Quotes About Friendship

True friendship is a relationship of trust, faith and concern for one another. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to friendship and friends. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about being a friend or bff that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

If I had to sum up friendship in one word, it would be comfort.  ~ Terri Guillemets

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

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.  ~ Aristotle

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

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.  ~ Aristotle

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.  ~ Mark Twain

Of my friends I am the only one I have left.  ~ Terence

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Probably no man ever had a friend that he did not dislike a little.  ~ E.W. Howe

A hedge between keeps friendships green.  ~ German proverb

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

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

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

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.  ~ Grace Pulpit

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.  ~ Joseph Conrad

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.  ~ William Blake

Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

No road is long with good company.  ~ Turkish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.  ~ Thomas Fuller

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.  ~ Frances Ward Weller

It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.  ~ Marlene Dietrich

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

My friends are my estate.  ~ Emily Dickinson

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.  ~ Aristotle

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.  ~ George Santayana

'Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

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

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.  ~ Jacques Delille

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.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.  ~ Shirley Maclaine

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

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

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.  ~ Brandi Snyder

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?  ~ Abraham Lincoln

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.  ~ John Leonard

True friends stab you in the front.  ~ Oscar Wilde

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

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.  ~ Sicilian Proverb

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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.  ~ E. W. Howe

Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason.  ~ Mason Cooley

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

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