Friendship Quotes

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

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

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

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.

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

Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

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.

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.

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.

Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.

Don’t ever dare to take your college as a matter of course – because, like democracy and freedom, many people you’ll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

When a woman like that whom I’ve seen so much, All of a sudden drops out of touch; Is always busy and never can, Spare you a moment, it means a man.

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

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.

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world.

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

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?

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

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

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.

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.

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

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

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

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

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.

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.

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

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

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.

True friends stab you in the front.

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.

When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

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.

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.

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

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

Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

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.

My friends are my estate.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out.

A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend.

A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more.

Everyone is a friend, until they prove otherwise.

Every person is a new door to a different world.

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

I get by with a little help from my friends.

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.

I might give my life for my friend, but he had better not ask me to do up a parcel.

Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life.

The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.

The love of my life is the love between friends.

One’s best friend is oneself.

A Friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway!

To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy.

he following Girl Scouts Motto has been submitted by many people in varying forms, so I’ve just placed the three most popular versions on:

1) Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold

2) Make new friends, both young and old, one in Silver, the other Gold.

3) Make new friends but keep the old, some are silver and others are Gold

4} I have a hand, and you have another; put them together and we have each other.

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.

Sometimes you pick your friends, sometimes they pick you.

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own.

Though our communication wanes at times of absence, I’m aware of a strength that emanates in the background.

I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine, encourage me to grow.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You canít have too many friends because then youíre just not really friends.

No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.

Give others freedom to be themselves. Appreciate the differences between their ways an yours.

Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad Bowl of Life.

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

Truth and tears clear the way to a deep and lasting friendship.

True friendship is never serene.

Friendship: a building contract you sign with laughter and break with tears.

Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.

It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

Friend: a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection and loyalty.

A new friendship is like an unripened fruit – it may become either an orange or a lemon

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

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch’d, unfledg’d comrade.

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship.

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

The best mirror is an old friend.

What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

I count myselt in nothing else so happy
As in a soul rememb’ring my good friends.

I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial.

Sir, more than kisses, letters, mingle souls;
For, thus friends absent speak.

Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend
Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end.

Friends have all things in common.

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

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

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.

It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm,
A happy and auspicious bird of calm.

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.

One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.

Friendship is always a sweet responsibilty, never an oppourtunity.

There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.

True friendship is never serene.

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance.

Friends are born, not made.

This communicating of a man’s self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joy, and cutteth griefs in half.

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what is made by the friends whom we choose.

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.

The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man’s success in life.

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?

Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter.

Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.

Never kiss a friend. If you have deeper feelings, never reveal them. You will lose that friend forever.

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.

True friendship’s laws are by this rule express’d,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.

Best friends are like diamonds, precious and rare
False friends are like leaves, found everywhere.

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetary in which to bury the faults of his friends.

We are all angels with only one wing…we can fly only embracing each other.

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them, I’d be at the bottom to catch them

A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget.

Time isn’t what makes a friendship last, It’s love and devotion that keeps the tie between souls.

The best antiques are old friends.

When the silences are no longer akward, you know you are around friends.

Friendship is a special kind of love.

The secret to friendship is being a good listener.

A true friend is someone you can trust with all your secrets.

Gems may be presious, but friends are priceless.

You my friend, I wiil defend. And if we change, we’ll love you anyway.

If you have more than one friend, you have more than your share!

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.

A person is only complete when she has a true friend to understand her, to share all her passions and sorrows with, and to stand by her throughout her life.

Material things can’t make the soul whole. The only the love, trust, and loyalty of friends can do that.

Friendship is not friendship without trust, without it I walk alone.

Friendship is the golden ribbon that ties the world together.

friendship is talking to your best friend without words.

A true friend is the one who knows more about you than yourself and still loves you.

Friendship is the golden thread that ties all hearts together

Money might make you wealthy, but friends makes you rich.

You don’t make friends, you earn them.

When your looking for a friend don’t look for perfection, just look for friendship.

A friend is someone who sticks to you at all times, and a friend is someone who you trust.

How do you know you’ve found your best friend. When you are ready to talk to them about anything, even though they know everything about you already.

A friend with break your heart, a friend will mend it, a friend will provide you with every feeling in the world, good and bad. A friend is emotion incarnate.

Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, but somewhere in the middle we’ve become best of friends.

When we are grown, we’ll smile and say we had no cares in childhoods day, but we’ll be wrong. ‘Twill not be true, I’ve this much care, I care for you.

A faithful friend is a strong defence and he that hath found one hath found a treasure.

Friends are those who norish the spirit

I’d like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me. I’d like to be the help that you’ve been always glad to be; I’d like to mean as much to you each minute of the day, as you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way.

A friend loves you, makes you feel alright, troubles are not troubles when you talk, listen and accept you as you are, because you will feel the same and love the same.

Try to be governed by your loves and not your hates and find goodness and beauty where you can.

It is better to be thought of as a fool, rather than open your mouth to remove all doubt.

Keep your eyes upon me, keep me in your sight, Help me don the crooked road, lead me to the light. The road I’m on is dark, I’m not sure if I know the way, Yet with you right beside me, I’m certain I won’t stray. Protect me from the world, I know we’ll make it through, Give me all the strength I need, Let me lean on you.

No lapse of time or distance of place can lessen the friendship of those who are truly persuaded of each other’s worth.

