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106 Meaningful Friendship Quotes

A collection of meaningful friendship quotes and sayings to remind you how special friends are. Find short and inspirational quotes to share with your friends.

Friendship means sharing, caring, and being the friend that you want to have as a friend. There is nothing like the companionship and the understanding of a close friend. The relationship between people that share a fellowship is one where respect and an affinity towards each other are shown.

There is nothing like the companionship and camaraderie that is shared between people who have developed a friendship. They have a significant impact on our lives. They provide uplifting words and encouragement when we face difficult times. This is reflected in the words of Walter Winchell, "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

There is a bond and a connection we feel when a friendship occurs. Let the words below reflect what a meaningful friendship looks like.


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  1. Among the finest gifts of life is friendship, good and true -
    The kind of friendship I have found so nicely in you. Author Unknown
    Friendship Poems



  2. Unless my heart might serve a worthy friend - for his sweet sake, I'll go to earth's far end. Ardeen Foster, Master - Not Man
    Famous Poems



  3. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
  4. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. Woodrow T. Wilson
    A great quote that holds much truth, think of the times when you need help or support - friends help us when we need them



  5. I believe—that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. Unknown, I Believe That
    I Believe Poems



  6. Gentle the love that flows from caring hands, friendship is a flower that grows and understands John McLeod, Gentle The Love
    Short Love Poems



  7. We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade Caroline Elizabeth Norton, We Have Been Friends Together
    Inspirational Friendship Poems



  8. You need friendships that build you up and never tear you down.
  9. "You need friendships that build you up and never tear you down." Larry Hagner, The Dad's Edge
    Poems of Encouragement
    A friend should be a source of encouragement and support, if they do not encourage and support you they are not a friend they are just an acquaintance.



  10. The roads of happiness are lined, not with the friends of royal splendor, but with the loyal friends and kind Edgar A. Guest, The Roads of Happiness
    Poems About Happiness



  11. Happiness and friendship take away the hardship Catherine Pulsifer, Rainbows & Lollipops
    Birthday Poems



  12. Somebody once said that love may not be ...
  13. "Somebody once said that love may not be any part of friendship but friendship must always exist for love to be happy." Sydney Smith
    No relationship survives without love!



  14. What shall I do, my friend, when you are gone forever? Mary Clemmer, What Shall I Do
    Funeral Poems



  15. Empathy is about standing shoulder to shoulder with a friend, facing life together.
  16. Empathy is about standing shoulder to shoulder with a friend, facing life together. Tracy Wilde, Finding the Lost Art of Empathy
    Poems About Life



  17. If with promises you've broken, you have chilled the hearts of men; it is vain to look for friendship for it will not come again. Edgar A. Guest, An Easy World
    Poems About Truth



  18. For friends aren't like family, they are someone you choose...
  19. For friends aren't like family, they are someone you choose. They love you not because they have to, but because they want to. Julie Hebert
    While family is important there is a difference between family and friends. As Julie states we choose our friends!



  20. God cares, he places friends in our lives to inspire us in the good times and the bad. Sam Fickinsen
    Christian Poems



  21. I know we will be forever friends...
  22. "I know we will be forever friends, can't imagine a time when our friendship would end." Julie Hebert



  23. When a friendship goes sour, we all just walk away. But when you're family, you let it go and just stay Julie Hebert, Relatives Stay
    Poems About Family



  24. Be glad, and your friends are many; be sad, and you lose them all Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    Solitude Poem



  25. I appreciate you, my friend...
  26. I appreciate you, my friend - the one who is always there when I need a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold, or simply someone to laugh with. Catherine Pulsifer
    Be Appreciative
    A friend in good times and in bad!



  27. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand. Steve Maraboli
    Dare To Be




  28. Friends together
    can conquer life's stormy weather



  29. When saying "Thank you" you have an opportunity to let family or friends know how much their deed, words, or kindness meant to you. Robyn Freedman Spizman, The Thank You Book
    Never take a friendship for granted, always express appreciation and thanks.
    Thank You Friend



  30. Love cannot bind us more truly in golden or silken chain; like friends, we'll journey together Eloise A. Skimings, I Wish You
    New Year Poems



  31. Friends like you are far and few...
  32. Friends like you are far and few
    You're an example of a friend that is true. Catherine Pulsifer, I Appreciate You



  33. Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man. Sam Walter Foss, The House By The Side Of The Road
    Poems About Helping Others



