Friends quotes and sayings

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
Jacques Delille

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
Anonymous

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.
Anonymous

Friends are God’s apology for relations.
Hugh Kingsmill

More quotes

A Friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 friend is someone who, upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain than to have to watch their friend suffer.
Anonymous

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

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.
Maxwell Maltz

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
Tennessee Williams

Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not all still friends
Anonymous

It is by chance that we met, by choice that we became friends.
Anonymous

Books and friends should be few but good.
Proverb

True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.
Anonymous

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
Anonymous

Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, and somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends.
Anonymous

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

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success.
Doug Larson

You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can’t forget. Those are your ‘friends.
Anonymous

Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.
Anonymous

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.
Anonymous

A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Proverb

Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life.
Sare and Cate

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

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

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
Anonymous

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

Good friends are like stars…. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there
Anonymous

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
Aristotle

We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade.
Caroline Sheridan Norton

A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring.
La Rochefoucauld

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 friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Elbert Hubbard

If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.
Anonymous

True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere.
Anonymous

Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

To have a good friend is one of the highest delights in life; to be a good friend is one of the noblest and most difficult undertakings.
Anonymous

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Mencius

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Aristotle

Friends aren’t jumper cables. You don’t throw them into the trunk and pull them out for emergencies.
Anonymous

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

Best friends are the siblings God forgot to give us
Anonymous

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

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

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Henry Ford

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

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
Eustache Deschamps

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

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

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
Publilius Syrus

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Buddha

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Aristotle

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

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

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
Thomas Jones

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

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.
George Washington

A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
Lois Wyse

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.
Barbara Kingsolver