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A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Welcome to these Quotes about Friendship. Let these friendship quotes and sayings help you to more deeply appreciate the value of your close personal relationships and to become even closer to each of your true friends.

True friendships are characterized more by a deep trust than by any other single characteristic. People often say that the measure of a friendship is how comfortable they feel with the other person. While that observation is very true, the level of comfort one feels is generally a measure of the degree of trust inherent in the relationship. One can be comfortable in the presence of another only when there is a high level of mutual trust.

There is an old proverb of unknown origin that is often phrased,

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

There is a degree of truth in that saying in the sense that people (or groups, or countries) that have common enemies tend to bond together for emotional as well as physical support and defense. However, the nature of such a relationship is quite different from that of a true friendship - largely because the element of trust is usually absent.

A personal friendship that is based largely on having mutual enemies, or a mutual dislike or mutual fear, and in which a deep mutual trust is not present, is unlikely to be a true, satisfying, and lasting relationship.

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Friend Quotes

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia

A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- Latin Proverb

A true friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is the one who walks in when others walk out.
- Walter Winchell

A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Donna Roberts

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

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasow

A true friend is a rock upon whom you can depend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

A true friend is a source of strength and hope.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

A friend is someone who won't stop until he finds you and brings you home.
- Fraser Sr. in the movie Due South

I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile,
who weeps when I weep;
for my shadow in the pool can do better than that.
- Confucius

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
- Helen Keller

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Friendship Quotes

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a friendship isn't comfortable, it's not a friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- 'Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
- Mencius

A true friendship always feels safe and comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friends Quotes

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us,
but because they will laugh at us;
Through them we learn a little objectivity,
a little modesty, a little courtesy;
We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game.
- Will Durant

Fear makes strangers of people who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

Quotes about Friends

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
- Publilius Syrus

Quotes about Friendship

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

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are no good-byes, wherever we are, you'll always be in my heart.
- Anonymous

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every goodbye is the birth of a memory.
- Dutch Proverb

Quotes on Friendship

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Anonymous

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
- Chinese proverb

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
- Anne Frank

A good-bye is never painful unless you're never going to say hello again.
- Anonymous

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Funny Friendship Quotes

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

I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous

A lifelong friend is someone you haven't borrowed money from yet.
- Anonymous

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

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

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail.
A best friend is the one sitting next to you saying "boy was that fun."
- The Maugles

A true friend stabs you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
- Abraham Lincoln

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
- Oscar Wilde

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend - and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
- Anonymous

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

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 friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
- Erma Bombeck

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield

Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim.
- George Carlin

Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

Friendship Sayings

I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
- Roy Croft

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

True Love burns the brightest, But the brightest flames leave the deepest scars.
- Anonymous

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

If you love something, set it free; if it comes backs it's yours, if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Time goes by a lot slower when you miss the one you love.
- Anonymous

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
- Bertrand Russell

Tears and laughter cleanse the heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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