation.

Below you can find a collection of the best friendship quotes and sayings for every occasion.

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. - Anaïs Nin (The Diary of Anaïs Nin Quotes)
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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.Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Volume II (1934-1939)

 

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. - Henry David Thoreau Quotes
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Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.Henry David Thoreau, Letter to Mrs. Emerson (Costleton, Staten Island, May 22, 1843)

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light. - Helen Keller Quotes
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I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light.Helen Keller, Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy by Joseph P. Lash (1980)

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. - Bob Marley Quotes
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Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.Bob Marley, A User's Guide to Your Mind - Volume 2 by Michael Ra Bouchard

There is no more precious experience in life than friendship. And I am not forgetting love and marriage as I write this; the lovers, or the man and wife, who are not friends are but weakly joined together. One enlarges his circle of friends through contact with many people. One who limits those contacts narrows the circle and frequently his own point of view as well. - Eleanor Roosevelt (Book of Common Sense Etiquette Quotes)
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There is no more precious experience in life than friendship. And I am not forgetting love and marriage as I write this; the lovers, or the man and wife, who are not friends are but weakly joined together. One enlarges his circle of friends through contact with many people. One who limits those contacts narrows the circle and frequently his own point of view as well.Eleanor Roosevelt, Book of Common Sense Etiquette (1962)

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. - C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves Quotes)
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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves (1960)

Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than government. It is almost the equal of family. - Mario Puzo (The Godfather Quotes)
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Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than government. It is almost the equal of family.Mario Puzo, The Godfather (1969)

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. - Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essays: First Series Quotes)
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Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series (1841)

Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace. - Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet Quotes)
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Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet (1923)

The difficulty is not so much to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for. - Henry Home (Introduction to the Art of Thinking Quotes)
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The difficulty is not so much to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.Henry Home, Lord Kames, in 'Friendship,' Introduction to the Art of Thinking (1761)

True Friendship Quotes

The Friend does not count his Friends on his fingers; they are not numerable. - Henry David Thoreau (A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Quotes)
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The Friend does not count his Friends on his fingers; they are not numerable.Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849)

Unreal friendship may turn to real but real friendship, once ended, cannot be mended. - T. S. Eliot (Murder in the Cathedral Quotes)
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Unreal friendship may turn to real but real friendship, once ended, cannot be mended.T. S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral (1935)

The mark of perfect Friendship is not that help will be given when the pinch comes (of course it will) but that, having been given, it makes no difference at all. - C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves Quotes)
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The mark of perfect Friendship is not that help will be given when the pinch comes (of course it will) but that, having been given, it makes no difference at all.C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves (1960)

Friendship at first sight as of love at first sight: it is the only true one, the only noble one. - Herman Melville (The Confidence-Man Quotes)
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Friendship at first sight as of love at first sight: it is the only true one, the only noble one.Herman Melville, The Confidence-Man (1857)

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. - Henry David Thoreau (A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Quotes)
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True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849)

One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about. - Mindy Kaling (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Quotes)
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One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (2011)

If you've ever been homesick, or felt exiled from all the things and people that once defined you, you'll know how important welcoming words and friendly smiles can be. - Stephen King (11/22/63 Quotes)
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If you’ve ever been homesick, or felt exiled from all the things and people that once defined you, you’ll know how important welcoming words and friendly smiles can be.Stephen King, 11/22/63 (2011)

Time doesn't take away from true friendship, nor does separation. - Tennessee Williams Quotes
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Time doesn’t take away from true friendship, nor does separation.Tennessee Williams, Memoirs (1975)

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. - Charles Caleb Colton (Lacon, Or, Many Things in Few Words: Addressed to Those who Think Quotes)
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True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, Or, Many Things in Few Words: Addressed to Those who Think (1849)

A friendship that can be ended didn't ever start. - Mellin de Saint-Gelais (Oeuvres Complètes de Melin de Sainct-Gelays Quotes)
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A friendship that can be ended didn’t ever start.Mellin de Saint-Gelais, Oeuvres Complètes de Melin de Sainct-Gelays (1873)

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. - Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard Quotes)
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Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard (1927)

True friendship is an identity of souls rarely to be found in this world. - Mahatma Gandhi (An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth Quotes)
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True friendship is an identity of souls rarely to be found in this world.Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1957)

Funny Friendship Quotes

My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them! - Emily Dickinson Quotes
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My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them!Emily Dickinson, Letter to Mr. Samuel Bowles (Late August, 1858?)

