Positive Friendship Quotes

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Friends by Sandra Reeves

These friendship quotes and verse are all positive words of inspiration, that are uplifting to read through and appreciate those special people in our lives, they could also be used to let your friends know just how much they mean to you.

We all need friends to share life's trials and joys, especially the trials - as it is when we are struggling the most, that we find out who our true friends are.

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Friendship quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname.


Aristotle 384BC - 322BC Friendship Quotes

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

Without friends,
no one would choose to live.

Richard Bach

Richard Bach  1936

Can miles truly separate you from friends?
If you want to be with someone you love,
aren't you already there?

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon 1561 - 1626 Friendship Quotes

The greatest trust between man and man
is the trust of giving counsel.

The principal fruit of friendship is...
the ease and discharge of the fullness and swellings of the heart.

William Barclay

William Barclay 1907 - 1978

I thank you for my friends, for those who understand me better than I understand myself. For those who know me at my worst, and still like me. For those who have forgiven me when I had no right to expect to be forgiven. Help me to be as true to my friends as I would wish them to be to me.

James Matthew Barrie

James Matthew Barrie 1860 - 1937

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves.


Bible Friendship Quotes

A faithful friend is the medicine of life.

A friend loveth at all times.

William Blake

William Blake 1757 - 1827

I looked for my soul,
but my soul I could not see.
I looked for my God,
but my God eluded me.
I looked for a friend
and then I found all three.

Albert Camus

Albert Camus 1913 - 1960

Don't walk in front of me
I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me
I may not lead.
Walk beside me
and be my friend.

Mary Catherwood

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years
yet never really meet,
and two others at first speech are old friends.

John Churton Collins

John Churton Collins 1848 - 1908

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC - 43BC

Friends, though absent,
are still present.

Cookie Monster


Sometimes me think, 'What is friend?'
And then me say...
'Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.'

Anna Cummins

Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead, do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis  1958

There is a point when you aren't as much mom and daughter
as you are adults and friends.

Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas 1803 - 1870

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882   Friendship Quotes

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.
Before him I may think aloud.

Go often to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.

Happy is the house that shelters a friend.

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble,
prosperity is full of friends.

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship. It is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him, and is willing to trust him with his friendship.

The only way to have a friend is... to be one.

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.


Epicurus 341BC - 270BC Friendship Quotes

It is not so much our friends help that helps us,
as the confident knowledge that they will help us.

Of all the things which provides to make life entirely happy,
much the greatest is the possession of friendship.


Euripides 480BC - 406BC

Friends show their love in times of trouble.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi 1869 - 1948

With every true friendship, we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests.

Dave Tyson Gentry

True friendship comes when
silence between two people becomes comfortable.

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931

A friend who is far away is
sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832

To know someone with whom you can feel their is understanding,
in spite of distances or thoughts expressed,
that can make life a garden.

Nicholas Grimald 1519 - 1562

Of all the heavenly gifts
that mortal men command
What trusty treasure in the world
can countervail a friend?
What sweeter solace shall befall
than one to find
Upon whose breast thou may'st repose
the secrets of thy mind

Arnold H. Glasgow

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


Hafiz  1325 - 1389

Your heart and my heart
are very, very old friends.

E. R. Hazlip

Friendship is a horizon - which expands whenever we approach it.

Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard 1856 - 1915

A friend is someone who knows all about you
and loves you just the same.

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley  1894 - 1963

Let us be kinder to one another.

Washington Irving

Washington Irving  1783 - 1859

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us she will endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.

Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers

Drink in the beauty of friendship.
In this world of constant change,
we need the comfort of friendship more than ever before.

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson 1709 - 1784

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over, so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.

Jack Layton

Cherish every moment with those you love, 
at every stage of your journey.

John Lennon

John Lennon 1940 - 1980

I get by with a little help from my friends.

C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis 1898 - 1963   Friendship Quotes

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What, you too? I thought I was the only one."

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art
it has no survival value;
rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865

The better part of one's life
consists of his friendships.

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren  1934

Is my mother my friend? I would have to say, first of all she is my mother, with a capital M; she's something sacred to me. I love her dearly... yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk openly with if I want to.

Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen 1932 - 1996

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.


Plautus 254BC - 184BC

Nothing but heaven itself is better than
a friend who is really a friend.

Myrtle Reed 1874 - 1911

May our house always be too small to hold all of our friends.

Jean Paul Richter

Jean Paul Richter 1763 - 1825

Each departed friend is a magnet
that attracts us to the next world.

Aelred of Rievaulx

Aelred of Rievaulx 1109 - 1167

No medicine is more valuable, none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of all our temporal ills than a friend, to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share our happiness in time of joy.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Francois de la Rochefoucauld 1613 - 1680

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 - 1962

Friendship with oneself is important
because without it one cannot be friends
with anyone else in the world.

William Rotsler

How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment
when we realize we have discovered a friend.

Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 - 1273    Friendship Quotes

Always search for your innermost nature
in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes,
because for those who love with heart and soul
there is no such thing as separation.

Francis de Sales

Francis de Sales 1567 - 1622

Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again,
never to be broken off.

Susan Schutz

Susan Schutz 1944

When someone cares
it is easier to speak
it is easier to listen
it is easier to play
it is easier to work.
When someone cares
it is easier to laugh.

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer 1875 - 1965 Friendship Quotes

At times our own light goes out and it is rekindled by a spark from another being. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

In everyone's life, at sometime, 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.

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks  1965

My wife, my family, my friends...
They've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell... loving someone is about giving, not receiving.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 1894 Friendship Quotes

A friend is a present you give yourself.

No man is useless... while he has a friend.


Theophrastus 350BC - 285BC

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

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Penny Thornton

Penny Thornton

Your friends are the one true not in the dissonant music of life. They are there to commiserate and console, to act as sounding boards and healing centres, but most of all, simply to be there when you need them.

William Arthur Ward

William Arthur Ward  1921 - 1994  Friendship Quotes

Friendship flourishes
at the fountain of forgiveness.

Learn and grow all you can.
Serve and befriend all you can.
Enrich and inspire all you can.

Lilian Whiting

Lilian Whiting 1859 - 1942

To be rich in friends is to be poor in nothing.

Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams   Friendship Quotes

Finding an old friend is like finding a lost treasure.

Those that will always help a friend, will always have a friend.

Treat other animals as friends and they become friends.
Treat other animals as family and they become family.
Give other animals your love and they will love you in return.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Joseph B. Wirthlin  1917 - 2008

Our friends should be companions who inspire us,
who help us to rise to our best.

Doe Zantamata

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

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