260 Friendship Quotes (Great Messages to Send Your Friends)

Sending quotes is an easy way to show the people in your life that you are thinking of them, and are also more meaningful than just simply sending a text that says “I miss you”.

Whether you want to help support your friends through a hard time, or simply nurture a new friendship, sending quotes is a great way to show support in a way that feels easy and loving.

The following friendship quotes are perfect to send to friends of all kinds to show that you’re thinking about them.

Sections:

  1. Funny friendship quotes
  2. Short friendship quotes
  3. Inspirational and motivational friendship quotes
  4. Best friend quotes
  5. Long-distance friendship quotes
  6. Cute friendship quotes
  7. New friendship quotes
  8. Deep friendship quotes

Funny friendship quotes that will make you smile

Whether it’s been a long day, or a long month every once in a while we all need a good laugh. The following funny friendship quotes are perfect to send to your friends when you know they need a pick me up. Pick your favorite one to put a smile on your friend’s face.

1. “Everyone has a friend who laughs funnier than he jokes.” —Unknown
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2. “True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.” —Emilie Saint-Genis
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3. “There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate.” —Linda Grayson

4. “Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass, and it goes to pieces.” —Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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5. “A messy house is a must—it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you not your house!” —Jennifer Wilson
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6. “If you have friends who are as weird as you, then you have everything.” —Unknown

7. “Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.” —Edwin Arlington Robinson
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8. “I love that our effortless friendship fits perfectly with my laziness.” —Unknown
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9. “A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” —Markus Zusak

10. “True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.” —Unknown
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11. “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?” —A. A. Milne
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12. “Friendship is being there when someone’s feeling low and not being afraid to kick them.” —Randy K. Milholland

13. “Eros will have naked bodies; friendship naked personalities.” —C. S. Lewis
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14. “A good friend will help you move. But best friend will help you move a dead body.” —Jim Hayes
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15. “Real friends don’t get offended when you insult them. They smile and call you something even more offensive.” —Unknown

16. “You don’t have to be crazy to be my friend. I’ll train you.” —Unknown.
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17. “Friendship must be built on a solid foundation of alcohol, sarcasm, inappropriateness and shenanigans.” —Unknown
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18. “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

19. “It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.” —Mark Twain
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20. “Friends buy you food. Best friends eat your food.” —Unknown
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21. “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” —Charles Lamb

22. “Me and my best friends can communicate with just facial expressions.” —Unknown
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23. “Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.” —Greg Tamblyn
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24. “Friends offer free therapy.” —Unknown

25. “We’ve been friends for so long, I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence.” —Unknown
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26. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” —Dr. Seuss
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27. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” —Elbert Hubbard

28. “Good friends don’t let you do stupid things…alone.” —Unknown
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29. “Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.” —Oscar Wilde
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30. “Friends are the family you choose.” —Jess C. Scott

31. “A stranger stabs you in the front. A friend stabs you in the back. A boyfriend stabs you in the heart. Best friends poke each other with straws.” —Unknown
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32. “Never let your friends be lonely… Disturb them all the time.” —Unknown
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33. “Thank you for still being my friend, despite the fact that you are completely aware of every terrifying, raunchy, explicit detail of my life.” —Unknown

34. “We will always be friends until we’re old and senile. Then we will be new friends.” —Unknown
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35. “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” —Bernard Meltzer
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36. “Friends give you a shoulder to cry on. But best friends are ready with a shovel to hurt the person that made you cry.” —Unknown

37. “It’s important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to the friendship that we are not.” —Mignon McLaughlin
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38. “Whoever says friendship is easy has obviously never had a true friend!” —Bronwyn Polson
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39. “Having those weird conversations with your friend and thinking “if anyone heard us, we’d be put in a mental hospital.” —Unknown

40. “Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.” —Unknown
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41. “Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.” —Elbert Hubbard
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42. “We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.” —William Somerset Maugham

43. “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” —Anna Deavere Smith
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44. “I think we’ll be friends forever because we’re too lazy to find new friends” —Unknown
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45. “Fake friends are like shadows, they follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark.” —Unknown

46. “True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” —Nicole Richie
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47. “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” —Samuel Butler
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48. “Best friends know how crazy you are and still choose to be seen with you in public. ” —Unknown

49. “Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.” —Sicilian Proverb
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50. “We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing homes” —Unknown
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51. “We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much.” —Unknown

