134 Cute, Funny and Wise Best Friend Quotes on the Meaning of Friendship

Shel Silverstein Best Friend Quote

“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.” – Shel Silverstein

“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

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

“The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.– Antoine de Saint” – Exupéry




“Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.” – It’s a Wonderful Life

“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

“A good friend can tell you what the matter with you is in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.” – Arthur Brisbane

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

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.” – Tennessee Williams

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 born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis

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

“No friendship is an accident.” – O. Henry, Heart of the West

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

“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

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” – Charles Lamb

“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” – Miles Franklin

“Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolfe

“The best mirror is an old friend.” – George Herbert

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

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

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

“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

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12.” – Stand by Me

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

“I get by with a little help from my friends.” – The Beatles

“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

“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

“The world is not a pleasant place to be without someone to hold and be held by.” – Nikki Giovanni

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

“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

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love.” – Mandy Hale

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

“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

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion.” – Simone de Beauvoir

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

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

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

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” – Mark Twain

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

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

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

“Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.” – John O’Donohue

“Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.” – Pierce Brown

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson

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

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

“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?” – Eugene Kennedy

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

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” – Mencius

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

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

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

“If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.” – Stephen Chbosky

“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.” – St. Jerome

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

“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

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

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

“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

“A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.” – Anonymous

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker

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

“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

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius

“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.” – Mencius

“A friend to all is a friend to none.” – Aristotle

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

“True friendship is never serene.” – Marquise de Sevigne

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

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

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. - Gloria Naylor

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” – Gloria Naylor

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

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller

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

“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

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

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

“Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity.” – Santosh Kalwar

“Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.” – Sarah Dessen

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

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 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

“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

“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

“There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.” – Samuel Johnson

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

“The only true test of friendship is the time your friend spends on you.” – John Marsden

“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

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward

“Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.” – Epicurus

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

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

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

“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 friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison

“When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” – Diane von Furstenburg

“You have been my friend, replied Charlotte. That in itself is a tremendous thing.” – E.B. White Charlotte’s Web

“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

“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

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

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

“Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.” – William Hazlitt

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

“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

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

“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.” – Laurence J. Peter

“Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.” – Aristotle

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

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

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

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – William James

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

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. - Unknown

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.” – Unknown

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

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes

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

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

“We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.” – Sylvia Plath

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

“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.” – Jean de La Bruyère

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

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

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson

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

“People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

“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

“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

“Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.” – Mariella Frostrup

“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

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

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

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

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

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” – Zig Ziglar

“We’ll be friend ’til we’re old and senile. … Then we’ll be new friends!” – Anonymous

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