Friendship Quotes

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



Friends are the siblings God never gave us.-Mencius



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



The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.-Ulysses S. Grant



One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.-Euripides



Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. – Bill Watterson



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


One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.-Lucius Annaeus Seneca



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



Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.-Margaret Walker



She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.-Toni Morrison



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



The best time to make friends is before you need them.-Ethel Barrymore



There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.-William Butler Yeats


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


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



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



Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.-Marcel Proust



True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.-Charles Caleb Colton



True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.-Baltasar Gracian


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.-Octavia E. Butler


The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


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



Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.-Emil Ludwig



Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.-John Webster



Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. – Euripides



Lovers have a right to betray you… friends don’t.-Judy Holliday


A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.-Charles Darwin


When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.-Henri Nouwen


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



In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.-Khalil Gibran



Friendship is one mind in two bodies.-Mencius



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


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



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



In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.-Albert Schweitzer



If you have one true friend you have more than your share. – Thomas Fuller



Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.-Marcus Tullius Cicero


When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.-W. Somerset Maugham


There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.-Paramahansa Yogananda



Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.-Jean de La Fontaine



Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.-Baltasar Gracian



Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.-Shirley MacLaine



Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.-Elbert Hubbard



Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.-Anais Nin



I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.-Plutarch



Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.




Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.-Herodotus



I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.-Walt Whitman



The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.-William Blake



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



The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.-Henri Nouwen




A friend to all is a friend to none.-Aristotle



A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.-Elbert Hubbard



A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.-Ralph Waldo Emerson



Friends are born, not made.-Henry Adams



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



A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.-Robert Hall


A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.-Francois de La Rochefoucauld



You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal-Elizabeth Taylor

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