101 Greatest Friendship Quotes

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Please enjoy this list of 101 of the Greatest Friendship Quotes that I have personally curated from a list of thousands. Friendship means different things to different people but I think everyone will agree that true friendship is rare, and if you are lucky enough to find someone that has your back, no matter what, then you are very lucky indeed.


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

Marlene Dietrich

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.

Baltasar Gracian

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


There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We will always be best friends until we are old and senile. then we can be new friends


Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.

Ernie Banks

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

I have been and always shall be your friend


True friendship isn’t about being inseparable, it’s being separated and nothing changes


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

Charles Lamb

A true friend accepts who you are and helps you become who you can be


There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.

Thomas Fuller

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

Jim Morrison

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Khalil Gibran

Friends are therapists you can drink with


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

George Santayana

Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

Charles R. Swindoll

Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The best therapy in the world is time out with your friends


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

Hubert H. Humphrey

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.


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

Elizabeth Foley

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

Thomas Aquinas

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.

Tahar Ben Jelloun

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.

Charles Eastman

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

Arnold H. Glasow

I get by with a little help from my friends

John Lennon

Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there


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


Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

Khalil Gibran

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

Henry David Thoreau

The friendship that can cease has never been real

St. Jerome

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

Samuel Butler

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Instead of loving your enemies – treat your friends a little better.

E. W. Howe

Life is all about finding people who are your kind of crazy


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


Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship


True friendship isn’t about only being there when it’s convenient, it’s about being there when it’s not


It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.

Charles Kingsley

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.


Friendship is Love without his wings!

Lord Byron

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


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

William Penn

It takes a long time to grow an old friend

John Leonard

Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.

Samuel Johnson

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Henry David Thoreau

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.


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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

W. Somerset Maugham

Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.

Amos Bronson Alcott

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

Hubert H. Humphrey

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

Charlotte Bronte

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

Thomas Aquinas

Every girl needs a best friend to help her laugh when she thinks she’ll never smile again

Cassie Ventura

Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there


The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.

Mao Zedong

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

William Hazlitt

All you need to do to be my friend is like me.

Taylor Swift

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


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

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Baltasar Gracian

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

Leo Buscaglia

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

True friends are the ones who have nice things to say about you behind your back


Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.

Jean de La Fontaine

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe called life


A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

Saint Francis de Sales

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

Dag Hammarskjold

When 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.

E. W. Howe

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Thomas Fuller

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

Doug Larson

A friend to all is a friend to none.


Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

Rabindranath Tagore

When a friend does something wrong, don’t forget all the things they did right


Best friends come in all sizes


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

Charles Caleb Colton

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Alice Walker

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.

Henry David Thoreau

Friendship is not a big thing – it’s a million little things


Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.

Emil Zatopek

A good friend knows all your best stories, a best friend has lived them with you


Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.

Anna Deavere Smith

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.


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

Elie Wiesel

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

J M Laurence

I will always have your back


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

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Jean de La Fontaine

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.


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

Elbert Hubbard

A friend is, as it were, a second self.

Marcus Tullius Cicero