52. “Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.” —Henry Brooks Adams
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53. “I’ll stick to finding the funny in the ordinary because my life is pretty ordinary and so are the lives of my friends—and my friends are hilarious.” —Issa Rae
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54. “Our phones fall, we panic. Our friends fall, we laugh.” —Unknown

55. “One of the benefits of being my friend is that you can come to my house in your pajamas, no make-up, and look like crap and I won’t judge you.” —Unknown
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56. “My best friends are like fairy tales, they’ve been there since once upon a time and will be there until forever after.” —Unknown
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57. “Friends are chocolate chips in the cookie of life!” —Unknown

58. “The alphabet begins with ABC, numbers begin with 123, music begins with do-re-mi, and friendship begins with you and me.” —Unknown
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59. “A relationship with a best friend is like sugarcane… You can crush it, shred it, grind it, squeeze it and it’s still sweet.” —Unknown
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60. “Some friends are like the wind, some are like mountains. They come in and breeze out of your life, or they are there for a lifetime.” —Unknown

61. “Someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself is a best friend.” —Unknown
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62. “A good friend is like a bra: Hard to find, supportive, uplifting, and always close to your heart.” —Unknown
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63. “Sometimes the best therapy is being silly with a friend.” —Unknown

64. “True friends are families which you can select.” —Audrey Hepburn
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65. “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
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66. “A true friend: Someone who asks for your advice, and does the complete opposite.” —Unknown

67. “If you want to find out who your real friends are, sink the ship. The first ones to jump aren’t your friends.” —Marilyn Manson
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68. “A friend somebody you give up last cookie for.” —Cookie Monster
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69. “Friendship is so weird. You just pick a human you have met and you’re like ‘yep, I like this one and you just do stuff with them.” —Unknown

70. “The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.” —Unknown
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71. “I’d walk through fire for my best friend. Well, not fire, that would be dangerous. But a super humid room.. but not too humid because, you know, my hair.” —Unknown
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72. “One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.” —Marcelene Cox

73. “Best friends loan out DVDs knowing that they’ll never be seen again.” —Unknown
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74. “A true friend scolds like a dad, cares like a mom, teases like a sister, imitates like a brother, and finally, loves you more than a lover.” —Unknown
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75. “I will text you fifty times in a row and feel no shame. You’re my friend, and you literally signed up for this.” —Unknown

76. “When I say I won’t tell anybody, my best friend doesn’t count.” —Unknown
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77. “Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life.” —Unknown

Short friendship quotes

When you don’t feel like you have a ton of extra time and energy it’s difficult to find the space to also remain attentive in your relationships. These short friendship quotes are easy go-to’s to show your friends you’re still thinking about them, even when life gets busy.

1. “Friendship is a sheltering tree.” —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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2. “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” —Benjamin Franklin
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3. “Friends are our chosen family.” —Unknown

4. “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” —Henry David Thoreau
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5. “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” —King Solomon
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6. “The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.” —Henry David Thoreau

7. “Friends are born, not made.” —Henry Adams
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8. “A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” —Henry Van Dyke
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9. “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” —William Blake

10. “Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.” —Baltasar Gracian
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11. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” —Misty Copeland
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12. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” —Marlene Dietrich

13. “To friendship every burden’s light.” —Aesop
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14. “The best mirror is an old friend.” —George Herbert
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15. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” —Khalil Gibran
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17. “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” —Maya Angelou
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18. “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” —Unknown

19. “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” —Dr. Seuss
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20. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.” —Jane Austen
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21. “True friendship isn’t about being inseparable, it’s being separated and nothing changes.” —Unknown

22. “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” —Irish Proverb
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23. “Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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24. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” —Jim Morrison

25. “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” —Robert Louis Stevenson
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26. “True friends are always together in spirit.” —L.M. Montgomery
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27. “No friendship is an accident.” —O. Henry

28. “I have lost friends, some by death… others by sheer inability to cross the street.” —Virginia Woolf
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29. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain
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30. “What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence.” — Christopher Hitchens

31. “Friends don’t spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.” — Stephen King
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32. “Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.” — Pierce Brown
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33. “By chance we met, by choice we become friend.” —Millie

34. “Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.” —J. Langenhoven
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35. “Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.” —Benjamin Franklin
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36. “Friendship needs no words — it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.” —Dag Hammarskjöld

