Friendship Quotes (118) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Friendship is a relationship between friends, a friendly feeling or attitude. Friends care for one another and look out for each other. For a deep understanding to occur between friends, they must open up about personal things, listen carefully, and be loyal to one another. 


Fortify yourself with a flock of friends! There is always at least one who will understand, inspire, and give you the lift you may need at the time.
~ George M. Adams

Can miles truly separate you from friends....If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
~ Richard Bach

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

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
~ Leo Buscaglia

You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
~ Dale Carnegie

Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss. The only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.
~ Caleb Carr 

He who possesses the source of enthusiasm will achieve great things. Doubt not. You will gather friends around you as a hair clasp gathers the hair.
~ I Ching

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
~ Cicero

Life is nothing without friendship.
~ Cicero

True friendship is like sound health. The value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
~ Charles Caleb Cotton

What is a friend? I will tell you. It is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
~ Frank Crane

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
~ Miguel De Cervantes

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
~ Jacques Delille

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
~ Marlene Dietrich

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
~ George Eliot

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
~ Arne Garborg

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
~ Kahlil Gibran

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Friends are the sunshine of life.
~ John Hay

A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
~ Elbert Hubbard

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
~ Hubert Humphrey

My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life.
~ Lee Iacocca

Wherever you are, it is your friends who make your world.
~ William James

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
~ Helen Keller

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
~ Helen Keller

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
~ Bruce Lee

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
~ George MacDonald

A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.
~ Orison S. Marden

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
~ Bernard Meltzer

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself--and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to--letting a person be what he really is.
~ Jim Morrison

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.
~ Gloria Naylor

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

Anything, everything, little or big becomes an adventure then the right person shares it.
~ Kathleen Norris

A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
~ Russian Proverb

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

When I want friendship defined – I look at my friends.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
~ G. Randolf

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and be loved, is the greatest happiness of existence.
~ Sydney Smith

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
~ Paul Sweeney

I cannot imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
~ Charles R. Swindoll

Friends...they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.
~ Author Unknown

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

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
~ William Arthur Ward

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

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

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
~ Oprah Winfrey

If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together…there is something you must 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

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.
~ Douglas Pagels

Most of us don't need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with. 
~ Robert Brault, 

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.  
~ Author Unknown

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. 
~ Leo Buscaglia

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  
~ Albert Schweitzer

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.  
~ Arnold H. Glasgow

A good friend is cheaper than therapy. 
~ Author Unknown

If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do.  Think up something appropriate and do it. 
~ Edgar Watson Howe

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. 
~ Henry David Thoreau

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. 
~ Arnold Glasow

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

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone.  A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. 
~ Samuel Johnson

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.  
~ Dave Tyson Gentry

You can always tell a real friend:  when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. 
~ Laurence J. Peter

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. 
~ Author Unknown

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

One doesn't know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one's friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one. 
~ D.H. Lawrence

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.  
~ Virginia Woolf

There are big ships and small ships.  But the best ship of all is friendship.  
~ Author Unknown

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. 
~ Author Unknown

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

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

Silences make the real conversations between friends.  Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. 
~ Margaret Lee Runbeck, Answer Without Ceasing

As a friend, you first give your understanding, then you try to understand. 
~ Robert Brault, 

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

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.  
~ Henri Nouwen

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart. 
~ Attributed to Heather Pryor

We are each the star of our own situation comedy, and, with luck, the screwball friend in somebody else's.
~ Robert Brault

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We are keenly aware of the faults of our friends, but if they like us enough it doesn't matter.
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Friendship is Love, without his wings.
~ Lord Byron, L'Amitié est l'Amour sans Ailes

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
~ William Penn

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.  
~ Thomas Jefferson

The best time to make friends is before you need them. 
~ Ethel Barrymore

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.  
~ Author Unknown

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 

'Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.  
~ Benjamin Franklin

The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head. 
~ Author Unknown

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. 
~ Anäis Nin

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.  
~ Eustache Deschamps

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.  
~ Kahlil Gibran

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

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hold a true friend with both your hands.
~ Nigerian Proverb

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.   
~ Sarah Orne Jewett

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

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
~ Mencius

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.  
~ Dag Hammarskjold

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

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses. 
~ David Storey

Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends.  Bury the carcass of friendship:  it is not worth embalming. 
~ William Hazlitt

Friends are like walls.  Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it's good just knowing they are there. 
~ Author Unknown

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

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.  Before him I may think aloud.  I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.  
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.” 
~ Charles Caleb Colton

“Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble." 
~ Mikael Blomkvist 

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” 
~ Jim Morrison

“What is a friend if not someone you feel close to, someone you like being with, someone you can confide in and share pleasure with.
~ Jeremy Malory-” 

“What is a friend if not someone you feel close to, someone you like being with, someone you can confide in and share pleasure with.
~ Jeremy Malory-” 

“Love is friendship set to music.” 
~ Jackson Pollock

“The only true test of friendship is the time your friend spends on you.” 
~ John Marsden, Circle of Flight

“True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future, false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past.” 
~ Seth Brown

“Friendship is something in the soul. It is a thing one feels. It is not a return for something.” 
~ Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter

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