101 Inspirational Quotes About Friendship Which Tell Us The Importance Of Friends In Life

We choose our friends and it is a bond which we treasure like we value our blood relations. They are the ones with whom we can share our joys as well as sorrows. Some friendships begin when we do not even know how to talk and they stay with us till our last breath. Friends are people who know us inside out and with whom we can be ourselves. We do not need to worry about being judged as we know they understand us and know why we act in a certain way. They have seen us in our best and worst and all the while we have found them without us.

Friendship is like an unuttered promise which says ‘I will be with you, no matter what’. They are the ones we can count on and these are the people who will have our back even without thinking we are right or wrong. This is the faith they bestow on us.

They are the ones who can help us deal with tough situations and they are also the ones who can make us laugh even when life goes off the track. Celebrating this bond, we have compiled some quotes about friendship herein.

Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .

- The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

- Elbert Hubbard

Don't walk in front of me… I may not follow Don't walk behind me… I may not lead Walk beside me… just be my friend

- Albert Camus

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

- Mark Twain

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.

- Bob Marley

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

- Pooh's Little Instruction Book, Joan Powers

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh!" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.

- The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

- Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.

- The Intern, Jess C. Scott

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.

- Alfred Tennyson

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.

- Linda Grayson

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.

- Helen Keller

You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.

- The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks

Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.

- Someone Like You, Sarah Dessen

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

- A.A. Milne

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.

- The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis

Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.

- Charlotte's Web, E.B. White

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.

- Rumi

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

- Aristotle

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.

- Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead

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

He must have known I'd want to leave you." "No, he must have known you would always want to come back.

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne

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.

- The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Anaïs Nin

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

- Alice Walker

There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.

- P.G. Wodehouse

Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment.

- Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami

Why is it," he said, one time, at the subway entrance, "I feel I've known you so many years?" "Because I like you," she said, "and I don't want anything from you.

- Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

- Abraham Lincoln

There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.

- Clarence Darrow for the Defense, Irving Stone

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

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.

- Matched, Ally Condie

Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.

- The Passionate Pilgrim, William Shakespeare

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.

- Margaret Lee Runbeck

There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.

- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.

- Bette Midler

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.

- The Life, Charles Lamb

The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.

- The Last of the Savages, Jay McInerney

If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking , they can make you laugh.

- P.C. Cast

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.

- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

- Elie Wiesel

It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.

- The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, Emilie Autumn

I am always saying "Glad to've met you" to somebody I'm not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.

- The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.

- The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien

Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life--and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.

- Fear Nothing, Dean Koontz

People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn't forget it. You become responsible forever for what you've tamed. You're responsible for your rose.

- The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.

- Oscar Wilde

Talk between women friends is always therapy...

- Jayne Anne Phillips

No friendship is an accident.

- Heart of the West, O. Henry

A friend to all is a friend to none.

- Aristotle

We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we're wrong. Someone we trust.

- Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, David Levithan

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

- John Holmes

I may not always be with you But when we're far apart Remember you will be with me Right inside my heart

- Poems from the Heart, Marc Wambolt

The only way Bex would miss this would be if she were unconscious. And tied up. And in a concrete bunker. In Siberia.

- Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, Ally Carter

When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.

- Diane Von Furstenberg

I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching--they are your family.

- Proven Guilty, Jim Butcher

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.

- Charlotte's Web, E.B. White

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

- Richard Bach

I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh. "I wish I were there to be doing it, too.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.

- Wonder, R.J. Palacio

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

- Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens

It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it....

- Nicole Richie

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.

- How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie

A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).

- The Other Side of Life, Jess C. Scott

Cutting people out of your life is easy, keeping them in is hard.

- Slam!, Walter Dean Myers

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.

- Letter to My Daughter, Maya Angelou

She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.

- Beloved, Toni Morrison

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

- John Churton Collins

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.

- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

- Henry David Thoreau

It's not love or anything, but I think I like you, too.

- Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.

- A Feast for Crows, George R.R. Martin

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.

- Louisa May Alcott

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

- The Art of Worldly Wisdom, Baltasar Gracián

True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.

- Nicole Richie

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.

- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

Watson. Come at once if convenient. If inconvenient, come all the same.

- Sherlock Holmes: Adventure of the Creeping Man, Arthur Conan Doyle

One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.

- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling

A real friend isn't capable of feeling sorry for you.

- My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

- The Collected Works, Kahlil Gibran

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

- Aristotle

It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.

- The Secret of Staying in Love, John Joseph Powell

New friends can often have a better time together than old friends.

- Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks

- Waqar Ahmed

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

- W. Somerset Maugham

When you feel someone else's pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.

- Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, Ann Brashares

When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know.

- Essays: First Series, Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.

- Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke

...Who could refrain, That had a heart to love, and in that heart Courage to make love known?

- Macbeth, William Shakespeare

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.

- Mark Twain

A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.

- Frank Crane

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.

- Lay Morals, Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.

- Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Richard Bach

I hadn't been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best friend was an author who did not know I existed.

- The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

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