Old Friends Sayings and Quotes

There’s a sense of security that comes with old friends. They finish our sentences, know our quirks and become an extension of our families. Most importantly they know our faults and love us anyway. Catch up with your best bud like no time has passed with the curated list of old friends quotes below.


A man's growth is seen in the successsive choirs of his friends.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Of oil, wine, and friends, the oldest is the best.     

Portuguese Proverb

In dress, the newest is the finest; in friends, the oldest is the best.     

Korean Proverb

In forming new friendships, forget not old friends.     

Roman Proverb

One should not forsake old friends for new, because the old friends, having already proven their calibre, are more trustworthy.     

G. Llewellyn Watson

We need new friends; some of us are cannibals who have eaten their old friends up; others must have ever-renewed audiences before whom to re-enact an ideal version of their lives.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

I keep my old friends, and get older with them, but push young. It's good to be surrounded by kids, because they keep you young.     

Carine Roitfeld

When you meet with your old friends, you recollect some of the finest moments of your life and find yourself in a joy that has no comparison.     

Syed Badiuzzaman

When we are old, our friends find it difficult to please us, and are less concerned whether we be pleased or not.     

Jonathan Swift

Though you are in your shining days / Voices among the crowd / And new friends busy with your praise / Be not unkind or proud / But think about old friends the most / Time's bitter flood will rise / Your beauty perish and be lost / For all eyes but these eyes.     

William Butler Yeats

New friends may be poems but old friends are alphabets. Don't forget the alphabets because you will need them to read the poems.     

William Shakespeare

Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.     

John Webster

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.      

H. Jackson Brown

An old friend never can be found, and nature has provided that he cannot easily be lost.     

Samuel Johnson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

It's an insane world but in it there is one sanity, the loyalty of old friends.     

Ben Hur

It's best to have an old friend far away, than a new friend nearby that makes you question your care.     

Shanna Rodriguez

Whoever neglects old friends for the sake of new deserves what he gets if he loses both.     

Aesop

When we forget old friends, it is a sign we have forgotten ourselves.     

William Hazlitt

Say what you want about aging, it's still the only way to have old friends.     

Robert Brault

Beautiful memories are like old friends. They may not always be on your mind, but they are forever in your heart.     

Susan Gale

It's not good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of peple, and the only thing is to face it.     

W. Somerset Maughan

An old friend met in a far country is like rain after a drought.     

Chinese Proverb

Spend a new penny on an old friend and share an old pleasure with a new friend.     

Chinese Proverb

Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend.     

G.K. Chesterton

There’s a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die—their silence. For a while an echo stays in your ear. You hear a laugh, a knowing phrase or two, a certain quality of enunciation. Then, nothing. Another death takes place—voices.     

Ben Hecht

Old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air; love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were.     

Samuel Coleridge Taylor

Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.     

Duchess of Malfy

Old friends and old wine are best.     

German Proverb