There are many situations in life where we will want to talk our hearts out, complain, and cry to someone who is not our relative or family. Friends are the ones who come to our rescue and make sure we feel good. There are many types of friends, and we form them from our childhood. Childhood friends, school friends, college friends, work friends etc. are some of the types of friends we have. We often spend time together with our friends and make merry. Memories are an integral part of our life, and most of the happy memories are formed because of our friends. The following are some of the best friendship quotes ever available in history.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not very easy to make a friend, and it involves a lot of emotions to be laid as a foundation. If one is in search of a friend, then they must be a friend they expect to find.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.– Benjamin Franklin
To find a friend, one has to analyse several things, starting from their behaviour to their character. One has to choose a friend at a slow pace and must never ignore them quickly.
Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them. – Anna Taylor
Friends are such an essential part of our life, and they make our life beautiful. Their impact on our lives is intense, and it is complicated to imagine a life without them.
Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend.– Bill Watterson
The feeling of having someone who always has our back is very encouraging. Therefore, having a friend makes life easier and makes us appear courageous in all situations.
Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.– Anna Deavere Smith
We are well aware that, apart from different medicines, relationships can also heal humans physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. – Ernest Hemingway
One of the most essential characteristics which help in building a relationship is the ability to listen. If a person is a good listener, then they might be a good friend too.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.– Walter Winchell
The good quality of a friend is to be supportive of all circumstances and should never leave us even when the entire world chooses to abandon us in a difficult situation.
If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.– S.E. Hinton
As far as friendship is concerned, it has nothing to do with the quantity or with the quality. Having one friend is more than enough than having a great gang of friends as they will become acquaintances but not real friends.
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Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is a conversation. – Oscar Wilde
The base of all relationships, including friendships, romantic relationships, or anything, is a conversation. The way we talk to others gives an impression of how we are as a person.
Friends are the family you choose. – Jess C. Scott
The family we are born into is something we don't get to choose or pick on our own. We just have to accept it and move on. Friendships, on the other hand, we get to choose them and make them our family.
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
As humans, when we make friends or try to please someone, we always try to find common ground between the two of us. Friendships are formed only when two or more people find many relatable things between them.
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. – Arnold H. Glasgow
A friendship is laid with a strong foundation where one supports another. A true friend will never interfere with the business of another except to lift them from a bad mood or situation.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. – Henry D
Honesty and the ability to discuss things are two essential abstract concepts which helps a true friendship. Telling friends the truth instead of faking details is a bad attitude.
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 Kennedyavid Thoreau
We try to keep ourselves busy on all occasions as we are brought up in the mindset that an idle mind is a workshop of the devil. However, as far as friendship is concerned, the ability to do nothing is considered precious.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Marriages are a religiously made-up constitution that ties two people in a legal relationship. It is often believed that marriages are formed out of love, but it is the friendship that lays the foundation for marriages.
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I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. – Plutarch
A friend is someone who must be trustworthy and reliable at all times. When their opinion is very biased and agrees with everything we say, then that friendship is quite questionable.
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. – George Santayana
Relationship makes us humans and differentiates us from other living organisms like plants and animals. Therefore to be human, one has to be a friend to all.
Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected. – C.J. Langenhoven
There are millions of books released per day in the book industry, but not all are good. Friends too are easily available, but only a few are worthy and can be treasured till death.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. – Aristotle
It is very easy to find a friend and make someone your acquaintance. However, it is not that easy to make it last, as a true friendship is like a slow ripening fruit that has many stages to cross.
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
A friend is someone who is always there in all stages of your life and accepts you as you are without judging you in any circumstances. They will allow you to grow by being supportive in every situation possible.
True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. – David Tyson
There is so much we can convey to a person through communication. Equally, silence can also convey so many things, and if two people are comfortable in each other's silence, then their friendship will last long.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. – Thomas Aquinas
We often value so many materialistic things like land, money or precious gems and give importance to them. However, a true friendship is something that has to be valued more than material aspects.
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A friend to all is a friend to none.– Aristotle
If a person is a friend and talks to everyone, they can be everyone's acquaintance. A true friend is someone who will have many acquaintances but not a true friend for themself.
Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends. – Jacques Delille
We do not plan before our birth to go and be transported by a stork into a certain household. We do not have control over choosing our parents and relatives. However, we have all the liberty to choose our friends.
A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship. – Markus Zusak
The playful nature of a person helps in building a lost, lasting friendship as it takes us back to the younger stage with playfulness. It also shows our innocence and makes the bond stronger.
