Top 50 Friendship Quotes

Friendship is one of the most beautiful pieces of life. We are all familiar with the way friendship can make us feel – supported, taken care of, and loved. A true, honest friendship is as important (and some might say more so) than even a romantic relationship. Most times, friendships turn into a familiar feeling – further reminding us that it is always a great thing to have a good friend. Here are some of the most beautiful friendship quotes to help you cherish this blessing in your life.

My favorite friendship quotes

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. ~ Socrates (Tweet this)

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Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. ~ Khalil Gibran (Tweet this)

The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. ~ Henry David Thoreau (Tweet this)

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. ~ Linda Grayson (Tweet this)

Oh, you’re the best friends anybody ever had. And it’s funny, but I feel as if I’d known you all the time, but I couldn’t have, could I? ~ Frank L. Baum (Tweet this)

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 (Tweet this)

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There’s not a word yet for old friends who have just met. ~ Jim Henson (Tweet this)

Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. ~ Oscar Wilde (Tweet this)

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (Tweet this)

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~ Mark Twain (Tweet this)

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slowly ripening fruit. ~ Aristotle (Tweet this)

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I find it shelter to speak to you. ~ Emily Dickinson (Tweet this)

No road is long with good company. ~ Turkish Proverb (Tweet this)

The only way to have a friend is to be one. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (Tweet this)

Many people will walk in and out of  your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt (Tweet this)

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. ~ Oprah Winfrey (Tweet this)

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A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. ~ Elbert Hubbard (Tweet this)

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 AM that matter. ~ Marlene Dietrich (Tweet this)

The best time to make friends is before you need them. ~ Ethel Barrymore (Tweet this)

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Tweet this)

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 (Tweet this)

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Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche (Tweet this)

Friends are the family you choose. ~ Jess C. Scott (Tweet this)

‘Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. ~ Charles Lamb (Tweet this)

I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends. ~ Ninny Threadgoode  (Tweet this)

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. ~ John Churton Collins (Tweet this)

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Me? Books and cleverness. There are more important things: friendship and bravery. ~ J.K. Rowling (Tweet this)

In my friend, I find a second self. ~ Isabel Norton (Tweet this)

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 (Tweet this)

Some people go to priests, other to poetry, I to my friends. ~ Virginia Woolf (Tweet this)

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It takes a long time to grow an old friend. ~ John Leonard (Tweet this)

We have been friends together / in sunshine and shade. ~ Caroline Sheridan Norton (Tweet this)

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. ~ Anais Nin (Tweet this)

Alone, bad. Friend, good. ~ Bride of Frankenstein (movie) (Tweet this)

It’s so nice when you can sit with someone and not have to talk. ~ Nora Ephron (Tweet this)

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Well, maybe sometimes it’s easier to be mad at the people you trust. Because you know they’ll always love you, no matter what. ~ Ann Brashares (Tweet this)

Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend. ~ Bill Watterson (Tweet this)

That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart. ~ Kristin Hannah (Tweet this)

Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. ~ Socrates (Tweet this)

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. ~ Unknown (Tweet this)

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A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. ~ Grace Pulpit (Tweet this)

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart. ~ Heather Pryor (Tweet this)

Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~ Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (Tweet this)

A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.~ Frances Ward Weller (Tweet this)

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~ Douglas Pagel (Tweet this)

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Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~ Sicilian Proverb (Tweet this)

Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s just good knowing they are there. ~ Unknown (Tweet this)

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. ~ Aristotle (Tweet this)

The language of friendship is words, not meanings. ~ Henry David Thoreau (Tweet this)

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. ~ Plautus (Tweet this)

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Final thoughts on friendship

We hope these friendship quotes have reminded you how important friendship is to your life! So what are you waiting for? Text/tweet these friendship quotes to your best friend today! Or even better, call your best friend and remind them of their importance to you.

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About the Author

Jessica Tholmer has a degree in English Literature. Jessica is a full-time writer for a small company, but she writes for multiple other forums. Jessica writes about love, life, and everything in between for HelloGiggles, though her work has been featured on Nerve, The Gaggle, The Conversation, and The Siren as well.

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