13 Great Quotes About Friendship

by Rebecca A. Watson on April 30, 2015

in friends, relationships

It’s my good friend Amy’s birthday today, and since I can’t bake her a cake and have her over for coffee and knitting, I thought I’d put together some quotes about friendship.

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We’ve got some good friends, after all.

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” — William Shakespeare

“The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“With true friends … even water drunk together is sweet enough.” –Chinese proverb

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” –Woodrow T. Wilson

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“Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait to hear the answer.” –Unknown Source

“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

“However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.” –Eric Hoffer

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” –Henry Ford

“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson


“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

“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.” –Joseph Addison

“Have friends. ‘Tis a second existence.” –Baltasar Gracian

“Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren’t we already there?” –Richard Bach

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And guess what? In less than a month, Amy will be here! Hooray! But until then, happy birthday my dear 🙂

And to all the rest of you, cherish your friends, those near and far. They are certainly a special bunch.

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