Friendship Quotes

friendship quotes

Hello Friends!  Here’s 19 quotes on friendship.

Hope you like them:

1. Shared joy is double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. -Swedish proverb

2. Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. -Emily Kimbrough

3. Man is a knot into which relationships are tied. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

4. No road is long with good company. -Turkish Proverb

5. You cannot be lonely if you like the person you are alone with. -Wayne Dyer

6. To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship. -Domenico Cieri Estrada

7. Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. -Dinah Shore

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

9. A true friend is one who thinks you are good egg even if you are half-cracked. -Anonymous

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10. Friendship isn’t a big thing — it’s a million little things. -Anonymous

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

12. A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. -Grace Pulpit

13. It takes a long time to grow an old friend. -John Leonard

14. Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. -Anais Nin

15. Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life. -Sare and Cate

16. Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. -Plautus

17. The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. -Barbara Kingsolver

18. In my friend, I find a second self. -Isabel Norton

19. Let us be grateful to people who makes us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust

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Any of these jump out at you? 

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    • Ritika Gumber
    • July 9, 2009

    Hey Shawn,

    Its reallly a nice quotes i really really enjoyed as i admire dosti more than love..because we make friends when we love to talk them and even our silence speaks am i right?looking forward to get some more quotes on friendship it really admires me.Thanks Ritika

    • Ballycan
    • July 10, 2009

    The last one is really good!

    • David
    • July 10, 2009

    ah if only they were more than words on a piece of invisible paper, friendship is an act of love and performed at will, and can be seen even in the darkest of life’s moments, by the coldest of hearts.

    • Frank
    • July 10, 2009

    I’d say #17. It pins the worth of friendship on the very premise of human imperfection. Who whould need friends if we were perfect? And if we aren’t perfect what’s the big deal about the wrong thing said now and then by a true friend?

    • meera
    • July 10, 2009

    13 and 8 are awesome…

    • Ivelisse Sealy
    • July 10, 2009

    I love all of them

    • Ivelisse Sealy
    • July 10, 2009

    I don’t have any Friendship Quotes to share with you guys.

    • Marcia Hays
    • July 10, 2009

    Sometime I tend to forget just how valuable friends are. Thanks for reminding me!

    • Ron
    • July 10, 2009

    I’m glad to hear you’re survey was successful and provided positive food for thought. I think most people look for and enjoy positive things in life, and a daily message or thought from you is a good start. If people want to “buy” something I think they generally prefer to seek out their needs. On the other hand there’s nothing wrong with the select promotion of quality motivational support items. It’s the “in your face” advertising that really gets people upset as there’s way too much of that in this world already. Embrace the personal challenge grasshopper… success is your reward.


    • Biologist
    • July 27, 2009

    Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Friendship Quotes

    • Rahil
    • August 18, 2009

    All the Quotes are valuable… and it tell us about true friends…

    i love them all….

    • GAUTI
    • September 2, 2009


    • Laura
    • September 26, 2009

    I Got A nny 1, Its My Fav, ” Friend R Life Bra’s, There Really Supportive!” haha love it !

    • Laurie Vowels
    • December 8, 2009

    There’s alot of meaning in all of these quotes. One of my favorites is:
    5. You cannot be lonely if you like the person you are alone with. -Wayne Dyer

    I think that if you like your own company your never lonely.
    19. Let us be grateful to people who makes us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust

    • Elizabeth
    • December 20, 2009

    “A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when memory fails” is so beautiful and touching. To me, it means your friend knows and remembers the core of you even if you lose sight of it yourself. A very touching set. Thank you!

    • David Shepley
    • January 6, 2010

    Hi Shawn,
    I think they are all just brilliant and lets us stop and think about the true values in life.
    I always remember one sent to me a long time ago which is -:

    ‘ The most important things in life — arn’t things ‘

    Very Best Wishes for 2010 !!!


    • laura
    • February 19, 2010

    Some of thees quotes just brought tears to my eyes bcs for me friends are beyond special. they are the precious jewels that life gives us freely and in abundance.
    Two of my favourite friendship qoutes are
    “Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” Aristotle

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

    • irene
    • February 28, 2010

    i value my friends so mush. and i am grateful that they are alwalys there for me. accept the real me and love me for what i am,,,, loveyou guys! thanks for mbeing so true to me!!!!!!!!

    • Naomi
    • April 16, 2010

    #13 and #19 reminds us that freindship is something to be nurturied and takes time. A most valuable relatioship.

