Sayings To Live By
Illustrated by Sandra Reeves
These positive and inspirational friendship sayings are all words of love and wisdom that are from unknown sources. For quotes from known people take a look at the Friendship Quotes page.
The illustrations on this page are by my wonderful friend Sandra Reeves. Sandra is a friend that is always there for me (and many other people) should I need her help in any way. She is a shining example of a true friend.
Friendship sayings are listed alphabetically
Friendship Sayings: A
A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.
A friend is kind and caring and they often think of you, they can seem to cheer you up with just a word or two.
A friend is one who knows you as you are, understands where you've been, accepts who you've become and still invites you to grow.
A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.
A friend is someone who can make you smile no matter what, and with endless generosity they give you such a lot.
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you, when you have forgotten the words.
A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher and a little bit best friend.
A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your happiness, your family and friends, your dreams or your dignity.
A real friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out.
illustration by Sandra Reeves
A special friend at Christmas is the present we all need.
A gift no one should be without, a priceless thing indeed.
A strong friendship doesn't always need daily conversation or togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.
A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg... even though they know you are slightly cracked.
A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
Anyone who looks for a friend without faults, will be without friends.
Appreciate your loved ones while you can, because none of us are going to be here forever.
As we grow up we realize it is less important to have lots of friends and more important to have real ones.
Friend Sayings: B
Be the kind of person you want in your life.
Friendship Sayings: C
Count your age by friends not years.
Count your life by smiles not tears.
Friend Sayings: D
Distance means so little when someone means so much.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Friendship Sayings: F
For many people.. it's our siblings that are our first and oldest friends.
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
Friends are like stars... you may not always see them, but you know they are there.
Friends are like the walls of a house...
Sometimes they hold you up.
Sometimes you lean on them.
But, sometimes it's enough to know they're standing by.
Friendship is a golden chain
The links are friends so dear
And like a rare and precious jewel
It's treasured more each year
It's clasped together firmly
With a love that's deep and true
And it's rich with happy memories
And fond recollections too.
Time can't destroy its beauty
For, as long as memory lives
Years can't erase the pleasure
That the joy of friendship gives
For friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold
But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than gold
And the golden chain of friendship
Is a strong and blessed tie
Binding kindred hearts together
As the years go passing by
Friendship isn't a big thing... It's a million little things.
Friendship... The only cement that will hold the world together.
Friend Sayings: H
Hold a true friend with both your hands.
How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.
Friendship Sayings: I
I like me when I am with you.
I want to love you without clutching
Appreciate you without judging
Join you without invading
Invite you without demanding
Leave you without guilt
Criticise you without blaming
And help you without insulting
If I can have the same from you
then we can truly meet
and enrich each other
If friendship were a colour, you would be a rainbow to me.
If the light that shines on you seems to darken by the day, remember that a friend of yours is never far away.
If two hearts are meant to be friends... No matter how long it takes, how far they go, how tough it seems, fate will bring them together to share friendship forever.
If you appreciate someone... Let them know.
If you make friends with yourself.. you will never be alone.
If you're alone... I'll be your shadow.
If you want to cry... I'll be your shoulder.
If you want a hug... I'll be your pillow.
If you need to be happy... I'll be your smile.
But anytime you need a friend... I'll just be me.
It can lift our hearts when someone takes the time to say that warm and special caring thoughts are being sent our way, it brings a touch of happiness and sunshine to our day.
It is in the shelter of each other, that the people live
Friend Sayings: M
Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver, the other gold
My girl friends are the sisters I picked out for myself.
Friendship Sayings: N
No matter where you are going
And no matter what you do
A friend will be a friend for life
And always stand by you.
No road is long with good company.
Friend Sayings: O
On the canvas of life we often go off colour, but as long as there are special people to add the right shades... Life goes on to be a rainbow.
Freind Sayings: P
People don't always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.
People need people and friends need friends
And we all need love for a full life depends
Just in knowing that someone cares
And holds us close in their thoughts and prayers
People say true friends must always hold hands, but true friends don't need to hold hands because they know the other hand will always be there.
Friend Sayings: S
Shared joy is a double joy. Shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never ever the same.
Some people in our lives are of the extra special kind, they brighten up our days and leave such happiness behind.
Sometimes, the only therapy we will ever need in life is... a friend who listens.
Sorrows shared with a good friend become much more bearable.
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.
Friendship Sayings: T
The best antique is... an old friend.
The friendship of a child is the brightest gem, set upon the circlet of society.
The highest privilege there is, is the privilege of being allowed to share another's pain. You talk about your pleasures to your acquaintances, you talk about your troubles to your friends.
The only people who truly know your story are the ones who help you write it.
The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander.
The road to a friend's house is never long.
The shortest distance between new friends is... a smile.
The special gift of friendship should be treasured every day, it's something very precious and should always be that way.
Though miles may lie between us, we're never far apart. For friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart.
To have a friend and be a friend, is what makes life worthwhile
To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there.
Treat your friends like you do your best pictures... Place them in the best light.
True friends are never forgotten. They live within your heart.
True friends are special people
They are angels without wings
They bring you joy
And fill your heart
With many precious things
True friendship isn’t about being inseparable, it’s being separated and nothing changes.
Friend Sayings: W
We don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.
When everything is wonderful, or things don't go as planned, it's always good to know, that a friend is close at hand.
Who finds a faithful friend... Finds a treasure
Friend Sayings: Y
You can win more friends with your ears than with your mouth.