50 Cute Best Friend Quotes About True Friendship
Only the best for your bestie!
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.
“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
"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
“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” Henry Ford
"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together." Woodrow Wilson, in a May 20, 1918 address at a New York Red Cross Drive
“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” Winnie the Pooh
“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, The Four Loves
“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, in a diary entry
“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's not a word yet for old friends who've just met.” I’m Going to Go Back There Someday from The Muppet Movie
“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” Henry David Thoreau, in a May 22, 1843 letter to Mrs. Emerson
“No friendship is an accident.” O. Henry, Heart of the West
“[The greatest gift in life] is the gift of friendship, and I have received it; the greatest healing therapy is friendship.” Hubert Humphrey, in an October 25, 1977 tribute in the Senate
“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, Northanger Abbey
“A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.” Aristotle, as quoted in The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius
“True friends are great riches.” Unknown
“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, Fear Nothing
“Friendship is a sheltering tree;” Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Youth and Age
“A true friend is for ever a friend.” George MacDonald, The Marquis of Lossie
“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
“One good friendship will outlive forty average loves.” Unknown
“To friendship every burden’s light.” Aesop, The Hare with Many Friends
“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, The Gates of the Forest
“A faithful friend loves to the end.” Unknown
“True friendship is a plant of slow growth…” George Washington, collected by John Frederick Schroeder, D.D. for Maxims of Washington
“The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series
“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by, the doubling of our joy, and diving of our grief;” Joseph Addison, referring that “Tully was the first who observed” this thought, from a Friday, May 18, 1711 piece found in The Works of Joseph Addison, Vol. I
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light.” Helen Keller
“That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.” Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane
“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
“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, Women Make the Best Friends: A Celebration
“Friendship’s the wine of life.” Edward Young, Night Thoughts
“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, If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?
“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, Letters on Ethics, To Lucilius
“There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.” Unknown
“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” Virginia Woolf, The Waves
“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 Four Loves
“Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they're always there.” Unknown
“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, That Was Then, This Is Now
“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, in a book excerpt she shared with The Telegraph in 2013
“True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” Unknown
“The best mirror is an old friend.” George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
“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, in a 2013 interview with Red
“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, to Seventeen in 2011
“Remember that life’s most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life’s Instructions for Wisdom, Success, and Happiness
“Life is an ugly, awful place to not have a best friend.” Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You
“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, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
“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, Matched
“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, to Esquire in 2012
“’Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” Charles Lamb, in a February 13, 1797 letter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“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 Many, How Much, from A Light in the Attic
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