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100 Inspirational Quotes About Friendship

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Friends are essential to have a happy healthy lifestyle.

Friends are essential to have a happy healthy lifestyle.

Quotes and Words for Best Friends

Having a best friend is one of the most beautiful gifts in life. True best friends will always be there to love and support you, whatever the circumstances are.

These 100 friendship quotes will remind you how great it is to have amazing friendships and will help you reflect on what friendship means to you.

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich

Meaningful and Inspirational Friendship Quotes

  • “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” — Thomas J. Watson
  • "Friends are friends forever. If the Lord's the Lord of them, a friend will not say never 'cause the welcome will not end. Although it's hard to let you go, in the Father's hands we know, a lifetime's not too long to live as friends." — Michael W. Smith
  • “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ― Elbert Hubbard
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain
  • “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ― Bob Marley
  • "I hope we'll be friends forever, together we'll always be. I don't think you understand just how much you mean to me. And one day when we part our ways, we'll think back to the past and think about how happy we are 'cause our friendship will always last." — Bridget Davis
  • “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” — Maria Shriver
  • “Best friends are the people in your life who make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better.” — Unknown
  • “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich
“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” — Unknown

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” — Unknown

Friendship Quotes That Will Make You Cry

  • “Don’t feel sad over someone who give up on you, feel sorry for them, because they gave up on someone who would have never give up on them.” — Frank Occean
  • " Silence makes the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts." — Margaret Lee Runbeck
  • “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams
  • "When everything is lonely I can be my best friend." — Canor Oberst
  • "Friendship is not about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it." — Unknown
  • "Best friends are someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself." — Unknown
  • "So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good." — Helen Keller
  • "A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails." — Donna Roberts
  • "Sometimes we need someone to be there. Not to fix anything, but just to let us feel that we are cared and supported." — Unknown
  • “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” — Unknown
“A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.” — Sarah Valdez

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

Friendship Appreciation Quotes

  • "Best friends are people who make your problems their problems, just so you don’t have to go through them alone." ― Unknown
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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
  • “Friends are the family you choose.” ― Jess C. Scott
  • “But weren’t best friends the only people, who clap for you selflessly and enjoy your success?” ― Unknown
  • “A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.” — Unknown
  • “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
  • “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

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

Friendship Quotes

  • "If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky." — Unknown
  • "A friend is someone who listens to your bullshit. Tells you that it is bullshit and listens some more." — Unknown
  • “Best friends are the people in your life who make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better.” — Unknown
  • “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” — Ed Cunningham
  • "A friend is a hand that is always holding yours, no matter how close or far apart you may be. A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart." — Henri Nouwen
  • “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.” — Unknown
  • "The richest man is the one with the most powerful FRIENDS." — Unknown
  • "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
  • “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” — Khalil Gibran
  • “A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia

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"My heart made it's choice, and it chose you." ― Colleen Hoover

"My heart made it's choice, and it chose you." ― Colleen Hoover

Best Friends Forever Quotes

  • “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” ― Jess C. Scott
  • "Two souls share a single thought as both hearts beat as one." ― John Keats
  • “It’s amazing how one day someone walks into your life, then the next day you wonder how you ever lived without them.” ― Unknown
  • "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever." ― Alfred Tennyson
  • “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Grayson
  • "I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more." ― Angela Lim
  • “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ― Aristotle
  • "A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea." ― Honoré de Balzac
  • "The first best person in your life is yourself, the second best is another who believes in you." ― Denise Grasso
  • "My heart made it's choice, and it chose you." ― Colleen Hoover
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." — Walter Winchell

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

Thank You Quotes About Friendship

  • “Thank you for being an important part of my story.” — Anonymous
  • "You have made my life so much better because of your friendship. Thank you for being my friend." — Unknown
  • “Thank you for being the reason I smile.” — Anonymous
  • "I can't believe I found someone as kind and generous as you. Thank you for being my friend." — Unknown
  • “Friends are like walls, sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they’re there.” — Unknown
  • “He must have known I'd want to leave you." — Unknown