    • Alex
    • April 21, 2010

    Its truely great to have good friends and share every moment with them. They are a serious blessing and these quotes remind me to appreciate them ever so much everyday.

    • Lee
    • June 23, 2010

    My friends are very dear to my heart, I have four friends I have known for 55 years, others for 20 years, some have passed on and some were only stopping by for just a short time. Each one brought many wonderful memories, a keepsake in my heart.

    I love all the friendship quotes as each one holds a special meaning.
    Thank you Shawn for providing something special to evolve in our life.

    Here is a few I would like to share:

    Tell me what company thou keepst, and I’ll tell thee what thou art.”
    – Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616) Spanish novelist.

    “True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”
    – George Washington

    “Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
    Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
    But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
    Of each new-hatch’d, unfledg’d comrade.”
    – William Shakespeare

    “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
    – Mother Teresa

    Have a wonderful day!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Lee. I love that one by Mother Teresa. Plus, your opening words remind me of a quote…that now I’m going to have to go search for; it’s going to bug me until I find it! I’ll make sure to turn it into a full post. Stay tuned….

    • doreen
    • July 14, 2010

    Great quotes indeed.

  1. Reply

    Every thing you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also desires you. But you have to take action to obtain it

    • Lee
    • October 5, 2010

    Hello Shawn, I found this poem about friendship that I would like to share. I know I have put my two cents in already, smile, but i believe to share wonderful thoughts is special indeed.

    “Portrait of a Friend”

    I can’t give solutions to all of life’s problems, doubts,
    or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will
    search for answers.

    I can’t change your past with all it’s heartache and pain,
    nor the future with its untold stories.
    But I can be there now when you need me to care.

    I can’t keep your feet from stumbling.
    I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

    Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
    Yet I can share in your laughter.

    Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
    I can only support you, encourage you,
    and help you when you ask.

    I can’t prevent you from falling away from friendship,
    from your values, from me.
    I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.

    I can’t give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
    But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
    room to be yourself.

    I can’t keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
    But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
    and put them back in place.

    I can’t tell you who you are.
    I can only love you and be your friend.

    1. Reply

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing, Lee.

    • indra
    • October 19, 2010

    Keep the lamp of friendship
    burning with oil of Love,
    because Sun rises in the east
    and sets in the west
    but Friendship rises in the Heart
    and sets after death.

    Lovely quotes….. 🙂

    • robby
    • January 21, 2011

    Iorn sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend pr 27:17

    • Quotes About Friendship
    • January 23, 2011

    In my opinion ‘The only way to have a friend is to be one’ is one of my favorites. It’s definitely true…

    • Lee
    • January 24, 2011

    Hi Shawn,
    Just to let you know why I have been away and it may be a while before I am back. I just became a grandmother for the first time to a beautiful granddaughter Ashley Sofia. My son’s mother in law came to Australia to stay a year to help her daughter, my son’s wife. She has become ill and it can become serious. She has decided to return to her homeland. A difficult situation as she does not speak English. Since being at the hospital Jason and Diane have had to be there with her so I have been staying at my son’s place looking after the baby. The have booked her on a return flight tomorrow as she wants to return home as she has a large extended family there.

    I have to go for surgery on the 2nd February which is only a week away. I will be unable to do anything for six weeks and four month before full recovery. I will try and catch up on some of the quotes, just thought I would let you know so you don’t think I have deserted you, smile! Take care always!

    1. Reply

      Thanks for letting me know, Lee. I have been wondering how you’ve been and it sounds like things are very busy for you. Stay well and concentrate on your recovery. It’s wonderful to hear about you becoming a grandmother! I hope there’s many more grand kids coming. 🙂

    • Thilini
    • February 3, 2011

    True friends are needed to our lives….So having true friends is a one of the best gift that we can ever get….I know it well Because I have such friends…I thank them all for being with me and for every help….

    • Walter bonongwe
    • May 31, 2011

    Our friendship is like an onion it has many layers,whenever i try to cut it another layer emerges and it also brings tears to my eyes

    • Lynne
    • May 31, 2011

    #19 tops my list, many thanks in providing these quotes for us to enjoy each day.

    • hirut
    • May 31, 2011

    I like # 1, in deep sorrow,friends share many things,it is important time we need true friend

    • Pulkit Kaur
    • August 27, 2011

    All of them r just superb.My one of the favorite thought is-
    “You may be only one person to the the world, But you may also be the world of one person.”

    • NeelimaN
    • September 25, 2011


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