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40 Friendship Quotes for Your Person

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40 Friendship Quotes for Your Person

Celebrate your person today by sharing with them one of these friendship quotes. Because: they’re your person! And life is better because they’re here.

Life is hard. It’s a blessing to go hand in hand.

Here are a bunch of friendship quotes to celebrate whoever makes you feel at home, wherever you go.

Want to gift your person something real and handmade? Go find something they'll love in my shop, like a handwritten poetry print or a little book.

No matter the distance, true friendship means you can never be apart.

Celebrate your person today by sharing with them one of these friendship quotes. Because: they’re your person! And life is better because they’re here.

40 Friendship Quotes That Speak to the Heart

1. “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

2. “It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.” – Epicurus

3. “In the spiritual life nowhere do our ideals meet the actual more truly than in how we relate to each other, in how we make, sustain and are friends.” – James Ishmael Ford

4. “You can make it, but it’s easier if you don’t have to do it alone.” – Betty Ford

5. “We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

6. “I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” – Charles R. Swindoll

7. “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

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

9. “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

10. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard

11. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” Aristotle

12. “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” – Shel Silverstein

13. No friendship is an accident. ― O. Henry, Heart of the West

14. “Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

16. “Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” Jim Morrison

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

18. “Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love.” – Robin Morgan

19. “What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence.” — Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

20. “Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.” ― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

21. “No man is a failure who has friends.” It’s a Wonderful Life

22. “True friendship isn’t about being inseparable; it’s about being separated and nothing changes.” – Unknown

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

24. “The best mirror is an old friend.” George Herbert

25. “We all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.” – Margaret Guenther

26. “I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.” – Katherine Mansfield

27. “A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. “'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.” – Louisa May Alcott

29. “A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” – Frank Crane

30. “All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

31. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ― Joan Powers, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

32. “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

33. “A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

36. “The verb ‘to love’ in Persian is ‘to have a friend.’ ‘I love you’ translated literally is ‘I have you as a friend,’ and ‘I don’t like you’ simply means ‘I don’t have you as a friend.’” – Shusha Guppy

27. "True friends are always together in spirit.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery

38. “Friendship is like standing on wet cement. The longer you stay, the harder it’s to leave, and you can never go without leaving your footprints behind.” – Moi

39. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

40. “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

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Tell me:

Which of these quotes is your favorite?

Tell me in the comments. I’d love to know!

~ Jen

P.S. Want to say I love you with something handmade? Go visit my shop for handwritten poems, books, and other products made with love. :)

Celebrate your person today by sharing with them one of these friendship quotes. Because: they’re your person! And life is better because they’re here.

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