34 Best Friendship Quotes

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. – Charles Caleb Colton

Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship. – Dorothy Parker

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

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. – Rabindranath Tagore

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

It is the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. – Charles Lamb

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. – Mencius

The growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair. – Sarah Orne Jewett

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

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

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. – Aristotle

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

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. Henry David Thoreau

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. – Alexander Dumas

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. – Thomas Aquinas

True friendship is never serene. – Marquise de Sevigne

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

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

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. – Orson Welles

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

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

Friendship is a sheltering tree. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

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

Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way. – Charles Kingsley

Friendship is the purest love. – Osho

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

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. – Kahlil Gibran

Friendship is essentially a partnership. – Aristotle

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow T. Wilson

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. – Samuel Butler

There cannot be friendship without equality. – Swami Sivananda

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

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