True Friends Sayings and Quotes

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


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

William Penn

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!

Doug Larson

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.

Len Wein

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

Bernard Meltzer

True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

True friends can communicate with their eyes.     

Mary Rose Magnaye

True friends walks in when the rest of the world has walked out.

Walter Winchell

True friends are not mirrors where we can always see ourselves reflected in a positive light.

Shannon L. Alder

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

Barbara Kingsolver

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

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

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

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.

Sicilian Proverb

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Arnold Glasow

Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.

Robert Brault

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.

Frances Ward Weller

It's the ones you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter.

Marlene Dietrich

10. A friend shares the good times and helps out by listening during the bad times.

Molly Oliver

A true friend is someone you can disagree with and still remain friends. For if not, they weren't true friends in the first place.

Sandy Ratliff

A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.

H. Jackson Brown

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

Donna Roberts

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don't understand.     

Robert Brault

Tell me something only you know and make a new friend.

Dejan Stojanovic

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

C.S. Lewis

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

Elizabeth Foley