Only the best for your bestie!

By Southern Living Editors
June 21, 2019
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Friendships are one of the most important things in life. Jobs, cities, and circumstances change, but best friends are constant. With such supportive friendships in our lives, it can be easy to take them for granted. That's why we pulled together these sweet friendship quotes. Remind your best friends why you appreciate and love them and send them a quick text with one of these short best friend quotes. It's seriously the easiest way to make someone's day! We know you only want the best for your bestie, so we promise: These cute are Instagram caption-and birthday card-worthy. Even if you're so comfortable with your BFF that you treat each other like siblings, it's always worth it to reach out and thank them for being such a good friend. There's no better time than right now to remind your best friends why they mean so much to you with a cute friendship quote.

Credit: "Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend." Bill Watterson

"Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend." - Bill Watterson

Credit: "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

"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

Credit: "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." Henry Ford

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford

Credit: "Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together." Woodrow Wilson

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together." - Woodrow Wilson

Credit: "A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside." Winnie the Pooh

"A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside." - Winnie the Pooh

Credit: "Hence (if you will not misunderstand me) the exquisite arbitrariness and irresponsibility of this love. I have no duty to be anyone's Friend and no man in the world has a duty to be mine. No claims, no shadow of necessity. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival." C.S. Louis

"Hence (if you will not misunderstand me) the exquisite arbitrariness and irresponsibility of this love. I have no duty to be anyone's Friend and no man in the world has a duty to be mine. No claims, no shadow of necessity. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival." - C.S. Louis

Credit: "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

"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

Credit: "There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy." Henry Ford

"There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy." - Henry Ford

Credit: "There's not a word yet for old friends who've just met." I'm Going to Go Back There Someday from The Muppet Movie

"There's not a word yet for old friends who've just met." - I'm Going to Go Back There Someday from The Muppet Movie

Credit: "Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes." Henry David Thoreau

"Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes." - Henry David Thoreau

Credit: No friendship is an accident." O. Henry

No friendship is an accident." - O. Henry

Credit: "[The greatest gift in life] is the gift of friendship, and I have received it; the greatest healing therapy is friendship." Hubert Humphrey

"[The greatest gift in life] is the gift of friendship, and I have received it; the greatest healing therapy is friendship." - Hubert Humphrey

Credit: "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

"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

Credit: "A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies." Aristotle

"A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies." - Aristotle

Credit: "True friends are great riches." Unknown

"True friends are great riches." - Unknown

Credit: "Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life—and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next." Dean Koontz

"Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life—and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next." - Dean Koontz

Credit: "Friendship is a sheltering tree;" Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Friendship is a sheltering tree;" Samuel - Taylor Coleridge

Credit: "A true friend is for ever a friend." George MacDonald

"A true friend is for ever a friend." - George MacDonald

Credit: "Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years." Richard Bach

"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years." - Richard Bach

Credit: "One good friendship will outlive forty average loves." Unknown

"One good friendship will outlive forty average loves." - Unknown

Credit: "To friendship every burden's light." Aesop

"To friendship every burden's light." - Aesop

Credit: "And what is a friend? More than a father, more than a brother: a traveling companion, with him, you can conquer the impossible, even if you must lose it later. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing." Elie Wiesel

"And what is a friend? More than a father, more than a brother: a traveling companion, with him, you can conquer the impossible, even if you must lose it later. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing." - Elie Wiesel

Credit: "A faithful friend loves to the end." Unknown

"A faithful friend loves to the end." - Unknown

Credit: "True friendship is a plant of slow growth…" George Washington

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth…" - George Washington

Credit: "The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Credit: "Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by, the doubling of our joy, and diving of our grief;" Joseph Addison,

"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by, the doubling of our joy, and diving of our grief;" - Joseph Addison

Credit: "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light." Helen Keller

"I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light." - Helen Keller

Credit: "That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart." Kristin Hannah

"That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart." - Kristin Hannah

Credit: "If you live to be a 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you." Winnie the Pooh

"If you live to be a 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you." - Winnie the Pooh

