Friendship quotes

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

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
– Hubert H. Humphrey

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
– George Jean Nathan

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Khalil Gibran

The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.
– Simon Sinek

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.
– Baltasar Gracian

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.
Orson Welles

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
– Jean de La Fontaine

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Khalil Gibran

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis

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

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

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
– Hubert H. Humphrey

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.
– Len Wein

Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is – if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want.
– Sabrina Bryan

When I was growing up, my mother was always a friend to my siblings and me (in addition to being all the other things a mom is), and I was always grateful for that because I knew she was someone I could talk to and joke with, and argue with and that nothing would ever harm that friendship.
– Marlo Thomas

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

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
– Ann Landers

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
– Mencius

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
– Arnold H. Glasow

If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
– Thomas Fuller

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

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
– Charles R. Swindoll

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.
– Margaret Walker

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

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.
– Elizabeth Taylor

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.
– Tahar Ben Jelloun

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

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

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
John Wooden

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.
– William Butler Yeats

Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.
– Bill Watterson

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Thomas Aquinas

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
– Saint Basil

Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.
Henry David Thoreau

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
– Doug Larson

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

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

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
– Robert Staughton Lynd

I’m single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that’s me.
Joel Edgerton

Friends are born, not made.
– Henry Adams

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

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau

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

My friends are my estate.
Emily Dickinson

Friendship… is 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 single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
– Leo Buscaglia

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
– William Hazlitt

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
– Henry Van Dyke

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
– Jean de La Fontaine

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

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

I think friendship is more important than love, but that love that grows out of friendship is the very best of all.
– Jane Green

True friends stab you in the front.
Oscar Wilde

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
– William Penn

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas Edison

Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It’s also about mutual help, not about exploitation.
– Paul Theroux