Friendship - Quotes & Sayings

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace.

Christie Brinkley

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.


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

Helen Keller

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

Orson Welles

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!

Doug Larson

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Jean de La Fontaine

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

Jim Morrison

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

Ann Landers

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry Ford

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Khalil Gibran

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

Marcel Proust

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

Len Wein

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.


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

Marlene Dietrich

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

George Jean Nathan

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 what the heart needs all the time.

Henry Van Dyke

A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It's also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.

Rachel Simmons

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

Leo Buscaglia

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Henry David Thoreau

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Rabindranath Tagore

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

Baltasar Gracian

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.

William Butler Yeats

If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

Thomas Fuller

Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Arnold H. Glasow

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.

Henry David Thoreau

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.


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

Walter Winchell

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.

Bill Watterson

I have learned that friendship isn't about who you've known the longest, it's about who came and never left your side.

Yolanda Hadid

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

William Penn

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Le

I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly... that's what I call true friendship.

Harbhajan Singh

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

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.


True friends stab you in the front.

Oscar Wilde

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Anais Nin

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

Charles Caleb Colton

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.

Margaret Walker