50 Wonderful Friendship Quotes

1. “Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ― ARISTOTLE

2. “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

3. “True friendship is like sound health, the value is seldom appreciated until it is lost.” ― CHARLES CALEB COLTON

4. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” — THOMAS J. WATSON

5. “Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.” ― JAMES F. BYRNES

6. “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

7. “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” ― SAMUEL BUTLER

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8. “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

9. “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

10. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — WALTER WINCHELL

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11. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” ― LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA

12. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” — HELEN KELLER

13. “Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” ― CICERO

14. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” — ARNOLD H. GLASGOW

15. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” ― JEAN DE LA FONTAINE

16. “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

17. “The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.” ― FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

18. “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.” — BUDDHA

19. “Don’t flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.” ― OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

20. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” — LEO BUSCAGLIA

21. “The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.” ― RALPH WALDO EMERSON

22. “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

23. “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

24. “Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.” — CHARLES KINGSLEY

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25. “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.” ― ROBERT BURTON

26. “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

27.“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

28. “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

29. “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” ― THOMAS AQUINAS

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30. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.” — EPICURUS

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

32. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — MARCEL PROUST

33. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” ― KHALIL GIBRAN

34. “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

35.“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 growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.” ― GEORGE WASHINGTON

36. “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

37. “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” ― HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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38. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” — OSCAR WILDE

39. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

40. “One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.” — GEORGE SANTAYANA

41. “The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.” ― PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN

42. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

43. “Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” ― MUHAMMAD ALI

44. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” — DAVID TYSON

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45. “Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.” ― EURIPIDES

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

47. “True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” ― BALTASAR GRACIAN

48. “It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

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49. “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” ― ELIE WIESEL

50. “If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” — MAXWELL MALTZ

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