Friendship is a complex and valuable relationship that is often hard to define. It can be described as a mutual bond of trust, support, and understanding between two or more people.

Friendships can bring joy, comfort, and growth and can be shaped by shared experiences and common interests.

It is one of the most valuable relationships we have in our lives. It provides us with love, support, and companionship, which can make us feel complete, no matter what else is going on.

Whether it is a fellow sports team member or a childhood companion, friendships are all important to who we are.

Many famous people have shared their thoughts on friendship, and their quotes reflect the many different aspects of this important relationship.

From wise words about the importance of staying true to our friends through good times and bad, to inspiring thoughts about sharing moments together, this collection will remind you why friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts.

110+ Sweet Quotes About Friendship

  1. 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
  2. Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. –Ed Cunningham
  3. The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. -Hubert H. Humphrey
  4. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. -Albert Camus
  5. When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier. -Diane von Furstenburg
  6. My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. -Henry Ford
  7. A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself. –Frances Ward Weller
  8. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust
  9. A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. -Bernard Meltzer
  10. A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest thing you can have. –Sarah Valdez
  11. Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. -Jean de la Fontaine
  12. It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds. -Gina Barreca
  13. Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to level yourself up. -Thomas J. Watson
  14. 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
  15. A good friend is like a four – leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have. -Irish Proverb
  16. Keeping score is for games, not friendships. -John C. Maxwell
  17. Life isn’t about having a thousand friends, it’s about finding the very few right ones you need. -A.R. Asher
  18. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. -Walter Winchell
  19. Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them. -Anna Taylor
  20. Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl. –Tahar Ben Jelloun
  21. A good friend will help you move. But a best friend will help you move a dead body. -Jim Hayes
  22. Distance means so little when someone means so much. -Tom McNeal
  23. The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. -Elisabeth Foley
  24. Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. -Woodrow T. Wilson
  25. 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
  26. There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy. -Henry Ford
  27. 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 about that. –Ally Condie
  28. The best time to make friends is before you need them. -Ethel Barrymore
  29. It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. -Marlene Dietrich
  30. 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
  31. In my friend, I find a second self. -Isabel Norton
  32. Friendship is a sheltering tree. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  33. What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. -Aristotle
  34. Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends. -Virginia Woolfe
  35. 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
  36. Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. -Virginia Woolf
  37. It is the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense and to have her nonsense respected. -Charles Lamb
  38. My circle is small, but the love is enormous and genuine. It gets no better. -Alex Elle
  39. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  40. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. –Khalil Gibran
  41. Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost your smile, your hope, and your courage. -Doe Zantamata
  42. In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. –John Churton Collins
  43. No friendship is an accident. -O. Henry
  44. Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. -Bill Watterson
  45. 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
  46. Each new friendship can make you a new person because it opens up new doors inside of you. –Kate DiCamillo
  47. Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. -Thomas J. Watson
  48. True friendship is never serene. -Marquise de Sevigne
  49. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. -Henry David Thoreau
  50. Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. -Tennessee Williams
  51. A true friend is someone who is always there for you through the good times and the bad times.
  52. Friendship is not about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked into your life and said, “I’m here for you.”
  53. A true friend is one who accepts you for who you are, without trying to change you.
  54. The best friendships are the ones that you can laugh with, cry with, and be yourself around.
  55. A true friend is someone who always has your back, no matter what.
  56. Friendship is not about perfection, it’s about accepting each other’s flaws and loving each other all the same.
  57. A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.
  58. The greatest gift of life is friendship, and the greatest gift of friendship is trust.
  59. Friendships are built on trust, loyalty and mutual respect.
  60. A friend is someone who is always there to lend a helping hand, a listening ear, and a warm hug.
  61. A true friend is someone who makes you laugh, even when you don’t want to.
  62. Friendship is not about how close you are, but how well you understand each other.
  63. A true friend is someone who is always there for you, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve spoken.
  64. Friendship is not about being inseparable, it’s about being able to pick up right where you left off, no matter the time or distance.
  65. A friend is someone who makes your life better, just by being in it.
  66. Friendship is not about having the same interests, it’s about accepting and respecting each other’s differences.
  67. A true friend is someone who is always there to lift you up when you’re feeling down.
  68. Friendship is not about being in the same place, it’s about being in the same journey.
  69. A true friend is someone who is always there to share in your joys and sorrows.
  70. Friendship is not about the number of people you know, it’s about the number of people who know you and truly care about you.
  71. Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul. -Steve Maraboli​
  72. Every new friend is a new adventure… the start of more memories. –Patrick Lindsay
  73. There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature. -Jane Austen
  74. 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
  75. Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. -Sicilian Proverb
  76. 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
  77. Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected. -C.J. Langenhoven
  78. Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap. -Anonymous
  79. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. -Carl W. Buechner
  80. Friends are the sunshine of life. -John Hay
  81. 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
  82. If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one days so I never have to live without you. -A.A. Milne
  83. There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate. -Linda Grayson
  84. Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to level yourself up. –Thomas J. Watson
  85. 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
  86. A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. -Aristotle
  87. The best mirror is an old friend. -George Herbert
  88. There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate. -Linda Grayson
  89. We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. -Robert Louis Stevenson
  90. We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing homes. -Unknown
  91. Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. -Ed Cunningham
  92. 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
  93. Friends offer free therapy. -Unknown
  94. It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. -Marlene Dietrich
  95. A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. -Donna Roberts
  96. 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
  97. Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust. -Jesse Owens
  98. True friends are great riches. -Unknown
  99. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. –Arnold Glasgow
  100. It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. -Epicurus
  101. Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. -Misty Copeland
  102. Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. -Ed Cunningham
  103. 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
  104. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller
  105. The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life. –Chelsea Handler
  106. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. -Dumbledore
  107. Friendship is a sheltering tree. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  108. Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace. -Christie Brinkley
  109. One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. –Euripides
  110. A true friend is forever a friend. -George MacDonald
  111. One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. –George Santayana
  112. Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness. -Lois L. Kaufman
  113. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing. -Jennifer Aniston
  114. We’ve been friends for so long, I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence. -Unknown
  115. I and my best friends can communicate with just facial expressions. -Unknown
  116. You and I are more than friends. We’re like a really small gang. -Miles A. Head
  117. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. –Walter Winchell
  118. As a child, your parents raise you. As an adult, it’s your friends who raise you. Choose them wisely. -Epifania Maphosa

The power of friendship is often underestimated. It deserves more recognition due to its incredible ability to give strength, hope, and comfort in times of need.

In the end, we must remember that we are not alone. Friendships can bring about many positive changes in our lives, so it’s important to nurture them every day!

These friendship quotes remind us of how invaluable a true friend can be and how meaningful even a single kind word or gesture can be. They serve as reminders to value and appreciate each other more abundantly and may serve as inspiration for what a great friend you want to be!