169 Friendship Quotes to Ignite Bonds and Warm Hearts

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  1. Love, friendship, laughter... Some of the best things in life really are free. — Bob Marley
  2. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  3. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart — Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. — Mother Teresa
  5. Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones — John Lennon
  6. Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. — John Lennon
  7. 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. — St. Basil
  8. The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. — Konrad Lorenz
  9. Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies. — Al Capone
  10. The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. — Hubert Humphrey

The Most Famous Friendship Quotes

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There is no life without friendship — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Life is nothing without friendship. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports. — Kenneth Branagh

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life, since without friends no one would choose to live, though possessed of all other advantages. — Aristotle

Friendship is essentially a partnership. — Aristotle

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. — Elie Wiesel

Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet'ner of life, and solder of society. — Robert Blair

Friendship is like a prism through which the many variations of beauty are revealed in our lives. — Anonymous

Friendship is that virtue by which spirits are bound by ties of love and sweetness and out of many are made one. — Aelred of Rievaulx

Short Friendship Quotes

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  • Friendship is communion. — Aristotle
  • Friendship is a full-time job. — Bill Russell
  • Friendship is the most pleasant of all things, and nothing more glads the heart of man. — Plutarch
  • Friendship also seems to be the bond that hold communities together. — Aristotle
  • An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship. — Oscar Wilde
  • Every one has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend. — Marian Anderson
  • Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never. — Charles Caleb Colton
  • A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady. — Thomas Moore
  • Every business is built on friendship. — J. C. (James Cash) Penney
  • The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. — Hubert H. Humphrey

Friendship Image Quotes

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Friendship quote by Hubert Humphrey

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. — Hubert Humphrey

Friendship quote by Ruth Graham

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham

Friendship quote I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
Friendship quote by Hafez

Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends. — Hafez

Friendship quote by Joseph Addison

The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. — Joseph Addison

Friendship quote by Socrates

There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend. — Socrates

Friendship quote by Kathleen Norris

Friendship is an art, and very few persons are born with a natural gift for it. — Kathleen Norris

Friendship quote by A. A. Milne

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. — A. A. Milne

Friendship quote by Kahlil Gibran

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

Friendship quote by DMX

If your heart was as big as your mouth you'd be real. — DMX

Friendship quote by Tupac Shakur

Losing my homies in a hurry, they're relocating to the cemetery. — Tupac Shakur

Friendship quote by Dag Hammarskjold

Friendship needs no words... — Dag Hammarskjold

Friendship quote by Henry David Thoreau

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

Friendship quote by Mencius

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. — Mencius

Friendship quote by Proverbs

For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required. — Proverbs

Friendship quote by Francois de la Rochefoucauld

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Friendship quote by Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never. — Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship quote by Henry Ward Beecher

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. — Henry Ward Beecher

Friendship quote by Rabindranath Tagore

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. — Rabindranath Tagore

Friendship quote by Hubert H. Humphrey

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

Friendship quote by Jean De La Fontaine

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. — Jean De La Fontaine

Friendship quote A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to yo
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

Meaningful Friendship Quotes

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Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way. — Charles Kingsley

This self-obsession is a waste of living. It could be spent on surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing. — Tilda Swinton

It is your friends who make your world. — William James

Friendship quote Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.
Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.

I don't need to live my art and almost die to understand my heroines. I want to love my sons, live quietly, eat good food, have meaningful friendships in and out of work and have a very large wine collection. — Measha Brueggergosman

In friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. — Khalil Gibran

A friendship counting nearly forty years is the finest kind of shade-tree I know. — James Russell Lowell

Friendship quote Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarte
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.

