37 Fabulous Friendship Quotes

Written by Chloe M.

Each friendship offers something special. Each friendship makes us who we are.

Our friendships bring something new to our lives and make it more interesting and special.

We learn how to be a good friend because friends hold a special place in our hearts. It’s not easy to find a true friend. And when we find one we should hang on tight.

These friendship quotes describe the beauty of friendship.

Here are 37 fabulous friendship quotes to share with those people in your life whose friendship is special beyond compare:

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

    -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  2. “The greatest gift of life is friendship and I have received it.”

    -Hubert H. Humphrey

  3.  “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

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

    — Irish Proverb

  5. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” 

    – David Tyson Gentry

  6. “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

  7. “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” 

    – Henry David Thoreau

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

    ― Elie Wiesel

  9. “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

  10. “Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.”

    — It’s a Wonderful Life

  11. “Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times and  settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”

    -Ann Landers

  12. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

    -Helen Keller

  13. “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”

    -Thomas Aquinas

  14. “The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” 

    — Shanna Rodriguez

  15. “Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.” 

    ― Oscar Wilde

  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. “Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.”

    – Oscar Wilde

  18. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”

    -Henry Ford

  19. “Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”


  20. “The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.”

    -Simon Sinek

  21. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”

    — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

  22. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.”

    ― Aristotle

  23. “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  24. “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

  25. “There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

    ― Linda Grayson

  26. “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

  27.  “Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you,” and PROVED it.” 

    — Unknown

  28. “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”

    -Hubert H. Humphrey

  29. “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!”

    -Doug Larson

  30.  “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” 

    — Proverbs 27:9

  31.  “Only a true friend would be that truly honest.” 

    — Shrek

  32.  “Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.” 

    ― Socrates

  33. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

    – Marcel Proust

  34. “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

  35. “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

  36. “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”

    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  37. “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

About the author

Chloe M.