Best Friendship Quotes in English

Best Friendship Quotes in English

Friendship Quotes in English

1.“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 (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

2. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.”– Socrates

3. “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


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“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.

5. “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 (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

6. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”– Abraham Lincoln

7. “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

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

9. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”– Friedrich Nietzsche


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

11. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”– Marcel Proust (Best Friendship Quotes in English)


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

13. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”– Seneca

14. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”– Plutarch

15. “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.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. “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 (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

17. “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”— Joseph F. Newton Men

18. “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

19. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”– Confucius

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

21. “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

22. “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”– Unknown (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

23. “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.”– Winnie the Pooh

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

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

26. “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

27. “One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”– George Santayana

28. “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”– Ernest Hemingway (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

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

30. “The best time to make friends is before you need them.”– Ethel Barrymore

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

32. “How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices of 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

33. “A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.”–Charles Darwin

34. “There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate. “– Linda Grayson (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

35. “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

36. “True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.”– St. Jerome

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

38. “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 (Best Friendship Quotes in English)


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“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”– David Tyson

40. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”– Thomas J. Watson

41. “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 (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

42. “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

43. “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”– Euripides

44. “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.”— Anthony Robbins

45. “It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”– Marlene Dietrich (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

46. “Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.”– Greg Tamblyn

47. “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

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

49. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”– Woodrow T. Wilson (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

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

51. “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

52. “Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.”– Marcus Tullius Cicero

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53. “A friend to all is a friend to none.”– Aristotle (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

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

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

56. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”– Mark Twain

57. “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

58. “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

59. “There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found

While journeying east and west –

The only folks we really wound

Are those we love the best.

We flatter those we scarcely know,

We please the fleeting guest,

And deal full many a thoughtless blow

To those who love us best.”– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

60. “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 (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

61. “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

62. “One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.”– John O’Donohue

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

64. ” Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” – George Washington

65. “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

66. “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 (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

67. “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.”— Miles Franklin

68. “A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.”– Heidi Wills

69. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”– Alice Walker

70. “Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.”– William Hazlitt (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

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

72. “Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust.”– Jesse Owens

73. “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

74. “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

75.“Where there are friends, there is wealth.”– Titus Maccius Plautus

76. “Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.”– Sicilian Proverb (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

77. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”– Epicurus

79. “True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.”– Charles Caleb Colton

80. “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

81. “Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”– William James

82. “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

83. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”– Jim Morrison (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

84. “The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”— Dale Carnegie

85. “One cannot count what one would exchange for a noble friend.” – Orestes, Euripides

86. “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”– Richard Bach

87. “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.“– Samuel Butler

88. “Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.”– Emil Ludwig (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

89. “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”– Benjamin Franklin

90. “The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.”– Henry David Thoreau

91. “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

92. “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”– Henry David Thoreau

93. “There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.“– Sylvia Plath

94. “A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.”— John Tillotson (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

95. “Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”– Baltasar Gracian

96. “Friends are relatives you make for yourself.“– Eustache Deschamps

97. “If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”– Maxwell Maltz

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

100. “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”– Donald Miller (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

101. “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”— Henry David Thoreau

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

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

104. “Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s greatest gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.”– Thomas Hughes (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

105. “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

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

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

108. “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

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

110. “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

111. “We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”– Ray Bradbury (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

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

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

114. “A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”– Elbert Hubbard

115. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”– Maya Angelou

116. “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

117. “Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.”– C.J. Langenhoven (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

118. “Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.” – Jacques Delille

119. “True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.”– Henry David Thoreau

120. “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

121. “Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.”– Anna Cummins

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

123. “I’m glad I found you and became your friend.” – Philoctetes, Sophocles

124. “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

125. “Every girl needs a good friend and a glass of wine.” – LeAnn Rimes

126. “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” – Anna Deavere Smith (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

127. “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” – Henry David Thoreau

128. “Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold.”– Joseph Parry

129. “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Brandi Snyder

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

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

132. “All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.”– Ella Wheeler Wilcox (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

133. “The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.”– Mark Twain

134. “To me, that is one of the most important principles of life: Never leave your friends behind.” – Buzz Aldrin

135. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

137. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens

138. “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” – William Blake

139. “A true friend stabs you in the front.”– Oscar Wilde (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

140. “If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?”– Meghan Markle

141. “I get by with a little help from my friends” – The Beatles

142. “The finest friendships are between those who can do without each other.” – Elbert Hubbard

143. “Keep thy friend under thy own life’s key” – All’s Well That Ends Well, William Shakespeare

144. “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” – Oscar Wilde

145. “May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.” – Unknown (Irish proverb)

146. “Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.” – Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

147. “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.”– S.E. Hinton

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

149. “Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.” – Elbert Hubbard

150. “A faithful friend is hard to find.” – Unknown (Chinese proverb)

151. “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

152. “No road is long with good company.” – Turkish proverb (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

153. “Ah me, a true friend—there’s nothing better, not wealth or sovereignty.” – Orestes, Euripides

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

155. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”– Aristotle

156. “Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend?” – James Taylor

157. “A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship.” – Nelson Rockefeller (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

158. “There are good ships and there are wood ships, ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, may they always be.” – Unknown (Irish blessing)

159. “With good friends, you can’t lose!” – Kermit the Frog

160. “Friends share things in common.” – Orestes, Euripides (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

161. “A hedge between keeps friendship green.” – Unknown (Chinese proverb)

162. ‘We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” — A.A. Milne, “Winnie The Pooh”

163. “Life isn’t about having a thousand friends, it’s about finding the very few right ones you need.” — A.R. Asher

164. “In my friend, I find a second self.” — Isabel Norton

165. “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” — Gina Barreca (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

166. “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” – Unknown

167. “My circle is small, but the love is enormous and genuine. It gets no better.” — Alex Elle

168. “True 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

169. “True friendship is never serene.” — Marquise de Sevigne

170. “Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.” — Steve Maraboli​

171. “Friends are the sunshine of life.” — John Hay (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

172. Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm. -Augustine Birrell

173. Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. -Thomas Aquinas

174. 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

175.  “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” — Euripides

176. “Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.” — N.R. Hart


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“The best mirror is an old friend.” ― George Herbert

178. “You’ve got a friend in me.” — Randy Newman, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” from Toy Story

179. Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. -Friedrich Nietzsche (Best Friendship Quotes in English)

180. “Here’s to the nights that turned into mornings with the friends that turned into family.”- Unknown

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