37. “Don’t count your friends — count on them.” —Frank Sonnenberg
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38. “Without forgiveness, there is no friendship.” —Lailah Gifty Akita
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39. “Where friendship blooms, life is reborn.” —Vincent Van Gogh

40. “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” —Hubert H. Humphrey
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41. “I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you.” —Unknown
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42. “A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” —Heidi Wills

43. “I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.” —Walt Whitman
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44. “Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.” —Benjamin Franklin
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45. “Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.” —Jacques Delille

46. “A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.” —Frances Ward Weller
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47. “Friendship is accepting a person with all their qualities — good and bad.” —Mohanlal
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48. “Some friendships are timeless.” —Unknown

49. “Friends are the sunshine of life.” —John Hay
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50. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou
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51. “Friendship. Like a comforting coffee and a sweet snack.” — Mona Lott

52. “Only a true friend would be that truly honest.” —Shrek
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53. “Man’s best support is a very dear friend.” —Cicero
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54. “Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.” —Sarah Dessen

55. “Hard times will always reveal true friends.” —Unknown

Inspirational and motivational friendship quotes

An inspirational quote sent by a friend can be just the boost we need to make it through an especially tough day. Show your friends that they’re not alone and can always depend on you during hard times by sending them the following quotes.

1. “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.” —Douglas Pagels
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2. “Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.” —Cindy Lew
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3. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” —Aristotle

4. “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
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5. “True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.” —Henry David Thoreau
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6. “Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.” —Margaret Lee Runbeck

7. “I have learned that friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who came and never left your side.” —Yolanda Hadid
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8. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” —Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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9. “Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.” —Jean de La Bruyère

10. “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
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11. “I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.” —Katherine Mansfield
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12. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” —Helen Keller

13. “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
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14. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
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15. “Friendship is not about people who act true to your face. It’s about people who remain true behind your back.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “While friendship itself has an air of eternity about it, seeming to transcend all natural limits, there is hardly any emotion so utterly at the mercy of time. We form friendships, and grow out of them. It might almost be said that we cannot retain the faculty of friendship unless we are continually making new friends.” —Robert Hugh Benson
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17. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” —Octavia Butler
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18. “A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” —Len Wein

19. “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” —Henri Nouwen
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20. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” —Unknown
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21. “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” —Thomas Aquinas

22. “A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.” —William Penn
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23. “The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.” —Giotto di Bondone
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24. “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

25. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” —Gloria Naylor
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26. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” —Thomas J. Watson
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27. “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” —Anna Taylor
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29. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
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30. “Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.” —Thomas Fuller

31. “Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero
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32. “Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.” —Waqar Ahmed
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33. “Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” —Henry David Thoreau

34. “Friendship is something in the soul. It is a thing one feels. It is not a return for something.” —Graham Greene
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35. “Friendship isn´t to be inseparable it’s be separated and knowing nothing will change.” —Robert Fisher
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36. “Friendships sail like any other ship… left unattended, it will drift away.” —Sensei Stokes

37. “Friendship is like a walk in the wood; you may not know the terrain too well or even know where you are headed yet you enjoy it all the same!” —Jaachynma N.E. Agu
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38. “Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honoring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities”.” —James Fredericks
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39. “A friend’s presence is strength, but physical distance is never absence.” —Vidhu Kapur

40. “It’s a wonderful feeling to have a friend who defends your name in your presence and in your absence too.” —Garima Soni
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41. “Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic.” —John O’Donohue
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42. “Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.” —Eustace Budgell

43. “Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.” —Truman Capote
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44. “Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.” —Dorothy Parker
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45. “Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.” —Epicurus

46. “There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.” —William Hazlitt
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47. “Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.” —George Washington
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48. “The hard fact of friendship is that you need to make time for new friends by first stripping out the people who are using your energy in an unsatisfying way. You have to take that risk of being friendless to make room in your life for others who will be your new best friends.” —Maggie Stiefvater

49. “To make new friends you have be willing to put in the time.” —Jamie Lee Curtis
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50. “The man who stops making new friends eventually will have none.” —James Boswell
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51. “I have no talent for making new friends, but oh such genius for fidelity to old ones.” —Daphne du Maurier

52. “But no matter what the outcome, how the friends turn out in the end, it should not stop you from making new friends. Once bitten, twice shy should not be applied to friendship.” —Rita Zahara

Best friend quotes to dedicate to your BFF

There are very few relationships in life that are as special as your relationship with your best friend. They’re the person you cry with on bad days, and the person you laugh harder than ever with on the good days. Send the following quotes to your BFF to show them just how much you cherish having them in your life.

