Best Friend Quotes and Friendship Quotes

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Here's a wonderful series of best friend quotes that'll will help celebrate the many ups and downs you've shared with your good friends.

Friends, some of the most important people in your life. They are there to cheer you on your victories, to pick you up after shattered pieces, to spur you on after failures and disappointments...

You don't need your friends to cure you. You probably need your friends to heal you by opening up their hearts, and warm you with their mere presence. That's friendship.

Flowers need time, sunshine and patience to grow. Likewise, friendship needs love, understanding and honesty to grow. And friends are like flowers, they add beauty and meaning to your life.

Share these friendship quotes with your good friends. Use them in your cards, scrapbooks, letters and emails.

Enjoy these friend quotes!




A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
-- Author Unknown

A bosom friend - an intimate friend, you know - a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul.
-- Lucy Maud Montgomery

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.
-- Frances Ward Weller

A friend hugs your heart.
-- Author Unknown

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.
-- Douglas Pagels

A friend is one who dislikes the same people you dislike.
-- Author Unknown

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
-- Fr. Jerome Cummings

A friend is someone who can see through you but still enjoys the show.
-- Author Unknown

A friend is someone who can sing you the song of your heart when you've forgotten it.
-- Author Unknown

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.
-- Author Unknown

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
-- Grace Pulpit

A friend is the only person you will let into the house when you are Turning Out Drawers.
-- Pam Brown

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
-- Donna Roberts

A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
-- Lois Wyse

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.
-- Arnold H. Glasgow

A road to a friend's house is never long.
-- Danish proverb

A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
-- 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.
-- Author Unknown

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
-- Bernard Meltzer

A true friend never gets in your way unless you are going down.
-- Arnold H. Glasgow

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend!
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.
-- Maya Angelou

As I look back on all that's happened..growing up, growing together, changing you, changing me -- there were times when we dreamed together, when we laughed and cried together. As I look back on those days, I realize how much I truly miss you and how much I truly love you. The past may be gone forever..and whatever the future holds, our todays make the memories of tomorrow. So, my lifetime friend, it is with all my heart that I send you my love, hoping that you'll always carry my smile with you, for all we have meant to each other and for whatever the future may hold.
-- Author Unknown

As sunshine turns a flower’s head toward the sun, so your friendship lifts my spirit.
-- Author Unknown

As treasured keepsakes warm the home, cherished friendships warm the heart.
-- Author Unknown

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
-- George Washington

Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
-- Samuel Paterson

But every road is rough to me that has no friend to cheer it.
-- Elizabeth Shane

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
-- Goethe

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
-- Albert Camus

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
-- Richard Bach

Everybody needs one essential friend.
-- Dr. William Glasser

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
-- Jacques Delille

Friends are family you choose for yourself.
-- Author Unknown

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
-- Author Unknown

Friends are life's finest blessings. "Friend" and "free" are from the same root word; perhaps because you are free to be yourself with a friend.
-- Author Unknown

Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.
-- Author Unknown

Friends can be said to "fall in like" with as profound a thud as romantic partners fall in love.
-- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Friends make memories...the heart preserves them.
-- Author Unknown

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
-- Randolph S. Bourne

Friendships begin because, even without words, we understand how someone feels.
-- Joan Walsh Anglund

Friendship gives a voice to the heart and wings to the soul.
-- Author Unknown

Friendship has no name but love.
-- Habib Sahabib

Friendship is a cozy shelter from life's rainy days.
-- Author Unknown

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.
-- Author Unknown

Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
-- Cicero

Friendship needs no words -- it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
-- Dag Hammarskjold

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
-- James F. Byrnes

Friendships multiply joys and divide grief's.
-- H. G. Bohn

Good company, lively conversation, and the endearments of friendship fill the mind with great pleasure.
-- Edmund Burke

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.
-- Author Unknown

Good friends are like stars....You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
-- Author Unknown

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
-- Katherine Mansfield

I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine, encourage me to grow.
-- Cher

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

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

If you'd be beloved, make yourself amiable. A true friend is the best possession.
-- Benjamin Franklin

In a true friend you find a second self.
-- Isabelle Norton

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="">

In the hour of misery, the eye turns to friendship. In the hour of gladness, what is our want? It is friendship.
-- Walter S. Landor

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
-- Kahlil Gibran

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

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
-- Marlene Dietrich

Laughter is the shortest distance between two friends.
-- Victor Borge

Like a tree blowing in the wind, friendships can bend and waver, yet they will both remain standing if they have strong roots.
-- Suzanne Long

Like creativity, friendship is a sudden spark, appreciated and protected. Chance provides the opportunity; care preserves the light.
-- Timothy White

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

Most people walk in and out of you life. But only friends leave footprints in your heart.
-- Author Unknown

My friends are my estate.
-- Emily Dickinson

Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
-- Ludwig Van Beethoven

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

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
-- Dinah Craik

Only friends will tell you the truths you need to hear to make your life bearable.
-- Francine Du Plessix Gray

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
-- Sicilian Proverb

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
-- Lois L. Kaufman

Real friends don't care if you're a little different...
-- Author Unknown

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
-- Emily Kimbrough

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
-- Cindy Lew

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
-- Swedish Proverb

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
-- Margaret Lee Runbeck

Similarities create friendship's while differences hold them together.
-- Author Unknown

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

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
-- Louisa May Alcott

That friend, given to you by circumstances over which you have not control, was God's own gift.
-- Fredrick Robertson

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.
-- Barbara Kingsolver

The mere chink of cups and saucers turns the mind to happy repose.
-- George Gissie

The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
-- Elizabeth Foley

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
-- Maya Angelou

The truth is friendship is every bit as sacred and eternal as marriage.
-- Katherine Mansfield

There are deep sorrows and killing cares in life, but the encouragement and love of friends were given us to make all difficulties bearable.
-- Author Unknown

There are no such things as strangers. Only friends we haven't met.
-- Anonymous

There are those who pass like ships in the night, who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight with never a backward glance of regret; folks we know briefly then quickly forget. Then there are friends who sail together, through quiet waters and stormy weather, helping each other though joy and through strife. And they are the kind who give meaning to life.
-- Author Unknown

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.
-- Bernard-Paul Heroux

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts unexpressed - that can make this life a garden.
-- Goethe

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
-- François, duc de La Rochefoucauld

True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for awhile. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they're never dead in your heart.
-- Author Unknown

True friends are those who lift you up when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
-- Author Unknown

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
-- Dave Tyson Gentry

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

We have been friends together
In sunshine and in shade.
-- Caroline Sheridan Norton

What is a friend? I will tell you… it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
-- Frank Crane

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean 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. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
-- Henri Nouwen

When you're looking for a friend don't look for perfection, just look for friendship.
-- Author Unknown

Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.
-- Jewish Saying

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

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

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

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can by trying to get other people interested in you.
-- Dale Carnegie

You make me proud to spell my name woman... you make me proud to be your friend...
-- Oprah Winfrey

Your friendship is better than chocolate! Well, anyway, it's right up there.
-- Julie Sutton

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