100 Sayings About Friends and Friendship

Here are 100 inspiring sayings about friends and friendship to share with those people in your life whose friendship is special beyond measure

If you are one of those that have a very good friend, then count yourself lucky. Friends make up significant part of our lives, most of them are just like family. A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. Enjoy our huge list of friendship quotes and sayings about friends.

100 Real Sayings About Friends and Friendship

1. What if all everybody needed in the world was to be sure of one friend? What if you were the one, and you refused to say those simple words?

2. You can love somebody without it being like that. You keep them a stranger, a stranger who’s a friend
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations…entangling alliances with none

3. Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless

4. Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Journals, 1843

5. Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

6. Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends. ~Samuel Pepys

7. A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. The only way to have a friend is to be one

9. Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another

10. The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend

11. Hold a true friend with both your hands. ~Nigerian Proverb

12. Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. ~Francesco Guicciardini

13. The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. ~Gwyneth Paltrow

14. Friendship is one mind in two bodies. ~Mencius

15. I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. ~Thomas A. Edison

16. 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

17. Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there. ~Author Unknown

18. Friendship needs no words — it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. ~Dag Hammarskjold

19. What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. ~Aristotle

20. In my friend, I find a second self. ~Isabel Norton

21. Some people put walls up, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to knock them down

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22. A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease

23. If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky

24. 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

25. A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept

inspiring sayings about friends and friendship

26. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer

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

28. The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses. ~David Storey

29. Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone — but part, while you can part friends.

30. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming. ~William Hazlitt

31. 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. ~Somerset Maugham

32. A single rose can be my garden; a single friend, my world

33. A degree of friendship is called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

34. In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

35. Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget

36. A friend is a person who walks in when the rest of the world walks out

37. When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are

38. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down

39. 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

40. Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts

41. At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry

42. The reward of friendship is itself. The man who hopes for anything else does not understand what

43. 4The friends who met here and embraced are gone, Each to his own mistake

44. A friend who offers help without asking for explanations is a treasure beyond price

45. False friends are worse than open enemies

46. True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

47. However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship

48. Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time

49. Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?

50. The best time to make friends is before you need them

sayings about friends and friendship

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51. But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.

52. The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart

53. True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable

54. The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend

55. Everyone hears what you say, Friends listen to what you say, Best friends listen to what you don’t say

56. However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship

57. The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend

58. Where loyalty bound creatures together, they became something larger, something new and whole and inexplicable

59. “Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.”

60. The best of friends are those who reflect you. Yup, nothing makes me feel special like polishing my bowling trophies.

61. Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness

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62. The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend

63. A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself

64. To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world

65. Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another

66. A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend

67. A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself

68. Money might make you wealthy, but friends makes you rich. Anonymous

69. Best friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere. Anonymous

70. The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. Elizabeth Foley

71. Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness… Richard Bach

72. A man who has friends must himself act like a friend, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Prov. 18:24

73. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. Prov. 27:6

74. An honest answer is the sign of true friendship. Proverbs 24:26

75. Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. Czech. Proverb

76. The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for. Henry Home

77. A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. Fr. Jerome Cummings

78. The greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. Cindy Lew

79. Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure. Jewish Saying

80. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. Elie Wiesel

81. Don’t cry over anyone who won’t cry over you. Anonymous

82. Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. Anonymous

83. The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love somebody else. Anonymous

84. Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow. Samuel Paterson

85. Where there are friends, there is wealth. Titus Muccius Plautus

86. Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world. John Evelyn

87. Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief. Swedish proverb

88. If you think that the world means nothing, think again. You might mean the world to someone else. Anonymous

89. It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business. Mahatma Gandhi

90. A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success! Doug Larson

91. A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be somewhere else. Len Wein

92. You don’t make friends, you earn them. Anonymous

93. Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear. Anonymous

94. Your friend is your needs answered. Kahil Gibran

95. Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. Kahil Gibran

96. Let your best be for your friend. Kahil Gibran

97. In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. Kahil Gibran

98. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Kahil Gibran

99. Don’t frown. You never know who is falling in love with your smile. Anonymous

100. Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love. Charles Peguy

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