The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong.
Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.
Friends respect, share, listen, confide and trust. They form the foundations
of our happiness, staying with us through life's ups and downs.
Ann Williams, 101 Friendship Quotes
Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.
When I was growing up, I remember my mother saying, 'Your friends are
like elevators; they will bring you up or down - the choice is yours.'
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
A friend is the hope of the heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take the time today to tell your friends the difference they have made in your life.
Instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving
thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
Quotes about Love and Friendship
Surely my friend shall forever be my friend and reflect a ray of God to me.
Henry David Thoreau
May you be blessed by having beloved friends to
walk alongside you on the road.
Joanne Kaattari, Sister Soups
A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one
who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing
through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.
If I want friends, first I must see what a good friend I myself can be.
Catherine Pulsifer, Start and End Your Day with Optimism
The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
Funny Friendship Quotes
Childhood friends, whether our own or our siblings', enrich
our childhood memories and highlight how loving friendships
that last into adulthood can help us understand who we were and
how far we have come.
Linda Hale Bucklin, Come Rain or Come Shine
A friend is someone who believes in you when faith is running low,
and whose gentle words of wisdom help you choose which way to go.
A friend is there to help keep our chin up, no matter what it takes.
Bradley Trevor Greive
A true friend is one who will show his friendship when it really counts.
Mark Agan, Morning Meditations
Be a friend to all. The recognition of the beauty of the other is the recognition of God singing uniquely through each of you.
Tara Bianca, The Flower of Heaven
While I encourage my friends in their goals and point out their strengths
even when they fail, it's a lot harder to show myself the same level
Janet Springer, Unbreakable Willpower
Words of Encouragement
Sometimes in life as you grow, your friends will either grow or go.
Surround yourself with people who reflect values, goals, interests
Author Unknown, May This Encourage You, Always
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested
in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other
people interested in you.
Famous Quotes about Life
Make all your friends feel there is something in them.
Christian D. Larsen, The Optimist Creed
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you;
be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Quote of The Day
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.
Author Unknown, The Professor and the Jar
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
We are partners by fate. We become friends by choice.
It is easy to say how we love new friends,
and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers
that knit us to the old.
A friend is one who needs us and one whom we need.
Short Friendship Quotes
A friend hath the skill and observation of the best physician;
the diligence and vigilance of the best nurse; and the tenderness and
patience of the best mother.
Friends like you
Keep me from feeling blue
You accept me
And always let me be.
Catherine Pulsifer, Friends Like You
If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place
to live, I think I would say, 'Sacrifice almost everything to live where
you can be near your friends.' I know I am very fortunate in that respect.
C. S. Lewis
Family and Friends
Friends are the most important part of your life. Treasure the tears,
treasure the laughter, but most importantly, treasure the memories.
Quotes to Live By
Your friends will know you better in the first minute
you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
A friend is better than a kin as he shares nothing but your pain and pleasure.
M. K. Soni
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
Irish Quotes and Sayings
A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart,
chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take
and sift it, keep what is worth keeping,
and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
Friends are an important part of our lives. They celebrate with us
on good days and they are a shoulder to cry on during bad days.
Friends encourage us and motivate us.
V. Ashiedu, Bible Verses on Friendship
A friend is like a part of your extended family, they are special, value them.
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
Long Quotes about Life
At home one relies on parents; away from home one relies on friends.
What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.
C. S. Lewis
Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life's
greatest pleasures. So conquer your fears and get out there.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them.
If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment;
you indicate that I have made an impression on you.
Make new friends, but don't forget the old ones.
Don't imagine you are wasting time for others that you spend:
You can rise to wealth and glory and still pause to be a friend.
Edgar A Guest, It Isn't Costly
. . . choose to confide in friends with sunny dispositions
who will encourage you to be more positive.
Zayne Parker, Anxiety: Mastery
Fortify yourself with a flock of friends! There is always at least one
who will understand, inspire, and give you the lift you may need at the time.
George Matthew Adams
Inspirational Quotes for Students
A friend is someone who brings us laughter,
even in our tears, whose memories make us smile across the miles
and through the years.
"The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend.
Quotes That Make You Smile
Friends are a renewable resource, thank heavens.
Marla Paul, The Friendship Crisis
Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them,
but seldom used.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A friend is a priceless gem for the crown of life here and
a cherished star in memory forever.
Cyrus S. Nusbaum
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Short Inspirational Quotes
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.
Friends are great as they encourage you to achieve your goals
as well as challenge you to become better.
Nick Bell, Organize Yourself Starting Today!
Among the best ways of winning a friend is to provide love
and support especially during a time another person needs it.
Anna Everitt, How to Make Friends Anywhere
Learn to give and be a good friend: If you have lots of things
to share don't be afraid to share it. Give good advice and be a good friend.
Sarah Palmer, Happiness: A Guide To Developing A Happier Life
As iron sharpens iron so, a friend will sharpen a friend.
Mandy Fender, Beautifully Broken
Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.
Friends have the ability to brighten even the gloomiest of days,
simply by letting us know that we are not alone.
Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, Friendship
We believe that all kids have friends out there waiting to be met
and it is just a matter of time before you find the right friend, or friends,
Nadine Briggs, How to Make & Keep Friends
Inspirational Quotes for Kids
God evidently does not intend us all to be rich, or powerful, or great,
but He does intend us all to be friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stay close to friends who will encourage you to be yourself
and who celebrate all of your gifts and talents.
Ryan Help, Overcoming Insecurity, Jealousy and Anxiety in Relationships
Great Quotes about Life
For many young people struggling with social challenges, it's not so
much an issue of not wanting to have friends but not knowing how
to have friends.
Elizabeth Laugeson, The Science of Making Friends
Quotes about Life and Struggles
By being the friend for someone else, you can make the world a bit more
Kyler Shumway, The Friendship Formula
To me a friend is somebody who's always there no matter what.
With the exception of murder, I feel that a friend should be there
whether you're right or wrong.
Rashard Royster, Mistakes
Welcome Friends. . . so bright the love you bring; for when
I'm feeling sadly, all alone, you put the spring back in my step, your laughter is the tonic that I need.
Sad Friendship Quotes
When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by
choosing personality over character.
W. Somerset Maugham
To be a friend a man should be tolerant, he should have an understanding heart and a forgiving nature, know that all men stumble now and then, and that he who never made a mistake never
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage
by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
A constant friend a thing rare and hard to find.
Life has no blessing like a good friend.
One Line Quotes on Life
Friends help us shape our identity.
Andrea Bonior Ph.D., The Friendship Fix
Each of us is influenced by those around us - especially our friends -
and they are influenced by us.
Kitty Chappell, Friendship: When It's Easy and When It's Not
Top 10 Quotes
To be a friend means encouraging strengths in others and accepting their
weaknesses; in other words, accepting them for who they are.
Catherine Pulsifer, Friendship is not a Product
A friend is like father who scolds you, like mother who caress you,
like sister who teases you, like brother who fights you,
in short combine all worldly relations
you will have a friend and that's what makes a friend above all relations
When it comes to their behavior, teenagers will most likely be
more influenced by their friends more than anybody else.
Mary Appleton, Parenting Teens