Having friends is one of the best parts of life. They make us laugh, support us when we’re down, and help us celebrate our successes. True friendship is a treasured gift.

To celebrate the power of friendship, we’ve rounded up 130 of the very best quotes about friends. These inspiring sayings come from some of literature’s most celebrated authors, actors, musicians, and more – so you know they’re well!

Whether you’re looking for a funny friend quote to make your BFF smile or a sweet way to show your appreciation for all your friends does for you, we hope you enjoy these Friendship Quotes.

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

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

“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

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.” – Douglas Pagels

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” – Ed Cunningham

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

“A real friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.” — Eustache Deschamps

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” — Woodrow Wilson

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” — Ed Cunningham

“Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them.” – Candlelight Publications

“True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” – Nicole Richie

“In my friend, I find a second self.” – Isabel Norton

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” ― Sarah Dessen

“Remember George, no man is a failure who has friends.” — It’s a Wonderful Life

“I found out what the secret to life isfriends. Best friends.” — Fried Green Tomatoes

“Friends joke with one another. ‘Hey, you’re poor. Hey, your momma’s dead.’ That’s what friends do.” – Michael Scott

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” – Francesco Guicciardini

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

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” — Amy Poehler

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

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

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” — Khalil Gibran

“A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.” — Sarah Valdez

“A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” — G. Randolf

“True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” — Helen Keller

“True friends are always together in spirit.” — L.M. Montgomery

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” — Linda Grayson

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” — Arnold H. Glasgow

“Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them.” — Candlelight Publications

“The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.” — David Storey

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” — Albert Camus

“False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.” — Richard Burton

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” — Henry Ford

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” — Oscar Wilde

“Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.” — Tahar Ben Jelloun

“Love is friendship set on fire.” — Jeremy Taylor

“Friendship is accepting a person with all their qualities — good and bad.” — Mohanlal

“A good friend will help you move, but a true friend will help you move a body.”—Steven J. Daniels

“Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.”—Dorothy Parker

“Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life—and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.”—Dean Koontz

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled.”—Ally Condie

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who or I does not consult his calendar.”—Robert Brault

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”—Linda Grayson

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

“Your friends will know you better the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”—Richard Bach

“Good friends help you find important things when you have lost them… your smile, your hope, and your courage.”—Doe Zantamata

“How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend Depends how much you give ’em.” — Shel Silverstein

“Friends should be like books: few, but hand-selected.”—C.J. Langenhoven

“A friendship that can be ended didn’t ever start.”—Mellin De Saint-Gelais

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”—Dr. Seuss

“No friendship is an accident.”—O. Henry

“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.”—Irish proverb

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”—William Shakespeare

“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy into your soul.”—Shanna Rodriguez

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”—Sylvia Plath

“True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.”–Nicole Richie

“Some people go to priests. Others go to poetry. I go to my friends.”—Virginia Woolfe

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12.”— Stephen King

“True friendship is never serene.”—Marquise de Sevigne

“‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.’”—E.B. White

“Each new friendship can make you a new person, because it opens up new doors inside of you.” — Kate DiCamillo

“Every new friend is a new adventure… the start of more memories.” — Patrick Lindsay

“The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.” — Ann Kaiser Stearns

“Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So, conquer your fears and get out there.” — Tony Clark

“There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” — Dodinsky

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” — Robert Southey

“Can miles truly separate you from friends…If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”— Richard Bach

“”Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.””— John Evelyn

“In my friend, I find a second self.” — Isabel Norton

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

“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

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow Wilson

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau

No friendship is an accident.” – O. Henry

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.” – Jane Austen

“Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life—and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.” – Dean Koontz

“A true friend is forever a friend.” – George MacDonald

“Your friends will know you better the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” – Richard Bach

“To friendship every burden’s light.” – Aesop

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth…” – George Washington

“That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.” – Kristin Hannah

“A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” – Lois Wyse

“For it would then be true friendship, such as no hope, no fear, no self-interest can sever. That is a friendship that stays with people until they die—and that people die for.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf

“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” – S.E. Hinton

“The best mirror is an old friend.” – George Herbert

“Remember that life’s most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“You don’t have to have anything in common with people you’ve known since you were five. With old friends, you’ve got your whole life in common.” – Lyle Lovett

“It’s not those diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” — Gina Barreca

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” — Linda Grayson

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” — Helen Keller

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.” — Jane Austen

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