99+ True Friendship Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Real friendships is about trust, respect, and common bond. Thought-provoking true friendship quotes will make you rethink and remind you the true spirit of being there for each other and how it makes all the difference.

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True Friendship Quotes

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

True friends are always together in spirit. – L.M. Montgomery

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

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

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

Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love. – Mandy Hale

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

True friends are those rare people who come to find you in dark places and lead you back to the light.

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

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

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

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. – Baltasar Gracian

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

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

A messy house is a must – it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you not your house! – Jennifer Wilson

I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly… that’s what I call true friendship. – Harbhajan Singh

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Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no other reason than because you are YOU. – Mandy Hale

True 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

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

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

When twilight drops her curtain down and pins it with a star Remember that you have a friend Though she may wander far. – L.M. Montgomery

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, can never know what true friendship means. – Charles Kingsley

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

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

People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long-lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out. – Michael Bassey Johnson

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

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

There are still some wonderful people left in this world! They are diamonds in the rough, but they’re around! You’ll find them when you fall down– they’re the ones who pick you up, who don’t judge, and you had to fall down to see them! When you get up again, remember who your true friends are! – C. JoyBell C.

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Not all friends know they have lost you. – Joyce Rachelle

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

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

A true friend doesn’t have guts; they beat you up and later plead with you to beat them back. – Michael Bassey Johnson

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks. – St. Jerome

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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

A true friend makes your problem their problem. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. – Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Opposition is true friendship. – William Blake

True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style

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

Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for. – Mariella Frostrup

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

Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is – if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want. – Sabrina Bryan

The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship. – Suzanne Brockmann

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

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

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

There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. – Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies. – Richelle Mead

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

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

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True friends stab you in the front. – Oscar Wilde

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

A true friend stabs you in the front. – Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people. – John O’Donohue

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

True friendship is never serene. – Marquise de Sevigne

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

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

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

When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. – Edgar Watson Howe

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. – Benjamin Disraeli

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. – Henry Adams

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

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

A friend is one who knows us but loves us anyway. – Jerome Cummings

Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. – Richard Bach

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

Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours. – Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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. – A. A. Milne

Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them your smile, your hope, and your courage. – Doe Zantamata

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

Are we not like two volumes of one book? – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade. – Caroline Sheridan Norton

We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere. – Tim McGraw

Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher. – Oprah Winfrey

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 born, not made. – Henry Adams

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

Man’s best friend is one who wishes well to the object of his wish for his sake, even if no one is to know of it. – Aristotle

A sure friend is known in unsure circumstances. – Quintus Ennius

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

Have friends, not for the sake of receiving, but of giving. – Joseph Roux

Our triumphs seem hollow unless we have friends to share them, and our failures are made bearable by their understanding. – James Rachels