"If you live to be a 100, I want to live to be a 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you."
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Winnie the Pooh
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Many of us have learned valuable lessons from classic children's books, and Winnie the Pooh friendship quotes are some of the best. Their inspiring words that been engraved on cards, quoted in yearbooks, and shared all over social media. Why? Because they are simple, meaningful, and true. They've been gentle and honest reminders of childhood. They taught us how to be kind, lead with our hearts, and cherish relationships. To cherish the people we meet and love along our journeys. Maybe this is one of the reasons why bedtime is such a valuable time for parents to share with their children. Winnie the Pooh is a classic and a favorite. The cuddly bear's remarkable words in A.A. Milne's many stories are exactly the kinds of words children should hear before escaping into their dream worlds. So, here are a few great Winnie the Pooh friendship quotes.

On Love

In the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh and his friends are very affectionate with each other. They often talk about and ruminate on love. These few quotes capture their thoughts on love, what it is, and how it manifests.

  • "Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love." —Pooh
  • "Some people care too much. I think it's called love." —Pooh
  • Piglet: "How do you spell love?" Pooh: "You don't spell it, you feel it."

On the Simple Things

In some moments, the only things that really matter are exceedingly simple. The smallest gestures make the biggest impact. And a little bit can go a long way.

  • "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like, 'What about lunch?'" —Pooh
  • "Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart." —Pooh
  • "A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference." —Eeyore
  • "It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine." —Eeyore
  • "Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering." —Piglet

On the Authentic Self

Knowing ourselves and loving ourselves are equally important things. It's also a great thing when others know and love us for who we are. It's even better when they help us know and love ourselves through their eyes.

  • "The things that make me different are the things that make me." —Piglet
  • "I've found somebody just like me. I thought I was the only one of them." —Tigger
  • "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." —Christopher Robin

On Friendship and Togetherness

Pooh and his friends have a lot to say about friendship and togetherness. They are perhaps the most important things to the characters. They always valued sharing time and space with their loved ones.

  • "The most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you." —Christopher Robin
  • "A day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day." —Pooh
  • "I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams we can be together all the time." —Pooh
  • "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." —Pooh
  • "It is always useful to know where a friend-and-relation is, whether you want him or whether you don't." —Rabbit
  • "If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you." —Pooh
  • "It isn't much good having anything exciting, if you can't share it with somebody." —Pooh
  • "You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes." —Pooh
  • "We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see." —Pooh
  • "As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen." —Pooh
  • "A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside." —Pooh
  • "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." —Pooh