Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Friendship
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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.
A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.
Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.
Friendship isn’t a big thing — it’s a million little things.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
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.
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
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
~A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
A good friend is cheaper than therapy.
If 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.
~Edgar Watson Howe
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
~Henry David Thoreau
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.
A friend is the only person you will let into the house when you are Turning Out Drawers.
One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
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
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
~Dave Tyson Gentry
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
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.
A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
One doesn’t know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one’s friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one.
When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
~Jess C. Scott
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.
Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship.
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.
There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.
I like friends who, when you tell them you need a moment alone, know enough not to stray too far.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
~Henry David Thoreau
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.
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
It’s important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to the friendship that we are not.
It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.
Friends can be said to “fall in like” with as profound a thud as romantic partners fall in love.
~Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
A real friend is someone who would feel loss if you jumped on a train, or in front of one.
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
~Margaret Lee Runbeck
Love is like the wild-rose briar;
Friendship is like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly?
Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don’t understand.
As a friend, you first give your understanding, then you try to understand.
The function of a friend is not to have a function.
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
The friend within the man is that part of him which belongs to you and opens to you a door which never, perhaps, is opened to another. Such a friend is true, and all he says is true; and he loves you even if he hates you in other mansions of his heart.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.
Yes we are [friends] and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn’t mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often. I don’t want to lose this happy space where I have found someone who is smart and easy and doesn’t bother to check her diary when we arrange to meet.
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
True friends stab you in the front.
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.
Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
You always think you could have done more. That’s why you need a friend — to tell you you did all you could.
Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.
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
A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
We are each the star of our own situation comedy, and, with luck, the screwball friend in somebody else’s.
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.
~George R.R. Martin
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We are keenly aware of the faults of our friends, but if they like us enough it doesn’t matter.
A bosom friend — an intimate friend, you know — a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul.
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
What do we ask of friendship except to be taken for what we pretend to be — and without having to pretend.
Friendship is Love, without his wings.
But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one’s deepest as well as one’s most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of a stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they don’t hesitate to be a lighthouse.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.
~Frances Ward Weller
The strongest marriage is between two who seek the same God, the strongest friendship between two who flee the same devil.
It’s not how many friends you can count, it’s how many of those you can count on.
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.
It is a good thing to be rich, and it is a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be loved of many friends.
Just what is a friend; do you ask of me?
I think it is one who will ever be
Loyal and loving, what e’er may betide;
One who will always stand close by our side
With faith and trust and a fond, cheery smile
Of understanding for us all the while;
One who is ready to give us a hand
As we struggle on through the shifting sands
Of time: an honest, sincere friend is one
Who will share our sorrows, our joys, our fun;
And we know in him we can ever trust
Till the time our bodies return to dust!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham
If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.
A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.
The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.
Probably no man ever had a friend that he did not dislike a little.
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.
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.
’Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head.
The Friend asks no return but that his Friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other’s hopes. They are kind to each other’s dreams.
~Henry David Thoreau
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
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.
Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
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.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hold a true friend with both your hands.
Yes’m, old friends is always best, ’less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of.
~Sarah Orne Jewett
I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
Friendship is Love with jewels on, but without either flowers or veil.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
Say what you want about aging, it’s still the only way to have old friends.
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Friendship needs no words — it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
~Thomas A. Edison
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.
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.
It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there.
In my friend, I find a second self.
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