  34. There's joy for us a-plenty, there are tasks for us to do, and life is worth the living, for the friends we know are true. Edgar A. Guest, The New Days
    A New Day Poem



  35. The friend of tomorrow is the one who has ...
  36. The friend of tomorrow is the one who has remained through the swamps and quagmires of life. Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    And, we all have the swamps and quagmires in this life - true friends stick with us no matter how deep the swamp



  37. You've always been there for me this I knew. You're not just a Mother, but a dear friend too. Charley, For Mom
    For Mom



  38. A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. Richard Bach
    Soulmate Poems



  39. Our friendship is so amazing ...
  40. Our friendship is so amazing I can't believe we're here,
    I can only wish that you and I will never shed a tear. Julie Hebert, Come Walk With Me
    Verses About Friendship



  41. You are my friend, for you have smiled with me,
    My help and hope in fair and stormy weather Nixon Waterman, You Are My Friend



  42. May laughter fill your home...
  43. "May laughter fill your home, relieve your stress, and strengthen your friendships." Catherine Pulsifer
    Laughter keeps friendships strong.



  44. New friends may be poems but old friends are alphabets. Don't forget the alphabets because you will need them to read the poems. William Shakespeare
    New Friends and Old Friends
    A great analogy that supports the foundation of friendship.




  45. Bonds of friendship are like no other



  46. My only prayer is, while I live, - God make me worthy of my friends! Frank Dempster Sherman, Joy In Life
    Poems About Joy



  47. They bring a joy, a healing power that shines out far and wide....
  48. "They bring a joy, a healing power that shines out far and wide.....
    The ever patient, faithful friends to keep watch by your side!" John McLeod
    Faithful Friends
    The author is referring to our pets, true companionship and affection can be found in them



  49. A true friend is one who cares - friends like this are so rare Catherine Pulsifer, A True Friend Is One...
    True Friendship Poems




  50. Friendship is like a china cup, once broken can...
  51. "Friendship is like a china cup, once broken can be mended, but the crack is always there." Nozipho Buthelezi
    There is a bond between friends that should never be broken!



  52. Although you aren't our real Dad - to us, you've been a friend, we are so lucky and so glad. Julie Hebert, To Step Dad From Us
    Step Dad Poems



  53. For This One Hour I can be grateful...for friends, and for a hundred other blessings William Arthur Ward
    For This One Hour



  54. My books, my friends in solitude...whose silent voices gently speak in the great thoughts I love to seek. Unknown, Friends In Solitude
    Poems About Books



  55. How blessed could we be, to have found each other...
  56. How blessed could we be, to have found each other?
    I can tell you one thing, I wouldn't want any other. Julie Hebert
    Friends Are A Blessing



  57. The years have been good to you my friend
    But your age keeps climbing and seems to never end Catherine Pulsifer, Over The Hill
    Funny Birthday Poems For Friends



  58. Wisdom teaches:....the miracle of love; the meaning of friendship William Arthur Ward, Wisdom Teaches
    Wisdom Poems



  59. Short but Meaningful

    While these friendship quotations may be short, they contain significant words that are indicative of what a friendship means. Many time you will find the wisest and deepest words can also be the briefest number of words!

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  60. A friend should be loved freely for himself, and not for anything else. St. Augustine, Friendship Thoughts This quote holds much wisdom, never try to make a companion someone they are not. And never take advantage of a relationship with another.



  61. Are you willing... To stop asking how much your friends love you, and to ask yourself if you love them enough Henry VanDyke, Ready To Keep Christmas
    Christmas Card Poem



  62. Best friendships are roots.
  63. Best friendships are roots. Jerry Jenkins, Twelve Things I Want my Kids to Remember
    Best Friend Poems
    The closeness we develop with people happens over time.



  64. ... a friend's face when seen again sets the heart-pulses ringing Arthur Linton, Rain
    Nature Poems



  65. The best antiques are old friends.
  66. The best antiques are old friends. Author Unknown
    Always cherish those relationships



  67. And now the years have passed so fast, our friendship is strong and will always last. Samatha Lynch, We Grew Up
    Poems For My Brother



  68. Distance may affect many things but never our friendship. Kate Summers
    There Is No Goodbye



  69. A true friend indeed you are, someone I can always trust.
  70. A true friend indeed you are, someone I can always trust. Julie Hebert,  A True Friend Poem



  71. Love unites us friends together, our union sweet and dear ; J. J. Thorne
    Love Is



  72. ...mother - patient kind and true, no other friend in all the world will be so true to you. Poet Unknown
    You Only Get One Mother




  73. The best relationship is true friendship



    A great friend gives expecting nothing in return
  74. "A great friend gives expecting nothing in return." Jennifer Price
    This quote reflects a key to success in friendship.



