ᐅ169+ Short Meaningful Friendship Quotes for Best Friend

“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

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

“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

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”- Albert Camus

"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

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time, we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”– Ally Condie

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully.

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”– George Santayana

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” — Audrey Hepburn

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"As much as a BFF can make you go WTF, there's no denying we'd be a little less rich without them." — Gossip Girl

“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

“Some people go to priests. Others to poetry. I to my friends.”—Virginia Woolf

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

“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

“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis

“Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.” — Anonymous

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” — Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

“If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one days, so I never have to live without you.” — Winnie the Pooh

“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

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell

“A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.”

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

“A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.” — Kahlil Gibran

“As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” — Donna Lynn Hope

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” — A. A. Milne

“Distance means so little when someone means so much.” — Tom McNeal

“A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because

“A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because of space separation.” — John Newton

“A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart.”

“There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” — Diana Cortes

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are

“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

“There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” — Dodinsky

“Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

“Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So conquer your fears and get out there.” — Tony Clark

“The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.”

“The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.” — Ann Kaiser Stearns

“Every new friend is a new adventure… the start of more memories.” — Patrick Lindsay

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.” — Francesco Guicciardini

“Be genuinely interested in everyone you meet and everyone you meet will be genuinely interested in you.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Each new friendship can make you a new person because it opens up new doors inside of you.” — Kate DiCamillo

“Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness.” — Billy Chapata

“Everyone you meet knows something you don’t know but need to know. Learn from them.” — C.G. Jung

“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” — Maya Angelou

“It’s not being in love that makes me happy. It is the person that I am in love with that does.”

“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

“Friendship is accepting a person with all their qualities — good and bad.”

“Friendship is accepting a person with all their qualities — good and bad.” — Mohanlal

“The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.”

“The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.” — Chelsea Handler

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” — Anthony Robbins

“Love is friendship set on fire.”

“Love is friendship set on fire.” — Jeremy Taylor

“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” — Toni Morrison

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” — Winnie the Pooh

“Throughout life, you will meet one person who is like no other. You could talk to this person for hours and never get bored, you could tell this person things and they will never judge you. This person is your soulmate, your best friend. Don’t ever let them go.”

“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

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks

“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

“Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.”

“Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare — and precious as a pearl.” — Tahar Ben Jelloun

“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

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” — Oscar Wilde

“Best friends share laughs, memories and inside jokes. They will always be honest and stand by your side no matter what. They wipe your tears, pick you up when you fall, and are forever a piece of your heart.”

“Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.”

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

“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” — Aristotle

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces

“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

“Friends…they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” — Henry David Thoreau

“A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.”

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” — Albert Camus

“Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.”

“When it hurts to look back and you’re afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.”

“Best friends understand when you say, ‘forget it.’ Wait forever when you say, ‘just a minute.’ Stay when you say, ‘leave me alone.’ And open the door before you can say, ‘come in.’”

“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”

“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.” — Frances Ward Weller

“True friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when you’re facing problems.”

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion

“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

“The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.”

“The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.” — David Storey

“I love that our effortless friendship fits perfectly with my laziness.”

“Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them.”

“Never let your best friends get lonely…keep disturbing them.” — Candlelight Publications

“True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.”

“We’ll be best friends forever because you already know too much.”

“We’ll be the old ladies causing trouble in the nursing home.”

“God made us best friends because he knew our moms couldn’t handle us as sisters.”

“Friends buy you food. Best friends eat your food.”

“I think we’ll be friends forever because we’re too lazy to find new friends.”

“It’s hard to find a friend who’s cute, loving, generous, caring, and smart. My advice to y’all is, don’t lose me.”

“Friendship is so weird…you just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like ‘Yep, I like this one’ and you just do stuff with them.”

“If you are ever lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go.”

“If you are ever lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go.” — Matthew Gray Gubler

“Best friends don’t care if your house is clean. They care if you have wine.”

“Best friends. Because if anyone else heard our conversations we’d end up in the mental hospital.”

“A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again.”

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” — Arnold H. Glasgow

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” — Charles Lamb

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.“ — Linda Grayson

“You don’t have to be crazy to be my friend. I’ll train you.”

“Best friend: the one that you can be mad at only for a short period of time because you have important stuff to tell them.”

“True friends are always together in spirit.”

“True friends are always together in spirit.” — L.M. Montgomery

“Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.”

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” — Proverbs 27:9

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” — Misty Copeland

“Friends are the family you choose.“

“Friends are the family you choose.“ — Jess C. Scott

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” — Thomas Aquinas

“True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” — Nicole Richie

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.” — Mencius

“Sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.”

“No friendship is an accident.” — O. Henry

“True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.”

“True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart.” — Helen Keller

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” — Helen Keller

“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” — Irish Proverb

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich

“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” — Donna Roberts

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” — Ed Cunningham

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

“A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” — Jim Henson

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.” — Maria Shriver

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.”

“Best friends are the people in your life who make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better.”

“A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.”

“A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.” — Sarah Valdez

“We weren’t sisters [or brothers] by birth, but we knew from the start…fate brought us together to be sisters [or brothers] by heart.”

“A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.”

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.”

“To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

“To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” — Dr. Seuss

“It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.”

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” — Khalil Gibran

“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

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time, we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” — Ally Condie

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Dumbledore

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” — Audrey Hepburn

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buechner

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams

“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.” — Anais Nin

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” — Elisabeth Foley

“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” — Thomas J. Watson

“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

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

You can always tell when two people are best friends because they’re always having way more fun than it makes sense for them to be having.

Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things.

“Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things.” — Paulo Coelho

Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” — Amy Poehler

Nobody can avoid falling in love. They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love. -Stieg Larsson

Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone. -Vincent Van Gogh

True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side. -Josh Grayson

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 Butler

The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.

“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul.” — Shanna Rodriguez

I will not let you go into the unknown alone.

“I will not let you go into the unknown alone.” – Bram Stoker

We were together. I forget the rest.

“We were together. I forget the rest.” – Walt Whitman

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. -Arnold H. Glasgow

Life is nothing without friendship.

“Life is nothing without friendship.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul.

“Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul.” – Steve Maraboli

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. -Elbert Hubbard

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

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” — G. Randolf

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. -Jim Morrison

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. -Hubert H. Humphrey

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.

“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” – Henry van Dyke

The only way to have a friend is to be one. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. -Marlene Dietrich

Friendship is another word for love.

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” — Khalil Gibran

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’ -C.S. Lewis

I get by with a little help from my friends. -The Beatles

I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen -Winnie The Pooh

How beautiful it is to find someone who asks for nothing but your company.

“How beautiful it is to find someone who asks for nothing but your company.” – Brigitte Nicole

Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.

A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face.

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We’ve been friends for so long I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence.

In the cookie of life friends are the chocolate chips.

When you can’t look on the brightside, I will sit with you in the dark.

Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely

“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” — Anna Taylor

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” – Jean de La Fontaine

There’s nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.

A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.

“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.” – Heidi Wills

A good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you create them.

True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style. -Nicole Richie

What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.

What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it. -C.S. Lewis

That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you

“That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you – the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you – because that is what people are supposed to do.” — R. J. L.

Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.

Sometimes you meet a person and you just click—you’re comfortable with them, like you’ve known them your whole life, and you don’t have to pretend to be anyone or anything.

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. -Donna Roberts

A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be.

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

Keep the ones that heard you when you never said a word.

Sometimes, being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” — Winnie the Pooh

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