25 Inspiring Friendship Quotes

To have a friend you first need to be one. These friendship quotes couldn’t have said it better. Having friends is a wonderful thing that can enrich your life.

Friends come our way for a lot of reasons; to share life’s experiences, to teach us and add value to our lives. Therefore, we need to cherish those friendships.

We sometimes lose touch with some friends or have those friends we would like to show more appreciation to for being in our lives. As a result, friendships require that we put others before ourselves at times.

A friend can provide an immense amount of support and comfort in good times and in bad times. However, friendship is not easy, like all relationships it requires our time and effort.

25 Quotes for keeping the Friendship Alive

“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

“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

“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

“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.” -Frances Ward Weller

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

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

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“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.” -Octavia Butler

“It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.” -Unknown

“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.” -John Katz

“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

“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” -Mencius

“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

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” -Sarah Desse

“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

“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

“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

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” -Joseph F. Newton Men

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

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

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” – Christie Brinkley

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” -Proverbs 27:9​​​

“There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.” -Unknown

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” -Oprah Winfrey

These quotes have made me understand what true friendship is and value it more along the way. It takes effort to develop a long-lasting friendship, but it’s with it.

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