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199 Quotes on Friendship That You Can Share With Your Best Friends

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We humans, by nature, are social beings. We need each other to survive and to thrive. We seek the company of each other. We form bonds with each other. We build relationships with each other.

Friendship is one such relationship, though it has far more depth, meaning, and worth than many of our other relationships. It transcends our primordial need to connect, interact, and socialize with other human beings for the sole purpose of survival. It is doubtless one of the stronger bonds, employing and encompassing a wide array of virtues and values such as love and affection, kindness and empathy, trust and loyalty, and honesty and mutual understanding, among others. That is why we hold friendship in esteem above most other relationships. That is why we value our friends above most other people.

Friends are the family we choose. They are the people in whose company we feel happiest and most comfortable; the people who we can confide our deepest and most intimate secrets in; the people who we can turn to in need; the people who knows our faults and imperfections, and loves us just the same. Friends add joy in our lives, and meaning to our existence.

From ancient Greek and Chinese philosophers to modern day authors and artists, numerous men and women throughout the years have all lent their thoughts and insights on friendship. Here is a compilation of some of their most meaningful and memorable pithy quotes and sayings. You will find that these will surely make you smile, make you say “aww”, and warm your heart. And of course, share these with your best friends to let them know how much they mean to you.

  1. “A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.” Lucy Larcom 
  1. “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” Robert Louis Stevenson 
  1. “A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.” Simon Sinek 
  1. “A friend is, as it were, a second self.” Marcus Tullius Cicero 
  1. “A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” Elbert Hubbard 
  1. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” Jim Morrison 
  1. “A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” Henry Van Dyke 
  1. “A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.” Robert Hall 
  1. “A friend to all is a friend to none.” Aristotle

A group of Southeast Asian kids playing, smiling, and having fun in a grassy field on a fine morning.

  1. “A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.” Pam Brown 
  1. “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” John D. Rockefeller 
  1. “A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.” Thomas Moore 
  1. “A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It’s also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.” Rachel Simmons 
  1. “A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.” Henry David Thoreau
  1. “A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” Charles Darwin 
  1. “A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.” Saint Frances de Sales 
  1. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” Walter Winchell 
  1. “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” Leo Buscaglia 
  1. “A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.” William Penn

A silhouette of two friends standing with their bicycles and fishing rods before a lake.

  1. “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” Doug Larson
  1. “A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” Len Wein
  1. “A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld 
  1. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” Arnold H. Glasow
  1. “All I required to be happy was friendship and people I could admire.” Christian Dior 
  1. “All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox 
  1. “Acquaintances we meet, enjoy, and can easily leave behind; but friendship grows deep roots.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 
  1. “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” King Solomon 
  1. “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” Benjamin Franklin 
  1. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.” Socrates

Two girl friends who lie entwined upon a sandy beach, stare into the camera.

  1. “But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” Thomas Jefferson 
  1. “But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. 
  1. “Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.” Rabindranath Tagore 
  1. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” Abraham Lincoln 
  1. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” Anais Nin 
  1. “Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.” Mariella Frostrup 
  1. “Every friendship is different because everyone’s personality is different.” Nargis Fakhri 
  1. “Everybody understands friendship, and friendship is different than love – it’s a different kind of love. Friendship has more freedom, more latitude. You don’t expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be; you expect your friend just to love you as a friend.” Carole King 
  1. “Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.” Marilyn Monroe 
  1. “False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.” Richard Burton

A group of Southeast Asian children have fun drawing a rough-hewn cart along a dirt road.

  1. “Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” Margaret Walker 
  1. “Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” Mencius
  1. “Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” Henry David Thoreau 
  1. “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” Euripides 
  1. “Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.” Seneca 
  1. “Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.” Herman Melville 
  1. “Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.” Henri Nouwen 
  1. “Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
  1. “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” Anna Deavere Smith 
  1. “Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.” George Santayana

A single red rose on a field of black.

