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


Best Friend Day is Wednesday, June 8, 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


“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle

“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

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

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson

“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“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

“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

“There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson, Favorite Songs from Jim Henson’s Muppets

“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” – Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

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

“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

“Friends are the family you choose for yourself.” – Author Unknown

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison

“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

“Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there.” – Author Unknown

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” – Winnie the Pooh

“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

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

“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

“True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” -Nicole Richie

“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

“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” – William Blake

“A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson

“Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend.” – Bill Watterson


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