1. “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” —Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
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2. “Best friend: the one you can only get mad at for a short period because you have important stuff to tell them.” —Unknown
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3. “My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” —Aristotle

4. “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” —Gina Barreca
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5. “Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” —Sarah Dessen
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6. “We are best friends. Always remember that if you fall, I will pick you up… after I finish laughing.” —Unknown

7. “Best friends are the people in your life that make you laugh louder, smile brighter, and live better.” —Unknown
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8. “If friendship is your weakest point, then you are the strongest person in this world.” —Unknown
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9. “The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.” —Aidan Chambers

10. “A best friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you for the way you are today.” —Unknown
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11. “A true friend is forever a friend.” —George MacDonald
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12. “Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” — Richard Bach

13. “When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frostwork, but the most solid things we can know.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
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14. “If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own.” —Charlotte Brontë
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15. “The real friendship is like fluorescence, it shines better when everything has darkened.” —Rabindranath Tagore

16. “It’s never the value of water but thirst, it’s never the value of life but death and it’s never about the friendship but trust.” —Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS
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17. “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 a good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” —Baltasar Gracian
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18. “Friends show their true colors in times of need; and not in times of happiness.” —Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

19. “Do not lose your first friends because of your ignorance, and do not leave your first friends because of their ignorance.” —Enock Maregesi
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20. “Friendships have different phases and change over time. All we can really control is ourselves. Be the type of friend you want to have!” —Jessica Speer
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21. “The mirror is my best friend, because when I cry it doesn’t laugh.” —Charlie Chaplin

22. “True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future, false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past.” —Seth Brown
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23. “Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.” —Jean de La Fontaine
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24. “True friendship never questions what it costs you.” —Stephen Richards

25. “That’s the cool thing about having a best friend. They know what your pain feels like already, so you don’t have to explain it.” —Susane Colasanti
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26. “A best friend is someone who, when they don’t understand, they still understand.” —Nancy Werlin
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27. “A best friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be.” —Unknown

28. “A best friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.” —Unknown
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29. “Best friends say good things behind your back and bad things to your face.” —Unknown
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30. “Best friends are the ones who lift you up, when no one else has noticed you’ve fallen.” —Unknown

31. “True friendship is never serene.” —Marquise de Sevigne
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32. “Real isn’t who’s with you at your celebration; real is who’s standing next to you at rock bottom.” —Unknown

Long-distance friendship quotes

Staying in touch with friends on the other side of the world is not an easy task. Between time differences, and never getting to hang out with them in person, maintaining these relationships can often feel very difficult regardless of how strong the friendship is. Show your friends that you’re in it for the long run with the following long-distance friendship quotes.

1. “There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” —Dodinsky
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2. “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” —Robert Southey
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3. “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” —Diana Cortes

4. “A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because of space separation.” —John Newton
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5. “Distance means so little when someone means so much.” —Tom McNeal
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6. “Distance sometimes lets you know who is worth keeping, and who is worth letting go.” —Lana Del Rey

7. “True friends stay with you no matter the distance or time that separates you from them.” —Lance Reynald
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8. “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
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9. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” —Ally Condie

10. “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” —Henry David Thoreau
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11. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” —Elisabeth Foley
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12. “Ocean separates lands, not souls.” —Munia Khan

13. “True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.” —Isabel Allende
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14. “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” —William James
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15. “Your absence has not taught me how to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.” —Doug Fetherling

16. “Distance does not matter if two hearts are loyal to one another.” —Ajen Dianawati
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17. “True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” —Helen Keller
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18. “The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.” —Nicholas Sparks

19. “Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.” —John Evelyn
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20. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.” —Alphonse De Lamartine

Cute friendship quotes

Sometimes being a little cheesy isn’t the worst thing in the world. The following friendship quotes are simple, sweet, and there is no single occasion that they are best suited for. Make your friends’ day a little bit brighter by sending them one of these cute friendship quotes.

