250+ Memorable Short Quotes About Friendship

  • A bad friend secretly plots your downfall. – Bangambiki Habyarimana

  • A book is a dear friend who has a thousand things to say. – Nicole Sager

  • A crow will always cry at the carcass of a friend. ― Anthony T.Hincks

  • A few caring kind quality friends are worth more than any amount of shallow popularity.     – Rachel Hamilton

  • A friend can give you the freedom to think differently. – Debasish Mridha M.D.

  • A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself. – Frances Ward Weller

  • A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it top me when my memory fails.                 – Unknown

  • A friend in power is a friend lost. – Henry Adams

  • A friend is a favorable family. – Lailah Gifty Akita

  • A friend is a gift you give yourself. – Robert Louis Stevenson

  • A friend is a person whom you can love without judging and share your thoughts without fearing. – Debasish Mridha MD

  • A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.                           – Simon Sinek

  • A friend is an open sky with whom you can open wings of your mind to fly.                      – Debasish Mridha MD

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A friend is someone who will always be there for you, in good and hard times.                   – Lailah Gifty Akita

  • A friend is the wax that keeps the flame lit; an enemy is the wind that blows it out.           – Anthony Liccione

  • A friend is what the heart needs all the time. – Henry Van Dyke

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

  • A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • A friend to all is a friend to none. – Aristotle

  • A friend to kill time is a friend sublime. – Haruki Murakami

  • A friend who betrays you is an enemy. – Gift Gugu Mona

  • A friend’s bitter words seem to us more poisonous than a serpent’s tooth.                         – Mehmet Murat ildan

  • A friendship that can end never really began. –  Publilius Syrus

  • A genuine enemy is more useful than a fake friend. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  • A gloomy face drives friends away. – Bangambiki Habyarimana

  • A good book is a true friend who never betrays. – Debasish Mridha

  • 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

  • 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

  • A good friend is a healing friend. – A.D. Posey

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

  • A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing. –  John Tillotson

  • A lonely soul is the best friend of itself. – Munia Khan

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

  • A real friend is one who helps us to think our best thoughts, do our noblest deeds, and be our finest selves. – Elizabeth George

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

  • A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.Leo Buscaglia

  • A soul mate is a direct pathway to God. – Kamand Kojouri

  • A stranger is just a friend waiting to be let in. – Anthony T Hincks

  • A true friend is like an umbrella that opens her heart to protect you on those rainy days. – Debasish Mridha

  • A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!                       – Doug Larson

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

  • A true friend is someone who knows what you want before you ask for it. – Vinita Kinra

  • A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face. – Unknown

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

  • A true friend makes your problem their problem. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

  • A true friend pays attention without seeking it. – Debasish Mridha MD

  • A White Tiger keeps no friends. It’s too dangerous. – Aravind Adiga

  • All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the sand.               Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • 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

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

  • Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. – Benjamin Franklin

  • Be the type of friend you would like to have. – Steve Maraboli

  • Best friends can turn a horrible day into one of the best days of your life.                          – Nathanael Richmond

  • Beware of unfriendly friends who come nicely dressed in friendly suits.                            – Edmond Mbiaka

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

  • Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship. – Dorothy Parker

  • Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.                         – John Lennon

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

  • Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? – Abraham Lincoln

  • Don’t expect your friend to be a perfect person but, help your friend to become a perfect person that’s true friendship. – Mother Teresa

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Enemy: A friend whose mask has fallen. – Bangambiki Habyarimana

  • Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends. Jacques Delille

  • Former best friends make the worst enemies. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  • Friend is the one who shows the way and walks a piece of road with us.                            – William Wordsworth

  • Friends are born, not made. – Henry Adams

  • Friends are like walls, sometimes you lean on them and sometimes it’s good just knowing they’re there. – Unknown

 

  • Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul.                        – Steve Maraboli

 

  • Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life. – Unknown

  • Friends are the family you choose. – Jess C. Scott

  • Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius

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

  • Friends ask you questions; enemies question you. – Criss Jami

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

  • Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. – Euripides

  • Friends will always be there for the party. Real friends will be there after the party…        – Bray Love

  • Friends, though absent, are still present. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

  • Friendship and money: oil and water. – Mario Puzo

  • Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.        – Alexander Dumas

  • Friendship gives us the strength to turn from lambs into lions. – Stephen Richards

  • Friendship happens when the distance between the hearts tends to zero. – Amit Ray

  • Friendship humanizes. – Jason Gay

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

  • 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

  • Friendship is a special kind of love. More than endless, more than true. When friends parted ways no matter the distance, expect them to keep coming back to you. – John K.

  • Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. – Eustace Budgell

  • Friendship is a wildly underrated medication. – Anna Deavere Smith

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

  • Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. – Khalil Gibran

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

  • Friendship is as great as a True Friend and a True Friend is as great as Friendship.           – Sharvani Akula

  • 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

  • Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks. – Waqar Ahmed

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

  • Friendship is like wine: it gets better as it grow older.  Just like us…  I get better, you get older. – Unknown

  • Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.                            – Thomas Jefferson

  • 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

  • Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow Wilson

  • Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace. – Buddha

  • Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.        – Jean de La Fontaine

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

  • Friendship isn’t about becoming somebody else perfect person. It is about finding someone who helps you become the best person you can be. – John

  • Friendship lasts long when the terms are clear! – Ritu Raj

  • Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it. – Cicero

  • Friendship that insists upon agreement on all things isn’t worth the name.                        – Mahatma Gandhi 

  • Friendships are discovered rather than made. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Good friends are like angels. You don’t have to see them to know they are there for you. –  Moywaywa

  • Good friends are like stars: You don’t always see them but you know they are there.         – Unknown

  • Good friends will allow you to be as innocent and free as a child when in private, and as wise and mature as an adult when in public. – Criss Jami

  • Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. – Mark Twain

  • Hell will be Heaven with Friends; Heaven will be Hell without them. – Aman Jassal

  • I have learned that friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who came and never left your side. – Yolanda Hadid

  • If you fulfill God’s will, then God will always be your friend. – Sunday Adelaja

  • If you have no friends, invent one! – Stephen Richards

  • If you have nothing in life but a good friend, you are rich. – Buddha

  • If you have nothing in life but a good friend, you’re rich. – Michelle Kwan

  • If you have one true friend you have more than your share. – Thomas Fuller

  • 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

  • If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. – Maxwell Maltz

  • If you want a good friend, you need to be a good friend! – Elizabeth George

  • In friendship, we are all debtors. We all owe each other for a thousand small kindnesses, for little moments of grace in the chaos. – Emery Lord

  • In life have a friend that’s like a mirror and shadow; Mirror doesn’t lie and shadow never leaves. – Unknown

  • In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.                                – Collins John Churton 

  • In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.Unknown

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

  • 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

  • It costs nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend. – George Clason

  • It is during the worst times of your life that you will get to see the true colors of the people who say they care for you. – Unknown

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

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

  • It’s really a rare thing to have a friend that changes your mind. – Jill Telford

  • It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds. – Gina Barreca

  • Laugh, and the world longs to be your friend. – Richelle E. Goodrich

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

  • Life experiences shared with a friend will turn into memories to be enjoyed.                      – James Hauenstein

  • Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend. Sarah Desse

  • Life is nothing without friendship. Cicero

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

  • Life says Loneliness Is Friendly Enemy. – Shivangi lavaniya

  • Long friendships are like jewels, polished over time to become beautiful and enduring.      – Celia Brayfield

  • 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

  • Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.                              – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Lovers have a right to betray you. Friends don’t. – Judy Holliday

  • Make time for your friends. The work will always be there, but your friends may not.        – Unknown

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

  • Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. – Aristotle

  • My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford

  • My friends are my estate. – Emily Dickinson

  • Never be in a hurry to condemn a friend; never be in haste to embrace an enemy.            – Paul Bamikole

  • Never hate an enemy; love them and transform them into a friend. – Debasish Mridha

  • 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

  • No friendship is an accident. – O. Henry

  • No man can see himself unless he borrows the eyes of a friend. – Colin Higgins

  • No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. – Charles Dickens

  • No words would ever be more powerful than the presence of a friend.                              –  Rachel L. Schade

  • Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. – Plautus

  • Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.                – Jean de La Fontaine

  • Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. – Herodotus

  • Old friends are gold.  New friends are diamonds.  If you get diamonds, don’t forget gold because only gold can hold a diamond. – Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

