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Friendship Quotes

Friendship is the bond that, if true, lasts for an entire lifetime. Indeed, everyone needs a friend to make his life joyous and worthwhile. The relationship between two friends is one of the strongest ones in this world. Experience the essence of true friendship with our collection of friendship quotes. These quotations will help you understand the true meaning of friendship and make your bond grow much stronger than before. You can also use these short friendship sayings to tell your buddies how much they are worth in your life.

John D. Rockefeller

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

Richard Burton

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.

Thomas More

The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

Robert Louis Stevenson

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

Elie Wiesel

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Anais Nin

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Albert Schweitzer

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Bill Watterson

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.

Charles Lamb

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Elbert Hubbard

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Leo Buscaglia

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

Cameron Diaz

I have to remind my dad, 'Journalists - no matter how many cigars they smoke with you - are not your friends, so don't talk to them.'

Jim Morrison

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

Lord Byron

Friendship is Love without his wings!

Ulysses S. Grant

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.

Thomas More

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friend ship is steady.

Toni Morrison

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.

William Butler Yeats

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.

Washington Irving

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.


I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

Elbert Hubbard

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

Charles Kingsley

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.

Baltasar Gracian

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Laurence J. Peter

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.

Thomas Moore

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Helen Keller

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

Light Lonliness
Anton Chekhov

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

Baltasar Gracian

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.

Walt Whitman

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

Alice Walker

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Walter Winchell

The best way to get along is never to forgive an enemy or forget a friend.

George Washington

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

Thomas Jefferson

I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial.

Thomas Moore

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, stead.

Hillaire Belloc

When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.

Terri Guillemets

If I had to sum up Friendship in one word, it would be Comfort.

William Blake

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.


It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

Joseph Addison

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.

Marcel Proust

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Terri Guillemets

Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away. Just let it out, my friend.

Gene Tierney

I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him.


There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

Arthur Ashe

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

Zora Neale Hurston

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.


Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

George Santayana

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.

George Washington

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.

Wisdom Oil
Oprah Winfrey

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.


A friend to all is a friend to none.

Thomas Paine

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.

Joseph Addison

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

Virginia Woolf

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.


Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.

Joseph Campbell

Love is a friendship set to music.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.

Praise Morning
Thomas Jefferson

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Marriage Love
Henry Ford

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Rabindranath Tagore

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.

Mignon McLaughlin

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

Edgar Watson Howe

Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.


Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Emily Dickinson

My friends are my estate.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

Baltasar Gracian

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.

Oscar Wilde

True friends stab you in the front.


Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Lord Byron

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.

Samuel Johnson

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.

Lonliness Life

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.

Henry David Thoreau

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Oscar Wilde

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

Edgar Allan Poe

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

Henry Ward Beecher

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

Honoré de Balzac

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

Charles Dickens

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.

Michel de Montaigne

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

Good Love Marriage
Oscar Wilde

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Anais Nin

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?

Simone Weil

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.

Henry David Thoreau

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

George Foreman

Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Remember that a gesture of friendship, no matter how small, is always appreciated.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.

Abraham Lincoln

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

Police Marriage
George Washington

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.