108+ Best Thankful Quotes for Friends: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Thankful Quotes for Friends

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Cicero

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop

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

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. JFK

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

Develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. Brian Tracy

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

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

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

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire

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

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Tecumseh

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

Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. Irving Berlin

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

No duty is more urgent than giving thanks. James Allen

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

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus

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

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. Zig Ziglar

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

Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want. Jim Rohn

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

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault

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

The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become. Robert Holden

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

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward

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

Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. Fred Rogers

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

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams

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

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward

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

Being able to help someone to learn is a talent. Margaret Riel

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

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Albert Einstein

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

Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. Nikos Kazantzakis

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

Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams. Heidi McDonald

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

Education is not filling a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

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

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. Kahlil Gibran

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

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. Bob Talbert

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. Herodotus

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth. Dan Rather

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 think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. John Wooden

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

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

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

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together. Keep me in your heart. I’ll be there forever. Winnie the Pooh

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

There is nothing on this earth more prized than true friendship. Thomas Aquinas

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

Friends are the siblings God never gave us. Mencius

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

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. Grace Pulpit

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

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller

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

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

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

Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest; it’s about who came and never left your side. Yolanda Hadid

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

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

Friendship is a sheltering tree. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

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

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa

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

For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi

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

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey

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

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. H.A. Ironside

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

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. Doris Day

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

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. Ben Carson

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

There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark. Helen Keller

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

Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. Gertrude Stein

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

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. Elie Wiesel

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

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. Gerald Good

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

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. Amy Carmichael

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. Aristotle

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. Steve Maraboli

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

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. Frank A. Clark

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

Life is unpredictable, it changes along with every individual. Today you have and tomorrow you may not have, be thankful for the good that stays with you. Rashida Rowe

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

Be thankful for the moments, the things you have, and the life you live. Wazim Shaw

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

I wake up every day with great appreciation for life and appreciation to play this game. Will Grier

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