Friendship Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old friendship quotes, friendship sayings, and friendship proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Elbert Hubbard

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.     

Bob Marley

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

Sarah Dessen

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

Marlene Dietrich

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.

Unknown Author

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 Glasgow

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

Elisabeth Foley

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.     

Samuel Butler

There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, and live just a little bit better.

Unknown Author

Good friends help you find important things when you have lost them. Your smile, you hope, and your courage.

Unknown Author

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Woodrow Wilson

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

David Tyson Gentry

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

Alexander Dumas

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.


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


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

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

Elie Wiesel