47+ Best True Friends Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational true friends quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Most Famous True Friends Quotes

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. – William Penn

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

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

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

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

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them. – Michael Bassey Johnson

True friends can communicate with their eyes. – Mary Rose Magnaye

If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us. He is a true friend. – Saint Teresa of Avila

True friends walks in when the rest of the world has walked out. – Walter Winchell

True friends are not mirrors where we can always see ourselves reflected in a positive light. – Shannon L. Alder

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

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. – Barbara Kingsolver

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

You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job. – Laurence J. Peter

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

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

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. – E. B. White

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 true friend is someone who is always there during the ups and downs, I actually have a song called ‘True Friend’. – Miley Cyrus

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. – Sicilian Proverb

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

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. – Henry David Thoreau

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. – Arnold H. Glasgow

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

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. – Elbert Hubbard

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. – Arnold Glasow

Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie. – Robert Brault

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

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

It’s the ones you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter. – Marlene Dietrich

A friend shares the good times and helps out by listening during the bad times. – Molly Oliver

No friendship is an accident. – O. Henry

A true friend is someone you can disagree with and still remain friends. For if not, they weren’t true friends in the first place. – Sandy Ratliff

Few there are that will endure a true friend. – Henry George Bohn

A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world. – H. Jackson Brown

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

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a clique. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized what a true friend really is. So my friendship circle has changed a bit. – Aimee Teegarden

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don’t understand. – Robert Brault

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

Tell me something only you know and make a new friend. – Dejan Stojanovic

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

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. – Benjamin Franklin

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

The president has been a true friend of the ag industry, because he continues to invest large amounts of money at a time when savings is really the goal of the federal government to deal with the deficit. – Mike Johanns

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