Obviously, nothing beats the gift of friendship. They are the people who are always with us through ups and downs and everything in between. This particular post reminds me of the day I met my best friend at work.

Whether you and your BBF have known each other for years or just for some time, to express friendship in words can still be challenging especially if you have not come across some good friends quotes for the very first time.

Who is that true friend of yours that made you go on the search for cute best friend quotes? The person is truly a good friend and congrats to you for finding true friendship in a person at a time it is very rare to find someone you can rely on and call your best friend forever. It is worth celebrating.

Although the long, beautiful, and short quotes about friends contained on this post are not your words, they comprise of incredible collections from philosophers and people who have mastered the art of building and keeping good friendship over the years. These wise sayings will connect through your heart to express how you feel and make your true friends know how much they mean to you.

Most popular friends quotes

  1. “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
  2. “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”– Unknown
  3. “A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”– Donna Roberts
  4. “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
  5. “A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.”— John Tillotson
  6. “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
  7. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell
  8. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”– Leo Buscaglia
  1. “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”– Bernard Meltzer
  2. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”– Arnold H. Glasgow
  3. “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
  4. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”’– Socrates
  5. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”– Abraham Lincoln
  6. “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.”– William Hazlitt
  7. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”– Thomas J. Watson
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.”– William Arthur Ward
  11. “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
  1. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”– Ed Cunningham
  2. “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
  3. “Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.”– Charles Kingsley
  4. “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
  5. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”– Woodrow T. Wilson
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”– Plutarch
  9. “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”– Ernest Hemingway
  10. “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
  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”– Maxwell Maltz
  5. “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
  6. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. “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
  8. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”– Friedrich Nietzsche
  9. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”– Epicurus
  10. “It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”– Marlene Dietrich
  11. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”– Mark Twain
  1. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”– Marcel Proust
  2. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”– Tennessee Williams
  3. “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
  4. “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.”– Emil Ludwig
  5. “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
  6. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”– Alice Walker
  7. “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
  8. “One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”– George Santayana
  9. “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”— Joseph F. Newton Men
  10. “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”— Anthony Robbins
  11. “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.”— Miles Franklin
  12. “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.”– Gloria Naylor
  13. “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
  1. “The best time to make friends is before you need them.”– Ethel Barrymore
  2. “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”— Henry David Thoreau
  3. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elisabeth Foley
  4. “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
  5. “The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”— Dale Carnegie
  6. “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
  7. “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.”– Diana Cortes
  8. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. “– Linda Grayson
  9. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”– Jim Henson
  10. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”— Carl W. Buechner
  11. “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”– Charles Lamb
  12. “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”– Brandi Snyder
  13. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”– David Tyson
  14. “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”– Unknown
  15. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is a conversation.”– Oscar Wilde
  16. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”– Confucius
  17. “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller

Which other frienship quote(s) would you like to add to the list and what are your favourite from our collation of best friends quotes? Leave it in a comment below.