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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.

Stephen King

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

Jim Morrison

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

Francis Bacon

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

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.

Margaret Mead

Sisters are probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.

Erma Bombeck

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend - and he's a priest.

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.'

George Washington

Associate Yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

James Stewart

Frank called me one day and said, 'I have an idea for a movie, why don't you come over and I'll tell you?' So I went over and we sat down and he said,'This picture starts in heaven'. That shook me.

W. H. Auden

Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.

Joseph Campbell

Love is a friendship set to music.

P. G. Wodehouse

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say when.

Elbert Hubbard

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

Baltasar Gracian

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.


Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Thomas More

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

Louisa May Alcott

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.

Norman Vincent Peale

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.

Erma Bombeck

A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.

Charles Kingsley

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

George Washington

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


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

Thomas Moore

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Hillaire Belloc

From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious; it is the true source of art, science, and friendship.

Albert Camus

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.

Larry King

I have lifelong friends. My oldest friend, Herbie, has been a friend since I was 9. I've had bonds for over 50 years with people.

Erma Bombeck

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.

Edgar Allan Poe

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.

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.

Kurt Cobain

A friend is nothing but a known enemy.


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

Anton Chekhov

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


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

Thomas Moore

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

Leo Buscaglia

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

Terri Guillemets

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

Kurt Cobain

I'm so happy because today I found my friends - they're in my head.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

Albert Camus

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man passes his life in the search after 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.

William Blake

I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.

Lee Iacocca

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

He makes no friends who never made a foe.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

Leonardo DiCaprio

I don't see why I can't have friends of both sexes without wild rumors being circulated. It's crazy.

Emily Dickinson

My friends are my estate.

Bertrand Russell

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.

Zig Ziglar

If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.

James Russell Lowell

As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a 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.

Terri Guillemets

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

Abraham Lincoln

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

Henry David Thoreau

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?


Better is the enemy of good.


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


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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

Alice Walker

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

Drew Barrymore

I really want to understand the mind so I can be more comfortable with the way people are. Being comfortable with people is incredibly important.

Rabindranath Tagore

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Lord Byron

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

Toni Morrison

Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.

Anais Nin

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

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Christopher Morley

The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.

Walt Whitman

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


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

Wilson Mizner

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.

Elbert Hubbard

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.

Joe Rogan

I really never had any ambitions to be a stand up comic. I was talked into it by guys that I used to work out with.

Stephen King

No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart.

Thomas Paine

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

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.

Napolean Hill

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Henry David Thoreau

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Larry King

If I do something caring for a friend, I have no doubt in my mind they would do it for me.

Louisa May Alcott

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.

Elbert Hubbard

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

Nelson Mandela

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

Emily Dickinson

Fortune befriends the bold.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Henry David Thoreau

I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.

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.

Oscar Wilde

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.

Henry David Thoreau

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

Helen Keller

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief. : Swedish proverb

A simple friend thinks the friendship over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight.

William Shakespeare

Ceremony was but devised at first to set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes, recanting goodness, sorry ere 'Tis shown; but where there is true friendship, there needs none.