78 Friend Quotes

Let these friend quotes help you define what being a friend means. You will find thoughts of many people about what a friend is.

We all have friends and we treasure the relationship we have with them. Let these quotes remind you of the qualities we find in the people we consider our friend.

An acquaintance is not considered a friend. They may turn into a friend but acquaintances are merely just people we know. A friend is more - it is someone whose company you enjoy, someone who you can call on just when you need to talk, someone who encourages you.

Take care of your friends. Let them know that you value their friendship.


    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. Mark Twain
  1. 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. Mark Twain
    Famous Quotes



  2. 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
    Respect



  3. Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom. French Proverb
  4. Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom. French Proverb
    Proverbs



  5. 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.' David DeNotaris
    Choices



  6. Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. Richard Bach
    Happiness



  7. A friend is the hope of the heart. R. W. Emerson
  8. A friend is the hope of the heart. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Hope



  9. Take the time today to tell your friends the difference they have made in your life. Catherine Pulsifer
    Time



  10. 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. George MacDonald
    Quotes about Love and Friendship



  11. Surely my friend shall forever be my friend and reflect a ray of God to me. Henry David Thoreau
    God



  12. May you be blessed by having beloved friends to
 walk alongside you on the road. Joanne Kaattari
  13. May you be blessed by having beloved friends to walk alongside you on the road. Joanne Kaattari, Sister Soups
    Blessed



  14. 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? Kahlil Gibran
    Mountain



  15. You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. E.B. White
    Yearbook Quotes



  16. 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
    Good



  17. The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
   Wilson Mizner
  18. The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away. Wilson Mizner
    Funny Friendship Quotes



  19. 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
    Sibling



  20. 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. Author Unknown
    Wisdom



  21. A friend is there to help keep our chin up, no matter what it takes. Bradley Trevor Greive
    Keep Going



  22. A true friend is one who will show his friendship when it really counts. Mark Agan, Morning Meditations
    Friendship Quotes



  23. 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
    Beauty



  24. 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 of understanding. Janet Springer, Unbreakable Willpower
    Words of Encouragement



  25. Surround yourself with people who reflect values, goals, interests
 and lifestyles.
  26. Sometimes in life as you grow, your friends will either grow or go. Surround yourself with people who reflect values, goals, interests and lifestyles. Author Unknown, May This Encourage You, Always
    Growth



  27. 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. Dale Carnegie
    Famous Quotes about Life



  28. Make all your friends feel there is something in them. Christian D. Larsen, The Optimist Creed
    Feeling



  29. 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



  30. 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
    Life



  31. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
  Steve Maraboli
  32. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand. Steve Maraboli
    Failure



  33. We are partners by fate. We become friends by choice. Jacquie McTaggart
    Fate



  34. 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. George Eliot
    Love



  35. A friend is one who needs us and one whom we need. Dinger
    Short Friendship Quotes



  36. 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. Clarendon
    Patience



  37. Friends like you 
Keep me from feeling blue
You accept me
And always let me be. Catherine Pulsifer
  38. Friends like you
    Keep me from feeling blue
    You accept me
    And always let me be.
    Catherine Pulsifer, Friends Like You
    Friendship Poems



  39. 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



  40. Friends are the most important part of your life. Treasure the tears, treasure the laughter, but most importantly, treasure the memories. Dave Brenner
    Quotes to Live By



  41. Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. Richard Bach
    Cute Quotes



  42. A friend is better than a kin as he shares nothing but your pain and pleasure. M. K. Soni
    Pain



  43. May the hand of a friend always be near you.
  44. May the hand of a friend always be near you. Author Unknown
    Irish Quotes and Sayings



  45. 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. George Eliot
    Kindness



  46. 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
    Motivational Quotes



  47. A friend is like a part of your extended family, they are special, value them. Catherine Pulsifer
    Family



  48. 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



  49. At home one relies on parents; away from home one relies on friends.
 Chinese Proverb
  50. At home one relies on parents; away from home one relies on friends. Chinese Proverb
    Parents



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



  52. Getting to know new people and gaining new friends is one of life's greatest pleasures. So conquer your fears and get out there. Tony Clark
    Fear



  53. 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. Dale Carnegie
    Meaningful



  54. Make new friends, but don't forget the old ones.  Yiddish Proverb
  55. Make new friends, but don't forget the old ones. Yiddish Proverb
    Positive



  56. 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
    Motivational Poems



  57. . . . choose to confide in friends with sunny dispositions who will encourage you to be more positive. Zayne Parker, Anxiety: Mastery
    Positive Attitude



  58. 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



  59. A friend is someone who brings us laughter, even in our tears, whose memories make us smile across the miles and through the years. Author Unknown
    Smile



  60. The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend. Irish Proverb
  61. "The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend. Irish Proverb
    Quotes That Make You Smile



  62. Friends are a renewable resource, thank heavens. Marla Paul, The Friendship Crisis
    Short Quotes



  63. Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them, but seldom used. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Funny Sayings



  64. A friend is a priceless gem for the crown of life here and a cherished star in memory forever. Cyrus S. Nusbaum
    Memory



  65. A friend is one before whom I may think aloud. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  66. A friend is one before whom I may think aloud. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  67. 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. Henri Nouwen
    Grief



  68. 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!
    Goals



  69. 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
    Support



  70. 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
    Giving



  71. As iron sharpens iron so, a friend will sharpen a friend. Mandy Fender
  72. As iron sharpens iron so, a friend will sharpen a friend. Mandy Fender, Beautifully Broken
    Inspiring Others



  73. 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. Anna Cummins
    Death



  74. 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
    Alone



  75. 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, for you. Nadine Briggs, How to Make & Keep Friends
    Inspirational Quotes for Kids



  76. 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
    Gods Plan



  77. Stay close to friends who will encourage you to be yourself and who celebrate all of your gifts and talents. Ryan Help
  78. 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



  79. 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



  80. By being the friend for someone else, you can make the world a bit more like heaven. Kyler Shumway, The Friendship Formula
    Heaven



  81. 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
    Mistakes



  82. 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. John McLeod
    Sad Friendship Quotes



  83. When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character. W. Somerset Maugham
  84. When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character. W. Somerset Maugham
    Character



  85. 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 accomplished anything. Wilfred Peterson
    Tolerance



  86. 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
    Courage



  87. A constant friend a thing rare and hard to find. Plutarch
    Consistency



  88. Life has no blessing like a good friend. Author Unknown
    One Line Quotes on Life



  89. Friends help us shape our identity.
  Andrea Bonior Ph.D
  90. Friends help us shape our identity. Andrea Bonior Ph.D., The Friendship Fix
    Destiny



  91. 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



  92. 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
    Encouraging



  93. 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 Dr. Amanullah
    Relationship



  94. When it comes to their behavior, teenagers will most likely be more influenced by their friends more than anybody else. Mary Appleton, Parenting Teens
    Influence


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We hope you enjoyed our friend quotes and found quotes that you would share with your friends. While we have expectations of our friends, remember they also have expectations of you. Usually trust, honesty and respect are characteristics that we want in a friend. So we should also strive to do these things.

Be a good friend!



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