  • One best book is equal to hundred good friends but one good friend is equal to a library. – Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

  • One friend in a life time is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.                      – Henry Adams

  • One has a right to judge a man by the effect he has over his friends. – Oscar Wilde

  • One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. –  Euripides

  • 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

  • One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

  • Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies. –  Richelle Mead

  • Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.      – Amos Bronson Alcott

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

  • Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don’t understand.       – Robert Brault

  • People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. – Joseph F. Newton Men

  • Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness. – Lois L. Kaufman

  • Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. – Jean de La Fontaine

  • Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.                                      – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • Seeing a friend cry is not as painful as hearing an enemy laugh.                                      – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  • Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.                            – Christie Brinkley

  • Silence is a prince’s friend. – George R.R. Martin

  • Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. – Francesco Guicciardini

  • So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. – Helen Keller

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

  • Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends. – Virginia Woolf

  • Someone helping you is not always your friend and someone opposing you always is not your enemy. – Unknown

  • 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

  • Ten minutes with a genuine friend is better than years spent with anyone less.                  – Crystal Woods

  • The actual secret to success: Be a better friend today than you were yesterday.                 – Richelle E. Goodrich

  • The best time to make friends is before you need them. –  Ethel Barrymore

  • The biggest ingredient in a best friend is someone whose actions you respect and who you can truly be yourself around. – Renee Olstead

  • The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. – William Blake

  • The friend that always finds time to spend with you without consulting his or her calendar is a true friend. – Ellen J. Barrier

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

  • The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. –  Hubert H. Humphrey

  • The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. – Joseph Addison

  • The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment is a secret which but few discover. – Joseph Addison

  • The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.  – Sophie Swetchine

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

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

  • The most dangerous enemy is not the one who lingers behind you in the shadows, but the one who walks beside you as a friend. – Bianca Scardoni

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

  • The most powerful force that can transform an enemy into a friend is simple kindness.       – Debasish Mridha

  • The most reliable friend you have is your shadow. – Matshona Dhliwayo

  • The most valuable gift you can receive is an honest friend. – Stephen Richards

  • The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.                    – Giotto di Bondone

  • The word friend is common, the fact is rare. – Plato

  • There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love. – William Hazlitt

  • There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met. – William Butler Yeats

  • There cannot be friendship without equality. – Swami Sivananda

  • There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. – Paramahansa Yogananda

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

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

  • There’s no tonic like an old friend. – Stephen King

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

  • To have a good enemy, choose a friend: he knows where to strike. – Joe Abercrombie

  • To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.          – Charlie Chaplin

  • To leaders, one trusted friend is better than ten well known betrayers.                            – Israelmore Ayivor

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

  • Today’s enemies can be your friends tomorrow. And today’s friends can be tomorrow’s enemies. – Suzy Kassem

  • Trees are always there as a friend to talk and help you. – Debasish Mridha MD

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

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

  • 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

  • True friends chop the onions and cry together. – Ljupka Cvetanova

  • True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.                            – Emilie Saint-Genis

  • True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future; false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past. – Seth Brown

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

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

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

  • True friendship never questions what it costs you. – Stephen Richards

  • True friendships are eternal. – Cicero

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

  • Unless we learn to criticize friends, we shall never find true ones. – Tarif Naaz

  • Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.                         – Helen Keller

  • We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. – Robert Louis Stevenson

  • We are some people’s friends only when they are with us. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  • We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.                 – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

  • When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.     – Maria Shriver

  • When we make friends then we change from being animals to being human.                     – Stephen Richards

  • When you get lost in a really strange place, nothing is more comforting than found your friend whom you trust and can show the way. – Toba Beta

  • When you’re alone is when you can count your friends. – Stephen Richards

  • Where there are friends, there is wealth. –  Titus Maccius Plautus

  • Wherever it is you may be, it is your friends who make your world. – Chris Bradford

  • Wind also needs wind because everything and everybody needs a friend like himself!         – Mehmet Murat ildan

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

  • Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. – Aristotle

  • You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. – Indira Gandhi

  • You will know a friendship is not natural when you don’t feel relaxed with.                        – Bangambiki Habyarimana

  • Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.            – Tim Fargo

  • Your life is going to be influenced by friends you mingle with. – Israelmore Ayivor


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