50 Friendship Quotes that Will Make You Want to Call a Friend

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead. Walk beside me… just be my friend.”

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”

“There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.”

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”

“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.”

“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same book.”

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”

“The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.”

“Silence makes the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts.”

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”

“I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things.”

“If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking, they can make you laugh.”

“It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.”

“The best mirror is an old friend.”

“Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still.”

“The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.”

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

“There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met.”

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”

“When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.”

“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.”

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”

“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”

“It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it.”

“Cutting people out of your life is easy, keeping them in, is hard.”

“Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.”

“In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.”

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”

“I don’t want to hurt you or anybody, so please forget about me. Just try. Find yourself a better friend.”

“No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.”

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”

“If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.”

“Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”

“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”