The Value of Best Friends | Friendship Quotes

Friendships are wonderful treasures to have. These relationships, which are filled with love and compassion, can really brighten up your life and make every day memorable and fun. Real friends are the ones that stay around even though life gets hard. These people are very hard to find, so if you have one, don’t ever let go, and remind that friend from time to time how important he or she is to you.

We’re sure your friend will be more than happy to know how glad you are to have them in your life. Here is a list of quotes to help get you started:


Famous Best Friend Quotes

  • Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. – Ed Cunningham
  • Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected. – C.J. Langenhoven
  • A friend to all is a friend to none. – Aristotle
  • Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way. – Charles Kingsley
  • The best time to make friends is before you need them. – Ethel Barrymore
  • True friendship is never serene. – Marquise de Sevigne
  • There is nothing I wouldn’t do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature. – Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. – Henry David Thoreau
  • The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. – Elizabeth Foley
  • If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. – Maxwell Maltz
  • If you wanna find out who’s a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time … then see who sticks around. – Karen Salmonsohn
  • 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 friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself  –  and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. – Jim Morrison
  • A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself. – Heidi Wills
  • A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing. – John Tillotson
  • 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
  • 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 real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. – Walter Winchell
  • A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. – Leo Buscaglia
  • A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. – Donna Roberts
  • 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
  • A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. – Bernard Meltzer
  • Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? – Abraham Lincoln
  • 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
  • A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. – Arnold H. Glasgow
  • 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
  • Some souls just understand each other upon meeting. – N.R. Hart
  • A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling. – Arthur Brisbane
  • 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
  • Be slow to fall into friendship; but when you are in, continue firm and constant. – Socrates
  • The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most. – Dale Carnegie
  • 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
  • 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
  • Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. – Thomas J. Watson
  • Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. – Albert Camus
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul. – Steve Maraboli
  • 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 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 only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow T. Wilson
  • 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
  • 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
  • I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. – Plutarch
  • I get by with a little help from my friends. – The Beatles
  • I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. – Ernest Hemingway
  • 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. – Alice Duer Miller
  • 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
  • True friends are like diamonds –  bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style. – Nicole Richie
  • True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. – David Tyson
  • Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. – Oscar Wilde
  • 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
  • Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks. – Waqar Ahmed
  • 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
  • In my friend, I find a second self. – Isabel Norton
  • You have been my friend,  replied Charlotte. That in itself is a tremendous thing. – E.B. White Charlotte’s Web 
  • You’ve got a friend in me.Toy Story
  • No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. – Alice Walker
  • Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. – Henry David Thoreau
  • 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
  • It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • 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
  • Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. - Elie Wiesel
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. – Elie Wiesel
  • Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. – Elie Wiesel
  • Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. – Tennessee Williams
  • 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
  • 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. – Emil Ludwig
  • 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 F. Buscaglia
  • 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
  • One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. – George Santayana
  • Only a true friend would be that truly honest. Shrek
  • It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. – Epicurus
  • In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • No friendship is an accident. – O. Henry, Heart of the West 
  • It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. – Marlene Dietrich
  • 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
  • People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. – Joseph F. Newton
  • 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
  • Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them. – Anna Taylor
  • Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends. – Virginia Woolfe
  • Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. – Miles Franklin
  • 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
  • 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
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when you are in, continue firm and constant. - Socrates
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when you are in, continue firm and constant. – Socrates
  • The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul. – Shanna Rodriguez
  • The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 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
  • 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 nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. – Linda Grayson
  • The best mirror is an old friend. – George Herbert
  • There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends. – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
  • There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. – Jim Henson, I’m Going To Go Back There Someday 
  • They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. – Carl W. Buechner
  • Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. – Charles Lamb
  • To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. – Brandi Snyder
  • We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?  Asked Piglet. Even longer,  Pooh answered. – Winnie The Pooh
  • When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier. – Diane von Furstenburg
  • When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. – Donald Miller
  • 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
  • Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. – Aristotle
  • 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
  • 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


Original Best Friend Quotes

  • Our insane friendship keeps me sane. It is the craziness that lets me know I am alive.
  • The moment when I realized we’re on the same place in the spectrum of weirdness, I knew we’d be great friends.
  • I thought I was crazy, then I met you. We keep each other’s craziness in check.
  • Friends are people of the same weird type.
  • A true friend is someone who loves you when you forgot how to love yourself.
  • Even silence can be fun and meaningful if you’re with a friend.
  • Sometimes you can get lucky and find someone with the same weird interests as you.
  • If you lean on me, I lean on you. If we collapse, we collapse together.
  • When everyone pushed me away, you stayed and held me. You are one of the reasons I am still here.

