Barely any things have such an enormous effect on satisfaction and the pleasure, profundity and plain enjoyment of life as the friendships we have.

It could be friendships with our accomplices, relatives, collaborators, and the individuals we have known for a couple of years at this point or since we were kids.

Or on the other hand, even with individuals, we have never at any point met at the opposite side of the world or the pets we love.

So I’d prefer to begin this year by thinking back and share the absolute best exhortation on this theme from the individuals who have strolled this world in the course of the last hundreds and thousands of years.

This is 74 provocative, wonderful, some of the time strong and here and there entertaining quotes on friendship.

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

– Walter Winchell

“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 greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.”

– Hubert H. Humphrey

”He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”

Oscar Wilde

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

– Winnie the Pooh

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

-Henry David Thoreau

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”

– Elbert Hubbard

”I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”

Thomas Jefferson

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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

-Helen Keller

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”

– Henry Ford

” True friends stab you in the front.”

Oscar Wilde

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”

– David Tyson

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

-Walter Winchell

“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”

-Washington Irving

“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

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”

-Ethel Barrymore

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

-Donna Roberts

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

-Khalil Gibran

“One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.”

-Clifton Fadiman

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“There is nothing I wouldn’t do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.”

-Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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

-Thomas J. Watson

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”

-Aristotle

“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

“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 real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?”

-Eugene Kennedy

“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

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”

-Charles Lamb

“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”

-Frances Ward Weller

“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

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”

-Alice Walker

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

-Woodrow T. Wilson

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”

-Ed Cunningham

“Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.”

-Charles Kingsley

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

-Elbert Hubbard

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”

-Henry David Thoreau

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

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Famous Friendship Quotes

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.”

-Samuel Butler

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

-Sarah Desse

“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

“No matter how tired I am, I get dinner at least once a week with my girlfriends. Or have a sleepover. Otherwise my life is just all work.”

-Jennifer Lawrence

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.”

-Marlene Dietrich

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

-Shanna Rodriguez

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

-Eleanor Roosevelt

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

-Marcel Proust

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

-Elisabeth Foley

“A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.”

-Arthur Brisbane

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

“There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.”

-Edith Wharton

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”

-Jim Henson

“There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.”

-Edith Wharton

“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.”

-Oscar Wilde

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

-Dale Carnegie

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

-Leo Buscaglia

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.”

-Samuel Butler

“Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.”

-Dean Koontz

“Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.”

-Edwin Arlington Robinson

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

-Aristotle

“Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.”

-Alexander Dumas

“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”

-Richelle Mead

“If you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal.”

-Oprah Winfrey

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

-Marcel Proust

“True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.”

-Emilie Saint-Genis

“A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.”

-John Tillotson

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

-Bernard Meltzer

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

-Albert Camus

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

-Virginia Woolf

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