  75. ...true friends will walk with us in the good times and in the hard times. Byron Pulsifer
    A Mile With Me



  76. The light of friendship cheers the darkest way — when constantly it sheds its blessed ray Arthur Franklin Fuller, Gray Ballad
    Blessings Abundance



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  78. Make new friends, but keep the old; those are silver, these are gold. Joseph Parry



  79. .... true friends, who give of themselves and their resources, do not expect to get anything in return. Byron Pulsifer
    A Friend's Greeting



  80. Let the friends around you know the love you have before they go, show it now. Chas. R. Skinner, Now Kindness Poems



  81. Hope as you may for the dearest of friends is not given to you unless you at first...
  82. Hope as you may for the dearest of friends is not given to you unless you at first are that dear friend to someone else. Byron R. Pulsifer



  83. How special you are to me, my friend, you've always been there for me. Catherine Pulsifer, A Connection
    Special Friend Poem



  84. If you have a friend worth loving, love him. Yes, and let him know Rev. Charles A. Eubanks, Kinship
    Planting Seeds of Kindness



  85. Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.
  86. Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. Alexander Eastman



  87. For sweet it will be in death's darksome hour, to feel and to know, some kind friend is nigh. Mary C Ryan
    Tis Only A Rosebud



  88. Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them, but seldom used.
  89. Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them, but seldom used. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    A famous Emerson quote that holds much truth. Never use a friend, it can destroy a relationship.




  90. Share laughter and tears
    but with one who is dear!



    May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
  91. May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty. Irish Saying



  92. Friendship is not threatened by honest criticism. It is strengthened.
  93. Friendship is not threatened by honest criticism. It is strengthened. Charles Swindoll
    What type of relationship do you have if you can't be truthful?



  94. The generous man robs none of gladness. And never scorns old friends for new. Richard Henry Stoddard, Roses, I See The Sweetest Roses
    Rose Poems



  95. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
  96. "A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down." Arnold Glasow
    Support and encouragement we give when things are challenging.



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  98. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. Irish Saying



  99. Relationships flourish when all the little things you do and say become your habit not your exception. Byron Pulsifer
    When You Forget Valentines Day



  100. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
  101. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain




  102. A friend's smile
    never goes out of style



    True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
  103. True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. David Tyson
    The intimacy and closeness among people can be felt even when there is no verbal communication.



  104. Sharing what is real about you is the key to building real relationships with others. Michelle Tillis Lederman, The Connector’s Advantage



  105. Old friends, like old wines, don't lose their flavor.
  106. "Old friends, like old wines, don't lose their flavor." Jewish Proverb



  107. Inspirational And Uplifting

    Be motivated and inspire others by these inspirational and uplifting quotations. Quotations expressing heartfelt affection that shows the comfort and relationship between companions.

    inspirational friendship quotes
  108. "Close friends become family and family is the true center of the universe." Dave Marinaccio



  109. So, another year passes, another year older
    Be happy, be joyful, don't let your heart get colder Catherine Pulsifer, Birthday Wishes
    Birthday Poems For A Friend



  110. Friends like you are far and few...
  111. Friends like you are far and few - I always can count on you.
    So when I think of you - I am thankful for all you do. Kate Summers, Every Time I Think Of You



  112. To be a friend a man should close his eyes to the faults of others and open them to his own. Wilfred Peterson, You My Friend
    Message For Best Friend



  113. Friends we have been through these years...
  114. Friends we have been through these years
    We shared good times and our fears Catherine Pulsifer, Congrats My Friend



  115. It's doing your job the best you can
    And being just to your fellow man;
    It's making money - but holding friends Berton Braley, The Recipe
    Never let money override your relationships



  116. This understated, overrated, the friendship we have found, Is nothing more than two compadre's standing in the crowd.
  117. This understated, overrated, the friendship we have found,
    Is nothing more than two compadre's standing in the crowd. Julie Hebert, My One True Friend
    The camaraderie between people develops relationships




  118. Bernard Meltzer said it well:
    "A true friend is someone who thinks that
    you are a good egg even though he knows that
    you are slightly cracked."