Our insane friendship keeps me sane.

  • Ever since we became friends, life became so much fun.
  • Sometimes when I close my eyes, I imagine numbers on you because I know I could always count on you.
  • Having you as a friend made me realize how crazy you are. Knowing you are as crazy as me makes me feel normal.
  • I have a hard time imagining an awesome life without you.
  • I think we’d still be amazing friends in a multiverse.
  • You are the first person I want to talk to whenever something is up.
  • Real friends takes candid pictures of you and uploads the ugly ones.
  • Real friends are like stars: though you may not always see them, you know they’re always there.
  • Hard times will always reveal true friends.
  • A friend is a hand that is always holding yours.

A friend is a hand that is always holding yours.

  • You are my best friend, my human diary, and my partner in crime.
  • A true friend reminds you to be a friend to yourself.
  • A real friend doesn’t just know your stories, they help you write them.
  • Through thick and thin, I promise to be your friend.
  • A true friend lets the crazy out of you.
  • Friendship isn’t a big thing; it’s a million small things.

Real friends takes candid pictures of you and uploads the ugly ones.

  • Things may change as life goes on but the bond we share will remain strong forever.
  • Friends are the ones you have late night conversations with other than with yourself when you are overthinking.
  • We have this an unspoken understanding only real friends have.
  • You are my best friend, the treasure among all treasures.
  • There is just so much ‘trusting, helping, and loving each other no matter what’ between us that I think we’re the best among all the best friends.
  • Friends that rant together about the trivial things in life experience the same trivial things in life.
  • True friends look past judgements – they only see the beauty inside.
  • Being with you is like being with a never ending supply of fun and happiness.
  • Our friendship is on the level where in we know exactly what we need to say when we need to say it.

A true friend reminds you to be a friend to yourself. (1)

  • Our bond is so strong that, together, we make a pretty good Mighty Bond superglue.
  • You’re like an anti-gravity person because you never let me down.
  • Being a friend is being there for the big moments.
  • Sometimes being a friend doesn’t mean agreeing but understanding. We have a lot of differences but I promise to always be your friend.
  • Even after all the hardships we’ve been through, I still can’t help but think you’re the perfect friend for me and I am the perfect friend for you.
  • If our friendship is a house I am sure it could stand an earthquake because its foundation is strong!

A true friend reminds you to be a friend to yourself.

  • My life without you is like a blank canvas, plain and simple. My life when you became my friend is still like a canvas, only with another canvas beside it enjoying the plain and simple life.
  • Friends are the ones you share those funny videos you see online with.
  • Real friends catch your cheating partner, not cheat with your partner. Thank you for being that friend.
  • Isn’t it amazing that, when we talk to each other, it seems like nothing really changed, even though we’re miles apart?
  • Sometimes even though I am alone, I can feel you near me, because I know you’ll never leave me alone.

Friends are people of the same weird type.

  • Every time life gets hard and I feel so vulnerable, you never fail to protect me… like a condom.
  • If I would give you a chocolate for every time you made me smile, I would be broke.
  • Ever since we became friends, I never felt alone. You have always bothered me.
  • I thought it was Christmas when I met you, because meeting you was one of the best gifts life has ever given me.
  • I wish you knew how thankful I am to have you as my friend. And I hope you’re as thankful as I am to be your friend.
  • Friends are the ones you bring to some place awesome to eat when you don’t want to eat alone.
  • No words could ever express how much our friendship means to me. Believe me, I tried searching at a thesaurus and a dictionary. There’s really nothing.
  • I hope you think of me when you’re far away and missing home, because I do the same. You see, home is when I’m with myself and with my best friend –you.
  • A true friend is someone who will still believe in you even when you start having doubts about yourself.
  • Times will continue to change us and how we look at the world, but I promise you this: no matter what happens, our friendship will never end.

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