Best friend quotes and sayings

I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another.
Jean Cocteau

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Mencius

We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we can’t tolerate.
William James

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

I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends. I’m surrounded by angels, but I call them my best friends.
Anonymous

A friend you have to buy won’t be worth what you pay for him.
George Dennison Prentice

Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.
Bill Watterson

Search not for a friend in time of need, for a true friend shall find thee.
Anonymous

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
William Blake

He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.
Aristotle

Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
Bible: Ecclesiasticus

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

We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade.

Caroline Sheridan Norton

It’s neither by money, nor by time and nor by looks but it is by truth that a friendship grows.
Anonymous

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

Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their friendship; and when they hear us praised by others, will ascribe it to sinister and interested motives if they can.
Charles Caleb Colton

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

When we think about the person who has touched our life the most, we often find that it is not the one who has given us advices, solutions to our problems, nor material good; but someone who silently sat with us when we were in pain, gave us a shoulder to cry on when we were depressed. Shared our pains and sorrows, our confusions like their own. A truly special person called a friend.
Anonymous

The only service a friend can really render is to keep your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God’s gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
Frances Farmer

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Anonymous

Have no friends not equal to yourself.
Anonymous

A true friendship can be compared to good health. You never realize the value of it until it is lost.
Anonymous

I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
Peter Ustinov

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
Euripides

Search not for a friend in time of need, for a true friend shall find thee.
Anonymous

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

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

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

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
Lord Chesterfield

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
Eustache Deschamps

It takes years to build up trust, and just seconds to destroy it.
Anonymous

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

She believes in me. And I’m a dreamer so it’s so good to have somebody like that in my life. If she goes away, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I mean, she’s my best friend, you know?…She’s more than that…She’s everything.
Anonymous

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

As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her.
Erma Bombeck

Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life.
Anonymous

The best vitamin for making friends: B1
Anonymous

One can’t complain. I have my friends. Why, someone spoke to me only yesterday.
Eeyore

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.
Edward Abbey

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
Khalil Gibran

They say a dog is a man´s best friend. That´s if you´re lucky enough to get one of those “friendly” dogs.
Jimmy Fallon

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
Anonymous

The wise and intelligent are coming belatedly to realize that alcohol, and not the dog, is man’s best friend. Rover is taking a beating — and he should.
W. C. Fields

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Plutarch

I like her because she smiles at me and means it.
Anonymous

How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.
Anonymous

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

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

I felt it shelter to speak to you.
Emily Dickinson

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

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
Toni Morrison

Competition is easier to accept if you realize it is not an act of oppression or abrasion – I’ve worked with my best friends in direct competition
Diane Sawyer

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh!” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.
A.A. Milne

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
Swedish Proverb

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