82 Inspiring Friendship Quotes for Best Friends

Following are the best friendship quotes and sayings with images. If you’re looking for quotes about best friends, true friendship.

Friends are the family you can choose. Let your bestie know how much she means to you with one of these heartfelt friendship quotes.

Inspiring Friendship Quotes

In my friend, I find a second self. – Isabel Norton

In my friend, I find a second self. – Isabel Norton

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

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 friend is one who takes you to lunch even if you’re not tax deductible.

A friend is one who takes you to lunch even if you’re not tax deductible.

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity. – Robert Hall

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity. – Robert Hall

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses. – David Storey

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses. – David Storey

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

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

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

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

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

Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. – Dag Hammarskjold

Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. – Dag Hammarskjold

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. – Mencius

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. – Mencius

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely. – Pam Brown

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely. – Pam Brown

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. – Gwyneth Paltrow

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. – Gwyneth Paltrow

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. – Francesco Guicciardini

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. – Francesco Guicciardini

Say what you want about aging, it’s still the only way to have old friends. – Robert Brault

Say what you want about aging, it’s still the only way to have old friends. – Robert Brault

I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world. – Blaise Pascal

I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world. – Blaise Pascal

Hold a true friend with both your hands.

Hold a true friend with both your hands.

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

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

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

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

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

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

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

Friends are relatives you make for yourself. – Eustache Deschamps

Friends are relatives you make for yourself. – Eustache Deschamps

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. – Anais Nin

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. – Anais Nin

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 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

The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head.

The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head.

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. – Gerge Washington

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. – Gerge Washington

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

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

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. – Robert Brault

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. – Robert Brault

There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul. – Edith Wharton

There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul. – Edith Wharton

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

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

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.

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

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

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

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. – Katherine Mansfield

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. – Katherine Mansfield

The best time to make friends is before you need them. – Ethel Barrymore

The best time to make friends is before you need them. – Ethel Barrymore

A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. – Lois Wyse

A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. – Lois Wyse

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go. – Margaret Walker

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go. – Margaret Walker

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

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

But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one’s deepest as well as one’s most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. – Dinah Craik

But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one’s deepest as well as one’s most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. – Dinah Craik

What do we ask of friendship except to be taken for what we pretend to be – and without having to pretend. – Robert Brault

What do we ask of friendship except to be taken for what we pretend to be – and without having to pretend. – Robert Brault

Friendship is a sheltering tree. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Friendship is a sheltering tree. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not. – Mignon McLaughlin

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not. – Mignon McLaughlin

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

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

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

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

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean 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. 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 curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. – Henri Nouwen

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean 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. 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 curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. – Henri Nouwen

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

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

True friends stab you in the front. – Oscar Wilde

True friends stab you in the front. – Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.

Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. – Elbert Hubbard

Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. – Elbert Hubbard

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

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

There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.

There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.

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

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

Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship. – Dorothy Parker

Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship. – Dorothy Parker

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. – C.S. Lewis

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. – C.S. Lewis

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. – Dave Tyson Gentry

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. – Dave Tyson Gentry

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. – Samuel Johnson

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. – Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

If 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. – Edgar Watson Howe

If 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. – Edgar Watson Howe

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. – Elbert Hubbard

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. – Elbert Hubbard

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. – Aristotle

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. – Aristotle

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

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

Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.

Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. – Douglas Pagels

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. – Douglas Pagels

Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.

Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honoring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities.

Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honoring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities.

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

There are three types of friends: those like food, without which you can’t live; those like medicine, which you need occasionally; and those like an illness, which you never want.

There are three types of friends: those like food, without which you can’t live; those like medicine, which you need occasionally; and those like an illness, which you never want.

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