  1. “Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It’s also about mutual help, not about exploitation.” Paul Theroux 
  1. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” Khalil Gibran
  1. “Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.” Montesquieu 
  1. “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.” Jane Austen 
  1. “Friendship is essentially a partnership.” Aristotle
  1. “Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.” Charles Eastman 
  1. “Friendship is Love without his wings!” Lord Byron 
  1. “Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” Muhammad Ali 
  1. “Friendship is one mind in two bodies.” Mencius 
  1. “Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.” Voltaire

On a forest clearing, two friends sit on the grass and hold a meaningful and interesting conversation.

  1. “Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.” Jean de La Fontaine 
  1. “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” Thomas Aquinas 
  1. “Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.” John Wooden 
  1. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” C. S. Lewis
  1. “Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.” Elbert Hubbard 
  1. “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” Elie Wiesel
  1. “Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.” Lord Byron
  1. “Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.” Baltasar Gracian 
  1. “Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.” Dag Hammarskjold
  1. “Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.” Robert Staughton Lynd

Two male friends out on a trip to the woods sit and take a break.

  1. “Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “He who hath many friends hath none.” Aristotle 
  1. “However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  1. “I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.” Katherine Mansfield 
  1. “I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” Charles R. Swindoll
  1. “I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly… that’s what I call true friendship.” Harbhajan Singh
  1. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” Plutarch
  1. “I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life.” Jerry Lewis
  1. “I have learned that friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who came and never left your side.” Yolanda Hadid 
  1. “I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.” Walt Whitman

A quote on friendship by Yolanda Hadid on a background of two brown dogs seemingly smiling to the camera.

  1. “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” Thomas Jefferson 
  1.  “If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.” George MacDonald 
  1. “If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends – you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.” Alice Miller
  1. “If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.” Michel de Montaigne 
  1. “If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.” Charlotte Bronte 
  1. “If you have one true friend you have more than your share.” Thomas Fuller 
  1. “In everyone’s life, at some time, 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.” Albert Schweitzer 
  1. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” Khalil Gibran 
  1. “Instead of loving your enemies – treat your friends a little better.” E. W. Howe
  1. “It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal… one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.” Theophile Gautier

A quote on friendship by Thomas Fuller on a background of two Southeast Asian kids ecstatic playing with water.

  1. “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.” Confucius 
  1. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” Friedrich Nietzsche 
  1. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.” Epicurus
  1. “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  1. “It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.” Hendy Ward Beecher 
  1. “It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.” Charles Kingsley 
  1. “It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.” Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  1. “It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.” Elbert Hubbard
  1. “It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.” Gilbert Parker 
  1. “It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.” Zora Neale Hurston

Ecstatic young friends frisk and frolic with a ball in a dewy, grassy field overhung by trees..

  1. “It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” John Leonard
  1. “Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.” Oscar Wilde 
  1. “Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.” John Webster 
  1. “Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.” Khalil Gibran
  1. “Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.” Euripides
  1. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” Oprah Winfrey 
  1. “Love, friendship, networking – these are all critical connections and the foundation of a healthy, happy life.” Whitney Wolfe Herd
  1. “Love is a friendship set to music.” Joseph Campbell
  1. “Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” Friedrich Nietzsche 
  1. “Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A humorous quote on friendship by Zora Hurston on a background of a bear.

  1. “Love is friendship set on fire.” Jeremy Taylor 
  1. “Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?” Emily Bronte
  1. “Lovers have a right to betray you… friends don’t.” Judy Holliday
  1. “Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.” Ernie Banks
  1. “Many a friendship, long, loyal, and self-sacrificing, rested at first on no thicker a foundation than a kind word.” Frederick William Faber 
  1. “Matching tattoos don’t ensure the longevity of a friendship, any more than any other mutual hardship.” Jenna Wortham 
  1. “My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” Aristotle 
  1. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” Henry Ford 
  1. “My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.” Jodie Foster 
  1. “My friends are my estate.” Emily Dickinson

Young Southeast Asian girls who are clearly friends sit upon the grass.