ALL MEANINGFUL KNOWLEDGE IS FOR THE SAKE OF ACTION, AND ALL MEANINGFUL ACTION FOR THE SAKE OF FRIENDSHIP. — John Macmurray

If you are determined not to risk pain, then you must do without many things: having children, getting married, the ecstasy of sex, the hope of ambition, friendship-all that makes life alive, meaningful and significant. — M. Scott Peck

Long Distance Friendship Quotes

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We care. We feel. We think. We do not always miss the absent one. We cannot always come when called. Being friends with a loner requires patience and the wisdom that distance does not mean dislike. — Anneli Rufus

A friend is someone who allows you distance but is never far away. — Noah

It would be impossible to "love" anyone or anything one knew completely. Love is directed towards what lies hidden in its object. — Paul Valery

Friendship quote One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

Somewhere we know that without silence, words lose their meaning. — Henri Nouwen

True friendship resists time, distance and silence. — Isabel Allende

Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it. — Aristotle

Broken Friendship Quotes

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You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. Those are your 'friends — Mark Twain

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen — Rod McKuen

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. — Mary Catherwood

Friendship quote How amazing is it to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go
How amazing is it to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go in your head.

Ingratitude is a nail which, driven into the tree of courtesy, causes it to wither; it is a broken channel, by which the foundations of the affections are undermined; and a lump of soot, which, falling into the dish of friendship, destroys its scent and flavor. — Giambattista Basile

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. — Gwyneth Paltrow

The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend. — Heather Brewer

Friendship quote The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

One is so apt to think of people's affection as a fixed quantity, instead of a sort of moving so with the tide, always going out or coming in but still fundamentally there: and I believe this difficulty in making allowance for the tide is the reason for half the broken friendships. — Freya Stark

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant. — Gautama Buddha

Broken friendships can be soldered, but never sound. — Proverbs

Friends are just enemies who don't have enough guts to kill you. — Judy Tenuta

Love And Friendship Quotes

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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

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A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship. — Oscar Wilde

Friendship quote Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.
Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.

I have always looked at life as a voyage, mostly wonderful, sometimes frightening. In my family and friends I have discovered treasure more valuable than gold. — Jimmy Buffett

When you ask God for a gift, Be thankful if he sends, Not diamonds, pearls or riches, but the love of real true friends. — Helen Steiner Rice

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. — Donna Roberts

Friendship quote A friend to all is a friend to none.
A friend to all is a friend to none.

It is better to be alone with God. His friendship will not fail me, nor His counsel, nor His love. In His strength, I will dare and dare and dare until I die. — Joan of Arc

Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough. — Elif Safak

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

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. — Simone de Beauvoir

True Friendship Quotes

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A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strenghs; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. — William Arthur Ward

When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfume. — Sara Jeannette Duncan

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer. — Ed Cunningham

When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier. — Diane von Furstenberg

Life is slippery. Here, take my hand. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother. — Benjamin Franklin

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. — Charles Caleb Colton

People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out. — Michael Bassey

Friendship And Life Quotes

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The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. — Joseph Addison

Close friends are truly life's treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone. — Vincent Van Gogh

The best things in life are free. And it is important never to lose sight of that. So look around you. Wherever you see friendship, loyalty, laughter, and love...there is your treasure. — Neale Donald Walsch

If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. — Desmond Tutu

If there is no friendship with them [the poor] and no sharing of the life of the poor, then there is no authentic commitment to liberation, because love exists only among equals. — Gustavo Gutiérrez

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

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. — Mao Zedong

I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down. — Abraham Lincoln

Get not your friends by bare compliments but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. — Socrates

Our one goal is to give the world a taste of peace, friendship and understanding. Through the visual arts, the art of celebration of life. — Steven Spielberg

Real Friendship Quotes

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If your heart was as big as your mouth you'd be real. — DMX

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust. — Jesse Owens

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

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

. . . success is a combination of many things, but a good character is the foundation of the kind of success that will bring you real happiness. Choose your friends wisely-they will make or break you. — J. Willard Marriott

Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie. — Robert Breault

Friendship and money: oil and water. — Mario Puzo

When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work , but the solidest thing we know. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. — Aristotle

True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style. — Nicole Richie

Happy Friendship Quotes

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Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. — A. A. Milne

If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy. — Dorothy Parker

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. — Epicurus

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Happiness is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth. — Jon Foreman

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To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness. — Chinmayananda Saraswati

