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.

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.     


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

Once a friend, always a friend.     

Kurdish Proverb

My old friend, I recall the times we had hanging on my wall. I wouldn't trade them for gold ‘cause they laugh and they cry me, somehow sanctify me. They're woven in the stories I have told and tell again.      

Tim McGraw

The best mirror is an old friend.     

George Herbert

Make new friends, but don't forget the old, One is silver, the other is gold.     


You don't have to have anything in common with people you've known since you were five. With old friends, you've got your whole life in common.     

Lyle Lovett

Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable to him. A new friend is a new wine; when if is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.     


With clothes the new are the best, with friends the old are the best.     


It takes a long time to grow an old friend.     

John Leonard

There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met.     

Jim Henson

Old friends are the great blessing of one's later years . . . They have a memory of the same events and have the same mode of thinking.     

Horace Walpole