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Friends Quotes

“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

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”
-Henry David Thoreau

“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

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend” 
― Albert Camus

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

“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

“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”
Orson Welles

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” Christie Brinkley

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” 
― C.S. Lewis

“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

“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

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
Saint Basil

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” 
― Elbert Hubbard

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

“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

“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

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” 
― Mark Twain

“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

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

“Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”
Ann Landers

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

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

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”
Bruce Lee

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” 
― Bob Marley

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

“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

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.”
John Wooden

“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

“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

“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

“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

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” 
― Alfred Tennyson

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

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

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
Khalil Gibran

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” 
― Jess C. Scott,

“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

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”
-Aristotle

“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

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

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

“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

“A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.”
Confucius

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

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

“There is nothing I wouldn’t do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.”
-Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.”
Baltasar Gracian

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” 
― Sarah Dessen,

“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

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

“Every friendship is different because everyone’s personality is different.”
Nargis Fakhri

“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, 

“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

“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

“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

“Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.”
Tahar Ben Jelloun

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” 
― C.S. Lewis

“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

“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

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

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” 
― A.A. Milne,

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

“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

“A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It’s also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.”
Rachel Simmons

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing 
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.” 
― Rumi

“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

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

“I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.”
Jennifer Aniston

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” 
― Aristotle

“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

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

“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”
Ulysses S. Grant

“He must have known I’d want to leave you.”
“No, he must have known you would always want to come back.” 
― J.K. Rowling, 

“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

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

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.” George Washington

“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

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

“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

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

“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

“Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment. ” 
― Haruki Murakami

“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

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

“It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.”
Charles Kingsley

“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,

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

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

“Between men and women, there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.”
Oscar Wilde

“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.” 
― Richelle Mead

“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

“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

“Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.”
-Alexander Dumas

“I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life.”
Jerry Lewis

“Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.” 
― Gillian Anderson

“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

“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.”

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

“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.”
-Octavia Butler

“Love, friendship, networking – these are all critical connections and the foundation of a healthy, happy life.”
Whitney Wolfe Herd

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

“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

“Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition of friendship.”
Marilyn Monroe

“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

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is, at last, a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”
-Ray Bradbury

“Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.”
Jean de La Fontaine

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

“Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose attraction and magic.”
-John O’Donohue

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