Credit: "A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world." Lois Wyse

"A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world." - Lois Wyse

Credit: "Friendship's the wine of life." Edward Young

"Friendship's the wine of life." - Edward Young

Credit: "I always say, Lorelei Lee got it wrong in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds. It's your best friends who are supremely resilient, made under pressure, and of astonishing value. They're everlasting; they can cut glass if they need to." Gina Barreca

"I always say, Lorelei Lee got it wrong in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds. It's your best friends who are supremely resilient, made under pressure, and of astonishing value. They're everlasting; they can cut glass if they need to." - Gina Barreca

Credit: "For it would then be true friendship, such as no hope, no fear, no self-interest can sever. That is a friendship that stays with people until they die—and that people die for." Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"For it would then be true friendship, such as no hope, no fear, no self-interest can sever. That is a friendship that stays with people until they die—and that people die for." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Credit: "There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family." Unknown

"There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family." - Unknown

Credit: "Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends." Virginia Woolf

"Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends." - Virginia Woolf

Credit: "The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, ‘What? You too? I thought I was the only one.'…But as long as each of these percipient persons dies without finding a kindred soul, nothing (I suspect) will come of it; art or sport or spiritual religion will not be born. It is when two such persons discover one another, when, whether with immense difficulties and semi-articulate fumblings or what would seem to us amazing and elliptical speed, they share their vision—it is then that Friendship is born. And instantly they stand together in immense solitude." C.S. Lewis

"The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, ‘What? You too? I thought I was the only one.'…But as long as each of these percipient persons dies without finding a kindred soul, nothing (I suspect) will come of it; art or sport or spiritual religion will not be born. It is when two such persons discover one another, when, whether with immense difficulties and semi-articulate fumblings or what would seem to us amazing and elliptical speed, they share their vision—it is then that Friendship is born. And instantly they stand together in immense solitude." - C.S. Lewis

Credit: "Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they're always there." Unknown

"Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they're always there." - Unknown

Credit: "If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky." S.E. Hinton

"If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky." - S.E. Hinton

Credit: "What I realise now in hindsight is that there is a natural ebb and flow to friendships. There are times you think there's nothing left between you, that you've hit the bottom, but the special ones survive, find ways of restoring themselves." Colette McBeth

"What I realise now in hindsight is that there is a natural ebb and flow to friendships. There are times you think there's nothing left between you, that you've hit the bottom, but the special ones survive, find ways of restoring themselves." - Colette McBeth

Credit: "True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart." Unknown

"True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart." - Unknown

Credit: "The best mirror is an old friend." George Herbert

"The best mirror is an old friend." - George Herbert

Credit: "I don't know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn't had my girlfriends. They have literally gotten me up out of bed, taken my clothes off, put me in the shower, dressed me, said, ‘Hey, you can do this,' put my high heels on and pushed me out the door!" Reese Witherspoon

"I don't know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn't had my girlfriends. They have literally gotten me up out of bed, taken my clothes off, put me in the shower, dressed me, said, ‘Hey, you can do this,' put my high heels on and pushed me out the door!" - Reese Witherspoon

Credit: "I still have friends from primary school. And my two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don't have to explain anything to them. I don't have to apologize for anything. They know. There's no judgment in any way." Emma Watson

"I still have friends from primary school. And my two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don't have to explain anything to them. I don't have to apologize for anything. They know. There's no judgment in any way." - Emma Watson

Credit: "Remember that life's most valuable antiques are dear old friends." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Remember that life's most valuable antiques are dear old friends." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Credit: "Life is an ugly, awful place to not have a best friend." Sarah Dessen

"Life is an ugly, awful place to not have a best friend." - Sarah Dessen

Credit: "One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about. We never needed best friend gear because I guess with real friends you don't have to make it official. It just is." Mindy Kaling

"One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about. We never needed best friend gear because I guess with real friends you don't have to make it official. It just is." - Mindy Kaling

Credit: "Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled." Ally Condie

"Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled." - Ally Condie

Credit: "You don't have to have anything in common with people you've known since you were five. With old friends, you've got your whole life in common." Lyle Lovett

"You don't have to have anything in common with people you've known since you were five. With old friends, you've got your whole life in common." - Lyle Lovett

Credit: "'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected." Charles Lamb

"'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected." - Charles Lamb

Credit: "How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em." Shel Silverstein

"How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em." - Shel Silverstein