104+ Best Thankful Quotes for Friends: Exclusive Selection

Thankful is happy or grateful because of something. Profoundly inspirational thankful quotes for friends will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Thankful Quotes for Friends

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. — C.S. Lewis

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love. — William Hazlitt

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. — David Tyson

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. — Unknown

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

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words. — Cicero

If ever there is a 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. — Winnie The Pooh

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

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” — Cicero

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

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. — Thomas Aquinas

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. — Ausonius

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be. — Winnie The Pooh

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

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. — Socrates

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. — George Washington

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

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. — Elbert Hubbard

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

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

A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience. — Simon Sinek

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. — Herodotus

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. — Mark Twain

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. — Eustace Budgell

Happy birthday, friend. May your day be as beautiful as you. — Unknown

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

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this? — Henry David Thoreau

The most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people. — Nicholas Sparks

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. — Charles Dickens

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

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

Friends are the siblings God never gave us. — Mencius

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. — Epicurus

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

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. — Winnie The Pooh

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of. — Jodie Foster

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

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. — Aristotle

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. — Charles Darwin

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

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

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

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes heart warm. — Augustine Birrell

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

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. — Orson Welles

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

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

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

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

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention. — Clifton Fadiman

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

You have been there for me no matter what. I love you, my dear friend, and I am so excited to share your special day with you. Your birthday is going to be truly special. — Unknown

The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two. — Sophie Swetchine

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

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. — Karl Menninger

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

Friendship is a wildly underrated medication. — Anna Deavere Smith

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. — Henry David Thoreau

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. — George Eliot

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. — Len Wein

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. — Alexander Dumas

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

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. — Kahlil Gibran

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends. — Truman Capote

Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked in to your life, said ‘I’m here for you,’ and proved it. — Unknown

You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal. — Elizabeth Taylor

Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give. — Unknown

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you. — Unknown

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

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

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. — Henry David Thoreau

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. — Baltasar Gracian

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

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success! — Doug Larson

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! — Dr. Seuss

Celebrate your birthday today. Celebrate being happy every day. — Unknown

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

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

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple? — Eugene Kennedy

A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself. — Unknown

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is a sheltering tree. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. — Jim Morrison

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. — Oscar Wilde

If you have one true friend you have more than your share. — Thomas Fuller

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

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. — Elie Wiesel

Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. — Charles Schulz

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words. — George Eliot

One friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in sunshine. — Matshona Dhliwayo

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. — Walt Whitman

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. — Euripides

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. — Euripides

In the end though maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you forever and sincerely for as long as we have voices. — Elizabeth Gilbert

As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen. — Winnie The Pooh

Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality. — Rowan Williams

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. — Plutarch

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship. — Saint Francis de Sales

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. — Eleanor Roosevelt

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