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife. — Franz Schubert

Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Men are motivated when they feel needed while women are motivated when they feel cherished. — John Gray

Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. — Oscar Wilde

Lost Friendship Quotes

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If friends disappoint you over and over, that's in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren't going to change simply because you want them to. — Oprah Winfrey

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Friendship is one mind in two bodies. — Mencius

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I get by with a little help from my friends. — John Lennon

Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom. — Scottish Proverbs

You do not lament the loss of hair of one who has been beheaded. — Joseph Stalin

I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of. — Charles Bukowski

It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends. — Cynthia Rylant

Demons run when a good man goes to war. Night will fall and drown the sun when a good man goes to war. Friendship dies and true love lies. Night will fall and the dark will rise when a good man goes to war. Demons run but count the cost; the battle's won but the child is lost. — Steven Moffat

When my soul was in the lost-and-found You came along to claim it. — Carole King

Loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable; that one false step involves her in endless ruin; that her reputation is no less brittle than it is beautiful; and that she cannot be too much guarded in her behaviour towards the undeserving of the other sex. — Jane Austen

Life Love And Friendship Quotes

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Every child deserves a chance at a life filled with love, laughter, friends and family. — Marlo Thomas

beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the horror of the shade — William Ernest Henley

Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm, and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring. — Denise Austin

The importance of pedestrian public spaces cannot be measured, but most other important things in life cannot be measured either: Friendship, beauty, love and loyalty are examples. Parks and other pedestrian places are essential to a city's happiness. — Enrique Penalosa

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. — Sydney Smith

The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith. — Bertrand Russell

Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage. — Agnes Repplier

It is love and friendship, the sanctity and celebration of our relationships, that not only support a good life, but create one. Through friendships, we spark and inspire one another's ambitions. — Wallace Stegner

You Too? I thought I was the only one. — C. S. Lewis

With the exception of love, friendship and the beauty of Art, I don't see much else that can nurture human life. — Muriel Barbery

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More Friendship Quotes

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Friendship quote by Aristotle

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. — Aristotle

Friendship quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friendship quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Friendship quote by Christie Brinkley

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

Friendship quote by C. S. Lewis

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities. — C. S. Lewis

Friendship quote by Dale Carnegie

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation. — Dale Carnegie

Friendship quote by Charles Dickens

Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart. — Charles Dickens

Friendship quote by Robert Burns

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to min? — Robert Burns

Friendship quote by Markus Zusak

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship. — Markus Zusak

Friendship quote by Joseph Parry

Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best. — Joseph Parry

Friendship quote by Joseph B. Wirthlin

Our friends should be companions who inspire us, who help us rise to our best. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

Friendship quote by Catherine Drinker Bowen

Chamber music - a conversation between friends. — Catherine Drinker Bowen

Friendship quote by Aesop

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. — Aesop

Friendship quote by Ashleigh Brilliant

The difference between friendship and love is how much you can hurt each other. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Friendship quote by Jimmy Buffett

I'm going back to my parrot head friends. — Jimmy Buffett

Friendship quote by Charles Peguy

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love. — Charles Peguy

Friendship quote by Jack Layton

Cherish every moment with those you love at every stage of your journey. — Jack Layton

Friendship quote by George Jean Nathan

Love demands infinitely less than friendship. — George Jean Nathan

Friendship quote by Billy Joel

I could walk away from anyone I ever knew, but I can't walk away from you. — Billy Joel

Friendship quote by C.J. Langenhoven

Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected. — C.J. Langenhoven

Friendship quote by Thomas Aquinas

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

In Conclusion

Reading friendship quotes is not just about passing time or finding cute friendship sayings to share with your pals. It's about gaining insight into the beautiful complexities of friendship. These quotes help you to understand the profound impact a friend can have on your life. They can provide solace during times of unexpected friendships and remind you of the strength that comes from rebuilding broken bonds. So, why not allow these quotes to influence your perspective on friendship and inspire you to cherish and nurture these precious relationships in your life?

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