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of. - Sarah Orne Jewett (The Country of the Pointed Firs Quotes)
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Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896)

Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer. - Oscar Wilde Quotes
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Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.Oscar Wilde, A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated, in the Saturday Review (November 17, 1894)

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did. - F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Crack-Up Quotes)
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It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won’t save us any more than love did.F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up (1945)

To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune. - Charlie Chaplin (My Autobiograpy Quotes)
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To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiograpy (1964)

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 (Pudd'nhead Wilson Quotes)
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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, Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894)

If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence. - Charles Bukowski (Notes of a Dirty Old Man Quotes)
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If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.Charles Bukowski, Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969)

There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends. - Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar Quotes)
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There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (1963)

There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. - Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard Quotes)
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There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard (1738)

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. - Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray Quotes)
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Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

Meaningful Friendship Quotes

The only way to have a friend is to be one. - Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essays: First Series Quotes)
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The only way to have a friend is to be one.Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series (1841)

Good Friends Are Hard to Find and Impossible to Forget. - John Green (The Fault in Our Stars Quotes)
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Good Friends Are Hard to Find and Impossible to Forget.John Green, The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

The language of Friendship is not words but meanings. - Henry David Thoreau (A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Quotes)
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The language of Friendship is not words but meanings.Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849)

People haven't time to learn anything. They buy things ready-made in stores. But since there are no stores where you can buy friends, people no longer have friends. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince Quotes)
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People haven’t time to learn anything. They buy things ready-made in stores. But since there are no stores where you can buy friends, people no longer have friends.Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince (1943)

Maybe there aren't any such things as good friends or bad friends - maybe there are just friends, people who stand by you when you're hurt and who help you feel not so lonely. Maybe they're always worth being scared for, and hoping for, and living for. Maybe worth dying for, too, if that's what has to be. No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart. - Stephen King (It Quotes)
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Maybe there aren’t any such things as good friends or bad friends – maybe there are just friends, people who stand by you when you’re hurt and who help you feel not so lonely. Maybe they’re always worth being scared for, and hoping for, and living for. Maybe worth dying for, too, if that’s what has to be. No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart.Stephen King, It (1986)

There's no friends like the old friends. - James Joyce (Dubliners Quotes)
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There’s no friends like the old friends.James Joyce, Dubliners (1914)

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 (The Four Loves Quotes)
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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, The Four Loves (1960)

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. - Woodrow Wilson Quotes
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Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.Woodrow Wilson, in a speech to the Red Cross (New York, May 17, 1918)

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson (Society and Solitude Quotes)
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The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude (1870)

Fake Friends Quotes

A false Friend and a Shadow, attend only while the Sun shines. - Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard Improved Quotes)
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A false Friend and a Shadow, attend only while the Sun shines.Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved (1756)

Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever. - George R.R. Martin (A Dance with Dragons Quotes)
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Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons (2011)

Tart Words make no Friends: a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than Gallon of Vinegar. - Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard Quotes)
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Tart Words make no Friends: a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than Gallon of Vinegar.Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard (1744)

Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives. - Paulo Coelho (The Zahir Quotes)
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Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.Paulo Coelho, The Zahir (2005)

Sad Friendship Quotes

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. - E. B. White (Charlotte's Web Quotes)
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You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.E.B. White, Charlotte's Web (1952)

It's sad to forget a friend. Not everyone has a friend. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince Quotes)
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It’s sad to forget a friend. Not everyone has a friend.Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince (1943)

Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead. - F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby Quotes)
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Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925)

It is the ordinary lot of people to have no friends if they themselves care for nobody. - William Makepeace Thackeray (Vanity Fair Quotes)
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It is the ordinary lot of people to have no friends if they themselves care for nobody.William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair (1848)

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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

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One friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in sunshine.Matshona Dhliwayo

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