    "No, he must have known you would always want to come back.” ― J.K. Rowling
  • "You are one of the few people in my life who has helped make me into what I am today. Thank you for that." — Unknown
  • “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” — Irish Proverb
  • "I know I don't talk about how grateful I am to have you in my life, but it doesn't mean I don't feel that way. Thank you for being my friend." — Unknown
  • "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." — Walter Winchell
“Happy birthday my dear friend, may the bright colors paint your life and you be happy forever. Stay blessed.” ― Unknown

“Happy birthday my dear friend, may the bright colors paint your life and you be happy forever. Stay blessed.” ― Unknown

Meaningful Friendship Quotes for Birthdays

  • "I appreciate your love, kindness, and support! Thanks for being a part of my life my friend. Thank you for your birthday wishes." ― Unknown
  • “Wishing my friend a beautiful day; hopes and dreams I’m sending your way. May all be good and all come true on this very special day!”
  • “I don’t mind getting older; it’s a privilege denied to so many!” ― Chris Geiger
  • “Happy Birthday. You’re the kind of friend who makes every day worth celebrating!” ― Unknown
  • "You’ve always been extremely supportive to me through my trying times. I will always be thankful to you." ― Unknown
  • "In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln
  • “I wish you love, hope and everlasting joy and happiness. Thank you for being my best friend!” ― Unknown
  • “It’s such an honor to have an unpaid therapist friend like you, who memorize every little thing about me and made it today as my jolliest birthday ever.” ― Shaa Zainol
  • "The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it." ― Jean-Paul Sartre
  • “Happy birthday my dear friend, may the bright colors paint your life and you be happy forever. Stay blessed.” ― Unknown
"Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can’t break them apart.” ― Unknown

"Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can’t break them apart.” ― Unknown

Unbreakable Bond Quotes

  • “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
  • ” Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life” Unknown
  • “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” Aristotle
  • ” A true friendship is one where you share both philosophies and vulnerabilities.” ― Philip Me Kervan
  • ” True friends are families which you can select.” ― Audrey Hepburn
  • ” A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” ― Unknown
  • “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
  • "Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity." Khalil Gibran
  • "The only way to have a friend is to be one." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can’t break them apart.” ― Unknown
“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” ― Unknown

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” ― Unknown

Friendship Quotes From the Heart

  • "Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to
    weigh thoughts nor measure words." ― Mary Anne Evans
  • ”A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strength.” ― Unknown
  • ” The bonds of friendship are much stronger than kinship, for we choose our friends ourselves.” ― Unknown
  • "Friends forever, friends forever. When good friend stick together, I know we can weather any storm." ― Greg Scelsa
  • “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” ― Maya Angelou
  • “She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” ― Toni Morrison, Beloved
  • “The truth is, no matter how lonely you might feel, you’re never going through anything alone....You can choose your family.” ― Jennifer Lopez
  • “The best gift anyone can give, I believe, is the gift of sharing themselves.” ― Oprah Winfrey
  • "A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." ― C. S. Lewis
  • “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” ― Unknown
“The best thing about having forever is you. We are timeless. Together, we will always have stability, friendship, laughter and joy. I love you.” — Unknown

“The best thing about having forever is you. We are timeless. Together, we will always have stability, friendship, laughter and joy. I love you.” — Unknown

Quotes to Say “I Love You, Best Friend”

  • “There are certain people who make the world a better place just by being in it. You are one of those people. I love you my friend.” — Healing Hugs
  • “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “You are my best friend, my human diary, and my other half. You mean the world to me and I love you.” — Unknown
  • “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.” — William Arthur Ward
  • “You have been my friend through thick and thin. I cannot imagine my life without you. I love you my friend.” — Unknown
  • "Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing." — Elie Wiesel
  • “You, my friend I will defend. And if you change … Well, I love you anyway.” — Alice In Chains
  • “Be true to your work, your world, and your friend.” — Henry David Thoreau
  • "A true best friend loves you even when it seems like you’ve gone off the deep end." — Liz Fenton
  • “The best thing about having forever is you. We are timeless. Together, we will always have stability, friendship, laughter and joy. I love you.” — Unknown

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