Famous Friendship Poems

Enjoy our collection of famous friendship poems. The poems were written many years ago but like that of a true friend, their famous words about friendship still apply today.

These poems have become famous because of the Poet's ability to express their thoughts about being friends and about what friendship means.

Share these with people who have made a difference in your life - your friends!

Emblems Of Friendship

Famous Poet: John Imrie, A Canadian Poet, 1846-1902

Friendship is a golden band
Linking life with life,
Heart to heart, and hand to hand,
Antidote to strife.

Friendship is a silken cord
Beautiful and strong,
Guarding, by each kindly word,
Loving hearts from wrong.

Friendship is a beacon-light
On life’s rocky shore,
Brightest in our darkest night
When the breakers roar.

Friendship is an iron shield
Where life’s cruel darts
Ever may be forced to yield
Ere they wound true hearts.

Friendship is the gift of God
Freely to us given,
As the flowers that gem the sod,
Or the light of heaven!

A Time To Talk
Poet: Robert Frost

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, 'What is it?'
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

Love and Friendship
By Sydney Smith

I am for frank explanations with friends in case of affronts
sometimes save a perishing friendship;
sometimes they even place it on a firmer basis than before.
Secret discontent always end badly.

And by the way,
we ought to remember that the word friendship applies to
relationships in the family quite as much as with outsiders.

Somebody once said that love may not be
any part of friendship
but friendship must always
exist for love to be happy.

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Friendship Thoughts
Famous Theologian: St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 354 - 430

The love of friendship should be gratuitous.
You ought not to have
or to love a friend for what he will give you.

If you love him for the reason that
he will supply you with money or some other temporal favor,
you love the gift rather than him.

A friend should be loved freely for himself,
and not for anything else.

The Arrow and The Song
Famous Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American Poet, 1807 - 1882

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

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How Beautiful Is Youth!
Famous Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How bright it gleams
With its illusions,

Book of beginnings.
Story without end.
Each maid a heroine
And each man
A friend!

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Famous Quotes and Thoughts on Friendship

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
Meaningful Friendship Quotes

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison
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Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Woodrow T. Wilson
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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell
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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
Poems About Life

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Fr. Jerome Cummings
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Make all your friends feel there is something in them.
Christian D. Larsen, The Optimist Creed
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Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
Oscar Wilde
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