120 Friendship Quotes for Your Best Friends

From Funny to Heartfelt: 120 Friendship Quotes for Your Best Friends

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Your best friends are the people who lift you up when you’re feeling down, support you even when you make mistakes, and still love you even when you drive them crazy.

It’s easy to take these friendships for granted, but your BFFs are some of the most important people in your life.

These relationships will last a lifetime, so it’s important that you cherish every moment spent with your buddies.

Here are some friendship quotes to inspire you and help you express your love for your BFFs.

How You Can Use These Quotes

These friendship quotes are great for inspiration and motivation. If you’re feeling down, reading these quotes can help you feel better. You can also share these quotes with your friends to brighten their day.

Some of these quotes are a bit silly, so they’re perfect for sharing with friends who love sarcasm.

And if you’re having a serious conversation with a friend, you can use one of these quotes to express your feelings.

How Do You Know you Have A Good Friend

The best way to know if someone is a good friend is to be honest with yourself. Think about how you would treat your friend and what you expect from them.

If you have high standards for your friends, you’ll find that most people don’t make the cut.

You can’t expect to have hundreds of best friends, but you should have a few special people in your life who you know will always be there for you.

Best Quotes For Friends

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.

Charles Lamb

“The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.” — David Storey
“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing…not healing, not curing…that is a friend who cares.” — Henri Nouwen
“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
“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.” — Frances Ward Weller
“Best friends understand when you say, ‘forget it.’ Wait forever when you say, ‘just a minute.’ Stay when you say, ‘leave me alone.’ And open the door before you can say, ‘come in.’” — Unknown
“When it hurts to look back and you’re afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.” — Unknown
“Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.” — Unknown

“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
“A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.” — Unknown
“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” — Khalil Gibran
“Friends…they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” — Henry David Thoreau
“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.” — Richard Burton
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” — Aristotle
“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” — Henry Ford

There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.

Jim Henson

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

A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.

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

Bernard Meltzer

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

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

Marcel Proust

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

“Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.” — Unknown
“That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you — the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you — because that is what people are supposed to do.” — Unknown
“Best friends share laughs, memories and inside jokes. They will always be honest and stand by your side no matter what. They wipe your tears, pick you up when you fall, and are forever a piece of your heart.” — Unknown
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” — Winnie the Pooh
“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” — Oscar Wilde
“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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.” — Albert Schweitzer
“Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.” — Tahar Ben Jelloun
“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
“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.” — Henri Nouwen

quotes for best friends

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Audrey Hepburn

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

Arnold H. Glasgow

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

Elisabeth Foley

A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.

Proverbs 27:9

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Carl W. Buechner

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

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

“Throughout life you will meet one person who is like no other. You could talk to this person for hours and never get bored, you could tell this person things and they will never judge you. This person is your soulmate, your best friend. Don’t ever let them go.” — Unknown
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” — Winnie the Pooh
“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” — Toni Morrison
“Love is friendship set on fire.” — Jeremy Taylor
“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” — Anthony Robbins
“The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.” — Chelsea Handler
“Friendship is accepting a person with all their qualities — good and bad.” — Mohanlal
“Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.” — Marilyn Monroe
“It’s not being in love that makes me happy. It is the person that I am in love with that does.” — Unknown

A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

Dumbledore (Harry Potter)

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

Marlene Dietrich

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

Thomas J. Watson

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

Tennessee Williams

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.

G. Randolf

Best friends. Because if anyone else heard our conversations we’d end up in the mental hospital.

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.

Linda Grayson
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.

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

Irish Proverb
quotes for friends

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

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.

Helen Keller

Best friends don’t care if your house is clean. They care if you have wine.

True friends are always together in spirit.

L.M. Montgomery

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

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

Walter Winchell

It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.

If you are ever lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go.

Matthew Gray Gubler

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

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

Donna Roberts

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.

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

Maria Shriver

Friendship is so weird…you just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like ‘Yep, I like this one’ and you just do stuff with them.

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”  — Maya Angelou
“Everyone you meet knows something you don’t know but need to know. Learn from them.”  — C.G. Jung
“Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness.”  — Billy Chapata
“Each new friendship can make you a new person, because it opens up new doors inside of you.” — Kate DiCamillo
“Be genuinely interested in everyone you meet and everyone you meet will be genuinely interested in you.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” — Francesco Guicciardini
“Every new friend is a new adventure… the start of more memories.” — Patrick Lindsay
“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” — Shanna Rodriguez
“The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.” — Ann Kaiser Stearns
“Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So conquer your fears and get out there.” — Tony Clark

no friendship is an accident

Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation

Tennessee Williams

You don’t have to be crazy to be my friend. I’ll train you

A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have

Sarah Valdez

Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.

Misty Copeland

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Dr. Seuss

We weren’t sisters [or brothers] by birth, but we knew from the start…fate brought us together to be sisters [or brothers] by heart.

It’s hard to find a friend who’s cute, loving, generous, caring, and smart. My advice to y’all is, don’t lose me.

Special Quotes On Friendship

Best friends are the people in your life who make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better.

Friends are the family you choose

Jess C. Scott

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

Leo Buscaglia

There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” — Dodinsky
“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” — Robert Southey
“There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” — Diana Cortes
“A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart.” — Unknown
“A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because of space separation.” — John Newton
“Distance means so little, when someone means so much.” — Tom McNeal
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” — A. A. Milne
“As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” — Donna Lynn Hope
“A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.” — Kahlil Gibran
“Can miles truly separate you from friends…If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”— Richard Bach
“A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.” — Unknown

I think we’ll be friends forever because we’re too lazy to find new friends.

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.

Woodrow T. Wilson

Friends buy you food. Best friends eat your food.

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

Ed Cunningham

True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.

Helen Keller

No friendship is an accident.

O. Henry

God made us best friends because he knew our moms couldn’t handle us as sisters.

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

Thomas Aquinas

I love that our effortless friendship fits perfectly with my laziness.

Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.

Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them

We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing home

great quotes on friendship

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.


True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style

Nicole Richie

True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.

Best friend: the one that you can be mad at only for a short period of time because you have important stuff to tell them

We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much

Bottom Line

These quotes are a great way to celebrate the love and friendship between you and your best friends. You’ll find that these quotes will also help you to appreciate the people around you.

It’s easy to forget just how important your friends are, so these quotes are a great reminder.

Whether you’re celebrating a friendship milestone or just want to say thank you, these friendship quotes are sure to inspire you and your friends.

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