34 Inspiring Friendship Quotes

Inspiring Friendship Quotes 

Great friendships are the glue in life.

True friends are there in the good times, the bad times and then the really good and the really bad times in life! 

And yes, sometimes friends will come and go in our lives – that’s just the way it works out sometimes.

Then there are those friends that seem to have been there forever.

Here is an inspiring collection of quotes on friendship, to remind you of how precious these friendships are and some may even help you to put it into words.


(Updated in March 2021: Originally posted in June 2019)


Friendship Quotes


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


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“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


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




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


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



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


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


“People will forget the things you do, and people will forget the things you say. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou


friendship quotes Maya Angelou


“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” Tennessee Williams



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


Inspiring Friendship quotes Bernard Meltzer


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


“Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.” Friedrich Nietzsche


More Than Friendship quotes



“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



“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


Inspiring Friendship quotes Oprah Winfrey



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



“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


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


“A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


“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


C.S. Lewis Inspiring Friendship quotes


“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


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


“A true friend stabs you in the front.” Oscar Wilde


“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” Charles R. Swindoll


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“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


Inspiring Friendship quotes Yolanda Hadid


“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.” Marcus Tullius Cicero


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


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“Friends are the family you choose.” Jess C. Scott


“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


Friendship quotes Gloria Naylor


“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


“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


“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


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“Fate chooses your relations; you choose your friends.” Jacques Delille


Inspiring Friendship quotes Jacques Delille


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



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