70 Inspiring Friendship Quotes

Friends can be one of life’s most amazing gifts. They’re the ones who stand by you, listen to your worries, travel with you, know your ups and downs, and care enough to tell you off when you need to hear it. But sometimes, it can be hard to put into words just how much they mean to you. We’ve got you covered.

Here are 70 quotes that will remind you of why best friends are amazing and why you should always have them around. Let’s celebrate our BFFs with these wise words! 

“It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” 

Gina Barreca

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

Walter Winchell

“Sometimes, being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.” 

Tom Mcneal distance quote

“Distance means so little when someone means so much.” 

Tom McNeal

“Friends are relatives you make for yourself.”

Eustache Deschamps 

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

Henry David Thoreau

“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.” 

Baltasar Gracian

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” 

Woodrow Wilson

“You can always tell when two people are best friends because they’re always having way more fun than it makes sense for them to be having.” 


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

Linda Grayson

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” 

Oprah Winfrey

“Keep the ones that heard you when you never said a word.” 


“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” 

Helen Keller
if you lived to be a hundred quote

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

Winnie the Pooh

“A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be.” 


“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.” 

Jane Austen

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” 

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

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

Donna Roberts

“Sometimes you meet a person and you just click—you’re comfortable with them, like you’ve known them your whole life, and you don’t have to pretend to be anyone or anything.” 


“Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.” 


“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” 


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

Jim Morrison

“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
because of you quote

“Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.” 


“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Thomas J. Watson

“That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you—the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you—because that is what people are supposed to do.” 


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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Elie Wiesel 

“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” 

C.S. Lewis

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“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 good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you create them.” 

Anna Taylor beautiful impact quote

“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” 

Anna Taylor

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

Arnold H. Glasgow

“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” 

Heidi Wills

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” 

Misty Copeland

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” 

Jean de La Fontaine

“I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you.”  


“Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends.” 

Virginia Woolf

“When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.” 


“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.”  

Henry Ford precious things quote

“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

“Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” 


“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”

Proverbs 27:9 

“The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.” 

Chelsea Handler

“A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face.” 


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

Leo Buscaglia

“As much as a BFF can make you go WTF, there’s no denying we’d be a little less rich without them.”

Gossip Girl 

“Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.” 


“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” 


“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
always be with you quote

“If ever there is a 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 are apart, I’ll always be with you.” 

A.A. Milne

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

Hubert Humphrey

“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

“Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.”  


“That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you – the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you – because that is what people are supposed to do.” 

R. J. L.

“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 healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.” 

Henri Nouwen

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

Shanna Rodriguez

“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

“I cannot even 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

“True friends stab you in the front.” 

Oscar Wilde
Mariella Frostru friendship quote

“Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.” 

Mariella Frostrup

“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.” 

Eustace Budgell

“True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.” 

Josh Grayson

“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” 

Baltasar Gracian

“A friend to all is a friend to none.” 


“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”

Amy Poehler

“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

Wrapping Up

Your friends are your people – your tribe, so celebrate your bonds with them with these friendship quotes. Which were your favorites? Let us know by sharing it and tagging us @catalystinspired. Stay inspired!  

Dani Rhys