  1. “Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.” Baltasar Gracian 
  1. “Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.” Elbert Hubbard 
  1. “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” Robert Southey 
  1. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” Alice Walker
  1. “Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.” Plautus 
  1. “Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.” Herodotus 
  1. “Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.” Epicurus 
  1. “One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.” Henry Adams
  1. “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” Euripides
  1. “One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.” Clifton Fadiman

Two siblings or friends on the edge of the water, celebrating their friendship.

  1. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  1. “One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.” Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton 
  1. “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” Simone de Beauvoir 
  1.  “Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.” Willa Cather 
  1. “Opposition is true friendship.” William Blake 
  1. “Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.” Amos Bronson Alcott 
  1. “People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.” Lisa See 
  1. “Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.” Aristotle 
  1. “Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” Jean de La Fontaine 
  1. “Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.” Tahar Ben Jelloun

Two female friends hold aloft a daisy or some flower in front of the camera.

  1. “Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.” Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. “Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 
  1. “She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  1. “Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” Francesco Guicciardini 
  1. “Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” Virginia Woolf
  1. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” Octavia E. Butler 
  1. “Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.” Petrarch
  1. “Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.” Mariella Frostrup 
  1. “Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” Washington Irving 
  1. “Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

A quote on friendship by Ulysses Grant on a background of a soldier making his way home after the war.

  1. “The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don’t mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.” Charles de Lint 
  1. “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” William Blake 
  1. “The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.” Thiruvalluvar 
  1. “The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.” David Storey 
  1. “The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.” Samuel Johnson 
  1. “The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.” Ulysses S. Grant 
  1. “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 healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.” Henri Nouwen
  1. “The friendship that can cease has never been real.” Saint Jerome
  1. “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” Hubert H. Humphrey 
  1. “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” Hubert H. Humphrey

two Southeast Asian boys, obviously friends, pause from a bike ride and pose for the camera.

  1. “The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.” Joseph Addison
  1. “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” Henry David Thoreau 
  1. “The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.” Chelsea Handler 
  1. “The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.” Henry David Thoreau 
  1. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.” Marcus Tullius Cicero 
  1. “The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.” Giotto di Bondone 
  1. “The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.” Simon Sinek
  1. “The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers.” Larry Flynt 
  1. “The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. “ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

On a fine autumn day, a boy and a girl who are either friends or siblings hold hands and pose for the camera.

  1. “There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.” William Hazlitt 
  1. “There are no shortcuts to genuine friendship. Relationships are built over time.” Rachel Simmons 
  1. “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” William Butler Yeats
  1. “There are times in every friendship when you or your friend are too busy to call or are more focused on other relationships. It will hurt, but it’s rarely personal. Making it personal usually makes things worse, and being too clingy or demanding can drive a friend even further away. Like people, friendships can get ‘overworked’ and need to rest.” Rachel Simmons
  1. “There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” Paramahansa Yogananda 
  1. “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, Sr. 
  1. “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” Henry Ward Beecher 
  1. “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” Thomas Aquinas 
  1. “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” Bill Watterson 
  1. “Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.” Charles Lamb

A fruit, either a cherry or an apple, hangs ripe upon a branch.

  1. “To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.” Cornelia Otis Skinner 
  1. “To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade.” Thiruvalluvar 
  1. “True friends stab you in the front.” Oscar Wilde 
  1. “True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.” Henry David Thoreau 
  1. “True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.” George Washington 
  1. “True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” Charles Caleb Colton
  1. “True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” Baltasar Gracian 
  1. “True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.” Saint Jerome 
  1. “True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.” Joseph Addison 
  1. “Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.” Jean de la Bruyere

Young friends caper and cavort on the water while being silhouetted by the setting sun.

  1. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Helen Keller
  1. “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” Orson Welles
  1. “What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.” Marcus Tullius Cicero 
  1. “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 advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” Henri Nouwen 
  1. “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” Maria Shriver 
  1. “When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” W. Somerset Maugham
  1. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” Aristotle 
  1. “Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. 
  1. “You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.” Laurence J. Peter

A quote on friendship by Helen Keller on a background of two South Asian kids framed against a doorway.


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