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Quotes About Friendship - Friendship Quotes

Updated on September 29, 2014

Friendship Quotes

“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ." ~ C.S. Lewis


“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


"Never tell your friends "I told you so" - even when you did." ~Wendy Jean Smith



"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be." ~Douglas Pagels


"I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects." ~ Oscar Wilde


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


"Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with." ~Robert Brault

"The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.... A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words." ~Rachel Naomi Remen

"A friend is someone you can do nothing with, and enjoy it." ~The Optimist


“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ~Bob Marley

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ~Jane Austen

"The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend." ~Aristotle

"The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives" ~Euripides


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

"Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable." ~John MacDonald

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

"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 unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” ~C.S. Lewis

"A good friend is cheaper than therapy." ~Author Unknown

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." ~Henry David Thoreau

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." ~St. Aquinas

"The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. "~Henry David Thoreau

"One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night." ~Margaret Mead

"Your worst enemy could be your best friend, and your best friend your worst enemy." ~Bob Marley

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ~Aristotle

"If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue. " ~Alice Miller

"Even after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
'You owe me.'
Look what happens with
A love like that.
It lights the whole sky." Hafiz of Persia

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes." ~ Author Unknown

“I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.” ~Jon Katz

"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down." ~Arnold Glasow

"Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends." ~Author Unknown

“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

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

"Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love." ~Robin Morgan

"A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked." ~Author Unknown

"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

"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend." ~William Blake

"Everyone hears what you say, Friends listen to what you say, Best friends listen to what you don't say." ~Author Unknown

"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

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” ~Abraham Lincoln

"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair." ~Samuel Johnson


"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable." ~Dave Tyson Gentry

"True friends are families which you can select." ~Audrey Hepburn

“Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment. ” ~Haruki Murakami

"You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job." ~Laurence J. Peter

"You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities." ~Barbara Bush

"A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out." ~Grace Pulpit

"A real friend is someone who would feel loss if you jumped on a train, or in front of one. " Author Unknown

“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” ~William Shakespeare

"Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes." — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship." ~Dorothy Parker

"A friend is someone who reaches for your hand... but touches your heart." ~ Author Unknown


"Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends." ~Virginia Woolf


"I like friends who, when you tell them you need a moment alone, know enough not to stray too far." ~Robert Brault


“If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking , they can make you laugh.” ~P.C. Cast

"The function of a friend is not to have a function." ~Detlef Cordes

"Friendship either finds or makes equals" Publilius Syrus


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



"It takes a long time to grow an old friend." ~ John Leonard


“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


"True friends stab you in the front. "~Oscar Wilde


"The time to make friends is before you need them." ~Proverb Proverbs


"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view." ~Wilma Askinas

"We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of a stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they don’t hesitate to be a lighthouse." ~Dodinsky

"To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind." ~ William Hazlitt

“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.” ~Oscar Wilde

"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

"Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends." ~ Czech Proverbs

“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

"A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should." ~Author Unknown

“No friendship is an accident. ”~ O. Henry

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"One of the greatest titles we can have is old friend. Today is the day to invest in those people we hope will call us 'old friend in the years to come." ~ Grant Fairley

“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”~ Richard Bach


"Friendship needs no words — it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness." ~Dag Hammarskjold

"False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade." ~Christian Nevell Bovee

“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.” ~Rainbow Rowell

"Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh


"It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best." ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


"Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming." ~William Hazlitt


"True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance." ~ Henry David Thoreau


“A friend to all is a friend to none.”~ Aristotle


"The worst solitude is to have no real friendships." ~ Francis Bacon


“I don't suppose you have many friends. Neither do I. I don't trust people who say they have a lot of friends. It's a sure sign that they don't really know anyone.” ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafón


"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


“If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.” ~ Stephen Chbosky


"However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship." ~Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld


“A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” ~ Frank Crane


“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” ~Charlotte Brontë






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      Garage-Info 2 years ago from United States

      They're all touching quotes on friendship, a few of them funny. My favorite is: “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ~ Linda Grayson. I love chocolate too! :)

      This is really a nice hub, i like it. :)

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