70 Best Friend and Friendship Quotes to Remember Forever

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Friendship is a special bond between people that connects them together, sharing each other’s feelings and thoughts, and values each other lives. Friends are the chosen family, brothers and sisters, incredible people that we choose to celebrate special occasions and brightens their day.

True friendship is a sacred thing, and we hope that these quotes will help you remember how thankful to have friends in your life.

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The 70 Best Inspirational Friends and Friendship Quotes

1. “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” – Tony Robbins

2. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner

3. “To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Brandi Snyder

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

5. “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

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

7. “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

8. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

9. “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

10. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” – Misty Copeland

11. “Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust.” – Jesse Owens

12. “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.” – Zig Ziglar

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13. “The best time to make friends is before you need them.” – Ethel Barrymore

14. “Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” – Christie Brinkley

15. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln

16. “A friend to all is a friend to none.” – Aristotle

17. “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” – Miles Franklin

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

19. “If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz

20. “Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone – but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.” – William Hazlitt

21. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

22. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. – Jim Henson

23. “The most beautiful discovery true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elizabeth Foley

24. “True friends are always together in spirit. – L.M. Montgomery

25. “A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” – Sarah Jessica Parker

26. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.” – Epicurus

27. “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds. – Gina Barreca

28. “There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.” – Jennifer Aniston

29. “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh

30. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker

31. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” – Jean de la Fontaine

32. “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” – Samuel Butler

33. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

34. “Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.” – Emil Ludwig

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

36. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson

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

38. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” – Aristotle

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

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

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

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

43. “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.” – Laurence J. Peter

44. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.” – Socrates

45. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius

46.  “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

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

48. “If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?” – Meghan Markle

49. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson

50. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” – Tennessee Williams

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

52. “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” – Charles Lamb

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

54. “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.” – Opray Winfrey

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

56. “Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” – Washington Irving

57. “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” – Buddha

58. “A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” – Donna Roberts

59. “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller

60. “The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?” – Eugene Kennedy

61. “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.” – Albert Schweitzer

62. “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” – Henry David Thoreau

63. “I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.” – Reese Witherspoon

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

65. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

66. “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward

67. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. – Oprah Winfrey

68. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” – Mark Twain

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

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

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