Friendship Quotes:- Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association.


Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old friendship quotes, friendship sayings, and friendship proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Famous Motivational Friendship Quotes And Sayings


A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.




A true friend is the best Possession.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.




Friendship increases by visiting friends but visiting seldom.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

Mencius (c.371-289)



Hold a true friend with both your hands.

Nigerian Proverb



Keep your friends close, your enemies even closer.

Sun Tzu



Keep your friendships in repair.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680)



Little friends may prove great friends.

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)



Make a friend when you don’t need one.

Jamaican (on friendship)



Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends.

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)



No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend.

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



One enemy is too many and a hundred friends too few.




Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.




The best mirror is an old friend.

George Herbert (1593-1632)



The road to a friend’s house is never long.

Danish Proverb


Best Inspirational Friendship Quotes And Proverbs


The wise man learns more from his enemies than the fool does from his friends.

Ben Franklin, thanks to Carl McFarland



The wolf and the dog agree, at the expense of the goat which together they eat.

Basque (on friends and foes)



When I eat your bread, I sing your song.

German (on friendship)



Who is mighty? He who makes an enemy into a friend.

Hebrew (on friends and foes)



You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks.

Eskimo (on friends and foes)



One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca



There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

Thomas Aquinas



Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

Helen Keller



Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Khalil Gibran



A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

Jim Morrison



Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.




Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.

Octavia Butler



Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too? I thought that no one but myself.

– CS Lewis



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