70 Inspiring Best Friendship Quotes

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

  2. “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

  3. “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”
    – Ernest Hemingway

  4. “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

  5. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”
    – David Tyson

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  6. “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

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

  8. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”
    – Leo Buscaglia

  9. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”
    – Thomas J. Watson 

  10. “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

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

  12. “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

  13. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”
    – Oscar Wilde

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

  15. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
    – Arnold H. Glasgow

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

  17. “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

  18. “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

  19. “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

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  20. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
    – Friedrich Nietzsche

  21. “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

  22. “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

  23. “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

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

  25. “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

  26. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”’
    – Socrates

  27. “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

  28. “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

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

  30. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
    – Marcel Proust

  31. “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

  32. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
    – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  33. “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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  34. “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

  35. “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

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

  37. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”
    – Woodrow T. Wilson

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

  39. “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

  40. “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

  41. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”
    – Elisabeth Foley

  42. “There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
    While journeying east and west –
    The only folks we really wound
    Are those we love the best.
    We flatter those we scarcely know,
    We please the fleeting guest,
    And deal full many a thoughtless blow
    To those who love us best.”
    – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  43. “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

  44. “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

  45. “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

  46. “A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.”
    — John Tillotson

  47. “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
    – Donald Miller

  48. “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

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  49. “If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”
    – Maxwell Maltz

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

  51. “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”
    — Henry David Thoreau

  52. “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 Lud


  53. “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
    — Joseph F. Newton Men

  54. “Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.”
    – Charles Kingsley

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

  56. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. “
    – Linda Grayson

  57. “It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”
    – Marlene Dietrich

  58. “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

  59. “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

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  60. “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.”
    — Miles Franklin

  61. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”
    – Epicurus

  62. “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

  63. “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

  64. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
    – Abraham Lincoln

  65. “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

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

  67. “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

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

  69. “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

  70. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
    — Carl W. Buechner

30 Quotes About How Your Real Soulmate Is Often Your Best Friend


“Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.”

—Candace Bushnell


“True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend.”

—Faye Hall


“Just you and me against the world. Always and forever.”

—Jessica Sorensen


“Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.”

—N. R. Hart


“We were two throats and one eye and we had no price.”

—Toni Morrison


“Sometimes you get lucky and find a soul that grooves with yours.”



“It was as if we’d known each other for a thousand years.”

—CJ English


“By fate or forgery, our dances are entwined for eternity.”

—Natalia Marx


“In a soulmate we find not company, but a completed solitude.”

—Robert Brault


“Have you ever felt really close to someone—So close that you can’t understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins?”

—Nancy Garden

Top 15 Friendship Quotes By Famous Personalities On Importance Of Friends In Life


“…and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight, as I may say, even for a moment…”



“A bond between souls is ancient—older than the planet.”

—Dianna Hardy


“What’s the difference?” I asked him. “Between the love of your life, and your soulmate?”

“One is a choice, and one is not.”

—Tarryn Fisher


“Giving someone a piece of your soul is better than giving a piece of your heart. Because souls are eternal.”

—Helen Boswell


“‘Soulmate’ is an overused term, but a true soul connection is very rare, and very real.”

—Hilary Duff


“You have the rest of your lives to catch up together. After all, soulmates always end up together….Ex-girlfriends are easily forgotten. Best friends stay with you for ever.”

—Cecelia Ahern


“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories”

—George Eliot


“Inhale when I inhale. Exhale when I exhale. Breathe with me, for two beating hearts breathing one breath together become one.”

—Christina Westover


“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”

—Maya Angelou


“Soulmates aren’t the ones who make you happiest, no. They’re instead the ones who make you feel the most. Burning edges and scars and stars. Old pangs, captivation and beauty. Strain and shadows and worry and yearning. Sweetness and madness and dreamlike surrender. They hurl you into the abyss. They taste like hope.”

—Victoria Erickson


“A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise.”

—Richard Bach


“I hope you outlive me so I never have to know what life is like without you.”

—CJ English


“A soulmate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes. We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique complement, but because by being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves.”

—Edgar Cayce


“A soulmate is someone to whom we feel profoundly connected, as though the communicating and communing that take place between us were not the product of intentional efforts, but rather a divine grace.”

—Thomas Moore


“I love you not because you’re beautiful, but it’s through you that I discover more of myself!”

—Ramana Pemmaraju


“But I do believe in souls being in sync, souls that mirror each other.”

—Richelle Mead


“SoulMates resonate on many levels. Something deep in me recognizes something deep in you that is sacred.”

—Annette Vaillancourt


“Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.”

—Robert Brault


“True friends are not mirrors where we can always see ourselves reflected in a positive light.”

—Shannon L. Alder


“A soulmate will never leave you.”

—yeye Hall


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