Friendship is what gets you through the bad times and helps you enjoy the good times

Friends are angels following you through life

Friends are like pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up and sometimes they lean on you.

You cannot say you’ve lost a friend. If a friendship is capable of ending, it is because it never existed.

A world without a friend, what would it be? It would be like a world without water, something you need. Friends are like glass, once broken, they are hard to fix. Keep your friends, as you would keep your water.

The music may stop now and then, But the the strings will remain forever.

Friend derives from a word meaning “free.” A friend is someone who allows us the space and freedom to be.

Having someone who understands is a great blessing for ourselves. Being someone who understands is a great blessing to others.

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.

Scatter seeds of kindness everywhere you go,
Scatter bits of courtesy,
watch them grow and grow.
Gather buds of friendship,
Keep them till full-blown,
You will find more happiness,
than you have ever known.

We cannot tell the precise moment when a friendshipt is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, There is at last one drop that makes it run over. So in a series of kindness there is at last one drop that makes the heart run over.

Any day is sunny that’s brightened by a smile…Any friendship blossoms if it’s tended to with style.

The better you know someone, the less there is to say. Or maybe, there’s less that needs to be said.

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.

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

How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.

I don’t remember how we happened to meet each other. I don’t remember who got along with whom first. All I can remember is all of us together always.

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend… once in a lifetime.

A circle is round it has no end, that’s how long I want to be your friend.

A friend is like an oreo, its not always that great, but it always gets better.

A best friend is a sister that destiny forgot to give you.

One loyal friend is better than ten thousand family members.

You just remined me of what’s really important in life, friends, best friends.

Times of need are not enough to prove your friendship.

A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, but touches your heart.

Friends are like Peanut Butter, it sticks to the roof of your mouth .like a friend sticks to you, and it feels as if they never go away.

True friendship, unlike love, always lasts forever.

To the world you are someone, but to someone you are the world.

A friend will be there for you when things are good, but a TRUE friend will be there for you when things are good and also when things are very bad, and just when it feels like you will never smile again, she can put a smile on your face with just with a hug.

A real friend is not one who only entertain you, but one who cares about you, one who will be there when you cry.

Best friends are better than boyfriends.

As I reach a time of complete uncertainty, friends are my most precious asset.

There is no distance too great between friends, for love gives wings to the heart.

Where there is love there is life.

A friend will strengthen you with her prayers, bless you with her love, and encourage you with her hope.

I’d like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me, I’d like to be the help you’ve always been glad to be, I’d like to mean as much to you each minute of the day, as you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way.

A friend is like a rainbow. They brighten your life when you’ve been through a storm.

A friend in kindergarten is the one who sat next to you and let you have the pretty red crayon, when only the ugly black one was left.

True friendship is one that lasts even though one friend’s sole has left this earth.

A reassuring presence, A LIGHT when times are dark, A hand reaching out, Is what friendship is about.

We always thought we’d look back on our tears and laugh, but we never thought we’d look back on our laughter and cry.

When I’m asked what one happy thought is I always say knowing that no matter how big the fight is I will always havea best friend.

Dont walk on front of me, i may not follow~ dont walk behind me i may not lead~ just walk beside me and be my friend.

Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.

I believe in Angels, the ones that heaven sends
I believe in Angels, but i call them my best friends

Friendship is like a popsicle on two sticks, when the friendship breaks, so does the popsicle, making everything a mess.

Even on the road to hell a flower will make you smile.

Dreams are wishes casted upon stars, so catch a shining one ~ take your friend’s hand~ and hold on forever.

You are you and I am I,
You do your thing and I’ll do mine,
and if in the end we meet up together,
it is beautiful.

Love doesn’t make the world go round, it makes the ride worthwhile.

All our young lives we search for someone to love, someone who makes us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope, all the while wondering if somewhere and somehow there is someone searching for us.

We laughed, until we had to cry.
We gave love, right down to our last goodbye.
We were the best, we thought we’d ever be,
Just you and me, for just a moment.

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

My wish upon this shooting star is that your heart be happy.

If we discovered that we had only 5 minutes left to say what we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.

A friend you have to buy, wont be worth what you pay for him.

I can doubt my friends, but I can believe in our friendship.

If you treat your friend as they should be, they will become one of the crowd.
If you treat your friend as they ought to be treated, they will become an individual.

True friends, like ivy and the wall stand together and both together fall.

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious things.

With clothes the new are the best, with friends the old are the best.

Friendship is like thighs, they are always sticking together.

If you are going to gain anything in life, gain a friend, they will always be there, and that makes all the difference in the world.

True friends are never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart.

A real friend will tell you when you have spinach stuck in your teeth.

Shared sorrow is half sorrow, shared joy is double joy

Most people come into our lives and quickly leave. It is the special few that come in and leave a footprint in our hearts. and we are forever changed.

There is an exquisite melody in every heart. If we listen closely, we can hear each other’s song. A friend knows the song in your heart and responds with Beatiful harmony.

Friends are like flowers, beautiful flowers; friends are like flowers in the garden of life.

True friendship is sitting together in silence and feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.

If we were leaving in a world where to say i love you would make more sense, i would always say you i love you.

Choose your friends carefully you never know who is on your side, and remember the truth shall prevail.

False friends aren’t always that bad because it shows you about yourself and teaches you to be strong and life goes on.

Remember that every good friend was once a stranger.

They say ‘you only regret the things you never do, Then why do I regret every bad thing I did to you ?

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