    A friend to chide me when I'm wrong my inmost soul to see...
  119. A friend to chide me when I'm wrong my inmost soul to see;
    And that my friendship proves as strong for him as his for me. John Quincy Adams, Faithful Friend



  120. I know we will be forever friends,
    Can't imagine a time when our friendship would suspend. Julie Hebert, For You My Best Friend
    My Best Friend



  121. I think there is a thread that runs through each friendship...
  122. "I think there is a thread that runs through each friendship and keeps it going no words necessary. Each knows what the other knows about him through good times and bad."  Lauren Bacall
    A bond and an affinity develops friendships



  123. My prayers shall first be upward sent
    For those dear friends of mine who lent Encouragement. Douglas Malloch, Encouragement



  124. The key to friendship with God is not changing what you do...
  125. The key to friendship with God is not changing what you do, but changing your attitude
    toward what you do. Brother Lawrence
    A relationship with God changes not only your life, but the life of those around you




  126. The moral is, don't be too frank, it gits you nuthin' at the bank,
    Just keep your thoughts beneath your hood, I'm tellin' you for your own good. Berton Braley
    Frankness Between Friends




  127. Life brings us many a pleasure
    But you my friend are truly a treasure!



  128. Through good luck or woe, the sweetest pal I know, my Mother! Tiny Stoufer, My Mother
    Poems About Mothers



  129. "Did I choose you? Did you choose me? And what difference does it make? All that really matters, friend, is that we choose together." Lois Wyse



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  131. As gold more splendid from fire appears;
    thus friendship brightens by the length of years. Thomas Carlyle



  132. Light your fire and never fear,
    Life was made for love and cheer. Henry VanDyke
    Inscriptions For A Friend's House



  133. The world is wide, and many friends are dear, and friendships true Unknown
    We Love But A Few



  134. a friendship is what I was looking for...
  135. A friendship is what I was looking for, and a friendship is what I found.
    Our interests the same, we love the same games, finding ourselves on common ground. Julie Hebert, For You My Best Friend



  136. So doff the sable weeds you wear and whistle something gay
    The friend you've lost through frankness would have failed you anyway. Strickland Gillilan, Put To The Test



  137. You are a true example...
  138. You are a true example of the Proverb: "A good companion shortens the longest road." You have shortened many a long road for me. Thank you! Sam Fickinsen
    Life can be difficult but friends provide the shortcut to happiness



  139. Think of me as one who will ever befriend,
    And the warm hand of friendship ever will lend. Lillian E. Curtis, Think Of Me



  140. friends are one of the treasures
  141. Friends are one of the treasures in life and I just want you to know that I treasure your friendship! Catherine Pulsifer



  142. The smile of friendship crowns the day,
    And hearts are young though heads be grey : —
    Friends never part! John Imrie
    To My Friend




  143. We don't realize how important we are at times.
    As famous words state:
    "To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world."



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  144. "Friendship is, strictly speaking, reciprocal benevolence, which inclines each party to be solicitous for the welfare of the other as for his own. This equality of affection is created and preserved by a similarity of disposition and manners." Plato


  145. Thou wert ever good and kind —
    Therefore have I called thee Friend Arthur Fuller Franklin
    Spirit Of Friendship



  146. Be a friend. The pay is bigger (Though not written by a figure)
    Than is earned by people clever in what's merely self-endeavor. Edgar A. Guest, Be A Friend



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  148. For dogs are very special friends and wondrous in their ways,
    They bring a joy, a healing power that shines out far and wide  John McLeod, The Ever Patient Faithful Friend



  149. Affirm and correct a child while he is young, and your relationship with him will grow into a healthy respectful friendship later in life. Den Trumbull, Loving by Leading
    As you raise your children, especially during the teen years, you may never imagine a friendship would develop, but it does!




  150. Life is always sweeter
    With a friend by your side



  151. Life's journey's have more meaning with the companionship of people that you enjoy. Victoria L. Adenson
    Though the journey of life we meet many people but the closeness of friends gives life more meaning



  152. Planning a successful vacation with friends can be an enjoyable wonderful bonding experience. Deanna Williams, Planning a Vacation with Friends


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We hope these meaningful friendship quotes are ones that you will share with your friends. The mutual affection shared and felt between friends is comforting and rewarding in a relationship between people. Friends could be people we have known since childhood or it could be relationships developed at work, and for many friendships are family members. No matter who your friends are we see meaningful relationships having a positive impact on our lives! We hope the quotations and sayings are ones that you will share with others.


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