Friends Sayings and Quotes

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

Friends are the family you choose.     

Jess C. Scott

Friends are like rainbows - always there to cheer you up after a storm.     


When our friends are present we ought to treat them well; and when they are absent, to speak of them well.     


Friends are much better tried in bad fortune than in good.     


True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited, but in adversity they come without invitation.     


Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find one good, you must a hundred try.     

Claude Mermet

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.     


Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.     

C.J. Langenhoven

Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.     


Friends show their love in times of trouble...     


Where there are friends, there is wealth.     

Titus Maccius Plautus

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.      

Thomas A. Edison

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I would be at the bottom to catch them.     


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


Friends are life's finest blessings. "Friend" and "free" are from the same root word; perhaps because you are free to be yourself with a friend.     

Author Unknown

Friends make memories...the heart preserves them.     

Author Unknown

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My friends are my estate.     

Emily Dickinson

True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for awhile. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they're never dead in your heart.     

Author Unknown

True friends are those who lift you up when your heart's wings forget how to fly.     

Author Unknown

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.     

John Churton Collins

All we can do is to make the best of our friends: love and cherish what is good in them, and keep out of the way of what is bad: but no more think of rejecting them for it than of throwing away a piece of music for a flat passage or two.     

Thomas Jefferson

With true friends...even water drunk together is sweet enough.     

Chinese Proverb

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

Ed Cunningham

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.      

Eustache Descamps

Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.      

Henry Drummond

Friends are the most important ingredient in the recipe called life.     


F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.     

Unknown Author

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

Doe Zantamata

Friends are those crazy people who keep coming back, in spite of being exposed to the real you.     

Richelle E. Goodrich