101 ‘What Is Friendship’ Quotes Will Touch Your Heart

inspirational quotes on friendship

Friends fill a role in our lives that is unlike any other! Whether they are laughing with us during the good times or sitting by our side during the valleys, what would we do without them? Some friends you just met in Bible study, some married into your family, and some you may have known since back in high school. But however long you've known them, we all appreciate how they help us get through the hard stuff through prayer and fellowship. Here are 101 inspirational quotes on friendship that will really touch your heart and make you want to share with that special friend.

What is Friendship? Quotes

"Of all possessions, a friend is most precious."-Herotus

"Friends. . .They cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams." –Henry David Thoreau

"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but being friends is a slow ripening fruit."

Martin Luther King Jr.

"But friendship is precious, not only in the sunshine of life, but also in the shade. Thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part is sunshine." –Thomas Jefferson

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"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself."- Jim Morrison

"The world is round so that my friendship may encircle it." –Perrie Tellihard de Chardin

"Friendship, like the immorality of the soul, is too good to be believed." – Ralph Waldo Emmerson

"True friendship ought to never conceal what it thinks "-St Jerome

“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have" – Irish Proverb

"We are all travelers in the desert of life and the best thing we can do in our journey is an honest friend." – Robert Louis Stevenson

"A real friend is someone who walks in when everyone else walks out." – Walter Winchell

Inspirational Quotes On Friendship

"True friends are always together in spirit"- L.M. Montgomery

"A friend is one of the best things you can have and the greatest things you can have." –Sarah Valdez

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

"A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails."-Donna Roberts

"A friend is a gift you give yourself." – Robert Louis Stevenson

"A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself." – Heidi Wills

"A friend is one that knows you as who you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow."-William Shakespeare

"A friend is someone who knows you and loves you just the same."- Elbert Hubbard

"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain, It’s not something you can learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you haven't really learned anything." – Muhammad Ali

Friendship Quotes With Love

"A single rose can be my garden, a single friend can be my world" – Leo Buscaglia

"There is nothing on earth to be prized more than friendship"-St Thomas Aquinas

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” –Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

"A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.."- Thomas Moore.

"Differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship." –Mao Zedong

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

"A friendship is a shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life."- Jean De Lafontaine

"A journey is better measured in friends than in miles" –Tim Cahill

"I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than alone in the light."-Helen Keller

"Friendship is a horizon- which expands whenever we approach it." –E.R. Hazlip

"Friends are the sunshine of life"-John Hay

"The language of friendship is not words, but meanings." –Henry David Thoreau

Inspirational Quotes On Friendship

"Friendship is the purest form of love"- Sanhita Sonavane

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."- Walter Winchell

"If you live to be 100, I hope to live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you."-Winnie the Pooh

“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.” –William Arthur Ward

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It’s then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for people who rekindle their spirit."- Albert Schweitzer

"Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots can’t always be tangled. I am glad for that." –A. Condie

"Let us be grateful for the people who make use happy; there are charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." –Marcel Proust

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."- Elisabeth Foley

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

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me,"-Henry Ford

Cute Friendship Quotes

"Is there any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?" – C.S. Lewis

"The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are" –C.S. Lewis

"There's something about childhood friends that you just can't replace"- Lisa Whelchel

"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."

Christopher Robin

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 friend is one of the best things you can be the greatest things you can have"-Sarah Valdez

"Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud"- Maya Angelou

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me"- Henry Ford

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds it morning and is refreshed."- Kahlil Gibran

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” David Tyson Gentry

“No friendship is an accident.”- O. Henry

Inspirational Quotes On Friendship

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.”- Sammuel Taylor Coleridge

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."- Woodrow Wilson

"Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer."-Ed Cummingham

"Friends are relatives that you make yourself.” –Eustache Deschamps

"Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart to the world."- John Evelyn

"Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them." – Anna Taylor

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

“The most valuable gift you can receive is an honest friend.”- Stephen Richards

"It seems they had always been and always would be, friends, Time could change, but not that." –Winnie The Pooh

Funny Friendship Quotes

"Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway."- Greg Tamblyn

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

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘what about lunch?'"-A.A Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."- Linda Grayson

"Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I go to my friend."-Virginia Woolf

"Friendship is born at that moment of ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one” –C.S.Lewis

“If you are lucky enough to find a weirdo never them go.” –Unknown

"Sometimes me think, ‘what is friend?' then me say ‘friend is someone to share the last cookie with.' – Cookie Monster

"Friendship is a wildly underrated medication." – Anna Deavere Smith

"Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with."- Robert Breault

"Give me one friend, just one, who meets the needs of all my varying moods." – Esther M. Clark

Inspirational Quotes On Friendship

"The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends."- Gwyneth Paltrow

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them"- Edwin Arlington Robinson

"True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes."- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Love is blind; friendship tries not to notice."- Otto von Bismarck

"Never tell your friends, ‘I told you so'- Even when you did."- Wendy Jean Smith

"We'll be best friends forever because you already know too much."-Unknown

"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

Bible Quotes About Friendship

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” –Romans 12:10

"A friend loves at all times."-Proverbs 17:17

"I always thank my God for you because of his grace I am given you in Christ Jesus.” Corinthians 1:4

"You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another."-Proverbs 27:17

"Therefore encourage one another, and build each other up." –1Thessalonians 5:11

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.” –Proverbs 27:9

“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant, doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.”- John 15:15

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.”-John 15:13

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”-Proverbs 15:22

"Let each of you not only look into his own interests, but also the interests of others." –Philippians 2:4

"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." –Proverbs 18:24

“My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend.” –Job 16:20-21

Inspirational Scriptures On Friendship

“How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!”-Psalm 133:1

“Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”- Galatians 6:2

“Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:12-14

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. The second is like this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."- Mark 12:30-31

“Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God's intimate friendship blessed my house”- Job 29:4

“When Job's three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.”

Job 2:11

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12

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Prayer of Gratitude for Friendship

Dear Lord, We treasure our friendships and all the joy that they bring into our lives. We thank You for the way they are an extension of You as they hold our hands when we are weak and rejoice with us in the good times. Friendship is a true gift you have given us. Old or new, we are forever grateful for the blessing that You have given us in these friends.


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