Best Friendship Quotes to Celebrate Your True Friendship

Friendship Quotes

Friendship is a bond built with the people we choose as family. Friends provide emotional support and encouragement during life’s ups and downs, acting as the siblings we never had. To deepen this relationship, this article presents a selection of friendship quotes. Use these quotes to spark meaningful conversations and enhance your friendships.

Best Friend Quotes

  1. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard
  2. “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
  3. “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success.” – Doug Larson
  4. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts who you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare
  5. “True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” – Nicole Richie
  6. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson
  7. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia
  8. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” – Maya Angelou
  10. “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey


Cute Friendship Quotes

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands. — Maria Shriver”

1. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. – Elisabeth Foley” 

2. “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” 

3. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. – Tennessee Williams”

4. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. – Carl W. Buehner” 

5. “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. – Amy Poehler” 

6. “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” 

7. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller” 

8. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – J.K. Rowling” 

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

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

11. “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. – Bernard Meltzer” 

12. “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” 

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

14. “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” 

15. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. – Khalil Gibran” 

16. “It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters. – J.M Lawrence”

17. “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. – Bill Wilson”

18. “A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden. – Unknown” 

19. “A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile. – Sushan R. Sharma” 

20. “We weren’t sisters [or brothers] by birth, but we knew from the start…fate brought us together to be sisters [or brothers] by heart. – Unknown” 

21. “A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have. – Douglas Pagels”

22. “Best friends are the people in your life who make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better. – Unknown” 

23.“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation. – Tennessee Williams”

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Short And Sweet Friendship Quotes

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. – Ed Cunningham” 

24. “A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. – Donna Roberts” 

25. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. – Marlene Dietrich” 

26. “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. – Selena Gomez” 

27. “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have. -Jenna Evans Welch” 

28. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. – Helen Keller” 

29. “True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart. – Helen Keller”

30. “No friendship is an accident. – O. Henry” 

31. “Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need. – Anonymous” 

32. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. – Jim Henson” 

33. “A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world. – Leo Buscaglia” 

34. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow Wilson” 

35. “Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius” 

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

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

38. “Friends are the family you choose. – Jess C. Scott“ 

39. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. – Misty Copeland”

40. “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. – Unknown” 

41. “Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. – Unknown” 

42. “True friends are always together in spirit. – L.M. Montgomery”

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Broken Friendship Quotes 

“Friends can break your heart, too – Unknown” 

43. ” How strange is it, that after all that, we are strangers again? – Unknown”  

44. “Somebody asked me if I knew you. A million memories flashed through my mind, but I just said, I used to. – Wiz Khalifa”

45. “Just remember, I was there when nobody else was. – Lil Wayne”

46. “A broken friendship can be a comma or a full stop, you choose. – Unknown” 

47. “Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, but because they don’t. – Jennifer Green”  

48. “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. – Richard Bach” 

49. “Life without a friend is like death without a witness. – hema thasapalan” 

50. “We all lose friends. We lose them in death, to distance, and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. – Amy Marie Walz” 

51. “The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home when you leave the light on. – Unknown” 

52. “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. – E. B. White”  

53. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.- A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)” 

54. “It hurt because it mattered. – John Green”  

55. “The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained. – Jonathan Harnisch” 

56. “I honestly do not hate you, but my disappointment is that you changed and became everything you had promised you would never be. – Unknown” 

57. “We laughed until we had to cry. And we loved right down to our last goodbye. We were the best. – Melissa de la Cruz”  

58. “You have to let people go. Everyone in your life is not meant to stay. Some are meant to just be a part of your journey. – Roy T. Bennett” 

59. “I’m that person everyone replaces after a while. – Danae Brunet”

60. “The moment your friends cease to share their complications with you, know that is the moment you lost your prime place in their hearts. – Quote by Roy T. Bennett” 

61. “The worst thing ever is seeing your best friend slowly replacing you with another friend. – Unknown”

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Friendship Quotes for Breakup 

“We have three types of friends in life: friends for a reason, friends for a season, and friends for a lifetime. – Ziad K. Abdelnour” 

62. “At some point, you have to realise that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life. – Unknown” 

63. “Cherish the times you have with people because when those times are gone all you’ll have is memories.- Unknown”

64. “A million words would not bring you back, I know because I’ve tried. Neither would a million tears I know because I’ve cried. – Unknown” 

65. “Walk away from friendships that make you feel small and insecure, and seek out people who inspire you and support you. – Michelle Obama” 

66. “It’s sad when people you know become people you knew. When you can walk right past someone like they were never a big part of your life. How you used to be able to talk for hours and how now, you can barely even look at them. – Unknown” 

67. “Only those who care about you can hear you when you’re quiet. – Anjali B” 

68. “If my absence doesn’t affect your life then my presence has no meaning to it. – Unknown” 

69. “Closure happens right after you accept that letting go is more important than projecting a fantasy of how the relationship could have been. – Sylvester McNutt” 

70. “I’ve come to realize that the only people I need in my life are the ones who need me in theirs even when I have nothing else to offer but myself. – Unknown”  

71. “I reserve the right to be choosy about what and who I allow in my life. – Unknown”  

72. “Do yourself a favor and learn how to walk away… there are tons more waiting to love you better. Do better. – Reyna Biddy” 

73. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. – Elisabeth Foley” 

74. “Making new friends shouldn’t mean losing old ones. – Dulce Ruby” 

75. “It took me way too long to realize that you shouldn’t be friends with people who never ask how you’re doing. – Unknown”  

