Inspirational Quotes About Friends – amazing quotes by famous people


For a video with positive thoughts for next week, I decided to be on the topic of famous quotes about friendship. So I made a list of my favorite inspirational quotes about friends. On Sunday, a post will be prepared with a link to a video with daily quotes for the coming week.

There is also a great deal written on the subject of friendship, and many well-known quotes about friends that are inspiring. Here are my top 50 inspirational quotes about friendship.

Inspirational Quotes About Friends

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

2. “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

3. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
Elbert Hubbard

5. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

6. “There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.”
Henry Ford

7. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
Linda Grayson

8. “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
Helen Keller

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

10. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”
William Shakespeare

11. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

12. “Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.”
Margaret Lee Runbeck

13. “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

14. “A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.”
Simon Sinek

15. “Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”
Richard Bach

16. “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”

17. “The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.”
Shanna Rodriguez

18. “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.”
Dean Koontz

19. “The Circle of Friendships are those who help illuminate the darker sides of the road. They are the ones who will remain in the shadows with us in our greatest accomplishments, as well as our deepest fears.”
Dee Waldeck

20. “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”
Jon Katz

21. “Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”
Francesco Guicciardini

22. “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

23. “Make friendship a fine art.”
John Wooden

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

25. “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Albert Camus

26. “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.”
Maria Shriver

27. “The best mirror is an old friend.”
George Herbert

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

29. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”
Leo Buscaglia

30. “Friendship isn’t about how long you know someone. It’s about who walls into your life, says ‘I’m here for you,’ and then proves it.”
Nicholas Sparks

31. “I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.”
Robert Brault

32. “Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.”
Truman Capote

33 “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. “Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.”
Tahar Ben Jelloun

35. “There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.”
Paramahansa Yogananda

36. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”

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

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

39. “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

40. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”
Khalil Gibran

41. “The greatest gift in life is the gift of friendship, and I have received it; the greatest healing therapy is friendship.”
Hubert Humphrey

42. “You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.”
Elizabeth Taylor

43. “A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.“
Charles Darwin

44. “Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.“
Baltasar Gracian

45. “Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.“

46. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.“
Henry Ford

47. “You win the victory when you yield to friends.“

48. “The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.“
Giotto di Bondone

49. “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

50. “Your friend is your needs answered.“
Khalil Gibran



Do you have any popular quotes on the topic of friendship that are not on this list? Or do you particularly like any from this list? I will be happy if you share your thoughts with me in the comments.

All the best,


23 comments on “Inspirational Quotes About Friends – amazing quotes by famous people”

  1. Jackie Reply

    Wow, this is just so perfect. Now I know so much more things and I also have learnt about a number of people too. These people seem to know so much about friendship. We need to cherish those that are out true friends and keep them close to ourselves for real. Like how you shared this.

    • admin Reply

      Yes, we really need to appreciate our friends. Glad you like my post, thanks!

      I wish you all the best


  2. DarmiMaddie Reply

    Rather a very interesting topic you have addressed here and it honestly makes a lot of sense you know. Being able to gain valuable information about friends and learn from great people and their perspection about what makes up a good friend. I honestly value this here and it makes a lot of sense to me here too. Thanks so much for taking he time to share here

    • admin Reply

      I’m glad you like my post and that you responded with a kind comment.

      I wish you all the best,


  3. Jbryce Reply

    Wheneverwe feed our soul and mind with nicely written and well composed words, it makes us feel rejuvenated and also serves as a kind of motivation for tomorrow and says ahead. It’s very thoughtful of you to share, I love those quotes, they are very nice and interesting to read through

  4. Ann Reply

    There are many people around us but we only call friends a few of them. But it’s among those that we truly consider our friends that we find treasures described in these quotes. It’s impossible to have a lot of friends because friends demand time to show ourselves friendly. And we have to many, we don’t have time for them all.

    • admin Reply

      I agree with what is written, we can’t have many real friends because we need enough time for them to maintain a true friendship.

      Thanks for the comment, I wish you all the best,


  5. Arnab Bhattacharya Reply

    The quotes in this blog gives you alot to think about friendship and actually, when you think about it deeply, it’s quite true.

    Thanks alot for sharing these beautiful thoughts and keep up the good work.

  6. Yonathan haben Reply

    You make me feel undescribable way i don’t know what to say im the one who needs friends indeed
    Those quotes has strong message when we see them deeply
    Thank you a lot lot lootttt for sharing this beautiful quotes

    • admin Reply

      Thank you, my dear friend, this means a lot!
      Thank you for your visit and nice comment. I wish you all the best,

  7. Biraj Acharya Reply

    The quotes in this blog gives you alot to things very nice Article

    Thanks alot for sharing these beautiful thoughts and keep up the good work.

  8. Biraj Acharya Reply

    The quotes in this blog gives you alot to things and nice Article

    Thanks alot for sharing these beautiful thoughts and keep up the good work.

  9. Renata Green Reply

    This is a very inspiring post. I think that especially this year has shown us what the really important aspects in life are – and friendship is certainly a very enriching part. All that best to you – and thanx for sharing these tender and wise words 🙂

    • admin Reply

      Thank you for your kindness. Nowadays, friendships can also be maintained through social networks, which means a lot.
      I wish you all the best

  10. Mayuri Saxena Reply

    “The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.”- Shanna Rodriguez. This quote resonates with me as I feel that new friends bring new energy into your life. Thanks for sharing some amazing quotes on friendship.

    • admin Reply

      This quote is really great. Thanks for sharing it with me. And thanks for visiting and commenting.
      I wish you all the best

  11. Kuntala Bhattacharya Reply

    Loved the post, bookmarked. I will refer your article as I am interested in friendship quotes. Friends are special for me and I cherish them.

    • admin Reply

      We really should cherish our friends because they are very valuable. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
      I wish you all the best

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