Like flowers, friends are a colorful addition to our lives, adding beauty, inspiration, and happiness to all our days. To celebrate this unique bond, we’ve collected some of the most inspiring quotes about friendship, from everywhere from Hollywood to literature.


International Friendship Day is July 30 this year, so grab your favorite pals and celebrate your special relationships and memories! If your friends are close at heart but far in distance, pick your favorite quote about friendship and pair it with a heartfelt card about friendship delivered straight to their inbox!

Friendship quotes

  1. “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle
  2. “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…’” – C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
  3. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard
  4. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain
  5. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson
  6. “’We’ll be Friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.’” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  7. “’Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.’” – E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
  8. “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
  9. “There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson, Favorite Songs from Jim Henson’s Muppets
  10. “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” – Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
  11. “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau
  12. “Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.” – Mario Puzo, The Godfather
  13. “Friends are the family you choose for yourself.” – Author unknown
  14. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison
  15. “Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.” – Vincent van Gogh
  16. “Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there.” – Author unknown
  17. “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” – Winnie the Pooh
  18. “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
  19. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford
  20. “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
  21. “True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” – Nicole Richie
  22. “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
  23. “Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  24. “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” – William Blake
  25. “A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  26. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson
  27. “Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend.” – Bill Watterson

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