45 Most Beautiful Friendship Quotes For Your Best Friend

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

-Mark Twain

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

-Friedrich Nietzsche

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

-Groucho Marx

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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.”

-Joan Powers

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

-Ernest Hemingway

“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.”

-Jane Austen

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

-Jess C. Scott

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

-Linda Grayson

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

-Henri J.M. Nouwen

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”

-Helen Keller

“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

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“When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun’.”

-Groucho Marx

“I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.”

-Jane Austen

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”

-Jalaluddin Rumi

“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”

-Jon Katz

“To douchebags!” he said, gesturing to Brad. “And to girls that break your heart,” he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. “And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.”

-Jamie McGuire

“He must have known I’d want to leave you.”
“No, he must have known you would always want to come back.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.”

-Gillian Anderson

“Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment. ”

-Haruki Murakami

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

-Irving Stone

“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.”

-William Shakespeare

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

-Friedrich Nietzsche

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

-Jay McInerney

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“I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else.”

-Joshua Slocum

“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”

-J.K. Rowling

“Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.”

-George Bernard Shaw

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

-Elie Wiesel

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

-Emilie Autumn

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

-J.R.R. Tolkien

“I am always saying “Glad to’ve met you” to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.”

-J.D. Salinger

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”

-Fred Rogers

“This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case you always forgot who you are and how much you’re loved. So what I do for you as your friend is remind you who you are and tell you how much I love you. And this isn’t any kind of burden for me, because I love who you are very much. Every time I remind you, I get to remember with you, which is my pleasure.”

-James Lecesne

“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”

-Albert Camus

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”

-C.S. Lewis

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

-Alfred Tennyson

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“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

-Muhammad Ali

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”

-A.A. Milne

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

-Anaïs Nin

“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.”

-Oscar Wilde

“You can go through life and make new friends every year – every month practically – but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.”

-Alexander McCall Smith

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

-Richard Bach

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

-Whitney Otto

“It’s bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They’re not. They’re just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close.”

-Rachel Cohn

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

-Barbara Kingsolver

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