1. “A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” —Unknown
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2. “Anyone can make you smile or cry, but it takes someone special to make you smile when you already have tears in your eyes.” —Unknown
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3. “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

4. “Friends are like rainbows, always there to cheer you up after a storm.” —Unknown
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5. “We are keenly aware of the faults of our friends, but if they like us enough it doesn’t matter.” —Mignon McLaughlin
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6. “If I send you my ugly selfies, our friendship is real.” —Unknown

7. “In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.” —Unknown
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8. “Friends are like rainbows, always there to cheer you up after a storm.” —Unknown
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9. “Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul.” —Unknown

10. “A relationship with a best friend is like sugarcane… You can crush it, shred it, grind it, squeeze it and it’s still sweet.” —Unknown
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11. “Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.” —Unknown
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12. “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” —Winnie the Pooh

13. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” —Unknown
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14. “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” —Shania Twain
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15. “My friends and I are crazy. That’s the only thing that keeps us sane.” —Matt Schucker

16. “Friendship is not a big thing, it’s a million little things.” —Unknown
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17. “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
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18. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” —Alfred Tennyson

19. “Friendship gives us the strength to turn from lambs into lions.” —Stephen Richards
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20. “A friend is not the shadow that mimics you, but the one who casts all shadows away.” —Shannon L. Alder
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21. “I like to think of friends as ships on the ocean, that’s why we call them friendships.” —Eric DeSio

22. “Never doubt the friendship of someone who sends you memes without asking.” —Sarvesh Jain
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23. “Don’t test friendships of people who keep their lunch box for you.” —Sarvesh Jain
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24. “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

25. “A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.” —Arthur Brisbane
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26. “F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.” —Unknown
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27. “Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.” —Richelle Mead

28. “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” —Emily Kimbrough
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29. “A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you.” —Unknown
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30. “Here’s to the nights that turned into mornings with the friends that turned into family.” —Unknown

31. “Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.” —N.R. Hart
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32. “The best time to make friends is before you need them.” —Ethel Barrymore
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33. “Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.” —Unknown

34. “Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.” —Unknown
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35. “Best friend: one million memories, ten thousand inside jokes, one hundred shared secrets.” —Unknown
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36. “True friendship is not about being inseparable—it is being separated and finding nothing changes.” —Unknown

37. “Time and good friends are two things that become more valuable the older you get.” —Unknown
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39. “I’m so glad friends don’t come with price tags. I could never afford the wonderful friends I’ve got.” —Unknown
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40. “Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.” —Unknown

Quotes about new friendship

Finding new friends that you really click with is such a rare and special occasion. You don’t have to know somebody for years to know that they will always be an important part of your life. Show your new friend how grateful you are to have met them with the following quotes about new friendship.

1. “The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” —Shanna Rodriguez
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2. “The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.” —Ann Kaiser Stearns
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3. “Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So conquer your fears and get out there.” —Tony Clark

4. “Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” —Francesco Guicciardini
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5. “Each new friendship can make you a new person because it opens up new doors inside of you.” —Kate DiCamillo
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6. “Be genuinely interested in everyone you meet and everyone you meet will be genuinely interested in you. ” —Rasheed Ogunlaru

7. “Every new friend is a new adventure… the start of more memories.” —Patrick Lindsay
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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
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9. “We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.” —Letty Cottin Pogrebin

10. “Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.” —Thomas Hughes
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11. “Everyone you meet knows something you don’t know but need to know. Learn from them.” —C.G. Jung
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12. “Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold.” —Joseph Parry

13. “Depth of friendship does not depend on the length of acquaintance.” —Rabindranath Tagore
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14. “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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15. “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” —Dalai Lama

16. “We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.” —Arthur Ashe
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17. “Right now, someone you haven’t met is out there wondering what it would be like to meet someone like you.” —Unknown
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18. “Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.” —Rod Mckuen

19. “Mingle often with good people to keep your soul nourished.” —Anthony Douglas Williams
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20. “Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of others.” —Mother Teresa
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21. “Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness.” —Billy Chapata

22. “We meet the people we’re supposed to when the time is just right.” —Alyson Noel
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23. “We’ll be friends ’til we’re old and senile. … Then we’ll be new friends!” —Rex Cars

Deep quotes about friends

Connection with others is what moves life from mundane to magical, and deep conversation with close friends can allow us to see the world through a lens that we’ve never considered before. These deep quotes will help to get you and your friends thinking.