76. “Some people aren’t loyal to you, they are loyal to their need of you. Once their need changes, so does their loyalty. – Unknown”  

77. “True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient, it’s about being there when it’s not. – Wilt” 

78. “Make as many friends as you can, but don’t build your life on them alone. It’s an unstable foundation. – Sean Covey” 

79. “Friendships cause heartbreaks too. – Unknown”  

80. “That’s how it usually goes, move on. – Unknown” 

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Long Distance Friendship Quotes 

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. – Linda Grayson“ 

81. “Best friend: the one that you can be mad at only for a short period of time because you have important stuff to tell them. – Unknown” 

82. “You don’t have to be crazy to be my friend. I’ll train you. – Unknown” 

83. “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. – Charles Lamb” 

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

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

86. “A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again. – Unknown” 

87. “Best friends. Because if anyone else heard our conversations we’d end up in the mental hospital. – Unknown” 

88. “Best friends don’t care if your house is clean. They care if you have wine. – Unknown”

89. “If you are ever lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go. – Matthew Gray Gubler” 

90. “Friendship is so weird…you just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like ‘Yep, I like this one’ and you just do stuff with them. – Bill Murray ” 

91. “It’s hard to find a friend who’s cute, loving, generous, caring, and smart. My advice to y’all is, don’t lose me. – RojenaBell” 

92. “I think we’ll be friends forever because we’re too lazy to find new friends. – Unknown” 

93. “Friends buy you food. Best friends eat your food. – Unknown” 

94. “God made us best friends because he knew our moms couldn’t handle us as sisters. – Unknown”

95. “We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing home. – Unknown”

96. “We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much. – Unknown”

97. “True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically. – Unknown”

98. “Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them. – Unknown”

99. “I love that our effortless friendship fits perfectly with my laziness. – Unknown”

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Deep Friendship Quotes

“When it hurts to look back and you’re afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there. – Julian Casablancas” 

100. “The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses. – Unknown” 

101. “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 healing, not curing…that is a friend who cares. – Henri Nouwen”

102. “True friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when you’re facing problems. – Unknown” 

103. “A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself. – Unknown”  

104. “Best friends understand when you say, ‘forget it.’ Wait forever when you say, ‘just a minute.’ Stay when you say, ‘leave me alone.’ And open the door before you can say, ‘come in. – Unknown” 

105. “Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say. – Unknown”  

106.“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. – Albert Camus”

107. “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part. – Auliq Ice” 

108. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. – Khalil Gibran”

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

110. “False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. – Richard Burton” 

111. “The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson”

112. “My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. – Aristotle” 

113. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford” 

114. “Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life. – Unknown”

115. “That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you — the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you — because that is what people are supposed to do. – Unknown” 

116. “Best friends share laughs, memories and inside jokes. They will always be honest and stand by your side no matter what. They wipe your tears, pick you up when you fall, and are forever a piece of your heart. – Unknown” 

117. “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you. – Carter Crocker”

118. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. – Oscar Wilde” 

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True Friendship Quotes

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

119. “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another. – Unknown”  

120. “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” 

121. “But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. – Thomas Jefferson” 

122. “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”

123. “Throughout life you will meet one person who is like no other. You could talk to this person for hours and never get bored, you could tell this person things and they will never judge you. This person is your soulmate, your best friend. Don’t ever let them go. – Unknown” 

124. “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you. – Joan Powers” 

125. “She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. – Toni Morrison ” 

126. “Love is friendship set on fire. – Ann Landers” 

127. “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. – Tony Robbins” 

128. “The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life. – Chelsea Handler” 

129. “Friendship is accepting a person with all their qualities — good and bad. – Mohanlal ” 

130. “Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship. – Marilyn Monroe” 

131. “It’s not being in love that makes me happy. It is the person that I am in love with that does. – Unknown”

132. “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.- Maya Angelou”  

133. “Everyone you meet knows something you don’t know but need to know. Learn from them. – Bill Nye ”  

134. “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 ” 

135. “Each new friendship can make you a new person, because it opens up new doors inside of you. – Kate DiCamillo” 

136. “Be genuinely interested in everyone you meet and everyone you meet will be genuinely interested in you. – Rasheed Ogunlaru” 

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 Friendship Quotes For Kids                    

“True friends are always together in spirit – L.M. Montgomery” 

137. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends – Jane Austen” 

138. “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life; you can barely remember what life was like without them. – Anna Taylor”

139. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt”

140. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford” 

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

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

143. “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. – Jenna Evans Welch”

144. “It’s true that great friends help us build our life. – Unknown”

145. The best things in life aren’t things…they’re your friends. – Laurence J. Peter 

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

147. “A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be somewhere else. – Len Wein” 

148. “Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. – Herodotus”

149. “The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson” 

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Inspirational Friendship Quotes

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. – Amy Poehler” 

150. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. – Misty Copeland” 

151. “Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world. – John Evelyn” 

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

153. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. – Ed Cunningham” 

154. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard”

155. “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” 

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

157. “A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you. – Unknown” 

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

159. “A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. – Donna Roberts”

160. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. – Marlene Dietrich”

161. “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. – G. Randolf”

162. “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have. – Irish Proverb”

163. “A friend is one before whom i may think aloud.”

164. “As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.”

165. “A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be”

166. “Can miles truly separate you from friends if you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you

167. “Only those who care about you can hear when you’re quiet”

168. “A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.”

169. “Friends make the world beautiful.”

170. “There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.

171. Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget. – Unknown

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

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