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“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. Here are 44 Inspirational Friendship Quotes.

Friendship Quotes

1. “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.

2. “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

3. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”– Arnold H. Glasgow

4. “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

5. “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

6. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.

7. “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

8. “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”– Brandi Snyder

9. “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

10. “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

11. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”– Elisabeth Foley

Friendship Quotes

12. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”’– Socrates

13. “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

14. “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

15. “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.”— Miles Franklin

16. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”– Walter Winchell

17. “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”– Unknown

18. “If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”– Maxwell Maltz

19. “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

20. “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

21. “True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”– David Tyson

22. “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”– Ernest Hemingway

Friendship Quotes

23. “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

24. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”– Jim Henson

25. “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

26. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”– Plutarch

27. “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

28. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”– Oscar Wilde

29. “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

30. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust

31. “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

32. “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”– Charles Lamb

33. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”– Alice Walker

Friendship Quotes

34. “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

35. “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

36. “The best time to make friends is before you need them.”– Ethel Barrymore

37. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”– Ed Cunningham

38. “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

39. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”— Carl W. Buechner

40. “The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”— Dale Carnegie

41. “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

42. “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”– Unknown

43. “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

44. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”– Friedrich Nietzsche


Best Friendship Quotes

1.
“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
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.
“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”
– Thomas J. Watson

Ian Warner

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