1. “Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.” —Alexandre Dumas
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2. “Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.” —Tahar Ben Jelloun
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3. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” —Arnold H. Glasgow

4. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” —Anaïs Nin
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5. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” —Walter Winchell
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6. “A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” —Leo Buscaglia

7. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” —Ed Cunningham
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8. “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” —G. Randolf
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9. “There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” —Paramahansa Yogananda

10. “The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.” —Barbara Kingsolver
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11. “I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” —Robert Brault
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12. “Friends are like walls, sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they’re there.” —Unknown

13.“Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.” —Unknown
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14. “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
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15. “Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.” —Doe Zantamata

16. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” —Unknown
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17. “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” —Joseph F. Newton Men
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18. “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” —Miles Franklin

19. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” —Carl W. Beuchner
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20. “I can’t promise to solve all your problems, But I’ll promise you won’t have to face them alone.” —Unknown
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21. “There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.” —Henry Ford

22. “How many slams in an old screen door? Depends on how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love is inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.” —Shel Silverstein
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23. “Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.” —Dean Koontz
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24. “Don’t walk in front of me…I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead. Walk beside me…just be my friend.” —Albert Camus

25. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” —Alice Walker
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26. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” —Abraham Lincoln
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27. “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.” —John Katz

28. “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” — William Shakespeare
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29. “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” —Bette Midler
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30. “When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frostwork, but the most solid things we can know.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. “This a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.” —Benjamin Franklin
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32. “A conscious friend is unconditionally loving, patient, present, gentle, clear, honest, and kind. It is with conscious friendship that we invite and nourish peace within our hearts and connect with others unconditionally.” —Tara Bianca
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33. “The bond built in sorrow is stronger the friendship natured in success.” —Lailah Gifty Akita

34. “If you run away when you see your friend, you’re not running away from him but from yourself. ” —Bangambiki Habyarimana
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35. “Do not fear the loss of a friendship. Anyone who is willing to end a relationship because of a reasoned difference of opinion is not worthy of your friendship.” —Gad Saad
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36. “Friendship cannot be bought, traded or bartered. You won’t find it on sale, and there’s never a coupon for it. Truly priceless things can only be given.” —Craig D. Lounsbrough

37. “Free your friends to make mistakes, to be vulnerable, to have differing points of view, to trigger you and to be loved anyway. Always hold the vision for peace, joy, healing, growth and unconditional love in your relationships.” —Tara Bianca
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38. “Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.” —Charles Kingsley
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39. “Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life.” —Sare and Cate

40. “Friends are like stars, they come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow.” —Roxy Quicksilver
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41. “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” —Euripides
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42. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” —Tennessee Williams

43. “Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.” —Steve Maraboli
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44. “A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.” —Simon Sinek
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45. “One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.” —Clifton Fadiman

46. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” —Plutarch
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47. “A true friend is someone who will share in your happiness… not make you feel bad about being happy.” —Unknown
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48. “Friends are angels that lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” —Lorraine K. Mitchell

49. “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
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50. “One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.” —George Santayana
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51. “Talk to strangers politely… Every friend you have now was once a stranger, although not every stranger becomes a friend.” —Israelmore Ayivor

52. “Shyness makes strangers of people who could have been more than friends.” —Amit Kalantri
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53. “Most of us start as strangers and eventually again become strangers.” —Amit Kalantri
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54. “A friend who turned into an enemy thinks of you more than a friend who turned into just an acquaintance.” —Amit Kalantri

55. “A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.” —Sushan R. Sharma
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56. “One friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in sunshine.” —Matshona Dhliwayo
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57. “Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.” —Herman Melville

58. “Friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other, loving each other and being crazy together.” —O. Henry
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59. “Friendship to me isn’t about how much we talk, but instead how much we’re there for each other in times of need.” —Trent Shelton
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60. “It’s the friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey.” —Unknown

61. “A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.” —Lauren Oliver
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62. “Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.” —George Eliot
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63. “My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.” —Jodie Foster

64. “Only trust someone who can see these three things: the sorrow behind your smile, the love behind your anger, and the reason behind your silence.” —Unknown
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65. “Some people talk to you in their free time and some people free their time to talk to you.” —Unknown
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66. “It’s not about who’s real to your face, it’s about who stays real behind your back.” —Unknown

67. “The only people I owe my loyalty to are those who never made me question theirs.” —Unknown
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68. “Be with those who bring out the best, not the stress, in you.” —Unknown
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69. “A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you, even when you’re fooling everyone else.” —Unknown

70. “Real friends don’t tell you pretty lies. They tell you the ugly truth.” —Unknown
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71. “In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.” —John Churton Collins
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Viktor is a Counselor specialized in interpersonal communication and relationships. He manages Socialpro’s scientific review board. Follow on Twitter or read more.

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