79 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.


  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. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
  3. 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



  4. The foundation for a meaningful friendship, one that is based on mutual respect and caring, starts the moment you meet someone. Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow, The Art Of Friendship
    We have all heard that first impressions go a long way, these words support that thought.



  5. You need friendships that build you up and never tear you down.
  6. "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.



  7. Somebody once said that love may not be ...
  8. "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!



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



  11. Friendship is love, without either flower or veil. J. C. and A.W. Hare



  12. For friends aren't like family, they are someone you choose...
  13. 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!



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



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



  17. Friendship hath the skill and observation of the best physician; the diligence and vigilance of the best nurse; and the tenderness and patience of the best mother. Lord Clarendon



  18. I appreciate you, my friend...
  19. 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
    A friend in good times and in bad!




  20. Friends together
    can conquer life's stormy weather



  21. 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



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



  24. Thank you for being you, for sharing your love with me . . .
    for inspiring me to accept myself, for helping me see the unique beauty in imperfection . . .
    for showing me that love is something you do; something not just to be said, but also to be shown. Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You



  25. The friend of tomorrow is the one who has ...
  26. 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



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



  28. Our friendship is so amazing ...
  29. 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



  30. 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



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



  33. 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.




  34. Bonds of friendship are like no other



    They bring a joy, a healing power that shines out far and wide....
  35. "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



  36. A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face. Maya Angelou
    You never know when an acquaintance becomes a good friend.




  37. Friendship is like a china cup, once broken can...
  38. "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!



  39. I wanted people to know that no matter what, they deserved friendship ... they had the ability to change someone else’s life through the decision to be a friend. Kyler Shumway, The Friendship Formula
    Do you realize the influence of the people that surround you?



  40. How blessed could we be, to have found each other...
  41. 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



  42. 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



  43. 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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  44. 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.



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



  46. Best friendships are roots.
  47. 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.



  48. As friendship must be founded on mutual esteem, it cannot long exist among the vicious. Horace Smith



  49. The best antiques are old friends.
  50. The best antiques are old friends. Author Unknown
    Always cherish those relationships



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




  53. The best relationship is true friendship



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



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



  57. Hope as you may for the dearest of friends is not given to you unless you at first...
  58. 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



  59. Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.
  60. Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. Alexander Eastman



  61. Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them, but seldom used.
  62. 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.




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



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



  65. Friendship is not threatened by honest criticism. It is strengthened.
  66. 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?



  67. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
  68. "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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  70. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. Irish Saying



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




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



    True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
  74. 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.



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



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



  78. 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.

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



  80. 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



  81. Friends like you are far and few...
  82. 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



  83. 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



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



  86. 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



  87. This understated, overrated, the friendship we have found, Is nothing more than two compadre's standing in the crowd.
  88. 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




  89. 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...
  90. 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



  91. 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



  92. I think there is a thread that runs through each friendship...
  93. "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



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



  95. The key to friendship with God is not changing what you do...
  96. 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




  97. 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




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



  99. Growing up you were such a pain....And now the years have passed so fast
    Our friendship is strong and will always last. Samatha Lynch, We Grew Up
    Sisters and brothers often develop strong friendships later in life.



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



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



  104. "Being a friend can help relieve others stress, and, your friends can help relieve your stress!" Catherine Pulsifer



  105. a friendship is what I was looking for...
  106. 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



  107. 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



  108. You are a true example...
  109. 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



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



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



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




  114. 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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  115. "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


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



  117. 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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  119. 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



  120. 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!




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



  122. 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



  123. 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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