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. – Charles Caleb Colton
One of the few things we always don't value in our daily life is good health. We regret when we lose our health, and it is the same with good friendship. It will be too late when you realise the worth of good friendship and health.
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
As an adult, everyone leads a very busy, packed and scheduled life, and they have to find a slot in their timetable to squeeze time for their friends. Some friends, however, spend time with their friends without any time constraints.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. – Khalil Gibran
Friendships are always based on what two or more people feel and how they communicate with each other. There is a great amount of responsibility involved with it, and everyone must be aware of it.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Losing friendships will always hurt and will take away a part of one's soul after shattering their heart. At the end of the day, we will forget all the good memories but remember only the silence between the two friends.
A true friend stabs you in the front. – Oscar Wilde
The Roman general Brutus who was a loyal friend of Julius Caesar stabs him in his back. A true friend will betray and even if they do so, it is better to do so in front of their face instead of their back.
Where there are friends, there is wealth. – Titus Maccius Plautus
A person can be wealthy in two ways. One is by material possessions, and another is by friendships. A person who has true friendships is considered wealthier as it is precious.
Friends are relatives you make for yourself. – Eustache Deschamps
Relatives are people we get when we are born in a certain home. On the other hand, friends are relatives who we choose and ask to stick by our side.
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. – Mark Twain
There are many processes that are done consciously or unconsciously to form a friendship, and it requires a lot of effort to maintain it too. Involving money in friendships can cause trouble in any situation.
Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.– Anna Cummins
Our society has a habit where we always praise a person only when they are dead and gone. We must change it and praise them when they are alive as it takes very little effort to be kind to a person who is alive.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most. — Dale Carnegie
Communicating with one and discussing feelings is one of the underrated things, and people hesitate to do it. However, one of the best ways to touch someone emotionally is through talking feelings.
Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. – Thomas J. Watson
Where there is comfort, a person will never have the personal motive to push themselves for a higher goal. We must make friends who must make us want to gain many things in life.
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
It is very simple for us to become interested in a person and to like them. However, it is very difficult to make someone interested in you as there is nothing much from your part to do.
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. – Leo Buscaglia
Quantity before quality is a phrase that can be applied to friendships. A single friend is more than enough than a thousand acquaintances.
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
This is one of the most poetic quotes which describes the beauty of friends who do not meet regularly, but the memory is still fresh in heart and mind.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford
A good friend must be able to bring the maximum out of us in the best situation possible. They make sure we will prosper in life, and if there is any backlash, they will uplift us in all situations possible.
Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's greatest gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one's self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another. – Thomas Hughes
Making someone your friend is not easy, and it is one of the abilities which we are innately blessed with. The ability to make friends is what differentiates us from other living organisms.
Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. – Richard Bach
Friendship doesn't mean meeting the person every day and spending time with them. Goodbyes, farewells and temporary breaks are very essential as it makes our heart grow fonder towards them.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A happy marriage, a successful union and a strong romantic bond between two people can be formed only if they have a strong friendship between them.
A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.– Irish Proverb
A four-leaf clover is very rare to find and is a metaphor for good luck. A good friend is similarly a very rare find who should be treasured in all situations if we find them.
Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius
In a family, few might have siblings, whereas few may be the single child of the house. Friends are the sister or brother from another mother on whom we can rely on totally.
We're born alone, we live alone, and we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone. – Orson Welles
We are not brought into this with a huge group, and when we die, we do not take our loved ones with us. However, when we are alive, we make meaningful relationships like friendships to convince that we are not alone.
There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends. – Sylvia Plath
Friends often spend enough time together, and they have many inside jokes which all cannot understand. Making so many memories while having fun is what creates a long-lasting friendship.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. – Albert Camus
A friend is a person who can lead you in difficult situations and might take you as an example and follow you. However, it is vital to support each other and walk beside each other.
If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine? – Meghan Markle
We always tend to be extra kind and sweet to our best friends but not to ourselves. We must treat yourself as we treat our friend and fill yourself with self-love.
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. – Sicilian Proverb
Not everyone will have enough guts or will care enough to be honest with you. However, a true friend will always call a spade a spade instead of calling it a gardening tool.
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
A general opinion prevails in our society that men treat their friends very ruthlessly and do not involve their feelings, so it doesn't break easily. Women friendships involve sensitive feelings as they shatter very easily.
Therefore, these are a few quotes on friendship which can be used on any occasion by anytime irrespective of the context. Using these quotes will make one understand the importance of friendship and how it moulds us as an individual.