Friendship Quotes

A collection of short friendship quotes and sayings to remind you how special friendship truly is. We hope you enjoy these brief quotes and sayings and that you share them with a special friend. Friendship can be best described by an old proverb, "When friends ask there is no tomorrow." A true friend is always there, in the good times and in the challenging times; no matter what a friend is there - that is friendship.

"Being a friend can help relieve others stress, and, your friends can help relieve your stress!"

"My friends are my estate." Emily Dickinson

"Close friends become family and family is the true center of the universe." Dave Marinaccio

"Quarrel with a friend - and you are both wrong." Lao-Tzu

"Only friends will tell you the truths you need to hear to make . . . your life bearable." Francine du Plessix Gray

"A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway." Fr. Jerome Cummings

"Chance made us sisters, hearts made us friends." Author Unknown

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

"A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself." Frances Ward Weller

"A friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." Len Wein

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

"A friend is a person who knows all about you--and still likes you." Elbert Hubbard

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." Henry Ford

"Misfortune shows those who are not really friends." Aristotle

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

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibilty, never an oppourtunity." Kahil Gibran

"Friends are the sunshine of life." John Hay



"A road to a friend's house is never long." Proverb

"The finest kind of friendship is between people who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it." Sylvia Bremer

"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

"Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty." Proverb

"Between loving friends there need be no secrets . . . the trusting heart is always safe with another who truly cares." Joan Walsh Anglund

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

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." Mother Teresa

"There are many types of ships. There are wooden ships, plastic ships, and metal ships. But the best and most important types of ships are Friendships." Irish Proverb

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity." Kahlil Gibran

"Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them." Author Unknown

"If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere." Zig Ziglar

"When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it." Edgar Watson Howe

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with." Mark Twain

"Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow." Samuel Paterson

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." Abraham Lincoln

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world." Leo Buscaglia

"In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends." John Churton Collins



"The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away." Wilson Mizner

"There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends." Hillaire Belloc

"Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life." James F. Byrnes

"One is taught by experinece to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are." Gail Godwin

"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

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus

"A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes." Doug Larson

"Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one." Oscar Wilde

"All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand." Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us." Aristotle

"Every great business is built on friendship." JC Penney

"My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life." Lee Iacocca

"Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless." Turkish Proverb

"A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him." George D. Prentice

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms." George Eliot

"Everybody needs a shoulder to cry on some time in life, my dear. I only hope that you have enough love and friends that you will always have a shoulder to cry on when you need it." Author Unknown, from What is the Most Important Body Part?

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

"There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child." Henry Ward Beecher

"Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time." Harvey Mackay

"In order to have friends, you must first be one." Elbert Hubbard

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." Washington

"Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life." Pythagoras



"Doing a friendship page - list how you met, where you met, how long you have known each other, include what you like about your friend and why you are both pals." Elaine Clay, from Stress-Free Scrapbook Journaling Ideas

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

"The language of friendship is not words but meanings." Henry David Thoreau

"Loneliness is the most terrible poverty." Mother Teresa

"A true friend is someone who is there for you when they would rather be someplace else." Len Wein

"Friendship is like a china cup, once broken can be mended, but the crack is always there." Nozipho Buthelezi

"Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one." Robert E. Lee

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

"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief." Joseph Addison

"Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life." James F. Byrnes

"Friends are the sunshine of life." John Hay

"We can be our worst enemy, but we can also be our best friend. It's all up to you! Michael Lee, from Our Worst Enemy

"I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow." Cher

"The support and love that comes from our family and friends, as well as the inner strength we develop when we get to know and accept ourselves, was right there." Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, from Life, The Greatest Ride of All

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

"Friendship is born from an identity of spiritual goals - from common navigation toward a star." Antoine du Saint-Exupery

"There is an electicity about a friendship relationship. We are born more relaxed and more sensitive, more creative and more reflective, more energetic and more casual, more excited and more serene. It is as though when we come in contact with our friends we enter into a different environment." Andrew Greeley

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