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Quotes about Friends and Friendship

Updated on December 17, 2016

Making and keeping friends is something that you'll do throughout your whole life. For some people, making friends comes naturally and easily. For others, it can be scary or intimidating.

Different people have a lot of different kinds of friendships.You may have friends who you are very close to and who spend a lot of time with, or friends who you only see occasionally.

Remember, it is the quality of the friendship that is important, not the quantity. They say that in order to have a good friends, you have to be a good friend. But what is a good friend?

Here are various definition and thoughts of what a friend should be and what friendship is all about, quoted by writers, authors, great men and women and everyday people like you and me who have discover the joy of friendship and found true friends over the years.


What is a friend ?

  • 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 knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. - Donna Roberts

  • A friend is a gift you give yourself. - Robert Louis Stevenson

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

  • A true friend stabs you in the front. - Oscar Wilde

The power of true friendship lasts forever.

  • 'Stay' is a charming word in a friends vocabulary. -Louisa Mary Alcott

  • 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 loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.- Euripides

  • The only way to have a friend is to be one. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this ? - Henry David Thoreau

  • The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. - Elisabeth Foley

  • You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can easily offend one in an hour." - Chinese Proverb

  • You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can by trying to get other people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie

  • Hold a true friend with both your hands. - Nigerian Proverb

  • Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. - Socrates, Greek Philosopher

  • In times of prosperity friends will be plenty; in time of adversity not one in twenty. - English Proverb

  • It is the friend that you can call at 4:00 A.M. that matter. - Marlene Dietrich

  • If friends were flowers I will pick you. - Anonymous

  • Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly. - Anonymous

Friendship is Timeless.

  • Friendship is the ability to laugh and cry together at life's twists and turns.

  • Friendship is giving, sharing and caring not just today but always.

  • A friend is someone who you can trust with your inner most thoughts and feelings.

  • A friend is someone who never laughs at your insecurities and always has something positive to say about you.

  • A friend is someone who is always there when you feel alone.


What is a friend?

riendship Quotes - You've Got a Friend


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      Ann 5 years ago

      Gud one there. Tank you for making me to remember my friend.

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Friends are wonderful and I have had a handful since elementary school and others since High School. Friends are a beautiful thing. Thank you for a wonderful well written hub! :)

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      Ahmed 7 years ago

      Good Collection

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      ajaz mohammed 7 years ago

      ths is awesome quotes i like ths very much

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      Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago from Philippines

      The last 2 proverbs by Anonymous are the best for me. Friends are flowers, friends are angels. Nice hub.

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      \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

      aw friends are wonderful things.... they call you a good egg when they know you are slightly cracked like that one.... xxxx

      loved the songs toooooo

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      simply a wonderfu lhub with great advice and quotes too. I needed this today. I have some wonderful friends and have recently found it to be true. thank you

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      me-ann 9 years ago

      so nice..i really enjoyed reading friendship quotes. thanks po!

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      MM Del Rosario 9 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Hi Everyone,

      thank you very much for your coments...i enjoy putting this hub together...friendship is such a wonderful thing and always very close to my heart.

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      Cailin Gallagher 9 years ago from New England

      Very cute hub! I love the James Taylow with the pink flowers above it..very visually appealing

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      Karen Ellis 9 years ago from Central Oregon

      Very sweet hub!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Very sweet my dear I especially liked "Don't walk in front of me...."and all the rest too very nice hub Thanks G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Roberta Kyle 9 years ago from Central New Jersey

      Love the quotes and love the thoughts too. Soul-warming read. Thanks

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      Compu-Smart 9 years ago from London UK

      I grew up with the saying " a friend in need is a pest".........I soon later found out the true phrase..... "a friend in need is a friend indeed!!

      Anywayz, nice hub!

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      amy jane 9 years ago from Connecticut

      Lovely hub! Thanks for making me smile this morning. :)

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      Wehzo 9 years ago

      Wonderful hub about friends. I love the pics too.

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      SirDent 9 years ago

      Beautiful hub about friends. I enojoyed reading the quotes. I didn't view the videos because I'm on dialup. Friends are a priceless treasure.

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      Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Friendships are something to treasure. Thanks for the beautiful quotes about friends. :)

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      Woody Marx 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Loved the cartoon at the end! Thanks for the warm hub! :)

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      zylla3philippines 9 years ago from Anaheim, CA

      Lovely pictures and wonderful quotes that warm the heart.