50+ Inspiring Quotes about Friendship

Friends are some of the most important people in our lives, so when it comes to celebrating them, be it on their birthday or saying thank you, you should choose words that express your deep appreciation for them.

We have hand-picked over 50 quotes about friendship you might want to include on a card to go with your flowers or other gift!

Quotes about Friendship

50+ Quotes about Friendship

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. Donald Miller
  6. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.Henry David Thoreau
  7. No friendship is an accident.  O. Henry, Heart of the West
  8. If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them, I’d be at the bottom to catch them. Unknown
  9. There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. Jim Henson
  10. A good friend is like a four leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.  Irish Proverb
  11. A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.  Unknown
  12. Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. Ed Cunningham
  13. I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.  Helen Keller
  14. Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest… It’s about who came, and never left your side… Unknown
  15. Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. Thomas J. Watson
  16. 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. Anais Nin
  17. ltimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. Oscar Wilde
  18. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.  Elie Wiesel
  19. A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. Bernard Meltzer
  20. 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
  21. Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give. Uknown
  22. I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Plutarch
  23. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche
  24. A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else. Unknown
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. Brandi Snyder
  28. If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile… But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Unknown
  29. 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
  30. I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.  Ernest Hemingway
  31. There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will. Unknown
  32. The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. Elisabeth Foley
  33. Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. Unknown
  34. 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
  35. True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. David Tyson
  36. If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue. Alice Duer Miller
  37. It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. Epicurus
  38. Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. Tennessee Williams
  39. A stranger stabs you in the front; a friend stabs you in the back; a boyfriend stabs you in the heart, but best friends only poke each other with straws. Unknown
  40. 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
  41. There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.  Linda Grayson
  42. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche
  43. The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  44. A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Donna Roberts
  45. 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
  46. Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.  Leo F. Buscaglia
  47. A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. Unknown
  48. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
  49. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . . C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Author: Lily Calyx

Flower expert, gardening enthusiast and creative mind behind our blog.

Share This Post On